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Locals to Walk In New York Climate March

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White River Junction — More than 150 people are expected to board buses in the Upper Valley early Sunday morning en route to New York City, where they will join thousands of others in a march through Manhattan to draw attention to climate change. Main organizers are estimating 200,000 people will attend the People’s Climate March, which is scheduled two days in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit in …

Hartford May Rework or Drop Charter

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Six years after adopting a town charter to bolster public participation in town votes, Hartford public officials say the charter is in need of a major overhaul — or perhaps it needs to be discontinued altogether. Selectman Chuck Wooster summed up the most common complaint about the charter during a meeting of the selectboard Tuesday night. “The biggest problem I have …

Police: Suspected Meth Lab Found

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hartford — Police in Hartford are investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab that was found in town earlier this week. Hartford Police Chief Brad Vail declined to release the location of the residence, saying it was part of an active investigation, but said “there was no imminent threat to any of the neighbors.” The property was in a “secluded” area of town and no …

Marcus William St. Jacques

Saturday, September 6, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Marcus William St. Jacques, 91, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Wilder, Vt. He was born Feb. 3, 1923, in Worcester, Vt. the son of Mark Henry and Florence Wheeler St. Jacques. He graduated from Northfield High …

Shooting Victim Speaks Out

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Newport — Police are trying to determine whether a Laurel Street homeowner was justified when he shot his son-in-law at his front door. Meanwhile, the son-in-law said in an interview that he was trying to return his wife’s purse to her following an argument earlier in the day …

Middlebury Growls at Hartford Football

Saturday, September 6, 2014

White River Junction — For the second straight week, the Middlebury Union High football team used big plays to make quick work of its opponent. The defending state champion Tigers scored five touchdowns on plays of 49 yards or longer, knocking off Hartford 34-14 Friday night in a …

Track, Field Petition Could Go to Court

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hartford — A petition drive that asks Hartford residents to reconsider funding for a school track and artificial turf field may wind up in court. F.X. Flinn, a former selectman, says he’s collected signatures from more than 400 town residents asking for a special Town Meeting to coincide …

For Free Clinic, Change Coming, But Old Challenges Remain

Friday, September 5, 2014

White River Junction — There’s a new executive director in town, helping a 22-year-old clinic adapt to health care reform even as it continues to provide free health and dental care to uninsured and under-insured residents of the …

Red Paint Revival

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Doug Jones, of Sharon, works from the top down as he applies a fresh coat of paint to the barn at Aurora Day Care in Hartford on Wednesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Nanine K. Hutchinson

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Nanine K. Hutchinson, 78, passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living Center in Wilder. Nanine was born on June 1, 1936, in Oneonta, N.Y. to Marshall and Katherine (Weed) Hutchinson. She attended schools in Oneonta, and graduated from Wells College, …

Rieseberg Gets Two More Years in Hartford

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hartford — The Selectboard and longtime Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg have agreed on a two-year contract extension that calls on Rieseberg to train his replacement, who would take over in 2016. The board voted unanimously Tuesday night to …

Glory Days Festival Features Trains, Music

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — The 22nd annual Glory Days Festival is set for Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown White River Junction. The free festival celebrates railroading and other modes of transportation. It will feature model train and Lego train shows; displays of engines and vintage …

Records Show Irregularities in Awarding Hartford Bus Contract

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — When students boarded buses on Monday for the first day of school, their transportation was, for the first time in recent memory, in the hands of a private company. The drivers no longer were employees of …