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Todd Stanley, left, and Ben Griggs of Notts Excavating remove sandbags in front of Five Guys and other businesses in West Lebanon, N.H., after spending long hours Tuesday filling and stacking the bags in anticipation of the Connecticut River flooding on April 16, 2014.  
(Valley News- Sarah Priestap)

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. “Nothing like Irene,” said Derek Dubuque, who works at Stateline Sports in West Lebanon. “Thankfully.” According to the National Weather Service, the …

Hartford Grad Killed in Accident

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hartford — When Sean Densmore ran for class president at Hartford High School, he won easily because of his wicked sense of humor, his relaxed attitude and a personality that caused just about everyone he met to immediately be drawn to him and want to get to know him. Densmore, 24, died on …

Sunapee Man’s Body Found

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hartford — The town’s fire department recovered a body from the North Hartland Dam Wednesday afternoon. Police identified the body as that of 42-year-old Michael J. Hayward Jr., a Sunapee resident who had been missing since police found his vehicle parked at the Quechee Gorge on Feb. 7. In February, Hartford Deputy Chief of Police Brad Vail said Hayward’s actions and manner in …

A Life: Elizabeth Mary (Monica) Mason, 1922 — 2013; ‘She Was So Loyal It Was Unbelievable’

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hanover — Charles Mason was 15 when he and his parents moved into a house on Lyme Road during the mid-1930s. Living next door was a family that included 13-year old Elizabeth “Betty” Monica. Charles recalls that she …

Letter: Celebrate Volunteers at Good Neighbor Health Clinics

Sunday, April 6, 2014

To the Editor: The Good Neighbor Health & Red Logan Dental clinics provide health and dental care to residents of the Upper Valley who do not have health or dental insurance or who are underinsured. Last year, we provided important care to more than 1, 000 individuals. Our …

Quechee Boy Scout Earns Eagle Rank

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Quechee — Peter Tsongalis, a member of Boy Scout Troop 260, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on March 23. For his Eagle project, Tsongalis built a pistol shooting pavilion at the Hartford Rod and Gun Club. …

Youth Arts, Music Festival in Hartford

Sunday, April 6, 2014

White River Junction — A free arts festival this month will feature artwork, poetry and live music by more than 40 local young adults. The Spring Break Arts and Music Fest is set for April 19 from 5-9 p.m. at The Junction, 42 Maple St. The substance-free, family-friendly …

Grants Support Athlete Development

Sunday, April 6, 2014

White River Junction — Second Growth recently received grants totaling $10,000 for its Coaching for Captains program, a leadership development program for high school athletes. The money includes $5,000 from the Hypertherm Owners’ Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation and $5,000 from The Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley, a component …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Set for April 26

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A free, anonymous drug take-back day will take place on April 26 across Windsor County. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. and locally, and a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. The no-questions-asked “take-back” will enable residents to help …

Hartford Forum To Focus on Fraud

Sunday, April 6, 2014

White River Junction — A free forum to help prevent consumer fraud will take place tomorrow in White River Junction. The event, hosted by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and AARP Vermont, is set for 1-2:30 p.m. at Bugbee Senior Center. It will provide tips, free materials and …

Rosa De La Rosa

Friday, April 4, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Rosa De La Rosa, 76, loving mother, wonderful grandmother, caring sister, aunt and godmother, died Wednesday evening, April 2, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Cartagena, Colombia one of seven children to Boris …

Letter: Found Not Guilty

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the Editor: Apparently, our justice system (innocent until proven guilty) only satisfies when the the result meets politically correct ideas. When rape is accused, it therefore happened.The accused from Dartmouth was found not guilty of his charges, yet the decision doesn’t sit well with some people. Please …

Man Pleads No Contest To Setting Buses on Fire

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction — A White River Junction man pleaded no contest to setting fire to three school buses owned by Butler’s Bus Service, and under the conditions of the plea agreement, he was able to walk out …