Hartford

Hartford Property Revaluation Set to Begin

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hartford — Every single one of the town’s property owners should expect a visitor some time in the coming months, as municipal workers gear up for a revaluation that will adjust for a decade’s worth of divergence between market prices and official assessed values. A team of data collectors from Vision Government Solutions, working under a $277,000 contract with the town, will begin knocking on doors this week, and continuing …

Margaret (Dolly) T. Simmons

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hampstead, N.C. — Margaret (Dolly) T. Simmons a resident of Hampstead, N.C., peacefully passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. She was born Feb. 23, 1928, in Hanover, N.H. the daughter of the late, Vaughan Truell and Margaret Fields. Dolly is also preceded in death by a brother Charles Truell and a sister Nancy Tenney. She is survived by her husband Charles E. Simmons …

Hartford Village Fire Victim on Road to Recovery

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hartford Village — A Hartford man who was critically injured in a fire that destroyed a four-unit apartment building last week said his condition has marginally improved. Charles Crooks suffered second- and third-degree burns to his arms when he tried to extinguish a Feb. 2 cooking fire that started in the kitchen of …

At Long Last, Hartford Girls Hockey in a Winning Mood

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

White River Junction — The postgame celebration could be heard from the lobby, screams and cheers that seemed to get louder as the minutes passed by. As the Hartford High girls hockey team filed out of the locker …

Hartford Debates Proposed Charter Change, Local Option Tax

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hartford — Though a majority of the residents who attended a public hearing Tuesday night expressed support for proposed changes to the town charter, some questioned their wisdom. During the annual Town Meeting in March, voters will consider recommendations by the Selectboard to create a 1 percent local …

Joyce “Joy” Harrison

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Wilder, Vt. — Joyce “Joy” Harrison, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Lebanon Center Genesis in Lebanon, N.H. She was born May 18, 1938, in Worcester, Mass. a daughter of Edwin and Doris (Farmer) Hutchins. Joy graduated from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pa. and later earned a …

Volunteer Spotlight: Everybody Wins Puts Out Call for Literacy Mentors

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A school-based literacy program is looking for volunteers to spend an hour a week reading to local students. The nonprofit Everybody Wins Vermont has programs throughout the state and one in New Hampshire. Literacy mentors are needed at …

Wedding: Beidler — Blyden

Sunday, January 17, 2016

White River Junction — Leah Paige Beidler and Curtis Blyden were married on Oct. 24, 2015, at Hope Fellowship Church in Cambridge, Mass. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle. The Rev. Curtis Cook officiated at the …

Big Differences in Vermont Town and School Insurance Plans

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hartford — Brenda Lamphere, administrative assistant at the Hartford Planning and Development Department, knows when she gets out of bed each morning that she’s going to face some pain from her chronically bad back and her fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes widespread body pain and fatigue. Lamphere has …

People in Business: Jan. 17, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hillary Halleck, of Newport, director of human resources at Red River Computer Co., in Claremont, was recently honored as 2015 HR Practitioner of the Year by the River Valley Human Resources Association. The award was recently presented at …

Co-op’s GM to Retire: Terry Appleby Has Overseen Dramatic Changes in 24 Years

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hanover — Terry Appleby, the longtime general manager of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, has announced his plans to retire at the end of the year. Since joining the Co-op as its manager in 1992, Appleby has overseen …

Hartford Finalizes Budget Proposal

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hartford — The big picture is starting to come into focus for Hartford’s Town Meeting voters, who will consider a new rooms-and-meals tax, a change to the democratic process and a municipal budget that would bump the tax rate by 3.5 percent, restore a handful of positions to …

In Hartford, So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen to Good Buy

Friday, January 15, 2016

Hartford — It’s time to say goodbye to Good Buy, the thrift store in the town recycling center on Route 5 operated by Southeastern Vermont Community Action, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing poverty in the region. A last-ditch …