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David C. Burgess

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — David C. Burgess, 24, died unexpectedly, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. He was born Sept. 14, 1990, in Redwood City, Calif., the son of Christopher and Mary (Shaheen) Burgess. At the age of fourteen he moved with his family to the Upper Valley where he attended and graduated from the Mid Vermont Christian School, class of 2008. He later attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pa.. David was a member of the Valley Bible Church in White River Junction. He had great intellect and was an avid reader. He had a passion for computers and he loved to help others with his talents. Although his illness changed the way he …

Hartford Picks A Park

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hartford — Facing significant public pressure, the Hartford Selectboard decided on a 5-2 vote to move forward with a plan to build a pocket park in Quechee at an estimated cost of $311,000, ending years of indecision on the divisive issue. The vote came after Selectboard members expressed exasperation with the process that …

Eagles Taking Flight: Mid Vermont Joins Vermont’s Varsity Boys Soccer Ranks

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Quechee — An emotion in between nervousness and excitement ran through the mind of eighth-grader Sam Twarog when he lined up for a penalty kick in the second half of his team’s preseason scrimmage against Trinity Christian on Monday, already trailing 4-0. Twarog impressively held his composure. He picked his spot and ran …

Norwich Woman Provides for Appalachian Trail Hikers

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Norwich — For even the fittest, best-prepared hiker, trekking the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail is no small feat. Injuries, financial strain and existential crises can wear a person down, and only about a quarter of those who attempt a …

Hartford to Address Athletics Oversight

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hartford — The Hartford School District is moving ahead with plans to exercise stronger oversight of people involved with its athletics programs after a School Board member’s complaint sparked public calls for such a policy. Administrators said they are also responding to calls to create a formal system …

Hanover Nursing Home Ranks in Lowest Tier After Inspection

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hanover — An area nursing home that changed ownership 14 months ago was recently cited by state inspectors for several deficiencies in patient care, including a failure to provide eating assistance to a patient with dementia who lost 23 pounds. The citations contributed to Hanover Terrace Health and …

One More Time: New Hartford Coach Gives Field Hockey Another Shot

Thursday, August 13, 2015

White River Junction — There’s an appropriate phrase for this situation: Be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it. Heath Haskell had coached field hockey in three different places and was not sure he …

Suspect in Death Of Toddler Freed

Thursday, August 13, 2015

White River Junction — A 32-year-old Hartford man accused in the 2013 death of his girlfriend’s toddler son was released on home detention this week as prosecutors acknowledged that there is no longer “a great likelihood of conviction” after defense attorneys uncovered new information in the case. The …

White River Junction Resident Golfs His Way to Special Olympics Medal

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

White River Junction — With his blue United States golf shirt and the wild, red-white-and-blue shorts, Hunter Hall presents the picture of patriotism. Craig Serpa is more than glad to help him stay that way. Hall returned last …

Restoring History in Quechee

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Henry Koloski moves his 1956 Ford Fairlane out of his garage in Quechee on Sunday. Koloski, who drove a similar car in high school, bought the car off Ebay about three years ago as a restoration project. On …

Spark Community Center Elects New Board Members

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Lebanon — The board of directors of Spark Community Center recently elected new officers and members. Lindsay Smith, coordinator of the Lebanon Farmers Market, was elected president. Philip Eller, executive director of the Special Needs Support Center in …

Opportunity or Sacrilege? White River Junction Church Faces Choice That Will Define Future

Sunday, August 9, 2015

White River Junction — The fate of what could be the biggest development in White River Junction’s history has become inextricably linked with the story of a struggling church. Within a few weeks, United Methodist Church members are …

Camp Invention

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Teacher Mike Duguay watches as Team Aqua navigates its cardboard-and-skateboard “car” through the obstacle course during Camp Invention, held last month at Hartford Memorial Middle School. Student Audrey Berman is in the box, while Gavin Brothers, left, David …