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Cumberland Farms to Rebuild in Wilder

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wilder — Cumberland Farms has plans to raze and rebuild its Hartford Avenue convenience store with a slightly smaller, but revamped space complete with outdoor seating. Store officials hope to tear down the existing 5,550 square-foot building and rebuild in its place a 4,513 square-foot structure. The four existing fuel pumps on the north side of the store will be removed and three pumps will be erected out front, with …

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important …

Post 22 Rallies to Stay Alive in Junior Legion Tournament

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Manchester — As he prepared to leave Gill Stadium at 11 p.m. Tuesday, coach John Grainger was flagged down by a fan of his Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team. “Thanks for the heart attack!” shouted the supporter. All Grainger could do was smile and shake his head. The emotions of …

Iola R. Hoisington

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Iola R. Hoisington, 93, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

Body Found in Hartford Identified

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

White River Junction — Police on Monday identified the body of the man who was found dead in the woods behind Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Hartford Avenue as David Woodward, 51, of South Royalton. Police could not determine the cause of death and are waiting for an autopsy …

Geneva E. Conrad

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Geneva E. Conrad, 83, passed away in Lebanon, N.H. on Sunday, July 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hanover, N.H. on Feb. 12, 1931, a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Mallock) LaBelle. She graduated from Hartford High School …

Firing of Lebanon Co-Op Store Workers Highlights Issue of ‘At-Will’ Employment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lebanon — When Dan King got to work at the Co-op Food Store in Lebanon at 10 a.m. on June 13 and began sweeping the floor, as was his usual routine, he had no idea what the day would bring. Then King, who managed the wine department at …

Engagement: Frazer — Nichols

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hartford — Brett and Tricia Frazer, of Winooski, Vt., have announced the engagement of their son, Dylan P. Frazer, to Erika F. Nichols. The bridegroom-to-be, a resident of Starksboro, Vt., graduated from Hartford High School in 2006 and …

Small School, Big Boys: Mid Vermont’s Sayers Enjoys His Chance to Show Stuff

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Keene, n.h. — Austin Sayers says that the number of high school students at Mid Vermont Christian School is fewer than 60. That same number for Manchester Central’s Jon Martin? Add about 2,330 kids to the mix and …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Forum, July 19: Hartford Schools; Happy to Work at the Co-op; Israel Protects Its People

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Don’t Delay Alzheimer’s Diagnosis To the Editor: The words dementia and Alzheimer’s often evoke fear. Fear often leads to denial. Denial often leads to delay in diagnosis and help. The Annie’s Mailbox published in the July 16 edition of the Valley News includes an excellent letter on the …

Jessica Lynn Terino

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — A committal service for Jessica Lynn Terino, 48, who died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., will be held Friday, July 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in White River Junction. Knight Funeral Home in White …

Forum, July 18: Abuse in Palestine; Plight of the Children at the Border; Flowers in Hartford

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Abuse in Palestine To the Editor: Thanks and congratulations to the Valley News for the recent op-ed on the beating of an American child, Tariq Khdeir, by Israeli police (“Where It’s ‘Trayvon Martin, En Masse’,” July 11). Valley News coverage on Israel and Palestine has long been …