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In the Upper Valley, A Welcome Development

Friday, December 19, 2014

West Lebanon — Maricel Lucero was at work when she got word of news she’d been hoping to hear for decades. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening new doors for economic and cultural exchange between the two nations. “I still can’t believe it,” said Lucero, 55, a native of Cuba. “This has always been my greatest desire.” Lucero, who led …

Hilda Lorraine Harris

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hebron, N.H. — Hilda Lorraine Harris, 92, of Bliss Lane, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth. Born in Hanover, N.H. on Jan. 3, 1922, Hilda was the daughter of Watson and Eleanor (Swift) Judd. Hilda grew up in Stratford, Vt. and attended Stratford, and Thetford Vt. schools. She resided in the Hill, N.H. and Alexandra, N.H. area for …

Windsor Boys Upend Hartford

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

White River Junction — As a Windsor High graduate, Hartford boys basketball coach Steve Landon learned the art of press-and-run while playing for Yellowjackets coach Harry Ladue in the 1980s. Landon and the Hurricanes used that method to nearly erase a double digit Windsor lead in the fourth quarter Tuesday night, but Jacks …

Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she …

Sundays With Sam: Journey From the Other Side of the Valley to a Prison Cell

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The first time Sam Ramsey was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser he was 9 years old. Sam was a third-grader at Windsor’s State Street School in the spring of 2004 when, one day in math class, …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school staff to stock emergency medication to respond to heroin overdoses anytime soon. Prompted largely by publicity about a recent spike in overdoses in …

Hartford’s Pre-K Price Tag

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hartford — School district administrators are worried that a new state law supporting universal access to pre-kindergarten education could create a $150,000 budget headache. A top state educator cautioned that Hartford may be jumping the gun: It’s too …

Entertainment Highlights: Peter Rowan Stops at the Freight House

Thursday, November 20, 2014

One of these days, Peter Rowan will hunker down in his cabin on a bay north of San Francisco full time, the better to finish a memoir about his half-century in Americana music, to paint more pictures, and …

Supporters Continue to Push Hartford Track

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hartford — As the Hartford School District moves forward with plans to build an athletic field house at the high school, proponents of a plan to instead spend that money on a track have accused the school board of going against the wishes of the public. One school …

Vt. Man Arraigned On Sex Charges

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — A 51-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he molested three young children, all under the age of 10, while they were in his care at different points earlier this year. John J. Sughrue, most recently of Windsor, was arraigned in …

H.S. Notebook: Hartford’s Brooks Is Vermont’s Top Scholar-Athlete

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — Given his own work rarely intersects with Connor Brooks’ academic pursuits, Hartford High boys soccer coach Kevin Guilbault still finds himself impressed with what he hears about his senior striker. Others have been left …

Barnard Man Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Conduct Charge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

White River Junction — A 67-year-old Barnard man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he groped a teenage girl last month. Thurston Twigg-Smith was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of lewd and …

Hartford Budget May Increase 7.5%

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford — The proposed Hartford municipal budget that will go to voters next March could increase by about 7.5 percent depending on decisions made by town officials and elected leaders. A draft proposal for the town budget hasn’t yet been completed, but Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg said one …