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School bus driver Carl Lupton, 57, of Bethel, Vt., pleaded innocent on April 1, 2014, to misdemeanor charges of drunk driving - second offense - and cruelty to children at the courthouse in downtown White River Junction. (Eric Francis photograph)

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and Butler’s knew about it when he was hired. Carl H. Lupton, 57, of Bethel, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in Windsor Superior …

Finally a Thaw, Now the Floods

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Newbury, Vt. — Four or five inches of water entered Neil White’s fourth-grade classroom through its ground level windows early Sunday morning. As he sorted through the wreckage amidst blowing fans on Monday, he tried to be optimistic. “No student work was ruined,” he said. On the other hand, White was struggling with …

John Alan Lique

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — John Alan Lique, 57, died Friday morning, March 28, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Jan. 28, 1957, in Hanover, N.H. the son of William W. and Cecelian V. (Carron) Lique. John grew up in Norwich, Vt. and graduated from Hanover High School. He worked for a time at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in …

John A. Lique

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — John A. Lique, 57, died Friday morning, March 28, 2014, in the emergency room at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Letter: Good Leader for Coolidge Foundation

Sunday, March 23, 2014

To the Editor: A recent letter (“What’s Up at the Coolidge Foundation?” March 16) fired unwarranted salvos at an organization making an effort to elevate the good name of Vermont’s favorite son, Calvin Coolidge, a president whose stature has long been diminished by academia. Many historians have mistakenly …

At the Hospitals: March 16, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

VA Medical Center Names New Chief of Staff White River Junction — Dr. Mabodawilage Ganga Hematillake has joined the VA Medical Center in White River Junction as its new chief of staff. Hematillake has extensive experience in clinical …

Letter: Deeply Flawed Commentary

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

To the Editor: The column by E. J. Dionne (“Conservatives Are in Thrall to Discredited Political Thinking,” Feb. 18) contains errors and false assumptions, not the least of which is its misleading headline. The subject is one of economic policy, not politics. Furthermore, Austrian economics is anything but …

Higher Budgets, Taxes OK’d in Sharon

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sharon — Voters at Town Meeting overwhelmingly approved $1.3 million in municipal and highway budgets Tuesday that could raise taxes as much as 15 percent during the coming fiscal year. After an explanation of the spending plans by town officials and limited questions from those attending the annual …

Sharon Approves Budget: Pellet Heating System Leads School Meeting Discussion

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sharon — Voters in Sharon approved a $4.1 million school budget for next year as well as spending up to $175,000 for a new pellet heating system at the elementary school. The budget represents a $150,700, or 3.8 …

Sharon Voters To Decide on Higher Taxes

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Sharon School District Meeting is Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Sharon Elementary School to act on warning articles and elect school officers. Sharon Town Meeting is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Carl Joseph Symonds

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Carl Joseph Symonds, 93, a former longtime resident of South Royalton, Vt. died after a long illness at Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. He was born in Medford, Mass., the son of the late Arthur and Dorothy (Ballentine) Symonds. …