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Vermont DOT construction crews work on reconstructing the embankment along Route 4 between Quechee and Woodstock, Vt., on Oct. 27, 2014. After Hurricane Irene, crews put up a temporary fix to keep Route 4 safe and are now working on a more permanent solution according to Michelle Redmond, the resident engineer for the project. The project, which started in September, will be a two part project and will finish up sometime in 2015. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Janet L. Sorice

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Janet L. Sorice, 60, who died Sept. 24, 2014, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at 11 a.m., in Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, with the Rev. Patience Stoddard officiating. A reception will follow at Top of the Hop. …

Heroin Sample Was Laced With Fentanyl

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hartford — Police said a heroin sample tied to a suspected overdose tested positive for Fentanyl, a narcotic drug that is more powerful and more life-threatening than heroin itself. Two suspected overdose deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month led Hartford police to send a sample of heroin to the Vermont Forensics Laboratory for testing. Authorities haven’t said …

AG Wants Nonprofit’s Board Removed

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

White River Junction — The Attorney General’s Office has asked a judge to unseat the board of directors of a White River Junction-based nonprofit that provides parental visitation services, alleging the board members failed for years to rein in an executive director accused of overpaying herself. The petition …

Hartford Field Hockey Back for Seconds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

White River Junction — After losing more than half of last year’s roster to graduation and attrition, the Hartford High field hockey team has been learning to do a little more with a lot less all season. Now …

Wedding: Tompkins — Gidley

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hartford — Vonnetta Tompkins and Philip T. Gidley were married on July 5, 2014. The wedding took place in the gardens of The Kings Contrivance Restaurant, Columbia, Md. The bride’s dress had a boat neckline with cap sleeves …

Wedding: Doton — Cichonski

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Barnard — Eliza Doton and Paul Cichonski were married on Aug. 16, 2014, at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. The wedding ceremony was performed by the bride’s father, a justice of the peace. The bride wore her …

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center TELLIER — A son, Eivan Michael Tellier, born on July 26, 2014, to Stephanie and Brandon Tellier, of Fairlee. ALDRICH — A son, Kellen Daniel Aldrich, born on Sept. 2, 2014, to Kristina and Alden Aldrich of Enfield. TULLMAN — A daughter, Sage Rose Tullman, …

Vt. Police Ease Into Hand-Held Device Ban By Issuing Warnings

Saturday, October 4, 2014

White River Junction — Police said Friday they are focusing more on warnings — rather than fines — in the first couple of weeks as motorists in Vermont adjust to the state’s new requirement that drivers deploy a hands-free device if they are using a cellphone. “Out of …

In a Case of Role Reversal, SJA Dominates Hartford

Friday, October 3, 2014

White River Junction — Once a bottom-feeder in Vermont Division I, the St. Johnsbury Academy football team showed Hartford on Friday that things have certainly changed. Senior Hilltoppers QB Colton Hudson threw for 219 yards — breaking his …

Fun with Friends

Friday, October 3, 2014

Center for Cartoon Studies student Peter Basch frames up his view of Sophie Yanow, a fellow at the school, right, while taking a break from their work with student Hannak Kaplan, left, in White River Junction on Wednesday. …

Man Found Dead on Tracks

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White River Junction — Police are investigating the death of a 52-year-old homeless man whose body was found on the railroad tracks about 100 yards south of the White River Junction Amtrak station early Wednesday morning. Evidence suggests …

Chauncey B. “Scott” Dunham

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Chauncey B. “Scott” Dunham, 79, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at his home after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Lebanon, N.H., the son of Clarence and Avis (Day) Dunham. He attended the Sacred Heart School …