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Bernard "Bunny" Strong and Betty Wood at a wedding reception in Woodstock, Vt.,  in an undated photograph. (Family photograph)

A Life: Betty Wood, 1931-2015; ‘She Would Stand So Others Could Sit’

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sharon — For Betty Wood, retirement meant one thing: more time to volunteer. Wood, a familiar face at the Sharon Food Shelf and VA Medical Center, relished meeting and helping people, and only wanted to further her mission after retiring from nearly two decades in the nursing field. “Everyone came first,” said Bernard “Bunny” Strong, her partner of 13 years. “She would stand so others could sit.” Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Wood died at her Sharon home on Feb. 11 at age 83. For more than a decade, Wood took the short journey around the corner from her Route 14 home to the Sharon Congregational Church …

Engagement: LaFountaine — Soto

Sunday, March 29, 2015

White River Junction — Bryan and Jeanne LaFountaine, of White River Junction, have announced the engagement of their son, Eric M. LaFountaine, to Meiber Soto. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Meiber and Ramon Soto of Managua, Nicaragua. She is studying dentistry at Universidad Americana, in Managua. The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Hartford High …

At the Hospitals: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

VA Police Officers Honored White River Junction — Several employees at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction have received national Veterans Affairs police awards. John Richardson was named 2014 police chief of the year, and Jason Brown was named Small Facility Police Officer of the Year. Steven Bethel received the …

Daniel R. Wallace

Friday, March 6, 2015

West Hartford, Vt. — Daniel R. Wallace, 55, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, unexpectedly at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Dan was born Aug. 20, 1959, in Glens Falls, N.Y. a son of Edward and Lillian (Tomkins) Wallace. He graduated from Hartford High School class of 1977 …

Barnard Man Arraigned on Assault Charge

Thursday, March 5, 2015

White River Junction — A 42-year-old Barnard man pleaded not guilty earlier this week to sexually assaulting a Woodstock girl on two separate occasions. Gregory Clasby was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on Monday on two felony counts: lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and aggravated sexual …

Both Budgets Fail in Hartford

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hartford — Voters in Hartford rejected both the school and the town budgets, leaving town leaders just weeks to come up with alternative budget plans that will be more palatable to the public. With 1,674 ballots cast, the …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

Hartland Debates Merits of School Intervention Specialists

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hartland — A few of the two dozen voters who showed up to Hartland’s annual school district meeting Monday night expressed concerns about spending money on an innovative academic program, causing school officials to pledge that they would see the financial benefits of the program as early as …

Daniel R. Wallace

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

West Hartford, Vt. — Daniel R. Wallace, 55, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, unexpectedly at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

Business Notes: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lebanon — A year after the Lebanon Planning Board approved design plans for a new Tractor Supply outlet along Miracle Mile, construction is now underway for the farm and garden superstore. Ground was broken on the 19,000-square-foot building …

Service Note: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christopher H. Chase graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare …

Hartford Debates Spending Plan

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hartford — During a forum for municipal candidates on Saturday, an incumbent running for re-election to the Selectboard revealed that he planned to vote against the municipal budget, and an incumbent running for re-election to the School Board …

Hartford Bolsters Drug Fight

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hartford — The effort to combat drugs in the community got another boost this week, as members of the School Board and Selectboard vowed to team up to address the problem. “We’re at a turning point, and I think we all recognize that,” said Selectboard Chairman Ken Parker …