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Rep. Annie Kuster, D - NH, stretches for a look through bridge supports down to the Connecticut River while visiting the Route 4 bridge in West Lebanon, N.H. Monday, July 6, 2015. Kuster, who is advocating for the extension of a federal highways bill, was shown around the site by CPM Constructors owners Paul Koziell, left, and Tim Ouellette, second from left, and met CPM employee Duane Mitchell, right. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Kuster Advocates Highway Bill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

West Lebanon — The two-month extension of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act approved by Congress in May is set to expire at the end of this month, casting a pall of uncertainty over the future of transportation projects across the country. Such short-term funding plans are insufficient to address the country’s infrastructure needs, create and keep jobs and add …

Alfred C. Hansen

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Committal services with Military Honors for Alfred C. Hansen, 92, of White River Jct., and a long time resident of Corinth, Vt., who died on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the family lot in the East Corinth New Cemetery. The Hale Funeral Home and Cremation Care of …

Later Beats Never: Lebanon Post 22 Offense Overcomes Defense

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — The first half of Sunday’s 15-6 rout by Lebanon American Legion Post 22’s senior baseball team over visiting Keene Post 4 was all too familiar to pitcher Steve Cerrone. The hosts’ starter, a former Hartford High competitor, endured less-than-ideal defense and run support while playing his first season at Phillips Exeter …

Paul Allen Betters

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hartford, Vt. — Paul Allen Betters, 52, died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at his home in Hartford Village. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. A full obituary will follow in tomorrows newspaper. …

Kaye Riley

Friday, June 12, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Graveside funeral services for Kaye Riley, 98, of White River Jct., Vt. who died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11 a.m in the family lot in the Evergreen …

Elaine C. Herb

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Committal services for Elaine C. Herb, 80, who died, Feb. 15 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., will be held Monday, June 15, 2015, at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center at 11 a.m. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction …

Local Roundup: Windsor’s Comstock a Three-Event State Champ

Monday, June 8, 2015

East Montpelier, Vt. — Windsor High junior Katey Comstock added more to her impressive — and growing — athletic resume by sweeping to three field-event victories at the Vermont Principals Association Division II state track and field championship on Saturday at U-32 High School. A year after claiming …

Volunteer Spotlight: He Has the Drive to Serve Fellow Veterans

Sunday, June 7, 2015

White River Junction — Lawrence “Larry” Cayia has been retired for years, but he still has a regular commute. Four days a week, the Essex Junction, Vt., resident brings veterans from Chittenden County to their appointments at the …

Tough Target for Vermont’s Schools: ‘Spending Growth Limit’ Will Be Challenge to Hit

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Hartford — When Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin penned a major education reform bill into law on Tuesday, he emphasized the bill’s goals of “right-sizing” education infrastructure, improving opportunities for the state’s students and providing property tax relief. But …

Engagement: Marzouk — Burdick

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Wilder — Donna Keefe Marzouk, of Wilder, and Mohsen Marzouk, of Flower Mound, Texas, along with Leland and Laurie Burdick, of Bennington, Vt., have announced the engagement of their children, Sara Marzouk and Ethan Burdick. The bride-to-be graduated …

Financial Coach Will Work With Upper Valley Nonprofits

Sunday, June 7, 2015

For the next 2 1/2 years, economically vulnerable clients at four local nonprofits will have access to a financial coach, courtesy of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Listen Community Services, Twin Pines Housing Trust, Upper Valley Haven and WISE, convened by Granite United Way, applied as a group …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …

Rolling With the Changes: Segway Tours Are Quechee Gorge Village Owner’s Latest Business Reinvention

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Quechee — On a whiteboard in Gary Neil’s cluttered office above the Cabot Quechee Store at the Quechee Gorge Village shopping mall on Route 4 is scrawled a reminder: “QGV is in reality part of a much larger …