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Shirley M. Hamel

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Shirley M. Hamel, age 78 of Hartford, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Tallassee, Ala. on Feb. 15, 1937, the daughter of the late Wilburn and Mary Bedford. She graduated from Reeltown High School in Reeltown, Ala. She married her husband, Arthur S. Hamel, in 1956, and they were long-time residents of West Lebanon, N.H., where she raised her family and spent much of her time in her flower gardens. Shirley and Arthur retired to Alabama in 2004 and returned to the Upper Valley in 2007. She remained active with her family and was a die-hard Red Sox fan. Shirley is survived …

Hartford to Get Conduct Code For Athletics

Monday, August 31, 2015

Hartford — Superintendent Tom DeBalsi has asked for volunteers to serve on a committee that would help draft a code of conduct for coaches, student athletes, parents and spectators at the Hartford School District’s athletic events. During a School Board meeting last week, DeBalsi acknowledged it is an unusual way to draft a policy, but said the end result will have an effect …

Wedding: Adams — Barker

Saturday, August 29, 2015

White River Junction — Caitlin Marie Adams and Joshua Thomas Barker were married on May 30, 2015, at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church in White River Junction. The bride’s parents escorted her down the aisle, and Deacon John Guarino officiated at the ceremony. Emma Schluntz was the maid of honor. Jacqueline Hancox, Catriona …

Hartford School Talks With Support Staff Stall

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hartford — After several months of contract negotiations broke down over salary increases, the Hartford School Board and its support staff union are in a 30-day “cooling off” period, according to Superintendent Tom DeBalsi. Mediation and the hiring of an independent fact finder failed to fully resolve the …

Burt A. Rosenzweig

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Burt A. Rosenzweig, 56, a resident of Quechee, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening, Aug. 16, 2015, at his home in Quechee. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Kenneth A. Clifford

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Kenneth A. Clifford, 57, died suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at the Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H. He was born May 10, 1958 in Lebanon, N.H. a son of Donald M. and Ruth (Pitkin) Clifford. Ken grew up in White River Jct., and lived …

Richard C. Wilson

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sun City, Ariz. — Richard C. Wilson, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Sun City. He was born in 1939 a son of Clarence and Eva (Stricklin) Wilson in Willimantic, Conn. Dick grew up in Connecticut where he attended school and worked on horse farm, he later …

A Life: Bill Mitchell, 1921-2015; ‘His Goal Was to Help Inform, Bring Knowledge or Make Life Better’

Monday, August 17, 2015

West Lebanon — Whether it was during a 50-year career in the education and waste management industries or his retirement years spent in the Upper Valley, Bill Mitchell was forever helpful, resourceful and inventive. A longtime agronomy professor …

Route 4 Rail Bridge Fixed, But Some Say Its Low Clearance Is the Underlying Problem

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hartford — People familiar with the Route 4 railroad bridge in Hartford — which was replaced recently after it was damaged by a passing truck earlier this summer — say the low clearance on the bridge that wasn’t addressed has been problematic for some time. The bridge, which …

Norwich Woman Provides for Appalachian Trail Hikers

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Norwich — For even the fittest, best-prepared hiker, trekking the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail is no small feat. Injuries, financial strain and existential crises can wear a person down, and only about a quarter of those who attempt a …

Hartford to Address Athletics Oversight

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School District is moving ahead with plans to exercise stronger oversight of people involved with its athletics programs after a School Board member’s complaint sparked public calls for such a policy. Administrators said they are also responding to calls to create a formal system …

Hanover Nursing Home Ranks in Lowest Tier After Inspection

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hanover — An area nursing home that changed ownership 14 months ago was recently cited by state inspectors for several deficiencies in patient care, including a failure to provide eating assistance to a patient with dementia who lost 23 pounds. The citations contributed to Hanover Terrace Health and …

One More Time: New Hartford Coach Gives Field Hockey Another Shot

Thursday, August 13, 2015

White River Junction — There’s an appropriate phrase for this situation: Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it. Heath Haskell had coached field hockey in three different places and was not sure he …