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Getting a lift in South Royalton
04-12-2024 10:12 AM

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Gas station owner pitches new car wash for Sykes Mountain Ave
04-11-2024 7:53 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The owner of a gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Route 5 and Sykes Mountain Avenue is seeking to add a fully-automated car wash to his business — close to the site of an existing car wash.The Hartford...


Hartford treasurer launches campaign for Windsor County Senate seat
04-05-2024 5:15 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford Treasurer Joe Major plans to run for the state Senate seat representing Windsor County currently held by Dick McCormack, who plans to retire next January after more than 30 years of service. Major, 59, is executive...


Casting doubt in White River Junction
04-02-2024 10:23 AM


Upper Valley residents pan post office plan to move mail sorting to Connecticut
03-27-2024 6:58 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

LEBANON — Upper Valley residents and postal workers voiced objection to a proposal this week by the U.S. Postal Service to move mail sorting operations for the region from White River Junction to Connecticut, saying the plan will create further delays...


Forum set on planned move of White River Junction mail sorting
03-24-2024 9:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The U.S. Postal Service will host a public forum on Tuesday to discuss moving a significant portion of mail sorting operations for Upper Valley communities from White River Junction to Hartford, Conn., as part of a nationwide...


Upper Valley school districts look to enrollment in planning for the future
03-22-2024 9:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

In 1998, voters of Orford, Fairlee, Vershire and West Fairlee approved a plan to form Rivendell, an interstate school district, with the intent to pool their resources to provide an equitable and sustainable education system for their communities.The...


‘Peaceful’ passage along the White River
03-19-2024 3:23 PM


White River Valley loses in semi-finals
03-08-2024 6:46 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — Two teams of Wildcats clashed in girls basketball Thursday night at the Barre Auditorium. Sadly for Upper Valley fans, the wrong bunch of Felis Silvestris prevailed in the Vermont Division III quarterfinals.Top-seeded Hazen’s 70-49 defeat...


Bethel and Royalton voters elect school board members
03-06-2024 3:48 PM

ROYALTON — Peggy Ainsworth ran unopposed for a three-year term representing Royalton on the White River Valley Unified School District Board.Julie Hinman ran a successful write-in campaign for a three-year term representing Bethel on the Board.


Voters in Royalton and Bethel easily approve school budget
03-05-2024 4:54 PM

By ALEX HANSON

BETHEL — It’s a rare annual meeting at which the controversial issues are raised in the “other business” portion just before adjournment.After passing a budget of nearly $14.4 million by a vote of 98-28 on Monday evening, voters from Bethel and...


Windsor’s Bly wraps up his 12-year tenure with Yellowjackets
03-04-2024 5:39 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

COLCHESTER, Vt. — After 12 years of coaching, two state championships and two individual state champions, Windsor bowling coach Steve Bly is stepping down.Bly, who will be succeeded by Cody Warner next year, was given the Joe James Award at Saturday’s...


Up on a roof
03-01-2024 6:02 PM


Thetford 60, WRV 58: Epic comeback sends Panthers to state title game
03-01-2024 4:22 PM

By TRIS WYKES

BARRE, Vt. — The Barre Auditorium’s inner arena was deserted Thursday evening, half an hour after Thetford Academy and White River Valley concluded their Vermont Division III boys basketball playoff semifinal.Silence inside the 85-year old building...


Strafford, Chelsea, Tunbridge and Sharon mull school budget cuts
02-29-2024 4:07 PM

By ALEX HANSON

Two White River Valley school districts that canceled their annual budget votes will resume discussions at school board meetings in the coming days.Both the Strafford and First Branch Unified school districts opted to call off their planned budget...


Window treatment
02-26-2024 11:55 AM


It’s all smiles for WRV boys in hoop quarterfinal
02-25-2024 3:14 PM

By TRIS WYKES

SOUTH ROYALTON — Any spectator wanting to re-enter Saturday night’s VPA Division III boys basketball quarterfinal game between No. 3 White River Valley and No. 6 Richford got a smiley face inked on the back of one hand.The majority of those in a...


Annual meeting preview: No one files for Bethel seat on White River Valley Unified School District Board
02-25-2024 10:45 AM

Article of note: From the floor, voters will be asked whether to put part of an audited fund balance, not to exceed $998,000 into a capital improvements and maintenance of facilities fund.Contested races: Peggy Ainsworth is running unopposed for a...


Six vie for three Hartford Selectboard seats
02-19-2024 10:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Voters will be asked at Town Meeting to elect three candidates to the Hartford Selectboard, two of whom will replace board members who did not seek reelection. Rocket, an incumbent who goes by a single name, and three...


A Life: Mary Shatney ‘had become a fixture in White River’
02-18-2024 9:01 PM

By ALEX HANSON

Sometimes, a patron would come into the Polka Dot Restaurant and ask, “How much is coffee and a doughnut.”Mary Shatney knew what that question meant and would point to an open seat. Often, she’d make a plate of food — eggs, toast and home fries, maybe...


Pop-up dental clinics offer free care to those who might go without
02-12-2024 9:01 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Earl Parker left a free dental clinic in White River Junction on Friday having received fluoride treatment, and toting advice to seek out further medical attention. A flier advertising the clinic caught his eye during a visit to...

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