Hartford

Hartford Bolsters Drug Fight

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hartford — The effort to combat drugs in the community got another boost this week, as members of the School Board and Selectboard vowed to team up to address the problem. “We’re at a turning point, and I think we all recognize that,” said Selectboard Chairman Ken Parker during a joint meeting of the two bodies made available as a video on CATV. Parker also said the proposed municipal budget …

Deborah Ann “Debbie” Hurd

Friday, February 27, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Deborah Ann “Debbie” Hurd, 55, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Debbie was born Feb. 8, 1959, in Hartford, Vt. a daughter of Vance and Madeleine (Spaulding) Hurd. She graduated from Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield, Conn. in 1987 she moved with her family back to White River Junction. She worked as a …

Weathersfield Man Arraigned in Robbery

Friday, February 27, 2015

White River Junction — A Weathersfield man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to robbing a Springfield, Vt., credit union late last month. Matthew Martin, 30, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony count of grand larceny. He was released on $25,000 cash bail. According to a Springfield Police Department news release, Martin allegedly robbed the Windsor Court Credit Union on River …

Woodstock Officer Accused of Assault

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A Woodstock police officer on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to physically assaulting his wife on two separate occasions. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of …

Charges Dropped in Woodstock Cruelty Case; Homes Sought for Horses

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 64-year-old Woodstock woman agreed to give up her 23 Arabian horses in exchange for dismissal of all pending animal cruelty charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Marjatta Lavin, owner of Skyland Arabians farm, also assured …

Hartford/Lebanon Bridge To Close Briefly on Friday

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon/White River Junction — A bridge spanning the Connecticut River between Hartford and Lebanon will be closed for about two hours early Friday morning, according to a release from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. The Route 4 bridge connecting the villages of White River Junction and …

Millicent “Sally” Fernandes

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Millicent “Sally” Fernandes, 81, died peacefully at her home in Hartford on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, surrounded by her family. Sally was born July 4, 1933, in Hanover, N.H. the daughter of Robert Sanford and Ruth (Chandler) Whitney. She grew up in Taftsville and graduated …

A Life: Patsy Schneider, 1950-2014; ‘She Was Just One of Those People That Just Sparkled’

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hartford — When the doctors suggested Patsy Schneider undergo chemotherapy for the lung cancer that was metastasizing in her bones, she responded with a list of questions. Will I be able to walk my dog? Will I be …

Wedding: Lallier — Flowers

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hartford — Megan Elizabeth Lallier and Chipman Loyd Flowers Jr., of Middletown, Del., were married on Oct. 18, 2014, at The Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle. The Rev. Dr. Clifford …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Valley Regional Hospital Named to Harvard Pilgrim 2014 Honor Roll Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital was recently named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s seventh annual Hospital Honor Roll. The 2014 Honor Roll recognizes adult acute care hospitals scoring …

Gateway to Hartford’s Downtown: Twin Pines Projects Aim to Boost Both Housing, White River Junction

Sunday, February 22, 2015

White River Junction — A $5.5 million project to upgrade and expand Hartford’s low-income housing offerings will also improve the look of downtown White River Junction, according to the Twin Pines Housing Trust. However, project planners are also …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Thanks for the Push, Dad

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Shawn Mato, of Ashland, Mass., pushes his daughters, Lucie, 6, left, and Lila, 8, in a unicorn-themed sled during the cardboard box derby at the Quechee Club sledding hill on Saturday. Themed costumes and sleds were encouraged in …