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Schools, Church Get Solar Grants

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sharon — Three schools and one church in Sharon, Strafford and Thetford were among nine community solar projects across Vermont to receive grants from a state fund intended to boost the development of clean energy, the Shumlin administration announced Tuesday. A total of $442,750 was awarded, with 42 percent of that money going to the projects in the three Upper Valley towns. “We have more than quadrupled the amount of …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost 60 S electboard and City Council members, municipal administrators, landfill operators and representatives from solid …

Baribeau — Castillo

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sharon — Byron Baribeau, of Sharon, and Priscilla White, of East Montpelier, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Baribeau to Bradley Castillo. The bride-to-be graduated from U32 High School in 2004. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Louis and Millie-Jean Castillo, of Vergennes, Vt. He graduated from Vergennes Union High School …

Beth I. “Betty” Larkin

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — A graveside funeral service for Beth I. “Betty” Larkin, 88, who died March 22, 2014, will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sharon. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT is in charge …

Bringing Care to the Kids: Health Hub School-Based Clinics a 20-Year Success Story

Sunday, May 11, 2014

South Royalton — A weekly checkup for asthma found 11-year-old Erik Younce laughing with Frank Lamson, the pediatric nurse practitioner with Health Hub and the Strafford School-Based Health Clinic, a group of school-based clinics in the Orange Windsor …

Frank Eli Perron Sr.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Frank Eli Perron Sr., formerly of Sharon, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home where he was receiving rehabilitation after a recent surgery. He was 90 years old. Frank was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Stockbridge, Vt., the youngest son of Arthur …

John Alan Lique

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — John Alan Lique, 57, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Hillside Cemetery in Norwich, Vt. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. …

A Love Of Music With a Long Life: Sharon’s Jim Rooney Has Produced Some Greats

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jim Rooney, musician and producer, has as many anecdotes about the musicians he’s worked with and listened to as could fit in a weighty volume of the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Here’s one. In the 1960s, …

Brush With Spring

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ken Wright, of Sharon, rakes up after loading brush into a trailer pulled by his 1964 CJ-6 Jeep, on Monday. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

John Alan Lique

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — John Alan Lique, 57, died March 28, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Hilltop Cemetery in Norwich, Vt. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. has been entrusted with …

Vt. School Consolidation Far Off But Still Generates Debate

Friday, April 25, 2014

Debate over whether to consolidate Vermont’s school districts and school boards appears likely to continue past the current legislative session in the statehouse. Sen. Dick McCormack, D-Bethel, said even if House Bill 883, which would mandate consolidation, had been voted out onto the House floor and approved this …

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 …

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. …