Hi 80° | Lo 50°


Eleanor F. Hughes

Thursday, May 28, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Committal Services for Eleanor F. Hughes, 66, late of White River Jct., who died Dec. 29, 2014, at home in White River Jct. will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 1 in the Hartford Cemetery in White River Jct. Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. has been entrusted with arrangements. …

COVER Receives $200 Donation Sugar River Rotary

Sunday, May 24, 2015

White River Junction — COVER Home Repair, a nonprofit that makes urgently needed repairs for low-income homeowners, has received a donation of $200 from Sugar River Rotary Club in Claremont. Staff and volunteers from COVER have completed two home repair projects in Charlestown and Claremont this spring, including a new roof and an accessibility enhancement. Last winter, they completed seven weatherization projects in …

Volunteer Spotlight: Friends of Veterans Could Use a Hand

Sunday, May 24, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction — A nonprofit that helps Vermont veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness could use a hand. “Our issue right now is volunteers for the office,” said Larry Daigle, president of the White River Junction-based Friends of Veterans. Volunteers at the …

Charlestown Woman Faces Charges in Crash

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Weathersfield — A 23-year-old Charlestown woman who collided with a motorcyclist on Route 5 in Weathersfield over the weekend was charged with grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle on Monday. Carly Larmie will answer to the felony charge in Windsor Superior Court on June 30, according to …

Ready the Fields

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Allen Guntz tills his garden in West Hartford on Monday. “I’m getting a late start this season,” he said. Guntz plans to plant a cover crop in this particular patch. Valley News — Sarah Shaw …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

A Life: Mary Singleton, 1923-2015; ‘Even in Old Age, She Never Lost Her Grace’

Monday, May 11, 2015

Reading, Vt. — It’s next to impossible to discuss the long life of Mary Singleton without it becoming a discussion, as well, of the long life of her husband, Bud. Not after their combined 185 years of life …

Connecting Producers, Investors: ‘Slow Money’ Movement Seeks to Grow Vermont’s Food System

Sunday, May 10, 2015

White River Junction — A new nonprofit that promotes investment in a sustainable local and regional food system held its first entrepreneur showcase last week. The sold-out event at the Coolidge Hotel reflected one of Slow Money Vermont’s …

Volunteers Are Needed for Hartford High MS Walk

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hartford — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society needs volunteers for its walk at Hartford High School on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to unload and pack up supplies; greet, register and cheer on participants in the 3-6 mile walk; and staff facepainting and rest stop booths, and other tasks. …

Shumlin: Proposed Funding Mechanism for Water Bill a ‘Mistake’

Saturday, May 9, 2015

White River Junction — Gov. Peter Shumlin on Friday said a Senate Finance Committee proposal to charge landowners $1 per acre in order to fund a clean water bill is a “big mistake,” calling it a property tax. The charge on all properties greater than 15 acres — …

Hartford PD Issues Warning

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hartford — Police have asked parents and community members to be “extra vigilant” when looking after children at community parks or other public spaces, following an incident involving an 11-year-old child and an older man who the police said was acting in an “extremely suspicious” manner. On Tuesday, …

Hartford Board to Survey Residents

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Hartford — Town leaders will ask residents to help decide how to deal with the problem of a fundamental gap between the town’s revenues and services, Selectboard members decided Tuesday night. Over the past couple of years, the town has trimmed staff, deferred capital maintenance costs, raised taxes …

Curtain Closes on an Era: Northern Stage Bows Out of Briggs Opera House

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fifteen minutes before curtain Sunday at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, the call came through a dim backstage corridor. “Last show,” a male voice said. “Last show.” It was an evening of “lasts.” The last …