Hartford

Hartford Football Grounds Past Colchester

Friday, September 4, 2015

White River Junction — Hartford football was alive in the postgame huddle Friday night, teeming with a sense of pride, excitement and accomplishment. Whether it was for the game the Hurricanes just played or the way they had just played it was unclear. Chances are good, it was a little bit of both. Through their first two games, the Hurricanes are two-thirds of the way closer to tying their win …

A Hot Topic: VPA’s Heat Policy Takes Toll on Fall Sports

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hartford High School Athletic Director Joe James noticed the late summer sun shining down on his school’s soccer field Wednesday afternoon, not long before a scheduled Hartford-Woodstock girls match . By all accounts, it was perfect weather for soccer and even better weather to just be outside — the epitome of summer joy …

Vt. Bomb Threat Charges Dropped

Thursday, September 3, 2015

White River Junction — False bomb threat charges against a Hartford man whose home near Hartford High School was raided by police in January have been dropped. Kyle Fellows, 53, still faces felony charges related to drugs and the so-called “pipe bombs” that police detonated outside of his mother’s Gifford Street house during …

Kenneth A. Clifford

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Kenneth A. Clifford, 57, died suddenly on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at the Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H. He was born May 10, 1958 in Lebanon, N.H. a son of Donald M. and Ruth (Pitkin) Clifford. Ken grew up in White River Jct., and lived …

Richard C. Wilson

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sun City, Ariz. — Richard C. Wilson, 75, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Sun City. He was born in 1939 a son of Clarence and Eva (Stricklin) Wilson in Willimantic, Conn. Dick grew up in Connecticut where he attended school and worked on horse farm, he later …

A Life: Bill Mitchell, 1921-2015; ‘His Goal Was to Help Inform, Bring Knowledge or Make Life Better’

Monday, August 17, 2015

West Lebanon — Whether it was during a 50-year career in the education and waste management industries or his retirement years spent in the Upper Valley, Bill Mitchell was forever helpful, resourceful and inventive. A longtime agronomy professor …

Route 4 Rail Bridge Fixed, But Some Say Its Low Clearance Is the Underlying Problem

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hartford — People familiar with the Route 4 railroad bridge in Hartford — which was replaced recently after it was damaged by a passing truck earlier this summer — say the low clearance on the bridge that wasn’t addressed has been problematic for some time. The bridge, which …

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 …