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Rep. Annie Kuster, D - NH, stretches for a look through bridge supports down to the Connecticut River while visiting the Route 4 bridge in West Lebanon, N.H. Monday, July 6, 2015. Kuster, who is advocating for the extension of a federal highways bill, was shown around the site by CPM Constructors owners Paul Koziell, left, and Tim Ouellette, second from left, and met CPM employee Duane Mitchell, right. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Kuster Advocates Highway Bill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

West Lebanon — The two-month extension of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act approved by Congress in May is set to expire at the end of this month, casting a pall of uncertainty over the future of transportation projects across the country. Such short-term funding plans are insufficient to address the country’s infrastructure needs, create and keep jobs and add …

Alfred C. Hansen

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Committal services with Military Honors for Alfred C. Hansen, 92, of White River Jct., and a long time resident of Corinth, Vt., who died on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the family lot in the East Corinth New Cemetery. The Hale Funeral Home and Cremation Care of …

Later Beats Never: Lebanon Post 22 Offense Overcomes Defense

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — The first half of Sunday’s 15-6 rout by Lebanon American Legion Post 22’s senior baseball team over visiting Keene Post 4 was all too familiar to pitcher Steve Cerrone. The hosts’ starter, a former Hartford High competitor, endured less-than-ideal defense and run support while playing his first season at Phillips Exeter …

In the Kitchen: Elixir’s Chef Started Cooking at an Early Age

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Elixir Executive Chef Chad Lumbra believes a fine dining restaurant can distinguish itself through little things. A pinch of salt or a properly placed garnish could be what makes the difference between you and someone down the street, …

June L. Gunzinger

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Lakeland, Fla. — A gathering to celebrate the life of June L Gunzinger, 73, who passed away Feb. 8, 2015, in Lakeland, will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wilder Clubhouse/Library 78 Norwich Ave, Wilder, Vt. …

Town, Quechee Lakes Continue Negotiations

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Quechee — A 15-year lease that allows the town of Hartford to use Quechee Green Park has expired amid protracted negotiations, but the Quechee Lakes Landowners Association will allow the public continued use of the park and other amenities, pending an expected resolution in the fall, a representative …

Service Note

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Air Force Airman Shannon M. O’Neil graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen …

Norwich Women’s Club Gives $66,000 in Grants

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Norwich — Twenty local organizations will receive a total of $30,000 in grants from the Norwich Women’s Club Community Projects Fund this year, an amount that represents 80 percent of the total requested funds, the club said in a news release. The women’s club will also distribute $36,000 …

On Balance, It’s a Thrill: Mountain Unicyclists Take Trails One Wheel at a Time

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Norwich — Rob Lycett compares learning to ride a unicycle to learning a language: It takes a lot of practice before it begins to feel natural. “There’s a learning curve,” Lycett, of West Hartford, said. Lycett is part …

60th Anniversary: Robert and Alice Vincent

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hartland — Robert J. Vincent and Alice L. Vincent celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 24, 2015, with a party at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center in Quechee. The event was hosted by the …

Business Notes: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

White River Junction — Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities, graduated 21 last week. The graduation was held June 10 at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor. The leadership training program runs from September through June. It includes 10 day-long sessions focused on key aspects of community life …

Paul A. Betters

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Paul A. Betters, 52, died early Thursday morning, June 11, 2015, at his home in Hartford Village. He was born June 18, 1962 in Lebanon, N.H. the son of Barry K. and Eleanor Ann (Bettis) Betters. He grew up in Hartford and graduated from Hartford …

Protecting Her Memory: WRJ Man Wants to Install a Fence Around Daughter’s Gravesite

Friday, June 12, 2015

West Lebanon — A White River Junction man who has been pushing Lebanon officials for the right to erect a fence around his daughter’s gravesite said he was devastated when the plot was damaged in a nighttime incident. …