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Letter: Thanks to Foster Parents

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: May is National Foster Care Month, and we at the Department for Children and Families Family Services Division would like to take this opportunity to thank foster and kinship parents in our community for their hard work and dedication to families across our region. The Family Services Division is committed to keeping children connected to their families, communities and schools. Foster and kinship families help us keep …

Letter: Hartford Should Welcome Dogs and Their Owners

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: A recent Valley News article, “Hartford Adds Rules for Public Use,” included topics, issues and concerns discussed in detail at a recent Hartford Selectboard meeting with a focus on use of public lands. In reading the article, it was clear to me that the restricted use of Hartford public lands by dog owners was extreme, diminishing cooperation among neighbors. Does …

Letter: Help Preserve Hartford’s Schoolhouse

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: Last January, the Valley News featured the drive to preserve the vintage one-room schoolhouse in Hartford’s Jericho Rural Historic District. Fund-raising began in December and continues in coordination with the Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Historic Preservation Commission. The building is believed to be the only former schoolhouse in the town of Hartford that has been preserved in its …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Set for April 26

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A free, anonymous drug take-back day will take place on April 26 across Windsor County. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. and locally, and a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. The no-questions-asked “take-back” will enable residents to help …

Hartford Forum To Focus on Fraud

Sunday, April 6, 2014

White River Junction — A free forum to help prevent consumer fraud will take place tomorrow in White River Junction. The event, hosted by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and AARP Vermont, is set for 1-2:30 p.m. at Bugbee Senior Center. It will provide tips, free materials and …

Rosa De La Rosa

Friday, April 4, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Rosa De La Rosa, 76, loving mother, wonderful grandmother, caring sister, aunt and godmother, died Wednesday evening, April 2, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Cartagena, Colombia one of seven children to Boris …

Letter: Found Not Guilty

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the Editor: Apparently, our justice system (innocent until proven guilty) only satisfies when the the result meets politically correct ideas. When rape is accused, it therefore happened.The accused from Dartmouth was found not guilty of his charges, yet the decision doesn’t sit well with some people. Please …

Man Pleads No Contest To Setting Buses on Fire

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction — A White River Junction man pleaded no contest to setting fire to three school buses owned by Butler’s Bus Service, and under the conditions of the plea agreement, he was able to walk out …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, April 3

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges White River Junction — A 21-year-old White River Junction man has pleaded guilty to numerous charges of possessing heroin and cocaine and will serve a year in prison. Jesse J. LaFlam, Jr., pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Windsor Superior …

Spring Shoveling in Hartford

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ken Ladeau shovels snow away from a window in front of his apartment in Hartford Village on Tuesday. “I’ll be glad that spring gets here,” Ladeau said after he finished the task. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Letter: Successful Fundraiser for Veterans

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

To the Editor: On March 15, a hockey game fundraiser was held at the Campion Rink between members of the Vermont and New Hampshire National Guard units. Proceeds were donated to the Friends of Veterans organization in White River Junction. Friends of Veterans is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization …

Christopher Andrew Leswing

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Christopher Andrew Leswing died at home on Sunday, March 30, 2014, from prostate cancer. He was surrounded by family and left this world peacefully. Chris was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on Nov. 27, 1951, to The Rev. Dr. Herbert Leswing Jr. and Gladys Macfarlane Leswing. …

Letter: Wrong About the Common Core

Monday, March 31, 2014

To the Editor: In his March 20 Forum letter (“Education Is Not Information”), Paul D. Keane incorrectly describes the Common Core State Standards as a means of, among other things, turning public education into some kind of an “Information Delivery System.” He alleges that people behind the Common …