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Glory Days Festival Features Trains, Music

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — The 22nd annual Glory Days Festival is set for Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown White River Junction. The free festival celebrates railroading and other modes of transportation. It will feature model train and Lego train shows; displays of engines and vintage cars and tractors; and carnival rides. Performances, including live music, will take place throughout the day on the Children’s Stage and Main …

Records Show Irregularities in Awarding Hartford Bus Contract

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — When students boarded buses on Monday for the first day of school, their transportation was, for the first time in recent memory, in the hands of a private company. The drivers no longer were employees of the Hartford School District, and the buses belonged to the company employing the drivers. That’s …

Exonerated Upper Valley Researcher Offers Critique of VA

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lebanon — The disclosure statement filed by the co-author of a three-page opinion piece published by the New England Journal of Medicine on Aug. 28 — “Dr. Weeks previously worked for the VHA” — is stark in its simplicity. The piece in question has a provocative title — “A VA Exit Strategy” — …

Kendall C. “Gil” Gilbert, Jr.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Kendall C. ”Gil” Gilbert, Jr., 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. He was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Woodstock, Vt. the son of Kendall and Margaret (Hutchins) Gilbert. In 1941, they moved to the Boston area where …

Walter G. Parmenter III

Friday, August 22, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — A graveside memorial for Wally Parmenter who died May 20, will be held tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in White River Jct., Vt. with a celebration of life following at the VFW in White River Jct. …

Marilyn T. Mock

Friday, August 22, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Marilyn T. Mock, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct. Mrs. Mock was born June 27, 1934, in Randolph, Vt., a daughter of Maurice and Hilda (Brown) Taft. After graduating from Spaulding High School in Barre, …

Will Rieseberg Remain?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hartford — Town officials hope to resolve a new employment agreement with Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg early next month but remained tight-lipped Thursday about the protracted, closed-door negotiations. The Selectboard held at least its fifth executive session on …

Way Paved for West Hartford Library Lot

Thursday, August 21, 2014

West Hartford — Construction workers this week tore down two vacant warehouses behind the West Hartford Library, eliminating a hurdle that had delayed the opening of the library, which was rebuilt following Tropical Storm Irene. “It has been …

Forum, Aug. 21: When Shall We Overcome Racism?; Turning the Other Cheek in Dorchester; Co-op Transparency

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When Shall We Overcome Racism? To the Editor: It rips my heart out and utterly stuns me that even now, in this wonderfully blessed nation, it is unsafe to be born with dark skin. When will this end? And how do we end it? Having grown up in …

Kendall C. “Gil” Gilbert, Jr.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Kendall C. “Gil” Gilbert, Jr., 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

Arden “Bart” Barton, Jr.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Quechee, Vt. — Mr. Arden “Bart” Barton, Jr., age 79, of Willard Road, Quechee, Vt. and formerly of Main Street, Hope Valley, R.I., died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at his home in Vermont. He was the husband of the late Joyce E. (Murphy) Barton Born Oct. 19, 1934, …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Hartford 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014