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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...

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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...


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

By PATRICK ADRIAN

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

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

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

By PATRICK ADRIAN

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

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

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

By PATRICK ADRIAN

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

By LUKAS DUNFORD

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

By PATRICK ADRIAN

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....


Hartford man held without bail following weekend standoff and shelter-in-place advisory
05-28-2024 9:46 AM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

HARTFORD — A Hartford man will be held without bail after police sealed off and issued a shelter-in-place advisory at a residential complex when the man allegedly threatened to shoot officers and burn down his condo building during a domestic incident...


Hartford High students walk out in support of Palestinians
05-24-2024 6:02 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLIand JAMES M. PATTERSON

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Six Hartford High School students, and one home-schooled student who takes classes at the high school, walked out of class this week in protest of the treatment of Palestinians living in Gaza.After leaving the high school on...


Hartford Selectboard continues to mull banner policy
05-23-2024 7:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

HARTFORD — A project to hang banners on municipal light poles to honor veterans and first responders remains in limbo as the Selectboard tries to find common ground on the parameters of a banner policy.Two months have passed since a group of residents...


Plan for 240 apartments in White River Junction completes planning and zoning review
05-22-2024 5:01 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Planning and zoning officials have approved a plan to build more than 200 apartments off Sykes Mountain Avenue.A partnership of White River Junction-based Simpson Development Corp. and the Venezuela-based Pering Group has...


Developer seeks to convert former Brookside nursing home to apartments
05-19-2024 6:31 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WILDER — The town’s Planning Commission will consider a proposal to convert a vacant former nursing home in a residential neighborhood into 38 apartments.Ledgeworks, a Lebanon-based real estate firm, is seeking to create 29 studio and nine one-bedroom...


Out & About: Hartford monument unveiling scheduled for Memorial Day
05-18-2024 5:19 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — This Memorial Day a new monument honoring the Hartford’s veterans will be unveiled, decades after the town’s World War I and II monuments disappeared from public view.A ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, May 27, at...


Green Mountain Power hosts open house in White River Junction
05-13-2024 4:01 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Green Mountain Power, an electric utility that services the majority of Vermonters, is scheduled to host an open house on Tuesday to discuss its next multi-year plan.The integrated resource plan, as it’s known, is updated every...


Upper Valley students urge schools to allow debate on Israel-Hamas war
05-10-2024 7:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTFORD — A group of Hartford High School students think the adults around them are keeping mum on contentious topics such as the Israeli attack on Gaza for fear of getting in trouble, and it’s dampening their educational experience.At Wednesday...

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