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Mark McComas, a Woodstock Police officer and former Hartford Police officer, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction  Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 on two domestic assault charges from separate incidents this month. McComas was represented by attorney Mike Shane, right. Windham County Sheriff Cpl. Dana Shepard is at left.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Woodstock Officer Accused of Assault

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A Woodstock police officer on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to physically assaulting his wife on two separate occasions. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor count of domestic assault. He was released on several conditions, including that he …

Charges Dropped in Woodstock Cruelty Case; Homes Sought for Horses

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 64-year-old Woodstock woman agreed to give up her 23 Arabian horses in exchange for dismissal of all pending animal cruelty charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Marjatta Lavin, owner of Skyland Arabians farm, also assured prosecutors during court proceedings on Tuesday that she would not own any horses for a …

Hartford/Lebanon Bridge To Close Briefly on Friday

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

West Lebanon/White River Junction — A bridge spanning the Connecticut River between Hartford and Lebanon will be closed for about two hours early Friday morning, according to a release from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. The Route 4 bridge connecting the villages of White River Junction and West Lebanon will be closed from 3 - 5 a.m. on Friday to allow construction …

Recycling Among Issues on Hartford Ballot

Friday, February 20, 2015

Voting by Australian ballot will take place in Hartford on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the high school gym. If the budget is rejected, it will come back up during the floor meeting, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., also …

Gloria Grant Crowe

Friday, February 20, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Gloria Grant Crowe, 85, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 17, 2015, at the Lebanon Center Genesis Elder Care in Lebanon, N.H. She was born July 3, 1929, in Wilder, Vt., the daughter of Forrest and Beatrice (Bebeau) Grant. Gloria was raised by her maternal grandparents until …

Upper Valley Resident Appointed to Shumlin’s Cabinet

Friday, February 20, 2015

White River Junction — Gov. Peter Shumlin has appointed an Upper Valley economic development director to his cabinet, he announced in a press release on Thursday. Joan Goldstein, executive director of the White River Junction-based Green Mountain Economic …

I-89 Crash Plea Deal In Place

Thursday, February 19, 2015

North Haverhill — A Sunapee man is expected to plead guilty to reduced charges today in the deaths of a Wilder couple killed in a collision on Interstate 89 in Lebanon in 2013, his lawyer said on Wednesday. …

Hartford Hires a Police Chief

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hartford — The long, challenging search for a police chief is over. On March 1, Phillip Kasten, a deputy chief from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department in Maryland, is scheduled to take the reins of the Hartford Police …

Washed Away

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Al Nelson, of Bethel, washes the Hotel Coolidge’s windows in White River Junction on Tuesday. Nelson has been washing windows in the Upper Valley for more than 25 years. Valley News — Sarah Shaw …

Alfred C. “Al” Hansen

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — It is with heavy heart that we share the passing of our beloved father, grandfather (Papa), and friend Alfred C. “Al” Hansen on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at his home in White River Jct. Al was born to Sigveld and Thyra Hansen on …

Elaine C. Herb

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Elaine C. Herb, 80, died Sunday afternoon, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. …

Hartford Resident Takes Horse Association Reins

Sunday, February 15, 2015

South Woodstock — Tracy Ostler, of Hartford, has been named executive director of the Green Mountain Horse Association. She will join the association full-time on March 16. Ostler, who has worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for 20 years, continually took on more responsibility at the medical center, GMHA …

Norwich Businessman Leads Benefit for Upper Valley Haven

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Dan and Whit’s on Main Street in Norwich is at the center of town in more ways than one. It’s where neighbors pick up groceries and kibitz, where a well-worn public bulletin board promotes everything from …