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At the Hospitals: Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Local Hospitals Release Community Health Needs Assessment Access to mental health care and affordable health insurance, prescription drugs prices, heroin and the misuse of pain medications are among the Upper Valley ’s most pressing health concerns, according to a report by local hospitals. The 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment is based on focus groups and surveys conducted over a five-month …

White River Rotary Club Honors Award Winners

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Quechee — White River Rotary Club honored several of its members at an awards dinner last month at Murphy’s Farm. The awards honor achievements from the past Rotary year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. Nicolaas Bekker, president of the club for two consecutive terms, received the Frank E. Kenison leadership award, along with special accolades from longtime Rotarian Philip Hammond. …

5 Vie for 2 Seats in Hartford

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hartford — A longtime Zoning Board member. A green energy advocate. A mother of nine and community volunteer. A retired teacher who is now an activist. A youth outreach worker. When the municipal voting booths open on March 1, Hartford residents will select two people for three-year slots on the Selectboard; the five …

A Life: Donald Renehan; ‘People Relied on Him Because They Knew They Could Trust Him’

Monday, January 25, 2016

West Lebanon — Possessing a kind heart and love of all things mechanical, Donald Renehan always had an eye out for someone that could use his help, but never bragged or boasted about good deeds. “He was just …

People in Business: Jan 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jessica Willis, of Springfield, Vt., has been promoted to director, business strategy and marketing operations, at Maponics, the White River Junction-based spatial data company that specializes in mapping areas and populations of interest. Willis, who previously served as …

John P. Bomhower

Saturday, January 23, 2016

White River Jct., Vt. — John P. Bomhower, 91, a life long resident of Christian Street in White River Jct., died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at Brookside Nursing Home. He was born Oct. 5, 1924, in White River Jct. the son of John L. and Martha Mary (Stone) …

Climate Change Increases Precipitation

Friday, January 22, 2016

Norwich — On the same day that NASA scientists announced that 2015 was officially the warmest year on record, about 50 Upper Valley residents and planners discussed how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and adapt to increasing temperatures, precipitation and extreme weather events caused by climate change. Not …

School Budget Plan Cuts 14 Jobs in Hartford

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hartford — The Hartford School Board unanimously approved a budget that would trim district spending by more than $200,000 and trim an estimated 14 positions from the district staff. Despite the cost cutting, the school portion of local property taxes still is expected to increase by 3 percent. …

At Long Last, Hartford Girls Hockey in a Winning Mood

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

White River Junction — The postgame celebration could be heard from the lobby, screams and cheers that seemed to get louder as the minutes passed by. As the Hartford High girls hockey team filed out of the locker …

Hartford Debates Proposed Charter Change, Local Option Tax

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hartford — Though a majority of the residents who attended a public hearing Tuesday night expressed support for proposed changes to the town charter, some questioned their wisdom. During the annual Town Meeting in March, voters will consider recommendations by the Selectboard to create a 1 percent local …

Joyce “Joy” Harrison

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wilder, Vt. — Joyce “Joy” Harrison, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Lebanon Center Genesis in Lebanon, N.H. She was born May 18, 1938, in Worcester, Mass. a daughter of Edwin and Doris (Farmer) Hutchins. Joy graduated from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pa. and later earned a …

Volunteer Spotlight: Everybody Wins Puts Out Call for Literacy Mentors

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A school-based literacy program is looking for volunteers to spend an hour a week reading to local students. The nonprofit Everybody Wins Vermont has programs throughout the state and one in New Hampshire. Literacy mentors are needed at …

Wedding: Beidler — Blyden

Sunday, January 17, 2016

White River Junction — Leah Paige Beidler and Curtis Blyden were married on Oct. 24, 2015, at Hope Fellowship Church in Cambridge, Mass. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle. The Rev. Curtis Cook officiated at the …