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Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important program. The Post 84 Legionnaires coordinated with …

Post 22 Rallies to Stay Alive in Junior Legion Tournament

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Manchester — As he prepared to leave Gill Stadium at 11 p.m. Tuesday, coach John Grainger was flagged down by a fan of his Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team. “Thanks for the heart attack!” shouted the supporter. All Grainger could do was smile and shake his head. The emotions of …

Frances J. Prior

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Frances J. Prior, 65, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 10, 1949, in Rutland, Vt. a daughter of William and Dorothy (Severance) Prior. She grew up in White River Junction and attended the Hartford Schools. She worked for many years in housekeeping at the Brookside Nursing Home before going …

Hartford Legion Sweeps Bellows Falls

Thursday, July 17, 2014

White River Junction — Ah, summer. Warm weather, outdoor recreation and overall relaxation. But on Hartford High’s baseball field Thursday, there was nonetheless a gut check for the local American Legion squad. Entering the evening’s play, Hartford and …

Hartford High Student Does the Teaching

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

White River Junction — Schoolwork didn’t end for Hartford High’s Esme Cole when classes finished last month. Cole’s classroom is the school’s softball field this summer. Three mornings a week she goes from student to teacher, leading a …

Janet E. Valley

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Janet E. Valley, 69, died unexpectedly Friday, July 11, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Waterbury, Conn., the daughter of John F. and Evelyn (DeLong) Danaher. She graduated from Hartford High School in White …

Forum, July 14: The Unreal McCoy Cartoon; Coins for the Fountain; Norwich Projects

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Unreal McCoy To the Editor: Glenn McCoy’s latest unfunny cartoon reaches a new low of ugly misinformation. I’ve no doubt the Valley News recognizes this nonsense for what it is, so one is compelled to ask — why print this stupid, contemptible dreck? I would seriously like …

Experience Pays a Dividend: For Russell, 2013’s Successes Turn Into 2014’s Opportunities

Monday, July 14, 2014

Burlington — Winning the New England Amateur and Vermont Amateur in the span of less than a month last summer opened a lot of doors this year for Grantham’s Evan Russell, and for that he’s thankful. Repeating at …

Grant Will Pay UVAC Camp Fees

Sunday, July 13, 2014

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s Summer Splash Camp recently received a grant of $3,000 to provide scholarships for 10 children to attend its full-day camp. The camp, which offers daylong and half-day options, is for children ages 6-10. It includes arts and crafts, water …

Anniversary: Raymond and Joyce Miller

Sunday, July 13, 2014

White River Junction — Raymond and Joyce Miller celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 29, 2014, at their farm in White River Junction. The event was hosted by the couple’s children and their spouses, Norma and Byron …

Engagement: Adams — Barker

Sunday, June 29, 2014

White River Junction — Rick and Mary Beth Adams, of White River Junction, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Adams, to Joshua Barker, of Lyme. The bride-to-be graduated from Hartford High School in 2005, earned a …

Lebanon Hires Claremont’s DPW Director

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Claremont — The resignation of the city’s public works director is a “tremendous loss” for the city but also presents an opportunity to look at restructuring the department, City Manager Guy Santagate said Friday. After eight years of running the department that oversees all infrastructure, including streets and …

Summer Scene

Friday, July 11, 2014

From left, Rebecca Griggs of Hartford, Vt., Esther Hacker, 10, of Norwich, Vt., Lily Lerner of Hartford, Charles Hacker of Norwich, and Noah Lerner, 12, of Hartford, watch their dogs Greta, bottom, and Happy swim in the Connecticut …