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Dan Nelson, owner of White River Discount Foods, bags groceries for Josh Jenks, of Bradford, Vt., at the store in White River Junction, Vt., on Dec. 16, 2014. After 21 years in business, the store is closing on Dec. 24. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

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. “It was one of those decisions that …

In the Upper Valley, Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba a Welcome Development

Friday, December 19, 2014

West Lebanon — Maricel Lucero was at work when she got word of news she’d been hoping to hear for decades. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening new doors for economic and cultural exchange between the two nations. “I still can’t believe it,” said Lucero, 55, a native of Cuba. “This has always …

Hilda Lorraine Harris

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hebron, N.H. — Hilda Lorraine Harris, 92, of Bliss Lane, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth. Born in Hanover, N.H. on Jan. 3, 1922, Hilda was the daughter of Watson and Eleanor (Swift) Judd. Hilda grew up in Stratford, Vt. and attended Stratford, and Thetford Vt. schools. She resided in the Hill, N.H. and Alexandra, N.H. area for …

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, …

Hartford Reconsiders Trash Plan

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hartford — After hearing from a couple of irate small business owners, members of Hartford’s solid waste committee say the town needs to back up a few steps before courting a single contractor for curbside trash collection. The Hartford Selectboard has not yet held a vote on whether …

Robbery Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White River Junction — A 27-year-old man who was recently released from the hospital after his father-in-law shot him in late August in Newport faces felony charges of impeding a police officer and accessory after the fact to an armed robbery. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials say they are …