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Norman Katz

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Wilder, Vt. — Norman Katz died in Valley Terrace on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Wilder. He was 89. Norman Katz was born at home on Aug. 12, 1926, in Watertown, Mass. to his parents Benjamin and Fannie Katz. He graduated from Wentworth Institute and enjoyed a career as an architectural engineer, first as a Senior Associate of Perkins & Will in White Plains, N.Y., and then for the firm, …

Right Turn: Hartford Senior’s Decision to Run Track Pays Off

Thursday, February 11, 2016

White River Junction — Matthew Phipps’ decision came down to the wire. Three days before the Hartford High boys basketball team was set to begin its preseason, Phipps was still making up his mind. He was an avid runner, a label that had grown on him after years of outdoor track in the …

APD Works to Revaccinate Children After Mishandling Doses

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Lebanon — Upper Valley parents and health care providers continue to respond to the refrigeration lapses that compromised vaccines and prompted a revaccination program for more than 800 young patients at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. The vaccine problems were announced in letters to parents of children who had received care at the hospital’s Robert A. Mesropian Center for Community Care. The letters, …

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters …

Hartford Girls Fend Off Windsor

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Windsor — Hartford High held off a furious fourth-quarter comeback by Windsor on Tuesday night to eke out a 42-38 win in a Marble Valley League girls basketball game at Windsor High. The Hurricanes went into the final eight minutes with what looked like a comfortable 37-23 lead. …

Former Hartford Town Manager Ralph Lehman Dies at 87

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hartford — Former longtime town manager Ralph Lehman, who died on Friday at the age of 87, could talk. “He was not a quiet man,” said his daughter Shelly Smith, who recalled dinner table conversations with her four …

Hartford Selects Interim Manager

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hartford — A new interim town manager will be needed to run the town until a permanent hire is in place, Hartford officials announced Sunday. Under an expected contract between the town and Meredith, N.H.-based Municipal Resources Inc., Patrick MacQueen will take the helm, effective Feb. 1., according …

Area Officials Assure Remaining Lead Pipes Properly Treated

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lebanon — Although many older homes served by water systems in the Upper Valley rely on aging supply lines, proper testing, treatment and balanced water sources help render the drinking water safe, according to municipal officials. Unlike the lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Mich., Upper Valley officials say …

Donald George Milne

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Washington, Vt. — Donald George Milne, 81, of Washington, Vt. died peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Don had been diagnosed with advanced metastatic cancer three weeks ago. The son of Henry and Catharine (Fraher) Milne, Don was born the second of four children in Barre, Vt. on …

Local Roundup: Windsor, Oxbow Athletes Win at Vt. Weight Throw

Monday, January 25, 2016

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Windsor’s Katey Comstock and Oxbow’s Jake Senecal gave their respective indoor track and field teams a head-start on the state championship trail by winning the inaugural Vermont weight throwing championship on Saturday at St. …

H.S. Notebook: Hanover Graduate Is Top Golf Coach in Mo.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Evan Scobie spends his spring days ferrying his high school golf team all over the place. Trips can take up to 3½ hours and sometimes require overnight stays. His players work on their games with him and get his aid when it comes to seeking college opportunities. And …

Windsor, Land of Goaltenders: Gilman Siblings Tend Net at Out-of-Town Schools

Monday, January 25, 2016

Woodstock — Grady Gilman usually wakes up at 3:45 a.m. for 6 a.m. practices with the Woodstock High boys hockey team at Union Arena. Unlike his teammates, he needs to account for a half-hour commute. Grady and his …

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 …