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Phyllis B. Sanders

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Phyllis B. Sanders, 93, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Big Crowd Turns Out for Park Talk

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Quechee — During a workshop session of the Hartford Selectboard, a crowd of about 75 Quechee residents pushed for immediate improvements to a pair of lots that have been the subject of development talks for years. Bob White, an architect hired by the Selectboard to draft a pair of planned pocket parks next …

Moving Up the Ladder: Hartford Field Hockey Coach Scudder Joins 300-Win Club

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

White River Junction — The Hartford High field hockey team departed its home field with a 5-0 Marble Valley League win over Brattleboro on Monday. But the number that counted more to the Hurricanes was 300. Over the years — 27 of them now — Hartford coach Heather Scudder’s players have taken to …

Proponents, Detractors Satisfied With Rieseberg’s Contract

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hartford — The final two-year contract of longtime Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg has brought together two opposing camps: Those who wanted him to continue as Town Manager indefinitely, and those who wanted this year’s tenure to be his last. Both groups say they are happy with the 10-page …

Building Bicycles

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Albert August, of White River Junction, watches as his children Jessica, 6, and Michael, 9, tinker with their bicycles Monday afternoon. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …

Page-Turner

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Jason Cilley reads Game Informer magazine during a break from his work at Pete’s Tire Barn in Hartford last week. “I work with my hands all day, so I go home and play video games,” he said. Valley …

Proliferation of Service Dogs Leads to Conflict

Sunday, September 21, 2014

White River Junction — Elroy Litchfield, a Vietnam War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, recently acquired something that he believes will prove a tremendous help in coping with his condition: a five-month-old dog named Mischief who’s being trained …

Vermont Drivers Face Stricter Cellphone Rules Starting Oct. 1

Sunday, September 21, 2014

White River Junction — Come Oct. 1, drivers in Vermont who are caught holding a cellphone to their ear could face a fine that is bigger than their monthly phone bill. And next summer, similar rules will apply …

Engagement: Shimko — Chew

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Quechee — Martin and Susan Shimko have announced the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Davis Shimko, of London, to Tobin Benjamin Harry Chew. The bride-to-be graduated from Hartford High School in 2007 and earned a bachelor’s degree in …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Quechee Man Resurrects an Orchard

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Terry Dorman stands in his orchard at the top of a steep, south-facing hillside in Quechee. The morning’s showers have tapered off and the mountains to the south look azure in the patchy afternoon sunlight as the rain …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did …

Quechee Wants Interstate Study

Friday, September 19, 2014

Quechee — It may be time to rethink the future of development near Interstate 89 in Quechee, town leaders said. Earlier this week, the Hartford Planning Commission voted to support a new $26,000 land use and transportation study …