JULY 3 4th of July Fireworks in Brownsville: 6:30 p.m., Mount Ascutney Resort, Ski Tow Road. Live music, children’s activities and food. Fireworks at dusk. Free. 802-484-1223. Celebration in Fairlee: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Town Common. Live music, food and children’s activities. Free. 802-333-9653. JULY 4 Pancake Breakfast in Plainfield: 7:30-9 a.m., Community Church, 1094 Route 12A. Donation. 603-298-8913. “Four on the Fourth” Road Race and Walk in Canaan: 8:30 a.m., Social-Summit Lodge No. 50, School Street. Kids’ fun run, 8:30 a.m. Race and walk, 9 a.m.
Hanover — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to campaign in the Upper Valley at the start of the Fourth of July weekend. Clinton will attend a “grassroots organizing party” in Hanover Friday afternoon, according to her campaign. She also plans to attend an event in Glen, N.H., and march in the Fourth of July parade Saturday in Gorham, N.H. Find a full report in Wednesday’s Valley News. ∎ Posted online Tuesday at 12:40 p.m. Follow the Valley News on Twitter @VNewsUV.
West Lebanon — What do you get when you put the Upper Valley’s best high school athletes in one room? A buzz of energy, proud parents, family members and coaches that appreciate the recognition that was bestowed on the recipients of the Valley News Athletes of the Year Wednesday night at The Fireside Inn. Awards were presented to 23 athletes by staff sports reporters Tris Wykes and Greg Fennell as they briefly talked about each deserving recipient. Two other athletes who were not able to
Bradford, Vt. — Vermont State Police today determined that a fire that destroyed a South Main Street home Monday night was started by a group of kids. A news release issued this afternoon said the fire at 172 South Main St. “was a result of three juveniles starting small fire(s) in the garage and surrounding property.” The fire caused about $200,000 damage to the home of Robert Nutting, a town official who runs Robert’s Thrift Store. No one was injured in the blaze. Follow this
Remember when Hanover resident Weiping Liu happened upon a collapsed bicyclist on Route 120 and helped save his life by quickly administering CPR? (If you do not remember, here’s the story.) The bicyclist, Doug Tifft, of Fairlee, said this week that his recovery is well on track — he’s been back at work at the University Press of New England for 30 hours a week since May 21, with plans to go full-time next week — and that he, Liu and others involved in the
Photo galleries created by the Valley News staff photographers and freelancers can be found at the links below: Dartmouth College Hanover High School Hartford High School Kearsarge Regional High School Kimball Union Academy Lebanon High School Mascoma Valley Regional High School Newport High School Oxbow Union High School Rivendell Academy Sharon Academy South Royalton School Stevens High School Thetford Academy Whitcomb High School Windsor High School Woodstock Union High School Woodsville High School A full list of graduation stories is at this link. ∎ Posted
Tomorrow's Sunday Valley News will include the debut of a new series, Roaring 20s. Every month for a year, photographer Sarah Priestap and I will profile a 20-something resident of the Upper Valley, a project that Sarah conceived a while ago and that we've been plugging away on together since March. (You may remember our call for subjects — and yes, we're still taking suggestions of people to write about and photograph!) The first installment of Roaring 20s will feature Becca White, a recently elected
White River Junction — The 23-year-old Windsor woman who police say was slain by her estranged boyfriend was planning on getting a restraining order from court the day she was killed, according to court documents. A Vermont State Police affidavit unsealed today says family members of Molly Helland told police after she was shot and killed that Jason Kendall had held a gun to her head three days earlier while she tried to move out of his apartment. Helland’s father said she was on her
Nearly every early June for the last nine years, I’ve covered the Vermont Division III high school track and field state championship meet at Chester’s Green Mountain Union High School. It’s an enjoyable assignment, and I’ve come to consider it a sort of right of passage into the summer season. With 36 events — 18 each for the boys and girls teams — and many with multiple heats, it’s a long day. Inevitably, there comes a time when a reporter simply needs to step away
UPDATE AT 4:20 P.M.: Vermont State Police have identified Molly Helland, 22, of Windsor as the victim of this morning's shooting, saying she was discovered on the ground outside her parents' house in downtown Windsor. Police are continuing to search for Jason Kendall, according to a news release issued by state police. Police say Helland, who had a child with Kendall, recently ended a relationship with him and moved in with her parents. Kendall's 1996 Honda Accord was seen leaving the crime scene shortly after the