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Photographed in Lebanon, N.H., on Nov. 22, 2014, the members of Dr. Burma are (from left): Ted Mortimer, Marcus Copening, Linda Boudreault, Doug Southworth and Casey Dennis. (Rob Strong photograph)

Dr. Burma: One Last Chance

Sunday, December 21, 2014

No more staying out late for me No more narrow escapes for me I’ve reached the, I’ve reached the turning point in my life — from Turning Point, by Tyrone Davis About 20 minutes shy of showtime, Dr. Burma bass player Casey Dennis helped keyboardist Doug Southworth hang a bulky speaker from one of the rafters at Skunk Hollow Tavern, …

Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteers Needed for Upper Valley Haven After-School Program

Sunday, December 21, 2014

By Liz Sauchelli Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction — For Sophia Chamberlain, it’s all about the kids. “A lot of the kids … you never really know what they’re going through. Any behavioral issues or challenges that come up you need to keep an open mind about,” said the Windsor resident …

White River Junction Discount Grocer Set to Close

Saturday, December 20, 2014

White River Junction — After 21 years of operating White River Discount Foods off Sykes Mountain Avenue, Dan and Marcia Nelson are moving on. The store’s last official day will be Wednesday, though the Nelsons expect to continue to make some final sales as they clean everything up in the days after Christmas. …

Gwendolyn H. Moore

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Gwendolyn H. Moore, 80, died Wednesday, morning, Dec. 10, 2014, at Lebanon Center Genesis, Lebanon, N.H. She was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Marblehead, Mass., the daughter of Herbert and Marion (Laravee) Dennis. She attended school in Beverly, Mass., and moved to Norwich at the …

VA’s PTSD Center Uses New, Approachable Style of Videos

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

“Meet Sam.” A man’s friendly voice is clear above the gentle piano music playing in the background of the video, and as he says the words, a hand reaches into the blank white frame and draws a little crescent-shaped squiggle with a black pen. “He recently returned from …

Bruce Wayne “Bones” Gaylord

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Bruce Wayne “Bones” Gaylord, 61, of Romance Lane, died following a courageous battle with cancer, on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his home. Bruce was born in Bristol, Conn., on Sept. 27, 1953, to Irving R. and Corrine (Brousseau) Gaylord. He attended Bristol Eastern High …

Haven Honors Former Director

Monday, December 8, 2014

White River Junction — About 50 members of the Upper Valley Haven community, including volunteers, former residents, board members, directors and founders, visited St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon to honor Mary Feeney, its former director, who is …

Candle Ceremony in Wilder to Honor Memory of Children Who Have Died

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hartford — People around the world will light candles next Sunday to honor the memories of children who have died. The event, held the second Sunday in December, was created by The Compassionate Friends, a worldwide organization that offers comfort, support and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents …

Drivers Needed for Blind

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Volunteers drivers are needed to help blind and visually impaired Vermonters get where they need to go. The need is especially urgent in and around the White River Junction and Woodstock areas, the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired said in a recent news release. Volunteers …

Boiler Fire at Hartford High School

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Hartford, Lebanon, Norwich, and Hanover firefighters responded to a small fire at Hartford High School on Saturday afternoon when the school’s woodchip boiler malfunctioned. The incident required officials to have those attending a school event leave the building, …

With Advances in Snow Plowing Come Increased Expectations

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thetford — When discussion at a recent Selectboard meeting turned to a contract for snow-removal services to supplement the work performed by the town road crew, it prompted some gentle chiding of drivers whose cars may not be the brawniest vehicles out there — but who nevertheless want …

Hartford Man Wants House Arrest

Thursday, December 4, 2014

White River Junction — A Superior Court judge will soon decide whether a 31-year-old Hartford man accused of killing his girlfriend’s son last summer will be allowed to reside at his Maple Street apartment pending trial. On Wednesday, …

Laura “Loretta” Etta Graf

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Laura “Loretta” Etta Graf, 77, died Monday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H. She was born June 12, 1937 in Greenville, S.C. the daughter of George and Mildred (Kingsland) Townsend, Jr. Loretta was married to Henry Farrell Jr. in 1956. …