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A worker installs insulation on the top floor of the Hartford Municipal Building in White River, Junction, Vt., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The renovations to the 131-year-old building aim to make the interior more energy-efficient and modern, while preserving the historic nature of the building's exterior. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Hartford Preps for Year Ahead

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hartford — The Selectboard has agreed on a municipal budget that, if approved by voters, would increase the municipal portion of the property tax rate by 9.1 percent. The $15.7 million general fund budget, up from $14.5 million this year, would restore a handful of municipal staff positions that have been cut in recent years, a goal that has been …

10 Jockey for Slots on Hartford Boards

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hartford — With a Monday evening filing deadline now past, it appears that 10 candidates will vie for four open slots on the Hartford Selectboard and School Board. Mike Morris, Rebecca White and Dennis Brown are all seeking a two-year term on the Selectboard, a position that will be vacated when Co-Chairman Ken Parker steps down. Parker announced last week that he would …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by …

Kaye Riley

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Kaye Riley, 98, of White River Jct. died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born on Aug. 17, 1916, in Thetford Center, Vt. the daughter of Glen and Rose Fifield. She graduated from Thetford Academy in …

Alan E. Dunklee, Jr.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Alan E. Dunklee, Jr., 44, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Quechee. He was born July 31, 1970, in Lebanon, N.H. a son of Alan E. and Linda (Martin) Dunklee, Sr. Alan graduated from Hartford High School Class of 1989 and from Mass Bay Community …

Joyce L. Wood

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Joyce L. Wood, 82, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at home in Quechee. She was born Dec. 22, 1932, in Lebanon, N.H. a daughter of William and Bertha (Valentine) LaRock. Joyce grew up in Quechee where she lived most of her life. After graduating from …

Hartford Might Cut Recycling; Private Haulers Offer Same Service

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hartford — A state law that was passed to encourage universal recycling could have the opposite of its intended effect in Hartford, where town leaders are seeking to scuttle the town’s curbside recycling program. Because Vermont’s Act 148 requires trash haulers to accept recyclables beginning this July, Selectboard …

Local Roundup: Wasps Rain Threes in Boys Hoop Win Over Hartford

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Woodstock High boys played two halves of basketball in recording their second win over Hartford in 48 hours on Monday. They scored half of their baskets from beyond the 3-point arc, mirroring leading …

Lucille Ann “Lucy” St. Jean Spaulding

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Lucille Ann “Lucy” St. Jean Spaulding, 80, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Lebanon, N.H. the daughter of Edward and Yvonne (Jette) St. Jean. She grew up …

Kaye F. Riley

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Kaye F. Riley, 97, of White River Jct. died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are being handled by Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. …

Local Roundup: Thetford, Oxbow Track Win at UVM

Monday, January 12, 2015

Burlington — Competing against larger schools apparently didn’t faze the Thetford and Oxbow indoor track teams on Sunday. The Panther boys came away with a solid team victory at a Vermont Interscholastic Track Association meet at the University of Vermont, while the Olympian girls shared similar honors with …

Police Get Military Gear: Upper Valley Agencies Use Defense Program

Sunday, January 11, 2015

West Lebanon — At least 12 Upper Valley law enforcement agencies are beneficiaries of the Pentagon military-surplus program that provided Ferguson, Mo., police with some of the tactical gear deployed during protests there in August. The Department of …

Citizen Scientists Tackle Mercury

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hartford — In her whole entire life, Brooke Hurd said, she has finished only one book — The Fault in Our Stars, a tween tearjerker about young lovers stricken by cancer — but she’s read it, like, eight …