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Letter: Dartmouth’s Efforts on Sex Assault

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

To the Editor: Thomas Curphey’s letter asserting that Dartmouth’s proposed sexual assault policy violates students’ rights prompts this response. The constitutional protections noted by Mr. Curphey are available when the federal government proceeds against an individual. The Fourteenth Amendment ensures these rights when a state is proceeding. These rights are not guaranteed when a private entity acts. State educational institutions are bound by the constitutional protections cited by Mr. Curphey. …

Cosmos Stifle Hartford’s Bats

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Springfield’s Heather Sanborn tossed a one-hitter as Springfield posted a 4-0 win over Hartford on Tuesday night in a Vermont Division II softball game at Bill Robinson Field. Hartford, playing in its first game and after only a couple of outside practices, could not get in a groove against the Cosmos senior right-hander, who needed just 86 pitches to complete …

Hartford Lacrosse Not Panicking After Loss

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wilder — Late in Tuesday’s boys lacrosse game between Hartford High and Rutland, the visiting Raiders scored their final goal in a 17-5 rout and Hurricanes coach Bill Elberty’s reaction was immediate. “Don’t worry about it,” he called out to his players on soggy Kilowatt Field. “Believe me, I don’t care.” That seems …

Man Pleads No Contest To Setting Buses on Fire

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction — A White River Junction man pleaded no contest to setting fire to three school buses owned by Butler’s Bus Service, and under the conditions of the plea agreement, he was able to walk out …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, April 3

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges White River Junction — A 21-year-old White River Junction man has pleaded guilty to numerous charges of possessing heroin and cocaine and will serve a year in prison. Jesse J. LaFlam, Jr., pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Windsor Superior …

Spring Shoveling in Hartford

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ken Ladeau shovels snow away from a window in front of his apartment in Hartford Village on Tuesday. “I’ll be glad that spring gets here,” Ladeau said after he finished the task. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Letter: Successful Fundraiser for Veterans

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

To the Editor: On March 15, a hockey game fundraiser was held at the Campion Rink between members of the Vermont and New Hampshire National Guard units. Proceeds were donated to the Friends of Veterans organization in White River Junction. Friends of Veterans is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization …

Christopher Andrew Leswing

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Christopher Andrew Leswing died at home on Sunday, March 30, 2014, from prostate cancer. He was surrounded by family and left this world peacefully. Chris was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on Nov. 27, 1951, to The Rev. Dr. Herbert Leswing Jr. and Gladys Macfarlane Leswing. …

Letter: Wrong About the Common Core

Monday, March 31, 2014

To the Editor: In his March 20 Forum letter (“Education Is Not Information”), Paul D. Keane incorrectly describes the Common Core State Standards as a means of, among other things, turning public education into some kind of an “Information Delivery System.” He alleges that people behind the Common …

Road Closures to Begin in Hartford

Sunday, March 30, 2014

White River Junction — Work on the Bridge Street Underpass replacement is scheduled to resume next week. Starting April 7, the underpass will be closed between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., but will reopen in the evenings. As early as April 15, the Bridge Street Underpass between the …

Dartmouth Cavalry Boys’ Ludicrous, Thrilling Civil War Exploits

Sunday, March 30, 2014

No frolic so slight ever won such glowing praise as the service of the Dartmouth Cavalry during the Civil War. Writers lauded these college men on horseback even for what they didn’t do. On class day at graduation …

White River Paper Merges With Swish Of Canada

Sunday, March 30, 2014

White River Junction — A Canadian janitorial supply and cleaning equipment firm has acquired White River Paper Co., the companies announced last week. The merger of Swish Maintenance Limited, based in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and White River Paper, located on Route 14 in Hartford, will triple the size …

Wide-Ranging Debate in Hartford

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hartford — After cruising through the basic warning articles for both the town and the school district at the annual floor meeting on Saturday, residents engaged in a lively, wide-ranging conversation about the town’s schools, touching on everything …