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Body Found in Hartford Identified

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

White River Junction — Police on Monday identified the body of the man who was found dead in the woods behind Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Hartford Avenue as David Woodward, 51, of South Royalton. Police could not determine the cause of death and are waiting for an autopsy to be completed, but said there were no signs of trauma. An initial report from the medical examiner on Monday showed no …

Geneva E. Conrad

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Geneva E. Conrad, 83, passed away in Lebanon, N.H. on Sunday, July 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hanover, N.H. on Feb. 12, 1931, a daughter of the late Joseph and Cecelia (Mallock) LaBelle. She graduated from Hartford High School in 1949. After graduation she married the love of her life, Norman Conrad, on Nov. …

Firing of Lebanon Co-Op Store Workers Highlights Issue of ‘At-Will’ Employment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lebanon — When Dan King got to work at the Co-op Food Store in Lebanon at 10 a.m. on June 13 and began sweeping the floor, as was his usual routine, he had no idea what the day would bring. Then King, who managed the wine department at the Lebanon branch of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, saw co-worker John Boutin being beckoned …

Forum, June 28: Change in Paradise Park; Fireworks in Lebanon; Checking Out of the Co-op; Traffic Warning

Friday, June 27, 2014

Changes in Paradise Park To the Editor: Changes are coming to Windsor’s town forest in Paradise Park. On June 24, the Selectboard approved a new ordinance that gives the Paradise Park Commission the authority to permit the hunting of deer, bear and moose for animal control in Paradise …

Animal Control Officer to Stay Full Time in Hartford

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hartford — The Selectboard unanimously voted to restore full-time status to the police department’s community service officer, a position that largely oversees animal control, parking enforcement and fingerprinting. The post, held by Brandon Dyke, 31, of Quechee, was …

Robert L. Brown

Thursday, June 26, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — A Celebration of Life for Robert L. Brown of White River Jct. who passed away on Jan. 9 will be held on June 29 at 1 p.m. at Clifford Park in West Hartford, Vt. Family and close friends are welcome. …

Forum, June 26: Polishing Dartmouth’s Brand; Competition for Veterans Health Care; Memories of the Fire

Thursday, June 26, 2014

As Dartmouth Shines Its Brand To the Editor: Staff writer Rick Jurgens reported in the June 20 Valley News that the Geisel School of Medicine ran a $5.5 million deficit last year because of a shortfall in expected federal research grants. Dartmouth’s board of Wall Street master prognosticators …

Hartford Track, Field Face the Ax

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hartford — For a new track and turf field to be constructed alongside the planned field house at Hartford High School, one of two things needs to happen by September: Either $1.5 million must be raised, in grants or donations, to offset the cost, or enough residents need …

A Life: Frank Kenison, 1927-2014; ‘His Ability to Lead a High School Was Phenomenal’

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hartford — Jim Kenison still recalls a Hartford High School yearbook entry about his dad from the late 1980s. It was a time when shooting down proposed school budgets seemed to become a form of public sport in …

29 Graduate From Leadership Program

Sunday, June 22, 2014

White River Junction — Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities, recently graduated 29 at a ceremony in Windsor. The keynote speaker was Pamela Pantos, executive director of Opera North and a 2010 alumnae of the program. “The modern models of leadership that are most widely embraced …

Dinner Will Support Family’s Travel to Disease Conference

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hartford — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help an ailing young girl and her family attend a conference about her condition in Bloomingdale, Ill., is set for Friday, from 5-7 p.m., at Valley Bible Church, 851 Fairview Terrace. Emma Wallace, of W hite River Junction, has Aicardi syndrome, …

A Spark of Life for Old Junior High

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lebanon — An open house Friday celebrated the old junior high building’s new life as a home — for both a community center for people with special needs, and the occupants of 42 loft-style studio apartments. Built around …

Legion Baseball Teams Hit the Field

Sunday, June 22, 2014

White River Junction — Much of the cream of the Upper Valley’s high school baseball crop was on display during Saturday’s senior American Legion scrimmage at Hartford High. The hosts, Hartford’s Post 26, represented Vermont, while the visitors, …