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Springfield, Vt., Girl Dies at Dam

Friday, July 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The 15-year-old daughter of the Springfield man who was shot to death in April after confronting a suspected drug user in his neighborhood has died. Casey Wing has been identified as the girl who died on Saturday after falling 85 feet at the North Springfield Dam. Police have said her death is under investigation, but is not considered suspicious. An autopsy determined that Casey died in a …

With Pools Closed, Residents Keep Cool

Friday, July 31, 2015

West Hartford — The Upper Valley fell just shy of a heat wave this week — which is achieved with a hat trick of 90-degree days — but Thursday’s drop into the 80s didn’t mean Monique and Robert Gokey would skip their near-daily dip in the White River. Lately, the Gokeys, Vermont natives …

Tunbridge Voters to Weigh In on Ambulance Deal With Royalton, Sharon

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tunbridge — The Selectboard will host an informational meeting next week in advance of a special Town Meeting next month where voters will decide if the town can enter into a new ambulance contract with Royalton and Sharon in which all three towns will own and operate the service. Currently, residents of Sharon, …

Fish Before Lunch in Sharon

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mike Monteith, of White River Junction, casts a line while fly fishing on the White River in Sharon on Saturday. Monteith said that he planned to fish at several spots along the White River as he worked his …

Jay Alan McPhetres

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Jay Alan McPhetres, 54, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born Dec. 30, 1960, in Lebanon, a son of Floyd and Eloise (Reynolds) McPhetres. He grew up in Wilder …

Jay Alan McPhetres

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Jay Alan McPhetres, 55, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted with arrangements. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

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.” …

The Sharon Academy Grads All Speak at Graduation

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sharon — Liam Rossier gave the crowd a knowing grin as he strode to the podium at The Sharon Academy’s graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon in the school’s gymnasium. In lieu of the traditional green mortarboard, he wore …

Business Notes: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

White River Junction — Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities, graduated 21 last week. The graduation was held June 10 at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor. The leadership training program runs from September through June. It includes 10 day-long sessions focused on key aspects of community life …

Elizabeth Mine Solar Plan Advances

Monday, June 8, 2015

Strafford — An area solar consulting firm is preparing to apply for state approval of a large proposed solar array on the site of the former Elizabeth Mine, a so-called “Superfund” site that underwent a massive cleanup in …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …

Plenty of Records Fall at Vermont Division IV Track Meet

Friday, June 5, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Cheslsea’s Abigail Mattoon needed a better game plan. After qualifying first in the 100-meter hurdles she did something perhaps she shouldn’t have done between qualifying day and the day of the Vermont Division IV state …

Mary Jane Regione

Friday, June 5, 2015

Sharon/South Royalton, Vt. — Mary Jane Regione, 66 died Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H. She was born April 20, 1949 in Randolph, Vt. the daughter of Arthur B. and Louise M. (Boles) Churchill. She attended school in South Royalton, Vt. In addition …