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Advance Transit driver Don Hood, left, waits with Elroy Litchfield and his dog Mischief while Hartford police officer Tom Lyman speaks with bus company official Chris Andreasson in White River Junction, Vt., on Aug. 14, 2014. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)

Proliferation of Service Dogs Leads to Conflict

Sunday, September 21, 2014

White River Junction — Elroy Litchfield, a Vietnam War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder, recently acquired something that he believes will prove a tremendous help in coping with his condition: a five-month-old dog named Mischief who’s being trained to recognize Litchfield’s early signs of an anxious episode — “getting ready to blow up,” as he calls it — to help …

Vermont Drivers Face Stricter Cellphone Rules Starting Oct. 1

Sunday, September 21, 2014

White River Junction — Come Oct. 1, drivers in Vermont who are caught holding a cellphone to their ear could face a fine that is bigger than their monthly phone bill. And next summer, similar rules will apply to drivers in New Hampshire, as well. That’s because both states have passed new laws …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply firepower. Three Woodstock running backs combined for five touchdowns as the three-time defending Vermont Division …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New Hampshire nose guard and defensive tackle will be back at his alma mater on Nov. 22, overseeing the state’s first “championship day” — …

Edith Bruce Hazard

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Edith Bruce Hazard died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in joyful anticipation, surrounded by loved ones. Born on July 3, 1922, in Louisville, Ky., the first of three daughters to Dr. James White Bruce and Edith Dumesnil Campbell, Edie graduated from Louisville Collegiate School and …

Briglin, Masland Win Democratic Primary for Two Vt. House Seats

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Norwich — Incumbent state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and newcomer Tim Briglin, D-Thetford, appeared last night to be headed to victory in the four-way Democratic primary for the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford. …

Norwich Taxes Weighed at Survey Meeting

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard held a special meeting on Monday night to discuss the results of a town survey that included questions on public facilities projects and tax rates. Monday’s meeting took place in advance of the Selectboard’s regular Wednesday meeting, where the board will advise the town …

Wedding: Parker — Carroll

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lyme — Charlotte Ames Parker and Nathan Carroll were married on May 31, 2014, in Lyme. The bride is the daughter of Virginia Louise Beggs and Douglas Gest, of Meriden, and Henry Worth Parker and Mary-Margaret Andrews, of …

Frowns Upside Down: Marauders Brimming With Optimism

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hanover — The photograph that accompanied a Sept. 19, 2013 story in the Valley News about Hanover High football pretty much encapsulated the Marauders’ 1-8 season. The image showed longtime coach Mike Ivanoski with hands on hips, staring …

Forum: Aug. 22: No to Glenn McCoy; Yes to Shawn Braley; Worthy Candidates

Friday, August 22, 2014

Glenn McCoy’s Nasty Scratchings To the Editor: I strongly agree in principle with those who defend the publication of Glenn McCoy’s nasty scratchings. I too am interested in all points of view that are relevant, offered in good faith, and based on appropriate evidence. Subversive imagination also makes …

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 …

Forum, Aug. 20: Support the Candidates; Too Much for a Library; Robin Williams and Ourselves

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Consider Jim Masland, But Vote To the Editor: As we look around the world, we see the tragedies that play out when a country is ruled by a dysfunctional, corrupt government. The primaries and the midterm elections are coming up soon. Unfortunately, if history repeats itself, turnout will …

Hanover-Norwich 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014