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Lorena M. Guarino

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Lorena M. Guarino, 92, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was born July 14, 1922, in White River Jct., Vt. a daughter of Raffaele and Virginia (Vega) Guarino. Miss Guarino graduated from Hartford High School in 1940 and from Becker College in Worcester, Mass. in 1942. After she finished her schooling she began her 52-year career as a bookkeeper in the automobile business. She was predeceased by …

Born to Ride

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On the first day with his training wheels off, Thomas Buskey, 5, gets help from his mom, Phoebe, to keep from tipping over while practicing riding his bike in the driveway of their home in White River Junction. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Many Jobs, One Goal: New Hartford Lacrosse Coach Looks to Revitalize Program

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wilder — Jennifer Wheatley stood in the crowded Dothan Brook Elementary School lobby earlier this month, surrounded by girls lacrosse players and parents. Conversation and laughter swirled about in the wake of three hours of practice with the Hartford High and town recreation teams Wheatley oversees. “I could use a chance to sit …

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. …

Judge Raises Suspect’s Bail in Shooting: Police Say Woman Violated Curfew Condition of Release

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

White River Junction — The woman charged in connection with a 2011 Bethel shooting pleaded not guilty on Monday to violating a condition of release that a judge imposed over a year ago. Authorities allege Emily Perkins, who …

Salting Into Spring

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

After putting down sand, Jerry Lyman sprinkles salt on a walkway at his Hartford home on Monday. He and his wife have lived in the house since 1975. They raised their family and had horses on the property …

At the Hospitals: March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Gets Spot On ‘Great Places to Work’ List Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been named one of 150 “Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by the industry journal Becker’s Hospital Review. It was selected based on its benefits …

The Best Of the Rest

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Valley News’ three staff photographers and intern logged many miles over the first two weeks of March covering town and school meetings across the Upper Valley. Here are a few favorites that were not part of the …

Herbert Sumner Smith

Friday, March 20, 2015

Venice, Fla. — Herbert S. Smith, 91 passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in the Manor Care skilled nursing facility. Bert, as his close friends knew him, was born in White River, Jct., Vt. on Jan. 18, 1924, the middle son of William C. Smith and Leona Sumner. …

Judge to Decide on Letter in Perkins Case; Decision Will Affect Trial

Thursday, March 19, 2015

White River Junction — A judge is set to rule on whether a letter that could exonerate a South Royalton woman accused in a Bethel shooting should be allowed as evidence at her trial. In the letter, Emily …

Family Files Suit in I-89 Crash

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

North Haverhill — The day after Sunapee resident Robert Dellinger pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent homicide in connection with an Interstate 89 collision that killed a Wilder couple, the estate of one of the victims filed a lawsuit against him. The estate of Amanda Murphy, who …

Larry A. Smith

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wilder, Vt. — Larry A. Smith, 76, died early Tuesday morning, March 17, 2015, at his daughter’s home in Enfield, N.H. He was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Hanover, N.H. a son of Ralph and Marion (Stanley) Smith. After graduating from Hanover High School, Larry worked for a …

I-91 Bridge Project Gets Underway

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hartford — The first traffic disruptions associated with a major bridge reconstruction project on Interstate 91 began on Monday, but those lane closings are only temporary, state highway department officials said. “It will only be three days, and then we’ll be done,” said Jill Barrett, a public outreach …