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This 1985 acrylic paintings is among the works in a new exhibition of paintings by Aidron Duckworth opening this weekend at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum in Meriden. (Courtesy image)

Art Notes: Main Street Museum Looks at the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Main Street Museum of Art in beautiful downtown White River Junction is taking a look back at the two weeks in October 1962, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union played the world’s scariest game of chicken — otherwise known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. The opening reception is Friday, from 6 to 10 p.m. and there will be …

WRJ VA Focuses on Homeless

Thursday, July 30, 2015

White River Junction — It’s summertime, but for some veterans who returned to northern New England after their military service, the living is not easy. For those without homes, winter likely will be even worse. Some have general health problems. Others cope with mental illness or substance abuse. Employment, education, transportation — all of the challenges of living in this rural region have …

Hiker Saved In Orford

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orford — Roughly 35 rescue personnel from throughout the Upper Valley assisted the Orford Fire Department in rescuing a hiker who had a medical emergency atop Mount Cube on Tuesday evening. The woman, who authorities said had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a couple of days, was transported by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following the tricky evening descent, Orford fire Chief …

Mary Estelle St. Jacques

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Mary Estelle St. Jacques, 94, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Valley Terrace in White River Jct. She was born in Northumberland, N.H. on June 16, 1921, the daughter of Eloi and Melanie (Johnson) Roy. Estelle graduated from Connecticut Central College with a …

Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during …

Mary Estelle St. Jacques

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Mary Estelle St. Jacques, 94, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Valley Terrace in White River Jct. She was born in Northumberland, N.H. on June 16, 1921, the daughter of Eloi and Melanie (Johnson) Roy. Estelle graduated from Connecticut Central College with a …

At the Hospitals: July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

VA Medical Center Surgeons Receive Career Development Awards White River Junction — Two surgeons from the VA Outcomes Group, based at White River Junction VA Medical Center, have received Veterans Administration New England Career Development Awards. “In addition to the honor bestowed by these highly competitive regional grants, …

Sykes Ave. Complex on Agenda

Sunday, July 26, 2015

White River Junction — An application to build a new $6.4 million, 88-unit apartment complex on the border of the Sykes Mountain Avenue commercial district and a quiet residential neighborhood has raised questions from town planners and neighbors …

Headrest Honors Haven’s Director

Sunday, July 26, 2015

White River Junction — Sara Kobylenski, executive director of the Upper Valley Haven, has received the 2015 Community Service Award from Headrest, a substance abuse treatment and counseling center in Lebanon. Headrest said it honored Kobylenski for her …

Tackling Down Under: Hartford Lineman Makes Unusual Pit Stop on Way to Shrine Game

Sunday, July 26, 2015

White River Junction — Any way you look at it, Tayler Larmie has come a long way to reach this year’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl high school all-star football game. He didn’t take up the sport until his …

Mary S. Richards

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Mary S. Richards died peacefully surrounded by her children on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the age of 87. She would have been pleased to know that the peonies and roses were in full bloom, the birds were singing and the sky was picture perfect …

Bernard G. Duto

Friday, July 24, 2015

White River Jct, Vt. — Bernard G. Duto, 79, of White River Junction, died Friday morning, July 24, 2015, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction. He was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Athol, Mass.; the son of John and Bernadette (Chaloux) Duto. He was raised …

Gaining Steam: Hartford Rides Big First Inning to Another Tourney Win

Friday, July 24, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Riding a first-inning wave that resembled a figurative tsunami, the Hartford American Legion baseball team walloped the Colchester Cannons, 16-9, Friday during Vermont state tournament play at Castleton University. The visitors scored 11 times with …