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The Hartford High boys soccer team practices at the Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction, Vt., on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. This is the first season that the team has access to the new facility. The Hurricanes begin their season on Sept. 1, 2015, at Mount Mansfield and will play their first match at Maxfield against Spaulding four days later.  
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Maximizing Maxfield

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Hartford High boys soccer team practices at the Maxfield Sports Complex in White River Junction on Tuesday. This is the first year that the team has access to the new facility. The Hurricanes begin their season next Tuesday at Mount Mansfield before meeting Spaudling four days later in their first Maxfield home match. Hartford is seeking improvement from last …

Canes Desire Better in Coach’s Second Year

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

White River Junction — The driveway and parking lots at Hartford High School feature cracked pavement, gaping potholes and fading paint. The battered surfaces could serve as a metaphor for the Hurricanes’ 2014 football season, when a 3-6 record concluded a bumpy five months. In June of last year, 28-year head coach Mike …

Back in the Black: Financial Coach Helps Call the Plays That Pay

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Throughout Megan Sather’s childhood in Jericho, Vt., money ranked right up there with sex and religion. “Those were the three topics you were never to mention,” she said. Many other people — perhaps most people — had similar experiences, which Sather said might explain the stigma around the subject of money. Or perhaps …

With Pools Closed, Residents Keep Cool

Friday, July 31, 2015

West Hartford — The Upper Valley fell just shy of a heat wave this week — which is achieved with a hat trick of 90-degree days — but Thursday’s drop into the 80s didn’t mean Monique and Robert …

Art Notes: Main Street Museum Looks at the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Main Street Museum of Art in beautiful downtown White River Junction is taking a look back at the two weeks in October 1962, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union played the world’s scariest game of chicken …

WRJ VA Focuses on Homeless

Thursday, July 30, 2015

White River Junction — It’s summertime, but for some veterans who returned to northern New England after their military service, the living is not easy. For those without homes, winter likely will be even worse. Some have general health problems. Others cope with mental illness or substance abuse. …

Hiker Saved In Orford

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orford — Roughly 35 rescue personnel from throughout the Upper Valley assisted the Orford Fire Department in rescuing a hiker who had a medical emergency atop Mount Cube on Tuesday evening. The woman, who authorities said had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a couple of days, was …

Mary Estelle St. Jacques

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Mary Estelle St. Jacques, 94, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Valley Terrace in White River Jct. She was born in Northumberland, N.H. on June 16, 1921, the daughter of Eloi and Melanie (Johnson) Roy. Estelle graduated from Connecticut Central College with a …

Spreading the Wealth: Granite Staters Look to Soar in Spread Offense

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Matt Boone was in the middle of police cadet training at New Hampshire Technical Institute when he received the call that changed his summer. The Newport High slot receiver and defensive back’s cellphone rang during …

Mary Estelle St. Jacques

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Mary Estelle St. Jacques, 94, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Valley Terrace in White River Jct. She was born in Northumberland, N.H. on June 16, 1921, the daughter of Eloi and Melanie (Johnson) Roy. Estelle graduated from Connecticut Central College with a …

At the Hospitals: July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

VA Medical Center Surgeons Receive Career Development Awards White River Junction — Two surgeons from the VA Outcomes Group, based at White River Junction VA Medical Center, have received Veterans Administration New England Career Development Awards. “In addition to the honor bestowed by these highly competitive regional grants, …

Sykes Ave. Complex on Agenda

Sunday, July 26, 2015

White River Junction — An application to build a new $6.4 million, 88-unit apartment complex on the border of the Sykes Mountain Avenue commercial district and a quiet residential neighborhood has raised questions from town planners and neighbors …

Headrest Honors Haven’s Director

Sunday, July 26, 2015

White River Junction — Sara Kobylenski, executive director of the Upper Valley Haven, has received the 2015 Community Service Award from Headrest, a substance abuse treatment and counseling center in Lebanon. Headrest said it honored Kobylenski for her …