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Hartford Man Charged With Murder in 2-Year-Old’s Death

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hartford — A 31-year-old Hartford man faces charges of murder in the first degree and aggravated domestic assault stemming from the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son last summer, police said in a news release late Wednesday night. Luke Theriault was ordered held without bail pending an arraignment in Windsor Superior Court this afternoon, police said. Hartford Police said the arrest followed a more than one-year investigation into the July 4, 2013, death of a 2-year-old child of Theriault’s girlfriend. Theriault is identified as the boyfriend of Kayleigh Munyon in the obituary of her son Jamaal Jayden Turkvan, a boy from White River Junction who …

Forum, Aug. 27: Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads; Police Power; Good Candidates

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Be Wary of TV Campaign Ads To the Editor: As we enter into the midterm election cycle, I shudder to imagine what voters will learn from political candidates seeking success. How does one decide whom to vote for? Citizens’ political views can be influenced by many sources. My concern is that, in politics, TV ads are a major source. To cite some numbers …

Recreation Notes: Big Grant Paves Way for Mascoma Greenway

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Mascoma River Greenway Coalition isn’t letting the summer slip away quietly. The grass-roots organization on Thursday will host a check presentation, concert and fireworks display to celebrate its reception of a $350,000 grant awarded by the Timken Foundation. The money will be used to help construct the Mascoma River Greenway, an envisioned …

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 …

Hartford Will Delay Quechee Pocket Parks

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hartford — Previous efforts to determine the costs of constructing two “pocket parks” on the north side of the Quechee Covered Bridge stalled Tuesday night after the Selectboard decided to put engineering and design studies on hold. Selectman Simon Dennis made a motion to go back to the …

Brent A. “Tis” Tisdale

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Brent A. “Tis” Tisdale, 71, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at his home in White River Jct. surrounded by his family and friend. He was born Nov. 30, 1942, in Lebanon, N.H. a son of Arthur and Phyllis (Strout) Tisdale. Brent attended West …

Ponies at Play: Quechee Polo Club Turns 40

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Quechee — Polo players in the Northeast have just a few months to compete, and most summer Saturdays find the Quechee Polo Club doing just that. The club, which plays on land owned and maintained by the Quechee …

‘Road Pitch’ Stops at WRJ Hub

Sunday, August 3, 2014

White River Junction — A group of Vermont entrepreneurs, investors and business advisers will visit the Hub WRJ co-working offices on Tuesday to hear proposals from six Upper Valley entrepreneurs. Known as “Road Pitch,” the event will is taking part from Aug. 4-7 in eight towns around Vermont. …

The Medium Is the Message

Monday, August 4, 2014

Rabina D’Arcy-Fox, of WIlder, left, considers her work while filming a music video with Shara DiGrazia, of Wilder, right, in White River Junction on Friday. D’arcy-Fox and artist Maria Lara Dailey set out to design a dress for …