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Kelly Kehoe, left, presents Hartford Field Hockey Coach Heather Scudder with a "300" balloon set after scudder won her 300th game as the Hartford Field Hockey coach during the Brattleboro at Hartford Field Hockey game in White River Junction, Vt., on September 22, 2014. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap

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 call her strictly by her last name. …

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 contract, which was signed late last week. Rieseberg’s salary under the new contract is $133,000, …

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 …

Locals to Walk In New York Climate March

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White River Junction — More than 150 people are expected to board buses in the Upper Valley early Sunday morning en route to New York City, where they will join thousands of others in a march through Manhattan to draw attention to climate change. Main organizers are estimating …

Hartford May Rework or Drop Charter

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Six years after adopting a town charter to bolster public participation in town votes, Hartford public officials say the charter is in need of a major overhaul — or perhaps it needs to be discontinued altogether. Selectman Chuck Wooster summed up the most common complaint about …

Police: Suspected Meth Lab Found in Hartford

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Police in Hartford are investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab that was found in town earlier this week. Hartford Police Chief Brad Vail declined to release the location of the residence, saying it was part of an active investigation, but said “there was no imminent threat to …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of …

Veterans’ Voices Heard

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

White River Junction — Emotions were subdued and complaints muted during an hour-long town hall meeting Monday afternoon that brought about 50 veterans and others face to face with local Department of Veterans Affairs officials in an auditorium …

Janice M. Spydell

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Janice M. Spydell, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder, Vt. She was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Hartford, Conn. a daughter of Gordon H. and Sarah Elizabeth (Hewitt) Merrill. Janice grew up on a farm outside of Hartford, …

Joint Ambulance Service Proposed for Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Officials in Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge are looking into creating a three-town ambulance service and will unveil the proposal at a joint Selectboard meeting on Wednesday. Tunbridge Emergency Services Committee Chairman Dave Kimball said the new service could lower taxpayer costs, improve response times and …

Lebanon Trucker Who Died Was a Family Man

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lebanon — A Lebanon truck driver who died unexpectedly over the weekend is remembered by friends and family as kind, caring and passionate about his family and his model ship building hobby. Charles Van Cor Jr., 40, always …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley …

Businesses Join Conn. River Cleanup

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Volunteers at an annual Connecticut River Watershed cleanup include families, school and community groups, river organizations, and Scout troops. But recently, Source to Sea has attracted a new contingent, organizers said. “At a time when corporations seem more focused on the bottom line, some companies are paying their …