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Talk on Therapy Dogs Planned in Woodstock

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Woodstock — A free talk about therapy dog work is set for May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Norman Williams Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by Therapy Dogs of Vermont, based in Williston. Gordon Perkinson, TDV’s vice president, will explain what therapy dog work entails and describe the nonprofit’s certification process. No training or testing will take place, and participants should not bring their dogs, organizers said. Therapy Dogs …

At the Hospitals: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Conference at DHMC Explores Child Abuse Issues Lebanon — A recent professional conference at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center explored the issue of child abuse, including its connection to medical costs. Three Twin State professionals were honored at the April 9 event for their efforts to prevent child abuse. A collaboration between Children’s Hospital at …

Inside Tuesday’s ‘Valley News’

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Local designers, from left, Mark Merrill and Sigrid Lium, both of White River Junction, Colleen McCleary, of Canaan, and Rene Gerrior, of Lebanon, are honored with flowers and applause at the end of the fashion show held at the Main Street Museum in White River Junction earlier this month. The May issue of …

Birth Announcements: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ADAMS — A daughter, Sara Josephine Adams, born on Feb. 24, 2015, to Amanda Adams and Joey Tebo, of Claremont. BLAKE — A son, Connor Lee Blake, born on March 17, 2015, to Christina Blake, of South Royalton. CHENG — A son, Christopher Cheng, born …

Development Group Names New Leader

Sunday, March 29, 2015

White River Junction — The Green Mountain Economic Development Corp. has reached out to well-known Upper Valley commercial real estate executive Bob Haynes to succeed its outgoing executive director, Joan Goldstein, at the White River Junction-based regional development …

Hartford Approves Budgets

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hartford — At Hartford’s annual town and school meetings on Saturday, voters approved the $36.1 million budget for Hartford schools and an amended town budget of $15.68 million. The votes altered the March 3 Town Meeting Australian ballot …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Former Woodstock Cop Charged With Violating Release

Friday, March 27, 2015

Woodstock — A former Woodstock police officer charged with assaulting his wife pleaded not guilty to two counts of violating a condition of his release that a judge imposed last month. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned on Thursday in Washington Superior Court in Barre, Vt. Prosecutors …

Lawmakers: Prison Closing No ‘Done Deal’

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Windsor — Two top Windsor County Democrats in the Vermont Legislature say a proposal to close Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor is not a “done deal.” Instead, lawmakers will weigh the pros and cons of closing the facility in the coming weeks, as well as all other …

Local Roundup: Unearned Runs Help Dartmouth Softball Split With Terps

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Staff Reports College Park, Md. — A pair of unearned runs in the top of the sixth inning broke a 5-5 tie and propelled the Dartmouth College softball team to an 8-5 win over Maryland on Wednesday and a split of their nonleague doubleheader. The Terrapins (20-13) dominated …

Budget Plans Left as Is in Hartford

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hartford — Both the School Board and the Selectboard are expected this weekend to defend the budgets that voters rejected during voting earlier this month, with most officials arguing that an additional examination of the spending plans has confirmed there’s no fat to be trimmed. Voters will convene …

State Officials Seek Comments on Proposed Hartford Solar Array

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hartford — A public comment period has opened for citizens to provide feedback about a proposed 750-kilowatt solar array to be placed on the town’s capped and closed landfill area on Route 5. Earlier this month, the Waste …

Rita D. Batchelor

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Rita D. Batchelor, 66, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday morning March 24, 2015. She was born April 9, 1948 in Lebanon, NH a daughter of Alfred and Lois (Tenney) Grace. Rita spent her youth in Canaan, N.H. graduating from Mascoma High School. …