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Larry Papineau, of Wilder, Vt., watches his dog Daisy roll around on his front lawn on Oct. 20, 2014. "It may look cute, but she's just found something smelly," Papineau said. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

That’s How She Rolls

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Larry Papineau, of Wilder, watches his dog Daisy roll around on his front lawn earlier this week. “It may look cute, but she’s just found something smelly,” he said. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …

Respectful Rivals Vie For Windsor 4-1 Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, used an unusual word to describe Scott Woodward, R-Pomfret, his political opponent in a race for the right to represent the voters of the Windsor 4-1 district, which includes Barnard, Pomfret, West Hartford and much of Quechee. The word is “friend.” “I admire and respect Scott, …

Monique Francoise Denoeu Cone

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Monique Francoise Denoeu Cone, 85, of Hanover, died peacefully with family and friends nearby, at 12:45 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. She passed away in Hanover, after a long illness. Monique was born in Ste. Mere Eglise, France, on June 16, 1929, to Suzanne Julie Chaise Denoeu and François Denoeu, Ph. D. The Denoeus were married in Paris in …

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, …

VA Seeks Personnel Nationwide

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — Caregiver shortages that have forced veterans to wait for care from the Veterans Health Administration are early indicators of a more general problem in health care, the Cabinet secretary who oversees the 340,000-employee medical care system …

One Man Tackles Quechee Gorge Traffic

Monday, October 13, 2014

Quechee — Kipp Miller and his wife of 43 years, Liz, have owned the Quechee Gorge Gift Shop since 1980. Wearing suspenders, a wristwatch and the stubbly evidence of a rough shave, Miller watched the perpetual negotiations between …

Engagement: Leonard — Forward IV

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wilder — Tim and Theresa Leonard, of Wilder, and Thomas and Barbara Forward III, of Lyme, have announced the engagement of their children, Kaitlin Elizabeth Leonard and Thomas Chesley Forward IV. The bride-to-be, of Wilder, graduated form Hartford …

Vanpool Meeting, Pizza Party Scheduled for Bradford, Vt.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — People who live in the Bradford area are invited to a free “vanpool” pizza party on Wednesday, at 7 p.m., at Bradford Public Library. Representatives from the Vermont Agency of Transportation will discuss a state program that offers a $700 monthly subsidy for vanpools, and …