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Connie Zullo-Barnes of XXX thanks members of the VA staff for the end of life care her father received at the White River Junction, Vt. VA Medical Center during a town hall meeting Monday, September 15, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Veterans’ Voices Heard

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

White River Junction — Emotions were subdued and complaints muted during an hour-long town hall meeting Monday afternoon that brought about 50 veterans and others face to face with local Department of Veterans Affairs officials in an auditorium at the VA Medical Center. No one blinked. No one shouted. The most intense moment came when Connie Zullo Barth, of Brownsville, …

Janice M. Spydell

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Janice M. Spydell, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder, Vt. She was born Aug. 8, 1928, in Hartford, Conn. a daughter of Gordon H. and Sarah Elizabeth (Hewitt) Merrill. Janice grew up on a farm outside of Hartford, Conn. and later graduated from Bloomfield High School and then the Hartford Hospital School of …

Joint Ambulance Service Proposed for Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Officials in Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge are looking into creating a three-town ambulance service and will unveil the proposal at a joint Selectboard meeting on Wednesday. Tunbridge Emergency Services Committee Chairman Dave Kimball said the new service could lower taxpayer costs, improve response times and give more control to the municipalities, which would run and own the service . “The …

For Free Clinic, Change Coming, But Old Challenges Remain

Friday, September 5, 2014

White River Junction — There’s a new executive director in town, helping a 22-year-old clinic adapt to health care reform even as it continues to provide free health and dental care to uninsured and under-insured residents of the …

Red Paint Revival

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Doug Jones, of Sharon, works from the top down as he applies a fresh coat of paint to the barn at Aurora Day Care in Hartford on Wednesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Nanine K. Hutchinson

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Nanine K. Hutchinson, 78, passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living Center in Wilder. Nanine was born on June 1, 1936, in Oneonta, N.Y. to Marshall and Katherine (Weed) Hutchinson. She attended schools in Oneonta, and graduated from Wells College, …

Rieseberg Gets Two More Years in Hartford

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hartford — The Selectboard and longtime Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg have agreed on a two-year contract extension that calls on Rieseberg to train his replacement, who would take over in 2016. The board voted unanimously Tuesday night to …

Glory Days Festival Features Trains, Music

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — The 22nd annual Glory Days Festival is set for Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown White River Junction. The free festival celebrates railroading and other modes of transportation. It will feature model train and Lego train shows; displays of engines and vintage …

Records Show Irregularities in Awarding Hartford Bus Contract

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — When students boarded buses on Monday for the first day of school, their transportation was, for the first time in recent memory, in the hands of a private company. The drivers no longer were employees of …

Exonerated Upper Valley Researcher Offers Critique of VA

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lebanon — The disclosure statement filed by the co-author of a three-page opinion piece published by the New England Journal of Medicine on Aug. 28 — “Dr. Weeks previously worked for the VHA” — is stark in its …

Vincent Theodore Kelly

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Vincent Theodore Kelly, 67, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at his home in White River Jct. There will be no services. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. is assisting with arrangements. …

Hartford Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Girlfriend’s Son

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — A 31-year-old Hartford man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend’s young son last summer. At the end of the arraignment, a judge ordered …

Hartford Man Charged With Murder in 2-Year-Old’s Death

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hartford — A 31-year-old Hartford man faces charges of murder in the first degree and aggravated domestic assault stemming from the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son last summer, police said in a news release late Wednesday night. …