Hartford

Hartford Clears Budget Confusion

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hartford — Following Saturday’s annual Town Meeting from the floor, many voters, including members of the Selectboard, were confused about the actual impact their votes had on the town budget. While the total municipal budget was cut by $40,000, to $15.68 million, from what the Selectboard originally proposed, voters reduced the amount to be raised in taxes by almost $500,000, in part by tapping more of Hartford’s rainy day fund. …

A Life: Betty Wood, 1931-2015; ‘She Would Stand So Others Could Sit’

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sharon — For Betty Wood, retirement meant one thing: more time to volunteer. Wood, a familiar face at the Sharon Food Shelf and VA Medical Center, relished meeting and helping people, and only wanted to further her mission after retiring from nearly two decades in the nursing field. “Everyone came first,” said Bernard …

Engagement: LaFountaine — Soto

Sunday, March 29, 2015

White River Junction — Bryan and Jeanne LaFountaine, of White River Junction, have announced the engagement of their son, Eric M. LaFountaine, to Meiber Soto. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Meiber and Ramon Soto of Managua, Nicaragua. She is studying dentistry at Universidad Americana, in Managua. The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Hartford High …

Recount Upholds Winner of Hartford Seat

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hartford — A recount on Wednesday of the votes tallied for Selectboard candidates during Town Meeting last week affirmed Rebecca White’s election to the seat. Mike Morris, who had competed against White for the seat, requested a recount after results showed he lost 593-580, with the next contender …

Bail Increased in Robbery Case

Thursday, March 12, 2015

White River Junction — A Weathersfield man has pleaded not guilty to upgraded charges in connection with the Jan. 28 robbery of a Springfield, Vt., credit union. Matthew Martin, 30, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court Wednesday on two felony charges of assault and robbery, and grand larceny …

N.H. Man Sentenced for Role in Drug Shooting

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

White River Junction — A 34-year-old Charlestown man has been sentenced in connection with a June 2014 apartment break-in and shooting in Springfield, Vt., that injured a convicted drug dealer. Jabbar Chandler pleaded guilty in Windsor Superior Court …

Bernice Evans Ballard

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Bernice Evans Ballard, 87, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Knight Funeral Home. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. …

June L. Gunzinger

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lakeland, Fla. — June L. Gunzinger passed away surrounded by her family, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Lakeland Regional Hospital in Lakeland, after a brief illness. June is survived by her husband, Bill Gunzinger of Lakeland; her daughter, Lisa Thibideau and her husband, Michael of Lebanon, N.H.; her …

Brian Sutton-Smith

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Brian Sutton-Smith, pioneer in the study of the significance of Play, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the age of 90 at Brookside Nursing Home. The cause is listed as complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Sutton-Smith was one of the foremost play scholars …

For Many, Community College Is the Ticket to a Better Life

Sunday, March 8, 2015

In the summer of 2012, Ashley Andreas moved to Vermont with her boyfriend, whose family lived in the state. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Andreas left Millersville University, near Lancaster, at the end of fall semester 2011. Her …

Birth Announcements: March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital DICKINSON — A daughter, Natalee Emilia Dickinson, born on Feb. 20, 2015, to Megan and Thomas Dickinson, of Hartford. Gifford Medical Center HULFISH — A daughter, Malia Grace Hulfish, born on Feb. 11, 2015, to Syerra Decan and Alexander Hulfish, of Randolph. TOWNSEND …

Dental Insurer Cuts Reimbursement

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Norwich — Northeast Delta Dental, faced with growing competition and the prospect of losing premium-sensitive individual consumers, this year implemented a 4 percent cut in the fee schedule it uses to reimburse most dentists in New Hampshire and Vermont. “Our prices stopped being competitive,” said Tom Raffio, chief …

Business Park Planned for Sykes Avenue

Sunday, March 8, 2015

White River Junction — A new light industrial business park and incubator space is on the drawing board for Hartford, a move that could ease pressure on the dearth of shovel-ready business sites in the area while providing financial support for the nonprofit designed to spur economic growth …