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Cole Miller,10, heads down the hill on a scooter with Dylan LaBrake,13, behind him in White River Junction, Vt., on April 17, 2014. The boys were zooming down Cascadnac Ave. with other friends. They are on school vacation this week. 
(Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)

Spring, No Brakes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cole Miller, 10, right, and Dylan LaBrake, 13, zoom down Cascadnac Avenue in White River Junction on Thursday. The boys are on school vacation this week. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Letter: Honoring Students Who Served

Thursday, April 17, 2014

To the Editor: Tris Wykes’ well-written story about Evan Bloom (“A Big Impression: Dartmouth’s Bloom Has Left His Mark,” April 11) has a hidden story that few readers would understand. “He’s certainly proud of the path he’s chosen, but is wise enough to know there are many ways to regard military service and America’s role in international conflict,” wrote Wykes. I had to …

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. “Nothing like Irene,” said Derek Dubuque, who works at Stateline Sports in West Lebanon. “Thankfully.” …

VINS Exhibit Marks Wilderness Act Anniversary

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Quechee — A photography exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act will be displayed at Vermont Institute of Natural Science through July 6. The exhibit, sponsored by VINS and the Sierra Club, features Vermont and New Hampshire wilderness areas and other outdoor scenes. It is part …

A Collection of Collectors

Saturday, April 12, 2014

While the urge to amass Star Trek memorabilia may be a recent phenomenon, collecting is an instinctual, age-old drive, seen in both humans and animals. Throughout human history, the need to store away the valuable, to create order …

VA To Honor Korea-Era Veterans Today

Saturday, April 12, 2014

White River Junction — A ceremony honoring a number of Korean War era veterans will be held today from 2-4 p.m. at the White River Junction VA Medical Center. The Spirit of Valor ceremony is an expansion of the Quilts of Valor program, which presents veterans with handmade …

Architect Plays Role on Multiple Fronts

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Hartford — A common denominator in many of the major projects that the town and school district have put out to bid recently is David Laurin, a Hartford-based architect. Before voters approved the $8.9 million bond for various …

Hanover Boys Tennis Back to Business

Friday, April 11, 2014

Staff Reports Manchester — The freshman phenom who held down the No. 1 singles position last spring is headed to a tennis academy. Another anticipated returnee opted for prep school. And of the six players to make up the singles ladder to open the season, only one saw …

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 …