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Forum, Aug. 2: Middle Class Problems; Peace in the Mideast; Fast Times on Route 4

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Rise and Fall of the Middle Class To the Editor: As a teacher of a course on the declining middle class at OSHER@Dartmouth in the past and again this fall (“The Puzzle of Our Time: Can the Middle Class Be Saved?”), I was particularly interested in the recent letter (“America’s Game: Wealth,” July 30) by Al Stevens. I agree that the growing income and wealth divide in this country is …

Cumberland Farms to Rebuild in Wilder

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wilder — Cumberland Farms has plans to raze and rebuild its Hartford Avenue convenience store with a slightly smaller, but revamped space complete with outdoor seating. Store officials hope to tear down the existing 5,550 square-foot building and rebuild in its place a 4,513 square-foot structure. The four existing fuel pumps on the north side of the store will be removed and three …

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important …

Forum, July 18: Abuse in Palestine; Plight of the Children at the Border; Flowers in Hartford

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Abuse in Palestine To the Editor: Thanks and congratulations to the Valley News for the recent op-ed on the beating of an American child, Tariq Khdeir, by Israeli police (“Where It’s ‘Trayvon Martin, En Masse’,” July 11). Valley News coverage on Israel and Palestine has long been …

Vermont Sets Lower and Consistent Speed Limit Along Route 4

Friday, July 18, 2014

Woodstock — The state of Vermont is reducing speed limits along Route 4 between Bridgewater and Hartford to smooth out changes in speed and give drivers more time to react in emergencies along a state highway where five …

Hartford Legion Sweeps Bellows Falls

Thursday, July 17, 2014

White River Junction — Ah, summer. Warm weather, outdoor recreation and overall relaxation. But on Hartford High’s baseball field Thursday, there was nonetheless a gut check for the local American Legion squad. Entering the evening’s play, Hartford and …

Hartford High Student Does the Teaching

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

White River Junction — Schoolwork didn’t end for Hartford High’s Esme Cole when classes finished last month. Cole’s classroom is the school’s softball field this summer. Three mornings a week she goes from student to teacher, leading a …

Janet E. Valley

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Janet E. Valley, 69, died unexpectedly Friday, July 11, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Waterbury, Conn., the daughter of John F. and Evelyn (DeLong) Danaher. She graduated from Hartford High School in White …

Forum, July 14: The Unreal McCoy Cartoon; Coins for the Fountain; Norwich Projects

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Unreal McCoy To the Editor: Glenn McCoy’s latest unfunny cartoon reaches a new low of ugly misinformation. I’ve no doubt the Valley News recognizes this nonsense for what it is, so one is compelled to ask — why print this stupid, contemptible dreck? I would seriously like …

Experience Pays a Dividend: For Russell, 2013’s Successes Turn Into 2014’s Opportunities

Monday, July 14, 2014

Burlington — Winning the New England Amateur and Vermont Amateur in the span of less than a month last summer opened a lot of doors this year for Grantham’s Evan Russell, and for that he’s thankful. Repeating at …

Grant Will Pay UVAC Camp Fees

Sunday, July 13, 2014

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s Summer Splash Camp recently received a grant of $3,000 to provide scholarships for 10 children to attend its full-day camp. The camp, which offers daylong and half-day options, is for children ages 6-10. It includes arts and crafts, water …

Anniversary: Raymond and Joyce Miller

Sunday, July 13, 2014

White River Junction — Raymond and Joyce Miller celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 29, 2014, at their farm in White River Junction. The event was hosted by the couple’s children and their spouses, Norma and Byron …

Engagement: Adams — Barker

Sunday, June 29, 2014

White River Junction — Rick and Mary Beth Adams, of White River Junction, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Adams, to Joshua Barker, of Lyme. The bride-to-be graduated from Hartford High School in 2005, earned a …