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With his dog Shadow along for the ride, Gary Pelton, of Dixmont, Maine, pulls milfoil plants out of Dewey Pond in Quechee, Vt., on July 26, 2014. Pelton is a retired wildlife biologist who has been working on ridding Dewey Pond of milfoil, which is an invasive species, since 2003.  He has been in Quechee working on this project since July 9.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Man’s Best Friend, Pond’s Worst Enemy

Monday, July 28, 2014

With his dog, Shadow, along for the ride, Gary Pelton, of Dixmont, Maine, pulls milfoil plants from Dewey Pond in Quechee on Saturday. Pelton is a retired wildlife biologist who has been working to help rid Dewey Pond of milfoil, which is an invasive species, since 2003. He has been in Quechee working on this project since July 9. Valley …

Dover Drops Lebanon in Jr. Legion Opener

Monday, July 28, 2014

Manchester — Steve Cerrone is a talented wrestler, but it was he and his Lebanon Post 22 Junior American Legion baseball teammates who were dropped Friday. Facing Dover Post 8 in the opening game of the state tournament at Gill Stadium, Post 22 was mowed down by lefthanded pitcher Evan Zuchowski, who struck …

Route 4 Bridge Work Pushed Back

Monday, July 28, 2014

West Lebanon — Reconstruction of a portion of Route 4 in West Lebanon has been postponed several weeks due to “unforeseen circumstances,” according to a statement from the state’s Department of Transportation. Utility work planned for the portion of Route 4, also known as Bridge Street, between the bridge and the intersection with Route 10 in West Lebanon will not begin on July …

Experience Pays a Dividend: For Russell, 2013’s Successes Turn Into 2014’s Opportunities

Monday, July 14, 2014

Burlington — Winning the New England Amateur and Vermont Amateur in the span of less than a month last summer opened a lot of doors this year for Grantham’s Evan Russell, and for that he’s thankful. Repeating at …

Grant Will Pay UVAC Camp Fees

Sunday, July 13, 2014

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s Summer Splash Camp recently received a grant of $3,000 to provide scholarships for 10 children to attend its full-day camp. The camp, which offers daylong and half-day options, is for children ages 6-10. It includes arts and crafts, water …

Anniversary: Raymond and Joyce Miller

Sunday, July 13, 2014

White River Junction — Raymond and Joyce Miller celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 29, 2014, at their farm in White River Junction. The event was hosted by the couple’s children and their spouses, Norma and Byron …

Engagement: Adams — Barker

Sunday, June 29, 2014

White River Junction — Rick and Mary Beth Adams, of White River Junction, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Adams, to Joshua Barker, of Lyme. The bride-to-be graduated from Hartford High School in 2005, earned a …

Lebanon Hires Claremont’s DPW Director

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Claremont — The resignation of the city’s public works director is a “tremendous loss” for the city but also presents an opportunity to look at restructuring the department, City Manager Guy Santagate said Friday. After eight years of running the department that oversees all infrastructure, including streets and …

Summer Scene

Friday, July 11, 2014

From left, Rebecca Griggs of Hartford, Vt., Esther Hacker, 10, of Norwich, Vt., Lily Lerner of Hartford, Charles Hacker of Norwich, and Noah Lerner, 12, of Hartford, watch their dogs Greta, bottom, and Happy swim in the Connecticut …

Art Notes: Main Street Museum Commemorates the Anniversary of Russia’s First Museum

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Main Street Museum in White River Junction, in case you hadn’t noticed, is not a conventional academic museum, with the systems of categorization employed at such encylopedic institutions as the Metropolitan, the Louvre or the Museum of …

Genevieve K. Potter

Thursday, July 10, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Genevieve K. Potter, 91, died Wednesday, July 8, 2014, at Genesis Eldercare Lebanon Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Montpelier, Vt. a daughter of Donald and Eleanora (Currier) Freeman. Genevieve grew up in Plainfield, Vt. where she graduated …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Hartford to Host Meeting on Trash

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hartford — Town officials started prepping Tuesday night for an upcoming meeting that will bring together leaders in core Upper Valley towns to discuss regional ways to deal with solid waste removal. Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, which was formed by the Selectboard last fall, gave a brief …