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At the Hospitals: May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mt. Ascutney Physician Earns Pain Management Certification Windsor — Dr. Peter E. Rauert, a staff anesthesiologist at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, has earned board certification in pain management from the American Board of Anesthesiology. The certification signifies that Rauert has achieved the highest level of intensive study and assessment as a pain management specialist, the hospital said in …

End of an Era for the Polka Dot

Sunday, May 3, 2015

White River Junction — For sale: Small, cozy restaurant building in heart of White River Junction, fully equipped. Loyal clientele. In need of facelift, but great potential. Asking $130,000. See owner. Sound ideal? For the person who has always dreamed about owning a small eatery or cafe — only 1,088 square feet, kitchen …

Engagement: Miller — Cherenzia

Sunday, May 3, 2015

White River Junction — Alex Simon Miller and Vanessa Rae Cherenzia have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rhonda Zanella Cherenzia, of Westerly, R.I., and the late Raymond Cherenzia. She graduated from The Prout School in Wakefield, R.I., in 2005 and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sacred …

Sanders’ Message Resonates in Upper Valley, Even If It Doesn’t Translate to Votes

Friday, May 1, 2015

West Lebanon — With U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joining the Democratic field for president, his progressive platform took center stage on Thursday. Sanders’ entrance into the race received widespread national media coverage this week, culminating in a …

Loren Farrar

Friday, May 1, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — Loren Farrar, age 55, of Canaan passed away at DHMC on Sunday, April 26, 2015, after a long illness and a courageous battle with cancer. Loren was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on Dec. 21, 1959. He graduated from Hartford High School and served in the …

Canes Let It Rip(ken): Hartford High Reaping Benefits of Stellar Youth Program

Thursday, April 30, 2015

White River Junction — Now that he’s done coaching youth baseball, Chris Hamilton can sit behind the backstop at a Hartford High School game and do what he does best — coach … under his breath. Of the …

Hartford Tries To Tame Town Budget

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hartford — In an effort to deal with a brewing budget crisis, municipal leaders have frozen all discretionary spending and are eyeing budget cuts that would prevent filling some vacant positions and possibly result in a reduction of services. Some of the ideas being floated prompted the head …

Leeds Columbia Ackerman

Thursday, April 30, 2015

White River, Vt. — Leeds Columbia Ackerman, 91, formerly of North Haverhill, died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River. He was born in Fairlee, Vt., on Jan. 6, 1924, the son of Louis and Esther (Sanborn) Ackerman. Leeds served with the …

Jumping Right In

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Firefighters from Hartford, Rutland, Burlington, South Burlington and Colchester, Vt., practice safely entering moving water during Vermont State Urban Search and Rescue’s training on the Ottauquechee River in Quechee on Wednesday. Valley News — Sarah Shaw …

Personal Glory: Phys Ed Classes Go Beyond Team Sports

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lebanon — Across the Upper Valley, traditional team sports models within public high school physical education curriculums are being replaced by fitness and personal-growth initiatives. At Lebanon High, longtime PE teacher Tim Kehoe teaches personal fitness courses that …

Lyme Man Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

White River Junction — A jury last week found a Lyme man guilty of sexually assaulting a young girl in Hartford six years ago. Benjamin Labelle, 32, is being held without bail at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vt., while he awaits sentencing. Labelle, who was found …

Shooter Argues Self Defense in East Bethel Altercation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

East Bethel — A 66-year-old East Bethel man was released on bail after pleading not guilty to shooting and injuring his friend during a fight that ensued over a bottle of brandy, according to court documents. Dennis Dundas …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pro-Labor Candidates Sweep Hanover Co-op Board Elections Hanover — Candidates endorsed by a pro-labor group swept this month’s election for board of directors of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, winning all four open seats and displacing two incumbents who ran for re-election. Voting began March 28 and ended …