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Vermont DOT construction crews work on reconstructing the embankment along Route 4 between Quechee and Woodstock, Vt., on Oct. 27, 2014. After Hurricane Irene, crews put up a temporary fix to keep Route 4 safe and are now working on a more permanent solution according to Michelle Redmond, the resident engineer for the project. The project, which started in September, will be a two part project and will finish up sometime in 2015. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Janet L. Sorice

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Janet L. Sorice, 60, who died Sept. 24, 2014, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 11 a.m., in Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, with the Rev. Patience Stoddard officiating. A reception will follow at Top of the Hop. …

Heroin Sample Was Laced With Fentanyl

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hartford — Police said a heroin sample tied to a suspected overdose tested positive for Fentanyl, a narcotic drug that is more powerful and more life-threatening than heroin itself. Two suspected overdose deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month led Hartford police to send a sample of heroin to the Vermont Forensics Laboratory for testing. Authorities haven’t said …

Woodstock Rules Regional X-C Meet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

North Springfield, Vt. — Katherine Bassette is more than just a two-time state champion pole vaulter. On Tuesday, the Woodstock senior added the Southern Vermont cross country title to her growing list of accomplishments as the Wasps dominated the boys’ and girls’ meet held at the picturesque North …

School Notes: Hartford’s Dothan Brook School Wins Award for Positive Behavior Program

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction — At Hartford’s Dothan Brook Elementary School, students, teachers, staff and parents are promoting climate change as a positive thing. How positive? Last week, the Vermont Agency of Education named the kindergarten-to-grade-5 institution as an “Examplar School” for the third year in a row, for …

Andrea Bryony North

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Bryony North, 48, passed suddenly Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1965 in Corbridge, England the daughter of Peter and Rosalind (McLean) Mellor. Bryony grew up in Barrington, …

VA Seeks Personnel Nationwide

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — Caregiver shortages that have forced veterans to wait for care from the Veterans Health Administration are early indicators of a more general problem in health care, the Cabinet secretary who oversees the 340,000-employee medical care system …

One Man Tackles Quechee Gorge Traffic

Monday, October 13, 2014

Quechee — Kipp Miller and his wife of 43 years, Liz, have owned the Quechee Gorge Gift Shop since 1980. Wearing suspenders, a wristwatch and the stubbly evidence of a rough shave, Miller watched the perpetual negotiations between …

Engagement: Leonard — Forward IV

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wilder — Tim and Theresa Leonard, of Wilder, and Thomas and Barbara Forward III, of Lyme, have announced the engagement of their children, Kaitlin Elizabeth Leonard and Thomas Chesley Forward IV. The bride-to-be, of Wilder, graduated form Hartford …

Vanpool Meeting, Pizza Party Scheduled for Bradford, Vt.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — People who live in the Bradford area are invited to a free “vanpool” pizza party on Wednesday, at 7 p.m., at Bradford Public Library. Representatives from the Vermont Agency of Transportation will discuss a state program that offers a $700 monthly subsidy for vanpools, and …

Allyson Davis Ledoux

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Allyson Davis Ledoux, 61, of Wilder, died peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, after an extended illness. Ally was born on Feb. 19, 1953, in Burlington, Vt., the daughter of Philip H. Davis and Phyllis D. Powell. She graduated from the Northfield Mount …

Pomfret Hunter Bags Mega Moose

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pomfret — As Kevin Rice, Pomfret’s fire chief, scouted for bull moose in the wilds of the Northeast Kingdom early one morning late last month, he ventured to a wet, clear-c ut property in Bloomfield, Vt. There, he …

Fire Officials: Checking Smoke Alarms Could Save Your Life

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White River Junction —Functional smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent, and almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with missing, broken or un-powered smoke alarms. That’s according to research from the National Fire Protection Association, which …