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Locals to Walk In New York Climate March

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White River Junction — More than 150 people are expected to board buses in the Upper Valley early Sunday morning en route to New York City, where they will join thousands of others in a march through Manhattan to draw attention to climate change. Main organizers are estimating 200,000 people will attend the People’s Climate March, which is scheduled two days in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit in …

Hartford May Rework or Drop Charter

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Six years after adopting a town charter to bolster public participation in town votes, Hartford public officials say the charter is in need of a major overhaul — or perhaps it needs to be discontinued altogether. Selectman Chuck Wooster summed up the most common complaint about the charter during a meeting of the selectboard Tuesday night. “The biggest problem I have …

Police: Suspected Meth Lab Found in Hartford

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Police in Hartford are investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab that was found in town earlier this week. Hartford Police Chief Brad Vail declined to release the location of the residence, saying it was part of an active investigation, but said “there was no imminent threat to any of the neighbors.” The property was in a “secluded” area of town and no …

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. …

Hartford to Again Vote on Track, Field

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hartford — The Hartford School District voted Wednesday night to spend $1.55 million on a new field house at the high school, and also stated its intentions to short-circuit a brewing legal battle by putting a $3.5 million bond for a new track and field before voters in …

Floor Hockey Gets Grown-Up Treatment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — One of the most popular grade-school physical education activities has found an adult-league niche in the Upper Valley. The Upper Valley Floor Hockey began its second season Wednesday at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …