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D-H, Visiting Nurses Affiliation Gets OK

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Lebanon — Vermont regulators on Wednesday approved a deal in which the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire would affiliate with Dartmouth-Hitchcock and give D-H final say on its budget, programs, strategy and choice of top executive. Stuart Schurr, the general counsel of the Vermont Department of Aging and Independent Living, approved the deal after language was inserted into the affiliation agreement guaranteeing that D-H would …

Hartford Sloshes Past St. Jay

Saturday, October 10, 2015

White River Junction — On his way off Hartford High’s rain-soaked football field Friday, coach Matt Trombly stopped to pry a pair of large, spiked, plastic squares from the sideline muck. The cleat cleaners, used by Hurricanes to clear their spikes of mud, were jam-packed with oozing filth and shards of grass. After his players’ effort against visiting St. Johnsbury Academy, however, the …

Bicyclist Earns His Own Award

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Norwich — Race director Mike Silverman originally intended to honor Todd Alexander for having accumulating 1,000 miles mountain biking the Vermont 50 last year, but a series of participant injures and logistical issues forced him to postpone the planned post-race ceremony. No problem for Alexander, whose approach to the race has always reflected …

Part One: 3 Years Out of Prison, Healing Through Restorative Justice Program

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hartford — Kristy O’Meara sits in the unfinished basement of the Hartford Historical Society, her body dwarfed by a giant old barn loom, a hulking mass of board and shuttle, warp and reed that is stubbornly resisting O’Meara’s …

Alta Donaldson Nardine

Saturday, September 26, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Alta Donaldson Nardine, 96, died Thursday afternoon Sept. 24, 2015, at the Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H. She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Swanton, Vt. the daughter of Edward and Charlotte (Stearns) Donaldson. Alta graduated from Swanton High School and attended Johnson …

TD Machines: Hartford Overcomes Injuries, Dismantles Rice

Saturday, September 26, 2015

White River Junction —The Hartford High football team routed visiting Rice, 54-12, on Friday night. Just as important, the Hurricanes made it through the game without significant injury. Given their luck of late, that’s no small development. “We’ve …

On Guard: MVCS Player Ready to Defend for Team, Country

Friday, September 25, 2015

Quechee — Tom Weiler smiled and high-fived defensive partner Caleb Scully as the final whistle blew on Thursday at Mid Vermont Christian School’s soccer field. He joined in his team’s laughter all the way back to the bench, …

Art Notes: VINS Hosts Outdoor Painting Festival

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences might not be the first place to leap to mind when you think about wandering down to a river bank or setting up under a tree to paint from nature, or en plein air , the art of painting or sketching using …

Hartford to Address Budget

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hartford — School Board members will meet tonight to take a first look at the administration’s proposed $36.6 million budget, which would represent an increase of $496,000 over the current year’s budget. According to a draft of the proposed budget released by Superintendent Tom DeBalsi earlier this week, …

South Royalton Man Sentenced After Fight

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

White River Junction — A 32-year-old South Royalton man will serve 15 days on a work crew for his involvement in a fight outside a South Royalton home last year. Travis French-Dyer pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Windsor Superior Court on Tuesday, an amended charge that …

Hartford Mulls Budgeting Process

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Hartford — Town leaders floated their first impressions of the FY17 budget Tuesday night, which Interim Town Manager Steve Locke said would need to be increased by roughly $700,000 to maintain current levels of services. More than half that amount, $375,000, would go to eliminate an existing budget …


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Clare Forseth, of White River Junction, weeds a neglected garden near the Bridge Street railroad underpass in White River Junction on Tuesday. The garden was planted with day lilies, hydrangea and a pear tree when work on the …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Blanks Plymouth

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hanover — Everyone’s gunning for the Hanover High girls soccer team this year. That’s what happens to a defending state champion. The Marauders’ challenge is making sure they have their game on point at every opportunity. Hanover met …