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Simon Pearce: Quechee dam poses little risk
07-28-2023 4:41 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

QUECHEE — The 200-year-old concrete dam on the Ottauquechee River near the Quechee Covered Bridge poses no imminent threat to public safety, said executives from Simon Pearce — the restaurant and glassblowing company which owns the dam — at a Hartford...


Photos: Hazmat scare in Hartford
07-25-2023 9:38 PM


Hartford Town Clerk’s office to close for a week
07-21-2023 6:28 PM

Staff Report

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Due to a hiring shortage, the town clerk’s office will be closed from Tuesday, July 25, through Tuesday, Aug. 1, according to a notice on Friday from Town Clerk Lisa O’Neill.O’Neill noted that some services, such as marriage...


Hartford OKs plans for damaged Quechee dam and covered bridge; public asked to stay away
07-19-2023 4:02 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford Selectboard has approved two plans of action concerning the covered bridge and the dam located on the Ottauquechee River near Simon Pearce — which both sustained damage during last week’s flooding. At an emergency...


Upper Valley golf courses recovering from damage inflicted by flooding
07-19-2023 10:10 AM

By TRIS WYKES

A pair of local golf courses were affected during last week’s rain and flooding in the White River Valley, with varying consequences.Jeff Barry, owner of Randolph’s public Montague Golf Club, said his business has reopened its first nine holes but is...


Rescuers pull woman from swollen Connecticut river
07-17-2023 9:16 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WEST LEBANON — Brittany Silvio, 37, was hoping for a relaxing river-side evening with her son and daughter at the end of a sweltering day, but the Connecticut River, elevated by last week’s flooding and weeks of heavy rainfall, had plans of its...


Rainy weather puts damper on summer activities 
07-16-2023 6:18 AM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — Endurance athletes had already started arriving in the area for the Vermont 100 race when the flooding hit the state.There were 450 runners from around the world and around 80 equestrians who signed up for the 100-mile trek, which was...


Quechee Main Street to be closed Saturday for emergency repairs
07-14-2023 4:16 PM

QUECHEE — Quechee Main Street is scheduled to be closed for an emergency road repair on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to a post on Hartford's website. A detour map posted to the town’s website directs motorists to use Hard Road and Old...


Special Needs Support Center names new executive director
07-14-2023 1:58 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Vermont assistant principal has been selected as the new executive director of the Special Needs Support Center.Kendra LaRoche, who oversaw special education and behavior at Manchester (Vt.) Elementary/Middle School, will lead...


Town: ‘Abnormalities’ seen  at Quechee dam, stay away
07-13-2023 4:25 PM

QUECHEE — Hartford officials are warning pedestrians away from the Quechee dam and gorge after finding “abnormalities” at the dam near Simon Pearce, according to a Thursday post to the town’s website.The town is asking that pedestrians avoid the area...


Quechee Gorge bridge meeting is postponed
07-12-2023 3:52 PM

QUECHEE — A meeting planned for Thursday night to discuss the planned renovation of the Quechee Gorge bridge has been postponed as state Transportation officials respond to flooding.No new date or time has been set, but once it is, it will be posted...


Upper Valley communities assess damage following flooding
07-11-2023 4:23 PM

THETFORD — After flood waters from the Ompompanoosuc River “receded significantly” on Tuesday morning, Thetford lifted its evacuation order for residents who live along Route 132. The evacuation order was put in place around 7:45 p.m. Monday in...


Summer camps for children with special needs in short supply
07-08-2023 8:15 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The sea creature that Eli Hoen, 7, and Emma Woloshin were creating was slowly coming together.Woloshin held out a fuzzy pipe cleaner for Eli to divide into tentacles with a pair of scissors. Then she helped him attach to a cork...


Planned restoration of Quechee Gorge bridge has neighbors nervous
07-07-2023 8:07 PM

By ALEX HANSON

QUECHEE — Restoration work on the bridge that carries Route 4 over the Quechee Gorge is expected to begin this summer, and that makes Kipp Miller nervous.Miller has owned Quechee Gorge Gifts and Sportswear since 1980. He knows the bridge needs work...


Hanover police seek suspect in high-speed pursuit
07-05-2023 9:45 PM

Staff Report

HANOVER — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a high-speed pursuit through the Upper Valley last month.Hanover police have issued an arrest warrant for Dustin Sheltra, of West Charleston, Vt. Sheltra is accused of reckless...


Construction to close Route 14 in Hartford Village
06-29-2023 12:52 PM

HARTFORD VILLAGE — A 60-day closure of Route 14 between Ferry Crossing Road and Christian Street in Hartford Village is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 5, according to the Vermont Agency of Transportation.During the closure a signed detour route...


Former Windsor man pleads guilty to molesting child in ‘unusual’ case
06-26-2023 9:21 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 60-year-old former Windsor man pleaded guilty to sexually molesting a minor, drawing to a close a criminal case that dragged on for so long that the defendant already served a substantial portion of his prison sentence in...


Vermont’s combined fire/EMS stations find ambulance calls and costs soaring
06-26-2023 9:17 AM

By KEVIN O’CONNOR

When Steven Locke took his current job, it seemed like a mouthful to say he was chief of the South Burlington Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. But the 30-year veteran firefighter knows the addition of ambulances brings more than just a...


Death of 34-year-old mother ended years spent adrift
06-24-2023 10:11 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Shortly after 9 a.m. on Jan. 17, a worker at the Casella Waste Systems recycling processing center on Route 4 was using a bucket loader to dig through a large pile of cardboard that had just arrived. Scanning the pile, he caught...


Interstate interchange ramp to be closed for three days
06-22-2023 2:11 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The I-91 northbound Exit 10A off-ramp to I-89 southbound in White River Junction is slated to close for three days next week starting the morning of Monday, June 26, according to the New Hampshire Department of...

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