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A worker installs insulation on the top floor of the Hartford Municipal Building in White River, Junction, Vt., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. The renovations to the 131-year-old building aim to make the interior more energy-efficient and modern, while preserving the historic nature of the building's exterior. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Hartford Preps for Year Ahead

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hartford — The Selectboard has agreed on a municipal budget that, if approved by voters, would increase the municipal portion of the property tax rate by 9.1 percent. The $15.7 million general fund budget, up from $14.5 million this year, would restore a handful of municipal staff positions that have been cut in recent years, a goal that has been …

10 Jockey for Slots on Hartford Boards

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hartford — With a Monday evening filing deadline now past, it appears that 10 candidates will vie for four open slots on the Hartford Selectboard and School Board. Mike Morris, Rebecca White and Dennis Brown are all seeking a two-year term on the Selectboard, a position that will be vacated when Co-Chairman Ken Parker steps down. Parker announced last week that he would …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by …

Volunteer Spotlight: Cover Helps Button Up Homes

Sunday, January 11, 2015

By Liz Sauchelli Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction — As the wind whips up this winter, weatherization is on the mind of Rob Schultz, executive director at Cover Home Repair. “The way the demand works, is …

Hartland Resident Takes the Helm at Vital Communities

Sunday, January 11, 2015

White River Junction — Tom Roberts, of Hartland, has been appointed executive director of Vital Communities. Roberts has more than a decade of successful leadership experience in Upper Valley nonprofits, the White River Junction-based nonprofit said in a …

Combat Veterans’ Book Group Starting in White River Junction

Sunday, January 11, 2015

White River Junction — A new book group for combat veterans will hold its first meeting on Jan. 28. The free program will provide an opportunity for veterans to connect with one another, build relationships, read insightful materials and share experiences, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White …

Windsor Resident Earns Defense Department Award

Sunday, January 11, 2015

White River Junction — Judy Audette, facility telehealth coordinator at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, recently received the Department of Defense Patriot Award. The award is granted through Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, …

Woodstock Senior Scores 1,000th Point

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Woodstock — “What size sneakers do you wear?” Not a typical question, even if delivered with a smile, asked of a high school basketball player by a referee handing over the ball at the start of a second …

Who Will Fill These Seats?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Briggs Opera House played a key role in the redevelopment of White River Junction when it lured Northern Stage in 1997. So when Northern Stage moves into its new theater this summer, the opera house’s owner would …

Quechee Neighbors Oppose Cell Tower

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Quechee — Site work has begun for a telecommunications tower in Quechee that neighbors say could hurt their property values; some are also raising health concerns. Vermont Telephone Company, which received a $116 million federal grant in 2011 …

WRJ Man Will Not Be Hospitalized

Friday, January 9, 2015

White River Junction — A 46-year-old White River Junction man who had been found incompetent to stand trial doesn’t need to be hospitalized. Henry “Hank” Chalmers has returned to the community under 90-day supervision of the Department of …

Subzero Temperatures Hamper All-Day Firefighting Effort as Former Ascutney Lodge Burns

Friday, January 9, 2015

Brownsville — Dozens of firefighters braved subzero temperatures on Thursday to fight a fire that gutted the base lodge of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort. Frigid weather froze hoses and wore down firefighters, hindering efforts to extinguish the …

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 …