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Vermont Delays Pre-K

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hartford — State officials this week announced that they will slow the rollout of a new Vermont law that would have guaranteed toddlers universal access to pre-K education beginning in July. Rebecca Holcombe, the state’s secretary of education, said the July 2015 implementation date spelled out in the law simply isn’t possible for all school districts, and that schools will have the choice to delay full implementation for one year. …

Melanie Updegraff Adams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Melanie Updegraff Adams died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder. She was born in Miraj, India, on Jan. 30, 1916, of missionary parents. Like other children of American missionaries, she was sent away to boarding school at the age of eight, and as a young teenager she travelled to school in Switzerland, a voyage of three …

Hartford Reconsiders Trash Plan

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hartford — After hearing from a couple of irate small business owners, members of Hartford’s solid waste committee say the town needs to back up a few steps before courting a single contractor for curbside trash collection. The Hartford Selectboard has not yet held a vote on whether it will continue the process. Earlier this year, the Selectboard authorized a bidding process for …

Robbery Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — A 27-year-old man who was recently released from the hospital after his father-in-law shot him in late August in Newport faces felony charges of impeding a police officer and accessory after the fact to an armed robbery. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials say they are …

State Drops Charge In Windsor Shooting

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — Charges have been dismissed, at least for now, against a White River Junction man who was shot by a Windsor police officer after he allegedly attempted to run over the officer during a drug stakeout on Route 5 in Windsor last week. According to …

Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she …

Sundays With Sam: Journey From the Other Side of the Valley to a Prison Cell

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The first time Sam Ramsey was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser he was 9 years old. Sam was a third-grader at Windsor’s State Street School in the spring of 2004 when, one day in math class, …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school staff to stock emergency medication to respond to heroin overdoses anytime soon. Prompted largely by publicity about a recent spike in overdoses in …

Hartford’s Pre-K Price Tag

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hartford — School district administrators are worried that a new state law supporting universal access to pre-kindergarten education could create a $150,000 budget headache. A top state educator cautioned that Hartford may be jumping the gun: It’s too …

Entertainment Highlights: Peter Rowan Stops at the Freight House

Thursday, November 20, 2014

One of these days, Peter Rowan will hunker down in his cabin on a bay north of San Francisco full time, the better to finish a memoir about his half-century in Americana music, to paint more pictures, and …

Supporters Continue to Push Hartford Track

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hartford — As the Hartford School District moves forward with plans to build an athletic field house at the high school, proponents of a plan to instead spend that money on a track have accused the school board of going against the wishes of the public. One school …

Vt. Man Arraigned On Sex Charges

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — A 51-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he molested three young children, all under the age of 10, while they were in his care at different points earlier this year. John J. Sughrue, most recently of Windsor, was arraigned in …

H.S. Notebook: Hartford’s Brooks Is Vermont’s Top Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — Given his own work rarely intersects with Connor Brooks’ academic pursuits, Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guilbault still finds himself impressed with what he hears about his senior striker. Others have been left …