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Glory Days Festival Features Trains, Music

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — The 22nd annual Glory Days Festival is set for Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown White River Junction. The free festival celebrates railroading and other modes of transportation. It will feature model train and Lego train shows; displays of engines and vintage cars and tractors; and carnival rides. Performances, including live music, will take place throughout the day on the Children’s Stage and Main …

Records Show Irregularities in Awarding Hartford Bus Contract

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hartford — When students boarded buses on Monday for the first day of school, their transportation was, for the first time in recent memory, in the hands of a private company. The drivers no longer were employees of the Hartford School District, and the buses belonged to the company employing the drivers. That’s …

Exonerated Upper Valley Researcher Offers Critique of VA

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Lebanon — The disclosure statement filed by the co-author of a three-page opinion piece published by the New England Journal of Medicine on Aug. 28 — “Dr. Weeks previously worked for the VHA” — is stark in its simplicity. The piece in question has a provocative title — “A VA Exit Strategy” — …

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 …

Trails Alliance Elects New Board Member

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Norwich — Upper Valley Trails Alliance board of directors recently voted a local fitness leader onto the board. Rich Synnott is employed as the executive director of the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction. He has been in the fitness and wellness industry for 35 years …

New Staff Members Join HCRS in Hartford, Springfield, Vt.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Several new employees recently joined the staff of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services. Terrisa Clark has joined the agency’s Windsor office as a community outreach specialist. New employees in the Hartford office are Tyler Hain and Emily Puffer, both of whom have taken case manager …

Hartford Event Honors Indigenous People

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hartford — The fourth annual Abenaki and Indigenous People’s Honoring Day is set for Aug. 9, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lyman Point Park, next to the Municipal Building. The free event, hosted by Hartford Historical Society, will feature a potluck lunch, beading lessons, a demonstration of Abenaki …

Forum, Aug. 2: Middle Class Problems; Peace in the Mideast; Fast Times on Route 4

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Rise and Fall of the Middle Class To the Editor: As a teacher of a course on the declining middle class at OSHER@Dartmouth in the past and again this fall (“The Puzzle of Our Time: Can the Middle Class Be Saved?”), I was particularly interested in the recent …

Cumberland Farms to Rebuild in Wilder

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wilder — Cumberland Farms has plans to raze and rebuild its Hartford Avenue convenience store with a slightly smaller, but revamped space complete with outdoor seating. Store officials hope to tear down the existing 5,550 square-foot building and rebuild in its place a 4,513 square-foot structure. The four …