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Haven plan for low-barrier shelter in downtown WRJ gets approval
12-21-2023 2:31 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Upper Valley residents experiencing homelessness — even those under the influence of drugs and alcohol — will have access next year to a new “low-barrier” shelter in the former 25,000 Gifts building.The Hartford Planning...


Unwanted wishbone collection serves as a reminder of days past
12-17-2023 11:42 PM

By ALEX HANSON

HARTFORD — This story is about chicken bones. More specifically, it’s about wishbones, a key part of a bird’s skeleton that helps it fly.For some time, Hartford native Jim Dow and his wife, Susan Buckholz, had a CSA share at a farm in Springfield,...


Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce names new executive director
12-15-2023 6:10 PM

HARTFORD — Havah Armstrong Walther has been named the new executive director of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce.She replaces PJ Skehan, who retired Dec. 1 after leading the nonprofit organization for more than a decade.Armstrong Walther, of West...


Go with the flow
12-13-2023 10:27 AM


Affordability at issue for Sykes Mountain Ave housing project
12-12-2023 4:09 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A plan to build over 200 apartments off Sykes Mountain Avenue moved closer to approval last week, though members of the town Planning Commission expressed concerns about the proposal to separate affordable units from the rest of...


Interim middle school principal departs abruptly in Hartford
12-09-2023 11:44 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Leadership at Hartford Memorial Middle School is in flux. The school is looking for both an interim principal to finish out the school year and a permanent principal for next year.Justin Bouvier, who held the interim post,...


Excavator fire in Hartford
11-29-2023 12:13 PM


Out & About: Animators collaborate for WRJ film premiere
11-25-2023 1:40 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Picture this: The classic 1995 Pixar film “Toy Story,” beloved by generations of children and adults alike.Now try to picture the feature-length movie reinterpreted by more than 200 filmmakers — including campers and staff at...


Rock slide along Interstate 91 damages cars in Hartford
11-24-2023 2:24 PM

HARTFORD — A rock slide on Interstate 91 on Thursday night resulted in damage to several vehicles but no injuries, according to the Hartford Fire Department.State and local emergency crews, including the Hartford Fire Department, Vermont State Police...


Hartford man pleads not guilty to attempted murder charge
11-22-2023 7:40 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 26 year-old Hartford resident was high on crack cocaine when he shot another man in the chest during an argument at an apartment on Maple Street last Friday, according to a police account of the incident.Zachary Geissler...


Hartford man charged with attempted murder in Maple Street shooting
11-21-2023 9:37 PM

HARTFORD — Police have charged a 26-year-old Hartford man with attempted murder in the shooting of a 21-year-old man on Maple Street last week, Hartford police said in a news release on Tuesday night.Zachary Geissler has been charged with attempted...


Hartford Fire Department considers adding community nurse 
11-10-2023 9:41 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford is considering hiring a community nurse in hopes of reducing demand for emergency services.Amid increasing calls for aid in recent years, the town is seeking to better address people’s health issues before they become...


Sykes Mountain Ave development moves forward as concerns linger
11-10-2023 9:40 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Construction on nearly 200 apartment units off Sykes Mountain Avenue could begin as early as next year, though town officials and neighbors still have concerns about the potential traffic impact.The town’s Zoning Board of...


New Hartford town manager settles in
10-31-2023 7:15 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — One month into his tenure, Hartford’s new Town Manager John Haverstock equated his transition to his new town to “riding a bicycle on training wheels.”That analogy, Haverstock said, was not implying a lack of experience. Rather...


Vermont Supreme Court visits Hartford High in first road show since COVID-19
10-30-2023 8:49 AM

By FRANCES MIZE

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The podium and raised bench on the stage at Hartford High School weren’t props in a student play. On Thursday, the judicial-looking decor was used by the real deal.Throughout the day, the justices of the Vermont Supreme Court...


Fenced-off flood relief
10-29-2023 1:41 AM

By JIM KENYON

A recently constructed 10-foot high solid wooden wall runs the length of the property facing the highway. A private security force brought in from New York patrols the grounds 24/7 with holstered sidearms.After commandeering the former rest area on...


Hartford School District seeking firm to find replacement for longtime superintendent
10-27-2023 3:57 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford School District has issued a request for proposals for a firm to lead the district’s search for a new superintendent.Current Superintendent Tom DeBalsi, who has led the district for 13 years, has informed the School...


Fueled by federal funds, Upper Valley outdoor education opportunities grow
10-15-2023 2:57 AM

By ALEX HANSON

SOUTH STRAFFORD — The assignment for a Newton School first grade class on a recent Tuesday morning started with a walk.Before the 16 pupils began to climb the hill behind the school, Becky Proulx, an outdoor educator, warned them to stay away from a...


Out & About: Concrete ready to pour for new Hartford monument 
10-15-2023 2:55 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Veterans Park could soon be home to a new monument honoring Hartford residents who served in World Wars I and II.The concrete foundation is scheduled to be poured this week and the goal is to have the monument itself installed...


Vermont Department of Health to hold meeting on regional emergency medical services in Hartford
10-13-2023 10:02 AM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Vermont Department of Health is holding a series of meetings on regional emergency medical services this month, including one in Hartford on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.The meetings are intended to give community members, EMS and...

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