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Photographed in Lebanon, N.H., on Nov. 22, 2014, the members of Dr. Burma are (from left): Ted Mortimer, Marcus Copening, Linda Boudreault, Doug Southworth and Casey Dennis. (Rob Strong photograph)

Dr. Burma: One Last Chance

Sunday, December 21, 2014

No more staying out late for me No more narrow escapes for me I’ve reached the, I’ve reached the turning point in my life — from Turning Point, by Tyrone Davis About 20 minutes shy of showtime, Dr. Burma bass player Casey Dennis helped keyboardist Doug Southworth hang a bulky speaker from one of the rafters at Skunk Hollow Tavern, …

Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteers Needed for Upper Valley Haven After-School Program

Sunday, December 21, 2014

By Liz Sauchelli Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction — For Sophia Chamberlain, it’s all about the kids. “A lot of the kids … you never really know what they’re going through. Any behavioral issues or challenges that come up you need to keep an open mind about,” said the Windsor resident …

White River Junction Discount Grocer Set to Close

Saturday, December 20, 2014

White River Junction — After 21 years of operating White River Discount Foods off Sykes Mountain Avenue, Dan and Marcia Nelson are moving on. The store’s last official day will be Wednesday, though the Nelsons expect to continue to make some final sales as they clean everything up in the days after Christmas. …

Vt. Health Site Better, Not Best

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

White River Junction — The state’s $100-million website has sometimes been absent without leave during Vermont’s second annual campaign for expanded health insurance coverage, but that hasn’t halted progress in the effort, according to some navigators and brokers. Consider the experience of Ken Parker, a White River Junction …

Kenneth Arthur Newton

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bethlehem, N.H. — Kenneth Arthur Newton, 66, Bethlehem, died suddenly and unexpected on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. He was born to Elmer Kenneth Newton and Shirley Lilas Gardner in 1948. Ken married his sweetheart he dated throughout his …

George R. Creeger

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — George R. Creeger of Middle Haddam, Conn. died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder. Born in 1925 in Attleboro, Mass., the son of Methodist Minister whose parishes included Middletown, Conn. (where George met his wife Elva, the daughter of …

Hartford Allows Taller Buildings

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hartford — A proposed $3.5 million project slated for construction this summer could allow downtown White River Junction to reach new heights — literally. The proposed mixed-use building, planned for the northeast corner of Bridge and Main streets …

A Life: Jan Sorice, 1954 — 2014; ‘She Could Make It Work’

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hartford — When Jan Sorice was skiing, kayaking or hiking, she was always easy to spot: just look for the woman with the biggest smile, said her older brother, Mike Sorice. Her love of the outdoors brought her …

RSG Lands $20 Million Park Service Contract

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — RSG, the White River Junction consulting firm that specializes in transportation and environment management issues, has been hired by the National Park Service to help the federal agency analyze who is using the parks around the country and provide other research data. The five-year …

Demand Up at Food Pantries

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — Two of the Upper Valley’s largest food pantries are reporting some of the highest demand they’ve ever seen, while leaders at several other organizations agree that more families are seeking help. Sara Kobylenski, executive …

Richard (Pinky) F. Provost

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Derby, Vt. — Richard (Pinky) F. Provost, age 92, died at home on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. He was born Sept. 29, 1922, at home in Derby, to Louis and Bertha (Couture) Provost. On Aug. 27, 1947, he married Regina Ferland who survives him. In addition to his …

Vermont Delays Pre-K

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hartford — State officials this week announced that they will slow the rollout of a new Vermont law that would have guaranteed toddlers universal access to pre-K education beginning in July. Rebecca Holcombe, the state’s secretary of education, said the July 2015 implementation date spelled out in the …

Melanie Updegraff Adams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Melanie Updegraff Adams died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder. She was born in Miraj, India, on Jan. 30, 1916, of missionary parents. Like other children of American missionaries, she was sent away to boarding school at the age of eight, …