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Police: Bethel Woman Was Driver in Hit-and-Run

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — A 22-year-old Bethel woman pleaded not guilty to a series of charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that severely injured a South Royalton lawyer on June 23. On Monday, Allison Richards answered to felony counts of leaving the scene of a crash and gross negligent operation of a vehicle, as well as misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a police officer and retail theft. Windsor Superior Court Judge Robert P. Gerety released Richards on a $5,000 appearance bond. He also barred Richards from operating a vehicle, as well as several other conditions. According to an affidavit in the case, …

2 Plead Not Guilty to Jail Assault

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — Two men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to their alleged role in an assault at Southern State Correctional Facility on May 11. George Tarbell, 30, of Springfield, Vt., and Jason Chaffee, 32, of Windsor, were arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on felony charges of aggravated assault and aiding in the commission of aggravated assault, respectively. Both men were returned …

GUVSWD Considers Solar Array for North Hartland Landfill Area

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

North Hartland — Officials overseeing an undeveloped landfill for several Vermont towns are exploring the possibility of hosting a solar array on part of the North Hartland property in order to bring in new revenue. Tom Kennedy, district manager of the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District, said the roughly 20 to …

Ruby Louise Clark

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Ruby Louise Clark, 93, died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, July 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White …

Quechee Expansion Pushes On

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Quechee — Facing mixed signs in the local real estate market, the Quechee Lakes Landowners Association is moving ahead with a $4.4 million project to expand its clubhouse and upgrade two swimming pools, among other improvements. “We hope it helps attract younger families to the area,” said Tim …

Ruby Louis Clark

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Ruby Louis Clark, 93, died Sunday May 21, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born Feb. 26, 1922, in Bethel, Vt., a daughter of Samuel and Emma (Wooly) Bowen. Ruby attended school in …

At the Hospitals: June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

$3.4 Million Grant Designed to Help Rural Veterans White River Junction — A nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction and a nursing professor at a Boston graduate school have received $3.4 million to …

Bearing Witness to the Trees: They Give Shade, Shape Memories and Can Be the Root of Controversy

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Windsor — “Trees,” Elizabeth Weber mused, “get more character, more and more interesting — people, too — as they get older.” Weber, 75, of Brownsville, still remembers trees from her idyllic childhood summers in Windsor. Her grandmother, Fannie …

The Lone Pine: A Period Romance

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hartford — Some special trees are well-protected in the private sector, like the “Lone Pine of Hartford,” which is owned by the Hartford Historical Society. In the universe of tree stories, the Lone Pine may be the closest thing to a bodice-ripper. In the late 1800s, Hartford residents …

Maple Lanes Upgrades: Claremont Bowling Center Uses Familiar Synthetic

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Claremont — To the non-bowler, the new lanes at Maple Lanes are beautiful, clean and much improved in appearance from the old faded and discolored wooden lanes. The regular bowler sees much more. “Theoretically, it is more uniform …

Riding Program Leader Will Retire This Summer

Sunday, June 21, 2015

White River Junction — Liz Claud, executive director of High Horses’ therapeutic riding program, has decided to retire this summer. Her decision “will bring to close a notable career of 10 years of continuous service to program and …

Deere Dealer Heads for Hartland

Sunday, June 21, 2015

White River Junction — After 24 years at 240 S. Main St., downtown fixture L.F. Trottier & Sons is departing White River Junction for Hartland. On Aug. 1, the company will swap its current 3,800-square-foot shop for an 8,000-square-foot facility on Route 5 in Hartland. It will move …

Fun at the Falls

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Michaela Curley, 18, of Quechee, leaps off a rock under the Quechee Covered Bridge Wednesday while swimming with her three siblings. They said while the water was cold, jumping in was too much fun to pass up. Valley …