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Shown on July 23, 2014, the Hartford Selectboard is considering cutting back on the dollar amount needed to rehabilitate land near the Quechee village covered bridge into a pocket park. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

Bridge Remains Unkempt as Tourists Near

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quechee — Hartford officials are in a race against time as one of the town’s most popular tourist destinations remains an eyesore while hordes of leaf-peepers prepare to descend on the area. On Tuesday evening, Quechee resident Bob O’Leary pleaded with the Selectboard to take quick action to make two small land parcels on the flood-damaged north side of the …

Vt. Cartoonist Gets ‘Genius Grant’

Thursday, September 18, 2014

White River Junction — The country’s most famous lesbian cartoonist can add a new title to her resume — genius — after being awarded a $625,000 MacArthur grant, foundation officials announced Wednesday. Alison Bechdel, a Bolton, Vt., resident with ties to the Center for Cartoon Studies, is one of 21 people who were …

Locals to Walk In New York Climate March

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White River Junction — More than 150 people are expected to board buses in the Upper Valley early Sunday morning en route to New York City, where they will join thousands of others in a march through Manhattan to draw attention to climate change. Main organizers are estimating 200,000 people will attend the People’s Climate March, which is scheduled two days in advance …

Floor Hockey Gets Grown-Up Treatment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lebanon — One of the most popular grade-school physical education activities has found an adult-league niche in the Upper Valley. The Upper Valley Floor Hockey began its second season Wednesday at the Carter Community Building Association’s Witherell Center …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

Residents Outraged at Theft of Hand-Painted Irene Sign, Missing in West Hartford

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

West Hartford — Residents expressed outrage at the theft of a hand-painted sign that served as a symbol of Vermonters’ resilience. The 6-foot-long wooden sign had foot-high letters reading “Goodnight Irene,” a reference to the destructive 2011 tropical …

Mark E. Gray

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Hartford, Vt. — Mark E. Gray, 33, a resident of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, Sept. 7, in Hartland. He was born Oct. 11, 1980 in Houston, Texas the son of Tony L. and Amber (Coley) Gray. He moved with his family to the Upper Valley as …

Hanover Newcomer Finds Field Hockey to Her Liking

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

White River Junction — Julie Montgomery never played field hockey before this summer, but Hanover High is sure glad she came aboard. The athletic junior, whose best sport is ice hockey, beat two Hartford defenders late in the second half Tuesday, feeding teammate Georgina Stern for a 2-on-none …

Cumberland Farms Robber Gets 1 Year

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

White River Junction — A 19-year-old Lebanon woman pleaded guilty Monday to robbing the Cumberland Farms in Wilder at knife point last year and was sentenced to one year in prison as part of a plea agreement. In …

Mark E. Gray

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hartford, Vt. — Mark E. Gray, 33, a resident of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, Sept. 7, 2014, in Hartland. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Fresh Volunteer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Volunteers spent Monday afternoon at nonprofit agencies across the Upper Valley participating in Granite United Way’s annual Upper Valley Day of Caring. Akhila Kovvuri, an incoming freshman at Dartmouth College, joined other student volunteers at Upper Valley Haven, …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

HCRS to Help With Vt. Family Program Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services will collaborate with a program designed to help Vermont families overcome temporary, short-term financial crises and avoid the need for ongoing assistance. Reach …

Grandparents Brag: Sept. 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MURPHY — A grandson, Benjamin Patrick Murphy, born on Aug. 6, 2014, to paternal grandparents Scott Murphy, of Wilder, and Wendy Murphy, of Bennington, Vt., and maternal grandmother Theresa Symancyk, of Wilder. …