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Jeremy Mackling, project manager at PCL, explains the construction of the new Interstate 91 bridges over Route 5 in White River Junction, Vt., during a news conference at the site on August 19, 2015. 
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I-91 Bridge Plans Sliding Into Place

Thursday, August 27, 2015

White River Junction — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is urging drivers and pedestrians to avoid the area around Interstate 91’s Exit 11 interchange in White River Junction this weekend as construction crews plan to shut down the interstate’s northbound lanes to replace the bridge over Route 5. State transportation officials said they hope travelers will agree with their assessment …

School Will Have Narcan

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School Board reversed its position on an overdose antidote Wednesday evening, unanimously voting to draft procedures to equip the school district’s staff with the drug as a possible life-saving intervention for heroin overdose cases. In the coming months, administrators will develop a set of policies and procedures that would put naloxone, which is marketed under the brand name Narcan, …

Maximizing Maxfield

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Hartford High boys soccer team practices at the Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction on Tuesday. This is the first year that the team has access to the new facility. The Hurricanes begin their season next Tuesday at Mount Mansfield before meeting Spaudling four days later in their first Maxfield home …

Burt A. Rosenzweig

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Burt A. Rosenzweig, 56, a resident of Quechee, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Aug. 16, 2015, at his home in Quechee. He was born April 22, 1959 in Hartford, Conn. the son of Jules and Renee (Hyman) Rosenzweig. He received his schooling in West Hartford, …

Care Board Weighs Sale Of Brookside

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

White River Junction — Vermont regulators have been asked to approve an $8 million deal that includes the transfer of Brookside Nursing and Rehabilitation here to a New York group that includes a pair of real estate developers and the owners of two low-rated nursing homes. Brookside, a …

Hartford School Talks With Support Staff Stall

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hartford — After several months of contract negotiations broke down over salary increases, the Hartford School Board and its support staff union are in a 30-day “cooling off” period, according to Superintendent Tom DeBalsi. Mediation and the hiring of an independent fact finder failed to fully resolve the …

Burt A. Rosenzweig

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Burt A. Rosenzweig, 56, a resident of Quechee, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Aug. 16, 2015, at his home in Quechee. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Kenneth A. Clifford

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Kenneth A. Clifford, 57, died suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at the Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H. He was born May 10, 1958 in Lebanon, N.H. a son of Donald M. and Ruth (Pitkin) Clifford. Ken grew up in White River Jct., and lived …

Richard C. Wilson

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sun City, Ariz. — Richard C. Wilson, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Sun City. He was born in 1939 a son of Clarence and Eva (Stricklin) Wilson in Willimantic, Conn. Dick grew up in Connecticut where he attended school and worked on horse farm, he later …

A Life: Bill Mitchell, 1921-2015; ‘His Goal Was to Help Inform, Bring Knowledge or Make Life Better’

Monday, August 17, 2015

West Lebanon — Whether it was during a 50-year career in the education and waste management industries or his retirement years spent in the Upper Valley, Bill Mitchell was forever helpful, resourceful and inventive. A longtime agronomy professor …

Route 4 Rail Bridge Fixed, But Some Say Its Low Clearance Is the Underlying Problem

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hartford — People familiar with the Route 4 railroad bridge in Hartford — which was replaced recently after it was damaged by a passing truck earlier this summer — say the low clearance on the bridge that wasn’t addressed has been problematic for some time. The bridge, which …

Norwich Woman Provides for Appalachian Trail Hikers

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Norwich — For even the fittest, best-prepared hiker, trekking the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail is no small feat. Injuries, financial strain and existential crises can wear a person down, and only about a quarter of those who attempt a …

Hartford to Address Athletics Oversight

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School District is moving ahead with plans to exercise stronger oversight of people involved with its athletics programs after a School Board member’s complaint sparked public calls for such a policy. Administrators said they are also responding to calls to create a formal system …