Hartland

Mike Swift and his son Olin, 2, go to the transfer center in Strafford every Saturday. Their bagged garbage is loaded into a truck to be hauled away. More provisions of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law are scheduled to go into effect on July 1. Among the changes, individual households are required to separate out their recyclables and towns must put recycling receptacles alongside waste bins. (Medora Hebert photograph)

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical rethinking of how solid waste is handled …

Engagement: Smith — Conaway

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hartland — Holly Smith and Jeremy Conaway have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Laura and Bob Lord, of Hartland. She graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 2002 and attended the Community College of Vermont. She is employed at Upper Valley Critter Sitters and Jiffy Mart, in Quechee. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Steve and Marlene Murray, of …

The Best Medicine: Longtime Mt. Ascutney Physician, Known for His Humor, Says Goodbye

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Windsor — Beach Conger is an old-school country doctor with some not so old-school twists. Take, for example, his pink tutu — two words that you’d be hard-pressed to find so closely associated with another medical professional of Conger’s caliber. For the jocular 73-year-old, though, the pink tutu’s intermittent appearances somehow always made …

Vernon Duane Miller

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Menden, Vt. — Vernon Duane Miller passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. of a heart attack. He was born in Hartland, Vt. to Sheldon and Pearl (Miller) Miller on May 13, 1937. He attended Hartland and Windsor Schools. He graduated …

Hartford Baseball Improves to 7-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White River Junction — Playing on a freshly remade infield, the Hartford High baseball team laid out visiting U-32 on Monday, 8-2. The victory pushed the Hurricanes’ record to 7-0, with upcoming road games at Windsor today, at …

Vincent H. Dow

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Graveside committal services for Vincent H. Dow, 76, who died April 14, 2015, will be held Saturday, May 9, at 3 p.m. in the Hartland Village Cemetery in Hartland. The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor, Vt. is in charge of arrangements. …

Green and Growing: Vermont H.S. Golf Rosters Dotted With Youth

Monday, May 4, 2015

This spring may turn out to be a season of transition for the Upper Valley’s Vermont-based high school golf programs. Rivendell has been the story the past two springs. The Raptors enter as back-to-back Vermont Division III champions …

Service Note: Hartford’s Ocker Completes Basic Training

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Army Pvt. 2 Matthew Ocker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military …

Joyce E. Herschel

Friday, May 1, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Joyce E. Herschel, 70, a longtime resident of Hartland, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 29, 2015, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. She was born July 20, 1944, in Hartland. She received her schooling in Hartland and Windsor and graduated …

Joyce E. Herschel

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Joyce E. Herschel, 70, a resident of Hartland, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 29, 2015, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are …

Neighbors Decry Proposed Hartland Gun Range Changes

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hartland — Plainfield residents fed up with noise from the state-owned Hammond Cove Shooting Range across the river in Hartland said proposed rule changes don’t go far enough to mitigate the sound of gunfire, which they said has …

Sister Act: A Few Songs, a Few Jokes and a Whole Lot of Love

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lebanon — It’s almost six o’clock on a Wednesday and the recreation room at Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare is crowded with residents waiting for the top billing act of the week. Debbie Clough, Wanda Ellis, On Shin Pierson, …

Clara Hawthorne

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Boscaswen, N.H. — Clara Hawthorne, 91, passed away at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscaswen, on Monday, March 30, 2015. She was born on May 15, 1923, in Sanbornton, N.H., to Elsworth and Esther (Cummings) Harris. Clara graduated from Franklin, N.H. high school and the New England Baptist …