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At the Hospitals: Oct. 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Overnight Visiting Procedures at DHMC Lebanon — Beginning Monday , Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will require visitors to register and wear a temporary badge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., after normal business hours. The new procedures, which include locking doors earlier and limiting entry points to the Emergency Department and North Entrance, will help protect patients, staff and visitors of the medical center during evening and overnight hours, the hospital said in a statement. “Many hospitals across the country have adopted similar visitor access procedures, and they have been shown to be effective in securing facilities during overnight hours.” From 8-11 p.m., visitors will …

Jobs for Those With Disabilities Is Focus Of Meeting

Sunday, October 26, 2014

White River Junction — A free workshop about employment and people with disabilities is set for Thursday, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Upper Valley Haven, 713 Hartford Ave. The topics include reasonable workplace accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act; “Ticket to Work” and other incentive programs for people with a disability; and overviews of services offered by the Vermont Department of …

Lebanon Man, 23, Faces Charges After Crash

Sunday, October 26, 2014

White River Junction — Police arrested a 23-year-old Lebanon man for allegedly fleeing the scene after the pickup truck he was driving flipped and struck an apartment building on Sykes Mountain Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Christopher Gage Goodwin was cited for driving under the influence and resisting arrest in connection with the incident, according to a Hartford police news release. Police …

As Rank and File Revolt, Hartford Police Chief Search a Flop

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hartford — The long-term leadership of the town’s police department remains in flux after another fruitless search for a police chief came to a close. Meanwhile, the department’s employees formally indicated that they didn’t support the public safety director who oversaw the department for more than a year. …

Vt. Candidates To Discuss Human Rights, Economy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

White River Junction — A candidate forum hosted by a group of environmental and social justice organizations has drawn interest from at least 10 candidates who have indicated they will attend, according to an organizer of the People’s Forums on Human Rights and the Economy. The forum, scheduled …

Competency Evaluation Ordered

Thursday, October 16, 2014

White River Junction — The 46-year-old White River Junction man who allegedly stabbed a neighbor Tuesday night was ordered to undergo an inpatient competency evaluation during his arraignment in Windsor Superior Court on Wednesday. A mental health screener …

White River Junction Man Suspected in Assault

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

White River Junction — Apartment residents who were woken by the sounds of yelling outside their downtown building early Tuesday morning said they went back to sleep without realizing that a neighbor had been stabbed just yards away. As of Tuesday night, Hartford police were still searching for …

Waiting For the Bus

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Best friends Nicole Phelps and Dan Flanders, both of White River Junction, wait for the bus in White River Junction on Tuesday. Behind them is the former site of Blodgett Supply Company, which had been in the location …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon Bridge Maintenance To Impact Traffic Patterns West Lebanon — Motorists traveling between Hartford and West Lebanon today may wish to seek alternate routes. Traffic on the Route 4 temporary bridge between Hartford and West Lebanon is scheduled to be restricted to one-way due to maintenance scheduled to …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Woodstock Rules Regional X-C Meet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

North Springfield, Vt. — Katherine Bassette is more than just a two-time state champion pole vaulter. On Tuesday, the Woodstock senior added the Southern Vermont cross country title to her growing list of accomplishments as the Wasps dominated the boys’ and girls’ meet held at the picturesque North …

School Notes: Hartford’s Dothan Brook School Wins Award for Positive Behavior Program

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction — At Hartford’s Dothan Brook Elementary School, students, teachers, staff and parents are promoting climate change as a positive thing. How positive? Last week, the Vermont Agency of Education named the kindergarten-to-grade-5 institution as an “Examplar School” for the third year in a row, for …

Andrea Bryony North

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Bryony North, 48, passed suddenly Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1965 in Corbridge, England the daughter of Peter and Rosalind (McLean) Mellor. Bryony grew up in Barrington, …