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This 1985 acrylic paintings is among the works in a new exhibition of paintings by Aidron Duckworth opening this weekend at the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum in Meriden. (Courtesy image)

Art Notes: Main Street Museum Looks at the Cuban Missile Crisis

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Main Street Museum of Art in beautiful downtown White River Junction is taking a look back at the two weeks in October 1962, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union played the world’s scariest game of chicken — otherwise known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. The opening reception is Friday, from 6 to 10 p.m. and there will be …

WRJ VA Focuses on Homeless

Thursday, July 30, 2015

White River Junction — It’s summertime, but for some veterans who returned to northern New England after their military service, the living is not easy. For those without homes, winter likely will be even worse. Some have general health problems. Others cope with mental illness or substance abuse. Employment, education, transportation — all of the challenges of living in this rural region have …

Hiker Saved In Orford

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orford — Roughly 35 rescue personnel from throughout the Upper Valley assisted the Orford Fire Department in rescuing a hiker who had a medical emergency atop Mount Cube on Tuesday evening. The woman, who authorities said had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a couple of days, was transported by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following the tricky evening descent, Orford fire Chief …

Engagement: Dattilio — Ash

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Quechee — Lin Dattilio, of Hartland, and David Dattilio, of White River Junction, have announced the engagement of their son, Matthew Dattilio, to Marybeth Ash. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Susan and Anthony Ash, of Westborough, Mass. …

Hassan: Revisit State Budget

Friday, July 3, 2015

White River Junction — New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is encouraging legislative leaders to return to the table to consider a compromise on the state’s budget for the 2016-2017 biennium. Hassan vetoed the $11.3 billion budget approved by the Republican-led Legislature last week. A particular sticking point has …

Larger Veterans Center Opens

Friday, July 3, 2015

White River Junction — Upper Valley veterans have a new space to call their own on the first floor of a new office building on Prospect Street in White River Junction. At the new, larger Vet Center, counselors …

Jerry Hersey Lovejoy

Friday, July 3, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Jerry Hersey Lovejoy, 88, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Gardner, Mass. to his parents, Harry and Harriet (Hersey) Lovejoy. Jerry leaves his wife, Melvena (Nena) Braley Adams Lovejoy …

Philip Graves, Jr.

Friday, July 3, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Philip Graves, Jr., 67, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at home in White River Junction. There will be no services. Knight Funeral Home in White River has been entrusted with arrangements. …

Ruby Louise Clark

Thursday, July 2, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Visiting hours for Ruby Louise Clark, 93, who died Sunday June 21, 2015, will be held Tuesday, July 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. A funeral service will be held at the funeral …

Storms Down Trees, Take Out Power

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hanover — Soggy soil and the occasional sharp gust toppled several trees throughout the Upper Valley during Wednesday’s rainstorms, in one case cutting power to more than a hundred people. Though air currents were “not terribly strong,” Mike Kistner, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, …

Police: Bethel Woman Was Driver in Hit-and-Run

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — A 22-year-old Bethel woman pleaded not guilty to a series of charges in connection with a hit-and-run accident that severely injured a South Royalton lawyer on June 23. On Monday, Allison Richards answered to …

2 Plead Not Guilty to Jail Assault

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — Two men pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to their alleged role in an assault at Southern State Correctional Facility on May 11. George Tarbell, 30, of Springfield, Vt., and Jason Chaffee, 32, of Windsor, were arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on felony charges of …

GUVSWD Considers Solar Array for North Hartland Landfill Area

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

North Hartland — Officials overseeing an undeveloped landfill for several Vermont towns are exploring the possibility of hosting a solar array on part of the North Hartland property in order to bring in new revenue. Tom Kennedy, district …