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Frances J. Prior

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Frances J. Prior, 65, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 10, 1949, in Rutland, Vt. a daughter of William and Dorothy (Severance) Prior. She grew up in White River Junction and attended the Hartford Schools. She worked for many years in housekeeping at the Brookside Nursing Home before going to Alice Peck Day, until she could …

Forum, July 29: Change in Norwich; One for the Books in Bradford; Measles Prevention

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Vocal Minority in Norwich To the Editor: I’m compelled to respond to Brian Livingston’s attack on Norwich Town Manager Neil Fulton and the needs of the Norwich municipal workers (“A Pool, Not a Police Station,” July 14). There is ample evidence that the police department’s building is beyond reasonable repair. The building study was conducted in 2012 and has been on the town’s …

Man’s Best Friend, Pond’s Worst Enemy

Monday, July 28, 2014

With his dog, Shadow, along for the ride, Gary Pelton, of Dixmont, Maine, pulls milfoil plants from Dewey Pond in Quechee on Saturday. Pelton is a retired wildlife biologist who has been working to help rid Dewey Pond of milfoil, which is an invasive species, since 2003. He has been in Quechee working …

Firing of Lebanon Co-Op Store Workers Highlights Issue of ‘At-Will’ Employment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lebanon — When Dan King got to work at the Co-op Food Store in Lebanon at 10 a.m. on June 13 and began sweeping the floor, as was his usual routine, he had no idea what the day would bring. Then King, who managed the wine department at …

Engagement: Frazer — Nichols

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hartford — Brett and Tricia Frazer, of Winooski, Vt., have announced the engagement of their son, Dylan P. Frazer, to Erika F. Nichols. The bridegroom-to-be, a resident of Starksboro, Vt., graduated from Hartford High School in 2006 and …

Small School, Big Boys: Mid Vermont’s Sayers Enjoys His Chance to Show Stuff

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Keene, n.h. — Austin Sayers says that the number of high school students at Mid Vermont Christian School is fewer than 60. That same number for Manchester Central’s Jon Martin? Add about 2,330 kids to the mix and …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Forum, July 19: Hartford Schools; Happy to Work at the Co-op; Israel Protects Its People

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Don’t Delay Alzheimer’s Diagnosis To the Editor: The words dementia and Alzheimer’s often evoke fear. Fear often leads to denial. Denial often leads to delay in diagnosis and help. The Annie’s Mailbox published in the July 16 edition of the Valley News includes an excellent letter on the …

Jessica Lynn Terino

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — A committal service for Jessica Lynn Terino, 48, who died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., will be held Friday, July 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in White River Junction. Knight Funeral Home in White …

Forum, July 18: Abuse in Palestine; Plight of the Children at the Border; Flowers in Hartford

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Abuse in Palestine To the Editor: Thanks and congratulations to the Valley News for the recent op-ed on the beating of an American child, Tariq Khdeir, by Israeli police (“Where It’s ‘Trayvon Martin, En Masse’,” July 11). Valley News coverage on Israel and Palestine has long been …

Vermont Sets Lower and Consistent Speed Limit Along Route 4

Friday, July 18, 2014

Woodstock — The state of Vermont is reducing speed limits along Route 4 between Bridgewater and Hartford to smooth out changes in speed and give drivers more time to react in emergencies along a state highway where five …

Hartford Legion Sweeps Bellows Falls

Thursday, July 17, 2014

White River Junction — Ah, summer. Warm weather, outdoor recreation and overall relaxation. But on Hartford High’s baseball field Thursday, there was nonetheless a gut check for the local American Legion squad. Entering the evening’s play, Hartford and …

Hartford High Student Does the Teaching

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

White River Junction — Schoolwork didn’t end for Hartford High’s Esme Cole when classes finished last month. Cole’s classroom is the school’s softball field this summer. Three mornings a week she goes from student to teacher, leading a …