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Keith Arnesen of Hammond Grinding & Recycling gives a thumbs up to the excavator operator after he knocked down a wall of a vacant warehouse that was leaning towards the West Hartford Library. The first of two buildings near the library was taken down on Aug., 18, 2014, in West Harford, Vt. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Way Paved for West Hartford Library Lot

Thursday, August 21, 2014

West Hartford — Construction workers this week tore down two vacant warehouses behind the West Hartford Library, eliminating a hurdle that had delayed the opening of the library, which was rebuilt following Tropical Storm Irene. “It has been a very long haul,” said Tom Hazen, chairman of the West Hartford Library Trustees. “But we are going to get through it.” …

Forum, Aug. 21: When Shall We Overcome Racism?; Turning the Other Cheek in Dorchester; Co-op Transparency

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When Shall We Overcome Racism? To the Editor: It rips my heart out and utterly stuns me that even now, in this wonderfully blessed nation, it is unsafe to be born with dark skin. When will this end? And how do we end it? Having grown up in Memphis, I am no stranger to racial tension and racial unrest. I had hoped that …

Kendall C. “Gil” Gilbert, Jr.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Kendall C. “Gil” Gilbert, Jr., 87, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

Grandparents Brag: July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

SWEITZER — A granddaughter, Olive Marie Sweitzer, born on June 17, 2014, to paternal grandparents Karyn and James Sweitzer, of Hartford. THIBEAULT — A granddaughter, Aerin Johanna Thibeault, born on July 1, 2014, to paternal grandparents Janet and Leo (Chuck) Thibeault, of Quechee. …

Schools Weigh Cellphone Search Ruling

Sunday, July 27, 2014

West Lebanon — When David Baker was an assistant principal at Hartford High School about four years ago, he came upon a cellphone that had been left in the school’s auditorium. An announcement was made over the intercom looking for the owner of the phone, but no one …

Goguen — Ramsey

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Engagement: Goguen — Ramsey …

Hartford Reviews Police Chief Applicants

Friday, July 25, 2014

Hartford — The town received fewer than 30 applications to fill the vacant police chief position, and the majority of the candidates are from outside New England. Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg told the Selectboard this week that the town expected to field between 40 and 50 applications, but …

Camp for Camerawork: Young Filmmakers Learn the Ropes Through CATV

Friday, July 25, 2014

On a sultry Tuesday morning in White River Junction, one teenage boy chased another teenage boy, wearing a Boston Red Sox baseball cap, at top speed down Main Street past the Hotel Coolidge, and rounded the corner into …

Forum, July 25: Enough About the Co-op; More About the Co-op; Hartford Track Vote; The Hole Story on Interchange Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Co-op, in Two Words To the Editor: Enough already. Edmund Coffin Strafford Those With a Vested Interest To the Editor: At Wednesday’s board meeting of the Hanover Co-op, 14 people spoke in favor of the management. Of the 14 who supported them, seven had a vested economic …

Iola R. Hoisington

Friday, July 25, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Iola R. Hoisington, 93, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. Iola was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Windsor, Vt., a daughter of Edward and Ila (Spaulding) Rawson. She graduated from Windsor High School class of 1939 …

Naomi R. Lucas

Friday, July 25, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Naomi R. Lucas, 66, died Tuesday afternoon, July 22, 2014, at her home in White River Jct., Vt. after a long battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 31, 1947, in Flushing, N.Y. the daughter of William and Helen (Miles) Carlson. Naomi attended …

Frances J. Prior

Friday, July 25, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Frances J. Prior, 65, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

I-89 Bridges Meeting Set for Tonight in West Lebanon

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lebanon — State transportation officials are seeking public comment tonight on planned improvements to the Interstate 89 bridges that cross the Connecticut River and carry about 38,000 motorists a day between New Hampshire and Vermont. Meanwhile, work on the Route 4 bridge crossing the Connecticut River between West …