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Quechee Wants Interstate Study

Friday, September 19, 2014

Quechee — It may be time to rethink the future of development near Interstate 89 in Quechee, town leaders said. Earlier this week, the Hartford Planning Commission voted to support a new $26,000 land use and transportation study that would take a fresh look at guidelines for development in the so-called “Quechee Interstate Interchange District” where Route 4 intersects with …

Bridge Remains Unkempt as Tourists Near

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quechee — Hartford officials are in a race against time as one of the town’s most popular tourist destinations remains an eyesore while hordes of leaf-peepers prepare to descend on the area. On Tuesday evening, Quechee resident Bob O’Leary pleaded with the Selectboard to take quick action to make two small land parcels …

Vt. Cartoonist Gets ‘Genius Grant’

Thursday, September 18, 2014

White River Junction — The country’s most famous lesbian cartoonist can add a new title to her resume — genius — after being awarded a $625,000 MacArthur grant, foundation officials announced Wednesday. Alison Bechdel, a Bolton, Vt., resident with ties to the Center for Cartoon Studies, is one of 21 people who were …

Wedding: Tweed — Eastman

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hartland — Kelsey Elizabeth Tweed and Kai Bernard Eastman were married on Aug. 16, 2014. The bride is the daughter of Clive A. and Sue Tweed, of Hartford, and the late Lori A. Tweed. She graduated from Hartford …

Grandparents Brag: Sept. 14, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MURPHY — A grandson, Benjamin Patrick Murphy, born on Aug. 6, 2014, to paternal grandparents Scott Murphy and Wendy Murphy, of Bennington, Vt., and maternal grandmother Theresa Symancyk, of Wilder. …

Glory Days Back on Track

Sunday, September 14, 2014

White River Junction — They started coming ’round the mountain on Tuesday. First to arrive was Vermont Rail System’s Locomotive No. 311, painted flaming red with a golden rendition of the railway’s mountain logo shining on its side. …

Hartford Board’s Keane Unafraid to Rock the Boat

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hartford — “This is salesman schmooze!” Paul Keane shouts at Hartford Public Works Director Richard Menge, while Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg looks on. The argument is about trees. “You want me to do what you want me to …

Janice M. Spydell

Saturday, September 13, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Janice M. Spydell, 86, died Thursday evening, Sept. 11 at the Valley Terrace Assisted Living facility in Wilder, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. has been entrusted with …

Hayward B. Crewe

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — A memorial service for Hayward B. Crewe, 89, who died Aug. 8, 2014, will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in White River Jct., Vt. A committal service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. at …

White River Junction Clinic Gets Boost

Saturday, September 13, 2014

White River Junction — An injection of $187,000 in federal funds will allow Randolph-based Gifford Medical Center to offer primary care to patients at its Twin River Health Center, a medical center executive said Friday. The money is included in $295 million in nationwide funding from the Health …

Forum, Sept. 12: Solar Power Looks Good to Me; Hartford Police Academy; Hard Times for College Grads

Friday, September 12, 2014

Solar Power Looks Good to Me To the Editor: The SunCommon solar company is in negotiation with a neighbor in East Barnard and we are unsure whether to remain part of the global warming problem or become part of the solution. New technology can be upsetting. Vermont has …

R.I. Man Pleads Guilty To Hartford Robbery

Friday, September 12, 2014

White River Junction — A Rhode Island man was sentenced this week to 12 years in prison for robbing three banks — including People’s United Bank in White River Junction — within 22 days, federal prosecutors in Rhode Island reported Tuesday. Joseph Petrarca, 50, of Cumberland, R.I., pleaded …

Forum, Sept. 11: Justice, but No Seat; Bye-Bye Birdies?; Help Chad Denning’s Family

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Justice, but No Place to Sit To the Editor: On Thursday, Sept. 4, I was at the District Court in White River Junction participating in a jury draw for upcoming trials. For some reason, the court staff had assembled a much larger group of prospective jurors than normal. …