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Hartford Adds Rules For Public Lands

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hartford — Residents will no longer be allowed to let dogs roam free on town park grounds, forest land and conservation areas, as the Selectboard voted Tuesday night to add provisions to the municipal parks ordinance. When the changes go into effect in 60 days, residents will also be banned from smoking in parks, walking dogs on athletic fields and occupying parks after dusk. Selectboard Chairman Ken Parker said prior …

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves — in anticipation of potential flooding from the nearby Connecticut River overnight. “Right now, my …

Sean M. Densmore

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Denver, Colo. — Sean M. Densmore, 24, formerly of Hartland and Hartford, Vt. was killed in a hit and run accident on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Denver. Sean was born Dec. 14, 1989, in Hanover, N.H., the son of Brian and Gloria (Perreault) Densmore. He grew up in Hartland, Vt. and graduated from Hartford High as President of the Class of 2008. …

Hartford Votes to Contract Buses

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hartford — Parents questioned the School Board’s move to switch from an in-house bus service to a contracted company Wednesday night, saying the district’s choice of Butler’s Bus Service was questionable given the recent alcohol-related charges against two of its bus drivers. “It is very concerning that this …

Woodstock Boys Tennis Wins Season Opener in Great Indoors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woodstock — Spring high school sports all over the Upper Valley have had to make accommodations to get in workouts and games lately, given the late departure of winter. The Woodstock High boys tennis team did its part …

Young Bald Eagle Returns to Wild

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

North Thetford — When postal worker Bill Lynch showed up at the North Thetford boat launch on Tuesday, camera in hand, he hoped to snap a few photos of birds in the midmorning mist. He thought maybe he’d …

Liz Osborn

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Liz Osborn, age 78, a long-time resident of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder surrounded by family and close friends. Daughter of the late Basil Frank Heath and Iris Winnifred Blachford, Liz was born Elisabeth Margaret Heath …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 9

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hartford to Hold Meeting On Sidewalks Tonight Hartford — Town officials will hold a meeting tonight to discuss plans for a sidewalk and bike lane that will connect pedestrians and cyclists from the east end of Sykes Mountain …

Liz Osborn

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Liz Osborn, age 78, a long-time resident of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder surrounded by family and close friends. Daughter of the late Basil Frank Heath and Iris Winnifred Blachford, Liz was born Elisabeth Margaret Heath …

Linnie E. Burnham

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Linnie E. Burnham, 64, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Feb. 17, 1950, in Plymouth, Vt. the daughter of Leslie and Verna (Pretty) Ray. Linnie attended grammar school in Quechee, Vt. and graduated …

A Life: Elizabeth Mary (Monica) Mason, 1922 — 2013; ‘She Was So Loyal It Was Unbelievable’

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hanover — Charles Mason was 15 when he and his parents moved into a house on Lyme Road during the mid-1930s. Living next door was a family that included 13-year old Elizabeth “Betty” Monica. Charles recalls that she …

Letter: Celebrate Volunteers at Good Neighbor Health Clinics

Sunday, April 6, 2014

To the Editor: The Good Neighbor Health & Red Logan Dental clinics provide health and dental care to residents of the Upper Valley who do not have health or dental insurance or who are underinsured. Last year, we provided important care to more than 1, 000 individuals. Our …

Quechee Boy Scout Earns Eagle Rank

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Quechee — Peter Tsongalis, a member of Boy Scout Troop 260, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on March 23. For his Eagle project, Tsongalis built a pistol shooting pavilion at the Hartford Rod and Gun Club. …