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Update: Names, details released in fatal Hartford police shooting
08-06-2021 5:23 PM


HARTFORD VILLAGE — Investigators have identified the man who was shot and killed by a Hartford police officer Thursday as 35-year-old Joseph John Howard, of Bradford, Vt.The officer who killed Howard is Cpl. Eric Clifford, a member of the force for 12...

Chelsea residents raise concerns about police coverage
06-25-2021 8:28 AM


CHELSEA — Standing in front of her garden Tuesday morning, Sheilagh Smith pointed a finger across Route 110 at the South Common in front of the Orange County Courthouse.“I’ve watched drug deals happen there,” she said. “I’ve been in front of the store...

Suspect in home invasion pleads not guilty
12-29-2020 9:23 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — An early morning home invasion where one man was shot and another beaten with a pipe may have stemmed from a dispute over living arrangements, according to court documents released Tuesday.Police are still searching for Calvin...

Vermont Law School gives artist 90 days to remove mural deemed offensive
07-25-2020 9:31 PM


SOUTH ROYALTON — The Vermont Law School Board of Trustees has given an artist 90 days to remove a controversial mural depicting slavery before the school itself will remove it.The decision, announced Friday evening after the board met that day, varied...

Vermont Law School mural viewed as racist will be painted over
07-08-2020 9:37 PM


SOUTH ROYALTON — Vermont Law School plans to paint over a mural in its student center that highlights Vermont’s role in the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement after members of the law school community objected to its depictions of...

Upper Valley slaughterhouses rise to meat demand during pandemic
05-23-2020 9:06 PM


Kacey Knight says she typically hears two kinds of reactions from people when they learn she’s a supervisor on the “kill floor” at Vermont Packinghouse slaughterhouse in North Springfield, Vt.“It’s either ‘Oh, really?’ or ‘I don’t want hear about...

Royalton man charged in fatal shooting
03-22-2020 7:11 PM


ROYALTON — The Royalton man charged with a fatal shooting early Tuesday morning is claming self defense.Attorneys for Francis Phelps III say the 28-year-old was protecting himself and his family when he killed his mother’s ex-boyfriend outside of a...

Vermont revokes license of Woodstock dentist
02-18-2020 10:20 PM


WOODSTOCK — The Vermont Board of Dental Examiners has revoked the license of a Woodstock dentist, citing his use of unsterilized instruments and a history of “unprofessional conduct.” Dr. William McDonald, a 77-year-old Woodstock resident whose...

Bottom Line: Sharon general store being sold to Vermont convenience chain
01-04-2020 10:40 PM


It is, White River Valley residents attest, a small country store. And yet, as an august statesman said of another beloved local institution, there are those who love it.Sharon residents are talking about the Sharon Trading Post, the general store and...

Local roundup: Rivendell senior gets his chance at goaltender
10-18-2019 10:07 PM

Staff Reports ORFORD — Rivendell Academy senior Zach Gould has played most every position on a soccer field, save for one. He got to try it for about 10 minutes of his senior game on Friday.Rivendell boys soccer coach Kevin Brooker made an offer to...

Local roundup: Hanover, Woodstock win ski titles
03-05-2019 11:21 PM

GILFORD, N.H. — The Hanover High boys nordic ski team claimed seven different top-10 finishes to edge Kennett and claim the NHIAA state championship.Noah Phipps had the high finish of the day for the Marauders, taking third in the freestyle race in 12...

Local roundup: WRV girls topple Williamstown in first-ever tourney game
02-27-2019 10:06 PM

SOUTH ROYALTON — They may be representing the new school on the block, but the White River Valley School girls basketball team already has a grasp of history.Riding Toni Turner’s double-double, the seventh-seeded Wildcats won their school’s first VPA...

Vermont State Police Retire Last Crown Victoria in SUV Upgrade
11-01-2018 11:54 PM

By Jordan Cuddemi

White River Junction — Motorists used to scanning their rear-view mirrors for telltale Ford Crown Victoria Interceptors as they speed down Vermont highways have some adjusting to do.Vermont State Police today are retiring their last in-service Crown...

Vermont Castings Invests $10 Million in Improvements
06-18-2018 4:33 PM

By John Lippman

Randolph— Not long ago, there used to be a lot of soot inside the Vermont Castings foundry, where workers would come off shifts coated in black, looking like they had just emerged from a coal mine.But carbon particles don’t mix well with $450,000...

VLS Student Rankles Classmates, Administrators
04-10-2018 5:15 PM

By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling

South Royalton — During the two years Sisyphus Bradford has been enrolled in Vermont Law School, she has aired and otherwise pursued a variety of concerns and grievances about the South Royalton institution, ranging from how it has handled its tight...

Book Review: Two Views of a Bygone Vermont
12-15-2017 10:05 PM

BY ALEX HANSON — VALLEY NEWS STAFF WRITERThe Last of the Hill Farms: Echoes of Vermont’s Past; photographs and text by Richard W. Brown; David R. Godine; 133 pages; $40Vanishing Vermonters: Loss of a Rural Culture, by Peter Miller; Silver Print Press;...

Newbury Man Honors Vermont Hunting Legacy
09-17-2017 12:47 AM

By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling

Newbury, Vt. — Butch Spear built his own house. He raises his own beef. He trains his own dogs, and he uses them to help him shoot his own bear meat, right out of the tree.With this year’s bear season a week old, Spear eases out of his driveway and...

Will Vermont Inspections Put More Rust to Rest?
02-13-2017 4:56 PM

By Alex Hanson

A few years ago, I bought an old car.Even though I’ve bought a few old cars over the past several years and ought to have known better, the old car in this case had some rust. Actually, a lot of rust.But since I hadn’t paid much money for it, and...

Vershire Salvage Yard Fined for Hazardous Waste Violations
01-28-2017 12:23 AM

By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling

Vershire — Sitting in the dim light of his heavily cluttered office space, Allen LaFlamme, owner of Allen’s Affordable Auto Salvage, peered at his computer screen, scrolling through a national directory of used vehicles for sale.Sixty-four years old,...

Return of the Native Elm
05-22-2016 10:00 PM

By Nicola Smith

After World War II, Dutch elm disease began its decimation of the American elm, a tree that was the glory of hundreds of Main Streets in the Northeastern and Midwestern U.S. At the same time, it also affected the American elm’s lesser-known cousin,...

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