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Hartford to pay DeBalsi through June 2025
07-15-2024 7:01 PM


HARTFORD — Former Hartford Superintendent Tom DeBalsi will receive his full salary through June 30, 2025, despite departing a year before the end of his contract, the School Board announced last week.Over 12 months, DeBalsi will receive $210,214.65...

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Enterprise: Three Upper Valley candy store owners discuss businesses
07-15-2024 3:37 PM


At Sophia’s Candy Corner in West Lebanon, owner Sophia Lowe believes the adage “like a kid in a candy store” applies equally to adults.“I find the adults come in and they are so excited because they remember what it was like to go to an old-time candy...

Upper Valley communities say Supreme Court ruling won’t change approach to homelessness
07-12-2024 6:01 PM


HARTFORD — A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing communities to arrest and fine people for sleeping outside in public spaces has drawn the ire of Upper Valley social services providers and skepticism from local law enforcement and municipal...

Access spotty for summer meals in the Upper Valley
07-12-2024 5:31 PM


LEBANON — The Lebanon Public Library provides myriad services for Upper Valley residents from craft groups to concerts to free internet access.This summer, they’re adding another function: a site for caregivers to pick up five days’ worth of breakfast...

Hartford Selectboard OKs first banner project honoring veterans
07-08-2024 7:31 PM


HARTFORD — After a lengthier and more contentious process than its organizers expected, a project to honor Hartford veterans and first responders is soliciting applications after receiving a green light from the Selectboard last month.The “Hartford...

Hartford superintendent resigns one year early
07-04-2024 3:01 PM


HARTFORD — Hartford Superintendent Tom DeBalsi resigned from his position last week, a year before his contract was to end on June 30, 2025, the School District announced in a Wednesday news release. Caty Sutton, previously Hartford’s director of...

VTrans to hold public meeting on Hartford Avenue bridge
07-01-2024 5:29 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 23 to collect community input on an upcoming study of the Hartford Avenue bridge over the White River, which is on a list of state bridges to be replaced. The Vermont Agency of...

Wilder man involved in police standoff pleads guilty to misdemeanors
06-27-2024 6:01 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 67-year-old armed Wilder man who threatened to shoot police when they responded to a call of domestic assault has pleaded guilty, barely five weeks after he engaged police in a standoff and threatened he would would only come...

Hartford/Lebanon Juneteenth celebration postponed to Sunday
06-21-2024 4:11 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — With the weather forecast calling for rain and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon, the Hartford/Lebanon Juneteenth celebration has been rescheduled.The event will take place on Sunday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lyman Point Park...

Upper Valley communities plan Juneteenth celebrations
06-17-2024 7:03 PM

BETHEL — Numerous communities will be holding celebrations this week in honor of Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorate the emancipation of people who were enslaved in the United States.Here is a list of Juneteenth events taking place throughout the...

Hartford High sends off resilient Class of ’24
06-15-2024 9:01 AM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — For a few minutes during Friday night’s Hartford High graduation ceremony, the skies opened up over the school’s athletic field and a steady rain fell. Some guests opened umbrellas or pulled out ponchos. But members of the...

With pollinators in mind, garden clubs help lead shift to native perennial plantings
06-14-2024 4:01 PM


HANOVER — Walk by the Nugget Theater in downtown Hanover and it’s hard not to notice the flower beds that pull together the area where people regularly meet for ice cream and conversation.The flower beds — which members of the Hanover Garden Club have...

Hartford Selectboard narrowly rejects Gaza cease-fire resolution
06-12-2024 7:30 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford Selectboard rejected, 4-3, a citizen-sponsored resolution in support of a cease-fire in Gaza and an end to U.S. support for Israel’s offensive on Tuesday. In addition to an immediate cease-fire between Israel and...

New Hartford middle school dean of students seeks to repair relationships
06-11-2024 6:32 PM


HARTFORD — As the school year comes to a close on Thursday, parents and students continue to express frustration with disruptions to learning at Hartford Memorial Middle School.The behavioral challenges continue even though the district has made...

Shipshape condition
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Hartford Selectboard approves banner policy
06-05-2024 8:14 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Selectboard adopted a new policy on Tuesday that will allow banner displays on public street lights.The board’s 5-2 vote was a relief to organizers of a “Hometown Heroes” project, which plans to display up to 12 banners this...

Editorial: Hartford should exercise caution on public display of affinities
05-31-2024 9:01 PM

The current controversy over the display of a politically-charged symbol at the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito comes at an opportune moment for the Hartford Selectboard as it continues to wrestle with the contours of a policy for...

500 to receive degrees at CCV graduation on Saturday
05-31-2024 7:30 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Among the more than 500 people poised to collect their associate degrees from the Community College of Vermont on Saturday is Josh Cray, a first-generation college student and Fairlee native. Cray, 34, a father of two toddlers...

Route 5 paving underway in Hartford
05-31-2024 4:19 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Traffic will be impacted next week on Route 5 in Hartford, where work has commenced to resurface about four total miles of roadway and to replace the traffic signals at the intersection of North Main Street and Hartford...

Hartford residents seek Selectboard support of Gaza cease-fire resolution
05-29-2024 7:06 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford could be the next Upper Valley community to adopt a resolution calling for a cease-fire in Gaza and an end to U.S. military aid for Israel’s offensive.The Selectboard will vote on June 11 whether to support an immediate...

Haven food shelf to close during move to renovated space
05-29-2024 7:04 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Upper Valley Haven’s temporary food shelf will close for around two weeks in June in preparation for a move to a new space.The nonprofit organization’s temporary food shelf, located at 608 N. Main St., will close Friday....

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