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Terry Dorman, right, of Quechee shares his recipe for apple sauce with Hewes crab apples with Tom and Janet Call of Charlottesville, Va. at his  Whitman Brook Orchard in Quechee, Vt. Monday, September 15, 2014. There are 500 trees of 72 apple varieties in the orchard, many of which were originally planted in the 1920's. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Quechee Man Resurrects an Orchard

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Terry Dorman stands in his orchard at the top of a steep, south-facing hillside in Quechee. The morning’s showers have tapered off and the mountains to the south look azure in the patchy afternoon sunlight as the rain clouds retreat. He points to a McIntosh tree, heavy with fruit. “Nineteen years ago you couldn’t see that tree,” he said. “The …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did on Friday afternoon as the Jacks held on to beat visiting Rutland 3-1 on homecoming …

Quechee Wants Interstate Study

Friday, September 19, 2014

Quechee — It may be time to rethink the future of development near Interstate 89 in Quechee, town leaders said. Earlier this week, the Hartford Planning Commission voted to support a new $26,000 land use and transportation study that would take a fresh look at guidelines for development in the so-called “Quechee Interstate …

Fresh Volunteer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Volunteers spent Monday afternoon at nonprofit agencies across the Upper Valley participating in Granite United Way’s annual Upper Valley Day of Caring. Akhila Kovvuri, an incoming freshman at Dartmouth College, joined other student volunteers at Upper Valley Haven, …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

HCRS to Help With Vt. Family Program Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services will collaborate with a program designed to help Vermont families overcome temporary, short-term financial crises and avoid the need for ongoing assistance. Reach …

Grandparents Brag: Sept. 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MURPHY — A grandson, Benjamin Patrick Murphy, born on Aug. 6, 2014, to paternal grandparents Scott Murphy, of Wilder, and Wendy Murphy, of Bennington, Vt., and maternal grandmother Theresa Symancyk, of Wilder. …

Service-Minded Teens Bring Joy to Hospice

Sunday, September 7, 2014

By Liz Sauchelli Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction — At the end of their school year, Bailey and Courtney Leavitt entered a new activity into their routines. The Hartford High School sophomores began volunteering alongside their …

No Vacancy: Rental Housing in the Upper Valley — Always Scarce — Gets Scarcer

Sunday, September 7, 2014

West Lebanon — Looking for an apartment? Good luck. The availability of rental apartments in the Upper Valley, especially at the region’s epicenter in Lebanon, Hanover and Hartford, is near zero as fewer houses are being put up …

Marcus William St. Jacques

Saturday, September 6, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Marcus William St. Jacques, 91, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Wilder, Vt. He was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Worcester, Vt. the son of Mark Henry and Florence Wheeler St. Jacques. He graduated from Northfield High …

Shooting Victim Speaks Out

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Newport — Police are trying to determine whether a Laurel Street homeowner was justified when he shot his son-in-law at his front door. Meanwhile, the son-in-law said in an interview that he was trying to return his wife’s purse to her following an argument earlier in the day …

Middlebury Growls at Hartford Football

Saturday, September 6, 2014

White River Junction — For the second straight week, the Middlebury Union High football team used big plays to make quick work of its opponent. The defending state champion Tigers scored five touchdowns on plays of 49 yards or longer, knocking off Hartford 34-14 Friday night in a …

Track, Field Petition Could Go to Court

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hartford — A petition drive that asks Hartford residents to reconsider funding for a school track and artificial turf field may wind up in court. F.X. Flinn, a former selectman, says he’s collected signatures from more than 400 town residents asking for a special Town Meeting to coincide …

For Free Clinic, Change Coming, But Old Challenges Remain

Friday, September 5, 2014

White River Junction — There’s a new executive director in town, helping a 22-year-old clinic adapt to health care reform even as it continues to provide free health and dental care to uninsured and under-insured residents of the …