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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 cars and tractors; and carnival rides. Performances, including live music, will take place throughout the day on the Children’s Stage and Main …

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 the Hartford School District, and the buses belonged to the company employing the drivers. That’s …

Exonerated Upper Valley Researcher Offers Critique of VA

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lebanon — The disclosure statement filed by the co-author of a three-page opinion piece published by the New England Journal of Medicine on Aug. 28 — “Dr. Weeks previously worked for the VHA” — is stark in its simplicity. The piece in question has a provocative title — “A VA Exit Strategy” — …

Mary “Aggie” Hennessy

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Quechee, Vt. — Mary “Aggie” Hennessy, 91, died at her home in Quechee Monday evening Aug. 11, 2014. Visiting hours will be held at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock on Friday evening, Aug. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be …

Hayward B. Crewe

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Hayward B. Crewe, 89, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Cedar Hill Continuing Care Center in Windsor. He was born April 30, 1925, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. a son of Benaiah and Lena (Salsman) Crewe. He graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Mich. …

Forum, Aug. 9: Remember the Orchestra; Change in Vermont; Thanks, Kathy Hoyt

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Don’t Overlook the Orchestra To the Editor: In reading Nicola Smith’s narratives of each of Opera North productions this summer, including a “back stage account,” I noticed that the 27 orchestral musicians and their work were never mentioned in any capacity. This is scary to me because it …

Last Call at White River Junction Watering Hole

Saturday, August 9, 2014

White River Junction — Regulars at CJ’s at Than Wheeler’s Tavern were saddened to find out this week that the popular local bar and restaurant would be closing next week. Christene Demers, who runs the tavern with her …

Enfield Dog Park Gets Money it Needs

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Enfield — Animal lovers hoping to build a dog park along Route 4A have won enough nonprofit and corporate financial backing to make their canine haven a reality. The Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters received a $25,000 corporate …

Edward Patrick “Coach” Kehoe, Jr.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Edward P. Kehoe, Jr. 50, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at home with his family in Wilder after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 22, 1963, in St. Albans, N.Y. a son of Edward and Grace (Delahanty) Kehoe. Ed grew up …

‘There Is a Lot Yet to Be Done’

Thursday, August 7, 2014

White River Junction — U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders came to the Veterans Affairs hospital here Wednesday to praise, with only faint damnation, legislation that will provide the embattled agency with $16.5 billion for hiring doctors, building clinics and …

Campbell Is New Deputy Prosecutor

Thursday, August 7, 2014

White River Junction — One of the state’s most prominent lawmakers has become one of its newest deputy prosecutors. Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell, D-Quechee, recently took over as a part-time deputy state’s attorney in Windsor County, where he’s been spending most of his time so far …

Ed Kehoe, ‘An Amazing Coach,’ Dies

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Longtime Upper Valley basketball coach Ed Kehoe, recently honored with inclusion into the NHIAA coaches Hall of Fame, died at home with his family early Wednesday morning after a year-long bout with cancer. Kehoe was 50. Known around …

Renovations Pick Up Along Strip

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hartford — Another organization in recent months has won approval to transform a parcel off the northwestern end of Sykes Mountain Avenue, a commercial strip near the interstate exchange in White River Junction. American Legion Post 26 received …