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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 …

Summer Journal: Passion for Hoops

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Norwich — Allison Moskow was driving a car load full of children down Main Street this spring, past Dan & Whit’s and toward the town green, when a chorus of exclamations filled the vehicle. They had just pulled …

Forum, Aug. 19: Meet the Candidates; America and Its Wars; Co-op Transparency

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Meet Legislative Candidates To the Editor: All Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford voters are invited to a forum for the primary candidates for the Windsor-Orange-2 state representative seats, sponsored by the Norwich Women’s Club and the League of Women Voters of the Upper Valley. The forum will be …

Forum, Aug. 18: Lessons From a Tragedy; We Back Briglin; Keep Watch at Lebanon High

Monday, August 18, 2014

Lessons From a Tragedy To the Editor: The Unity crash involving four teenagers and the loss of three young lives was a topic of discussion in my driver education class. It is the worst of nightmares when someone pays the ultimate price for their actions. My sincere sympathies …

Veterans Memorial in the Works in Norwich

Monday, August 18, 2014

Norwich — The local American Legion post wants to commemorate post-Vietnam War veterans from Norwich with a new monument on Beaver Meadow Road. There’s only one problem: The group can’t find them. When Jim Harlow, commander of the Lyman F. Pell American Legion post in Norwich, was drafted …

Going Green: Hanover’s Soccer Trip to Ireland Becomes an Education

Monday, August 18, 2014

On the first day, Rob Grabill nearly freaked out. In normal circumstances, the drive from Shannon Airport in Ireland’s County Clare to the west coast city of Galway takes a little over an hour. When Grabill, Hanover High’s …

High Horses Volunteer, Quarter Horse Honored

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — A volunteer and a horse with High Horses Therapeutic Riding Program were recently honored for their work. Becky Foulk was named Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International’s volunteer of the year for Region 1, which includes …

4 Democrats Vie for House Seats

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — State Rep. Kathy Hoyt’s decision not to run for one of the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has created an unusual situation in the reliably Democratic district: Come primary day on …

The Self-Conscious Cardinal

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I’ve been a writer since I was about 7 years old, when I started writing poems, and though I have sometimes found myself blocked it was not a frequent occurrence. For one thing, the life I lived before …

Lebanon High Athletes Go on Roundball Road Trip

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lebanon — K.J. Matte and Austin Whaley will head back to Lebanon High School in a few weeks. Perhaps a teacher will assign them a what-I-did-for-summer essay. And both could use four words to sum up their collective …

Cleta Pierce Wheeler

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Cleta Pierce Wheeler, 76, of Norwich passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 in Brooksville, Fla. Cleta was born in Waterville, Vt. on Sept. 2, 1937. She graduated from Jeffersonville High School in 1954, going on to earn a degree in Nursing from the University of …