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Letter: Thanks to Foster Parents

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: May is National Foster Care Month, and we at the Department for Children and Families Family Services Division would like to take this opportunity to thank foster and kinship parents in our community for their hard work and dedication to families across our region. The Family Services Division is committed to keeping children connected to their families, communities and schools. Foster and kinship families help us keep …

Letter: Hartford Should Welcome Dogs and Their Owners

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: A recent Valley News article, “Hartford Adds Rules for Public Use,” included topics, issues and concerns discussed in detail at a recent Hartford Selectboard meeting with a focus on use of public lands. In reading the article, it was clear to me that the restricted use of Hartford public lands by dog owners was extreme, diminishing cooperation among neighbors. Does …

Letter: Help Preserve Hartford’s Schoolhouse

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: Last January, the Valley News featured the drive to preserve the vintage one-room schoolhouse in Hartford’s Jericho Rural Historic District. Fund-raising began in December and continues in coordination with the Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Historic Preservation Commission. The building is believed to be the only former schoolhouse in the town of Hartford that has been preserved in its …

Young Bald Eagle Returns to Wild

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

North Thetford — When postal worker Bill Lynch showed up at the North Thetford boat launch on Tuesday, camera in hand, he hoped to snap a few photos of birds in the midmorning mist. He thought maybe he’d …

Liz Osborn

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Liz Osborn, age 78, a long-time resident of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder surrounded by family and close friends. Daughter of the late Basil Frank Heath and Iris Winnifred Blachford, Liz was born Elisabeth Margaret Heath …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 9

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hartford to Hold Meeting On Sidewalks Tonight Hartford — Town officials will hold a meeting tonight to discuss plans for a sidewalk and bike lane that will connect pedestrians and cyclists from the east end of Sykes Mountain …

Liz Osborn

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Liz Osborn, age 78, a long-time resident of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder surrounded by family and close friends. Daughter of the late Basil Frank Heath and Iris Winnifred Blachford, Liz was born Elisabeth Margaret Heath …

Linnie E. Burnham

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Linnie E. Burnham, 64, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Feb. 17, 1950, in Plymouth, Vt. the daughter of Leslie and Verna (Pretty) Ray. Linnie attended grammar school in Quechee, Vt. and graduated …

A Life: Elizabeth Mary (Monica) Mason, 1922 — 2013; ‘She Was So Loyal It Was Unbelievable’

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hanover — Charles Mason was 15 when he and his parents moved into a house on Lyme Road during the mid-1930s. Living next door was a family that included 13-year old Elizabeth “Betty” Monica. Charles recalls that she …

Letter: Celebrate Volunteers at Good Neighbor Health Clinics

Sunday, April 6, 2014

To the Editor: The Good Neighbor Health & Red Logan Dental clinics provide health and dental care to residents of the Upper Valley who do not have health or dental insurance or who are underinsured. Last year, we provided important care to more than 1, 000 individuals. Our …

Quechee Boy Scout Earns Eagle Rank

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Quechee — Peter Tsongalis, a member of Boy Scout Troop 260, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on March 23. For his Eagle project, Tsongalis built a pistol shooting pavilion at the Hartford Rod and Gun Club. …

Youth Arts, Music Festival in Hartford

Sunday, April 6, 2014

White River Junction — A free arts festival this month will feature artwork, poetry and live music by more than 40 local young adults. The Spring Break Arts and Music Fest is set for April 19 from 5-9 p.m. at The Junction, 42 Maple St. The substance-free, family-friendly …

Grants Support Athlete Development

Sunday, April 6, 2014

White River Junction — Second Growth recently received grants totaling $10,000 for its Coaching for Captains program, a leadership development program for high school athletes. The money includes $5,000 from the Hypertherm Owners’ Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation and $5,000 from The Children’s Fund of the Upper Valley, a component …