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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 …

Barnard Man Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Conduct Charge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

White River Junction — A 67-year-old Barnard man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he groped a teenage girl last month. Thurston Twigg-Smith was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of lewd and …

Hartford Budget May Increase 7.5%

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford — The proposed Hartford municipal budget that will go to voters next March could increase by about 7.5 percent depending on decisions made by town officials and elected leaders. A draft proposal for the town budget hasn’t yet been completed, but Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg said one …

Police Detail Shooting, Say Man Tried To Run Down Officer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White River Junction — A Windsor police officer shot a White River Junction man as he attempted to flee a drug stakeout in his vehicle on Sunday night, according to authorities. Jorge Burgos, 34, was listed in satisfactory condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center , a hospital spokeswoman said …

A New Cook in the Kitchen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford High girls basketball coach Chris Cook, top, puts the Hurricanes through a dribbling drill during the first day of state-sanctioned workouts on Monday. A former boys hoop coach at Rivendell Academy, Cook is Hartford’s fourth coach in …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Valley Regional Offers Free Info Session on Health Insurance O ptions Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital has announced that, beginning in January, it will be included in the following networks through the New Hampshire Health Insurance Marketplace: Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Assurant Health; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; and …

Affordable Care Act Drives Participation With Incentives and Penalties

Sunday, November 16, 2014

White River Junction — Last year’s launch of federally mandated marketplaces for individual health insurance policies came with measures designed to persuade consumers to stream through those new digital doorways to buy coverage from the insurance companies. And stream they did. About 8 million Americans signed up for …

Vt. Football Players Enjoy Their Day With the Stars

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — By their own superb standards, the Hartford High and Woodstock Union High football teams played through sub-par seasons this fall. For the Hurricanes and Wasps chosen for Saturday’s North-South All-Star game at Castelton State College, participating helped alleviate some of the sting. Hartford suited up …

‘Obamacare’ Enrollment Opens Today

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Today, as the 2015 open enrollment period for health insurance required by the Affordable Care Act begins, the websites where thousands of residents of the Twin States will shop for coverage will face new tests. The websites are often where consumers first directly engage the reality of health …

Drawing to a Close

Friday, November 14, 2014

Instructor Michael Kraatz gives Gail Seaver of Quechee some pointers on a drawing she was working on during Kraatz's Drawing Seminar class at AVA in Lebanon, N.H., on November 13, 2014. This class was the second to last …

Melanie U. Adams

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Melanie U. Adams, born Jan. 30, 1916, died peacefully at Valley Terrace in Wilder on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. A full obituary and plans for a memorial will appear at a later date. …