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Vermont Delays Pre-K

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hartford — State officials this week announced that they will slow the rollout of a new Vermont law that would have guaranteed toddlers universal access to pre-K education beginning in July. Rebecca Holcombe, the state’s secretary of education, said the July 2015 implementation date spelled out in the law simply isn’t possible for all school districts, and that schools will have the choice to delay full implementation for one year. …

Melanie Updegraff Adams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Melanie Updegraff Adams died on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Valley Terrace in Wilder. She was born in Miraj, India, on Jan. 30, 1916, of missionary parents. Like other children of American missionaries, she was sent away to boarding school at the age of eight, and as a young teenager she travelled to school in Switzerland, a voyage of three …

Hartford Reconsiders Trash Plan

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hartford — After hearing from a couple of irate small business owners, members of Hartford’s solid waste committee say the town needs to back up a few steps before courting a single contractor for curbside trash collection. The Hartford Selectboard has not yet held a vote on whether it will continue the process. Earlier this year, the Selectboard authorized a bidding process for …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

Young & Old Get Out The Vote

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hartford election officials Pat Castellini, left, and Pat Taylor have a moment to talk while staffing the voter checklist in Hartford; Vivian Coburn-Stebbins says goodbye to her friend John Patterson — they are both members of the Board …

Gale Burton Davis

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Gale Burton Davis, born June 13, 1937, in Greenfield, Mass., to the late Elmer Hazen Davis and Catherine Russell Davis, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at DHMC. He was 77 years old. Gale spent his childhood in Wilder, Vt., and West …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Interstate 91 Crash Injures 2 Hartford — Two people were transported by ambulance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center around 2:30 a.m. Monday following a one-car accident on Interstate 91. Police said in a news release that a 2011 Subaru Legacy was headed north a couple miles before the I-89 …

Shirley Reynolds Coutermarsh

Monday, November 3, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Shirley Elizabeth was born to Robert Walker and Helene (Emery) Reynolds at their home in White River Jct. She attended Hartford schools, graduating from Hartford High in 1948. Her first jobs were at Newberry’s and Corner Drug, then she was a telephone operator …

Attorney Resigns In Shooting Case

Saturday, November 1, 2014

White River Junction — The attorney representing a 34-year-old Springfield, Vt., man charged in connection with a 2008 shooting death in Windsor County withdrew from the case during a court hearing on Thursday. Timothy Arbuckle’s attorney, Stephen Craddock, of Barre, Vt., filed a motion weeks earlier in Windsor …

Gale B. Davis

Monday, November 3, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Gale B. Davis, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, Nov. 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A funeral will be held at the funeral home …

Making White River Junction Into a Major Arts Community

Monday, November 3, 2014

White River Junction — If the Upper Valley were New York City, then White River Junction would be Greenwich Village. That’s Hanover developer Bill Bittinger’s take on the historic rail town, which has become — like the famous New York neighborhood — a local hub for the arts. …

Engagement: Kidder — Courtemanche

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hartford — Bill and Pam Kidder, of Hartford, and Paul and Diane Courtemanche, of Hartford, have announced the engagement of their children, Aimee Kidder and Eric Courtemanche. The bride-to-be graduated from Hartford High School in 2006 and earned …

Turf Battles: Tuesday’s Bond Vote Will Determine Hartford High’s Future

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hartford — To the people arguing both for and against a proposed $3.5 million bond issue for a track and turf field at Hartford High School, the outcome of Tuesday’s vote will define Hartford’s values for generations to …