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Letter: Help Preserve Hartford’s Schoolhouse

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: Last January, the Valley News featured the drive to preserve the vintage one-room schoolhouse in Hartford’s Jericho Rural Historic District. Fund-raising began in December and continues in coordination with the Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Historic Preservation Commission. The building is believed to be the only former schoolhouse in the town of Hartford that has been preserved in its original form. It remains a site of …

Spring, No Brakes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cole Miller, 10, right, and Dylan LaBrake, 13, zoom down Cascadnac Avenue in White River Junction on Thursday. The boys are on school vacation this week. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Letter: Honoring Students Who Served

Thursday, April 17, 2014

To the Editor: Tris Wykes’ well-written story about Evan Bloom (“A Big Impression: Dartmouth’s Bloom Has Left His Mark,” April 11) has a hidden story that few readers would understand. “He’s certainly proud of the path he’s chosen, but is wise enough to know there are many ways to regard military service and America’s role in international conflict,” wrote Wykes. I had to …

Rosa De La Rosa

Friday, April 4, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Rosa De La Rosa, 76, loving mother, wonderful grandmother, caring sister, aunt and godmother, died Wednesday evening, April 2, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Dec. 6, 1937, in Cartagena, Colombia one of seven children to Boris …

Letter: Found Not Guilty

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the Editor: Apparently, our justice system (innocent until proven guilty) only satisfies when the the result meets politically correct ideas. When rape is accused, it therefore happened.The accused from Dartmouth was found not guilty of his charges, yet the decision doesn’t sit well with some people. Please …

Man Pleads No Contest To Setting Buses on Fire

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction — A White River Junction man pleaded no contest to setting fire to three school buses owned by Butler’s Bus Service, and under the conditions of the plea agreement, he was able to walk out …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, April 3

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges White River Junction — A 21-year-old White River Junction man has pleaded guilty to numerous charges of possessing heroin and cocaine and will serve a year in prison. Jesse J. LaFlam, Jr., pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Windsor Superior …

Spring Shoveling in Hartford

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ken Ladeau shovels snow away from a window in front of his apartment in Hartford Village on Tuesday. “I’ll be glad that spring gets here,” Ladeau said after he finished the task. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Letter: Successful Fundraiser for Veterans

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

To the Editor: On March 15, a hockey game fundraiser was held at the Campion Rink between members of the Vermont and New Hampshire National Guard units. Proceeds were donated to the Friends of Veterans organization in White River Junction. Friends of Veterans is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization …

Christopher Andrew Leswing

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Christopher Andrew Leswing died at home on Sunday, March 30, 2014, from prostate cancer. He was surrounded by family and left this world peacefully. Chris was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on Nov. 27, 1951, to The Rev. Dr. Herbert Leswing Jr. and Gladys Macfarlane Leswing. …

Letter: Wrong About the Common Core

Monday, March 31, 2014

To the Editor: In his March 20 Forum letter (“Education Is Not Information”), Paul D. Keane incorrectly describes the Common Core State Standards as a means of, among other things, turning public education into some kind of an “Information Delivery System.” He alleges that people behind the Common …

Road Closures to Begin in Hartford

Sunday, March 30, 2014

White River Junction — Work on the Bridge Street Underpass replacement is scheduled to resume next week. Starting April 7, the underpass will be closed between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., but will reopen in the evenings. As early as April 15, the Bridge Street Underpass between the …

Dartmouth Cavalry Boys’ Ludicrous, Thrilling Civil War Exploits

Sunday, March 30, 2014

No frolic so slight ever won such glowing praise as the service of the Dartmouth Cavalry during the Civil War. Writers lauded these college men on horseback even for what they didn’t do. On class day at graduation …