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Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important program. The Post 84 Legionnaires coordinated with …

Post 22 Rallies to Stay Alive in Junior Legion Tournament

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Manchester — As he prepared to leave Gill Stadium at 11 p.m. Tuesday, coach John Grainger was flagged down by a fan of his Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team. “Thanks for the heart attack!” shouted the supporter. All Grainger could do was smile and shake his head. The emotions of …

Frances J. Prior

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Frances J. Prior, 65, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 10, 1949, in Rutland, Vt. a daughter of William and Dorothy (Severance) Prior. She grew up in White River Junction and attended the Hartford Schools. She worked for many years in housekeeping at the Brookside Nursing Home before going …

Art Notes: Main Street Museum Commemorates the Anniversary of Russia’s First Museum

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Main Street Museum in White River Junction, in case you hadn’t noticed, is not a conventional academic museum, with the systems of categorization employed at such encylopedic institutions as the Metropolitan, the Louvre or the Museum of …

Genevieve K. Potter

Thursday, July 10, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Genevieve K. Potter, 91, died Wednesday, July 8, 2014, at Genesis Eldercare Lebanon Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Montpelier, Vt. a daughter of Donald and Eleanora (Currier) Freeman. Genevieve grew up in Plainfield, Vt. where she graduated …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Hartford to Host Meeting on Trash

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hartford — Town officials started prepping Tuesday night for an upcoming meeting that will bring together leaders in core Upper Valley towns to discuss regional ways to deal with solid waste removal. Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, which was formed by the Selectboard last fall, gave a brief …

Richard L. McEwan

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hartford, Vt. — Richard L. McEwan, 37, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Manchester, N.H. He was born Aug. 14, 1976, in Hanover, N.H. a son of Tammie L. McEwan and Richard L. Nott. Rick attended Hartford High School and later worked in the building trades throughout the …

Hartford to Probe Resident Complaint

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hartford — The Selectboard voted unanimously last week to hire an investigator to look into a resident’s complaint of potential misconduct by a town official, according to town records. Minutes of the July 2 Selectboard meeting indicate the board vote came after a closed-door session that lasted more …

Lebanon Juniors on the Rise Again

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team made quick work of two foes Sunday, routing Alton, 14-4, and New London, 10-0, each in only five innings. Despite a new head coach and numerous new …

Volunteer Spotlight: A Long Ride to Help Fellow Veterans

Sunday, July 6, 2014

White River Junction — More than a decade has passed since Larry Daigle started traveling from his home in Granville, N.Y., to White River Junction to volunteer with Friends of Veterans. It’s a long drive — 80 miles …

Wedding: Curtis — Johns

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Wilder — Diane M. Curtis and William Michael Johns were married on June 15, 2014, in Wilder. The bride is the daughter of Thomas Curtis, of Rochester, Vt., and the late Caroline Curtis. She is a graduate of …

Dartmouth’s Excess Does Some Good

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s campus was quiet early Friday morning as a silver sedan pulled up the dining hall’s back driveway and executed a turn so its trunk faced the loading dock. An abandoned bicycle rested on the …