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Cole Miller,10, heads down the hill on a scooter with Dylan LaBrake,13, behind him in White River Junction, Vt., on April 17, 2014. The boys were zooming down Cascadnac Ave. with other friends. They are on school vacation this week. 
(Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)

Spring, No Brakes

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cole Miller, 10, right, and Dylan LaBrake, 13, zoom down Cascadnac Avenue in White River Junction on Thursday. The boys are on school vacation this week. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Letter: Honoring Students Who Served

Thursday, April 17, 2014

To the Editor: Tris Wykes’ well-written story about Evan Bloom (“A Big Impression: Dartmouth’s Bloom Has Left His Mark,” April 11) has a hidden story that few readers would understand. “He’s certainly proud of the path he’s chosen, but is wise enough to know there are many ways to regard military service and America’s role in international conflict,” wrote Wykes. I had to …

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. “Nothing like Irene,” said Derek Dubuque, who works at Stateline Sports in West Lebanon. “Thankfully.” …

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 …

Hartford to Update Town Plan

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hartford — The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Monday night on proposed changes to the town’s Master Plan, including eliminating the “growth center” designation for an area near the Interstate 89 Exit 1 interchange in Quechee. Planning Commission Chairman Bruce Riddle said the changes are intended …

Gather Around the Table

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dismas House board members and residents give thanks before their meal at the new facility in Hartford Village earlier this week. Dismas of Vermont is a family-style home meant mainly for furloughed inmates readjusting to life outside the …

Loose Goose

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Brian Vielguth reaches into his truck to pick up Lucky, a goose he found walking along Route 14 at the intersection with Tigertown Road in West Hartford on Tuesday. Vielguth and a game warden knocked on dozens of …

I-89 Bridges on To-Do List; 10-Year Plan Calls for Widening Spans Beginning in 2018

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lebanon — About 38,000 vehicles each day cross the Interstate 89 bridges spanning the Connecticut River between Lebanon and Hartford. “More people drive over those bridges than any other piece of infrastructure in our region,” said Nate Miller, …

George W. “ Dadsy” “Butchie” Mann

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — George W. “ Dadsy” “Butchie” Mann, 67, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 29, 1946, in Palmer, Mas., a son of Eugene and Eva (Gaybury) Mann. He attended the Palmer Schools and went …

James J. von Gal

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Quechee, Vt. — James J. von Gal, 73, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A celebrations of Jim’s Life will be held Saturday, April 12. at 2 p.m. at the Quechee Club in Quechee. Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. assisted …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, March 25

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

School Bus Driver Arrested In Hartford, Charged With DUI Hartford — Police arrested a Butler’s Bus Service driver on Monday on a suspected DUI charge. Hartford police took Carl Lupton, of Bethel, into custody for allegedly operating a …

Going on Display

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Center for Cartoon Studies students Peter Basch, of Accord, N.Y., left, and Ben Gowen, of Fort Collins, Colo., hang a selection of student work at the Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction on Thursday. The show opened on …

Letter: Vermont Should Approve Paid Sick Days

Sunday, March 23, 2014

To the Editor: As a Vermont resident, former policy-maker and a woman who has worked in restaurant kitchens, I have insight into the importance of paid sick days, having worked in kitchens that both do and do not offer this. Many of our Vermont neighbors, including many kitchen …