Hartford

Engagement: Evans — O’Neil

Sunday, January 25, 2015

White River Junction — Sonya Michelle Evans and Joseph Guthrie O’Neil have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Thelma Baker. She graduated from South Royalton High School in 1994 and is employed as a clinical secretary at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Carey and John O’Neil, of White River …

Business Notes: Jan. 25, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

West Lebanon — The Mouse Menagerie announced Friday it would be closing soon after more than 20 years in business. Peg Howard, who has owned the gift shop with her husband, Kevin, for six years said in a telephone interview that a combination of factors contributed to the decision to close, including the …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry surfaces. Up to five inches thick and loaded with treads, fat-bike tires allow riders to …

Peter J. Meyer

Friday, January 9, 2015

Orchid Island, Fla. — Peter J. Meyer, 72, of Quechee, Vt., and Orchid Island, (formerly of Wellesley, Mass., and Boston) died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. He was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Savannah, Ga. Mr. Meyer was a Vietnam veteran who went on to a distinguished …

Peter Joseph Meyer

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Orchid Island, Fla. — Peter J. Meyer, 72, of Quechee, Vt., and Orchid Island, (formerly of Wellesley, Mass., and Boston) died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. He was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Savannah, Ga. Mr. Meyer was a Vietnam veteran who went on to a distinguished …

Jeannette B. Fournier

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Jeannette B. Fournier, age 92, died on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. She was born May 28, 1922, in St. Marc des Carrieres, Quebec, daughter of the late Emile and Regina (Douville) Frenette. Jeannette was a beloved and devoted …

Lucille Ann St. Jean Spaulding

Thursday, January 8, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Lucille Ann St. Jean Spaulding, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. …

Hartford Couple Withdraws Pleas in Sex Assault Case

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

White River Junction — Pretrial hearings in the case of a Hartford couple accused of sexually assaulting two children are moving ahead after the pair successfully petitioned to have earlier guilty pleas withdrawn. Steven D. Smith, 48, and …

Quechee One Step Closer to Sidewalk

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hartford — Town leaders just took another step toward installing a sidewalk on Quechee Main Street. On Tuesday evening, Selectboard members unanimously approved a prioritized list of $2.8 million in projects designed to make Quechee a safer and more welcoming place for pedestrians and cyclists. While the Selectboard …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Hello, My Name Is… : New H.S. Basketball Coaches Undeterred by Level of Job Turnover

Monday, January 5, 2015

You have to start somewhere. Chris Cook has found his starts in four different locations. Each time the 1996 Thetford Academy graduate and former Panther athlete takes on a new basketball coaching job, he works to build a …

Psychologist, Fire Chief Join Second Growth Board

Sunday, January 4, 2015

White River Junction — Two new members have been appointed to the board of Second Growth. The White River Junction-based nonprofit provides treatment and support services for adolescents and young adults with substance abuse issues, and offers leadership training for high school athletes. Dr. Steven C. Atkins is …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …