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New Hartford rest area to open

HARTFORD — Vermont is about to open its newest highway welcome center, this one a big upgrade where the rest area on Interstate 91 in Hartford used to be.
Built with a congressional earmark, the nearly 5,000-square-foot welcome center opens Monday to serve travelers heading south on Interstate 91.
The $4.1-million project has been under construction for 18 months and is expected to host over 300,000 visitors in its first year of service.
It will host exhibits, arts and crafts while promoting Vermont products, cultural attractions and areas of interest throughout the state.  It will have free Wi-Fi Internet access, coffee, picnic areas and rest rooms.

Suspicious fire in Hartford

HARTFORD — Hartford Police are looking for information about a suspicious fire that occurred on Aug. 26.
The fire took place late in the evening at 43 Pine St. Hartford Police and Fire Departments responded to a school bus fire and saw two more buses ablaze. The buses belonged to Butler’s Bus Service.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact Hartford Police at 295-9425.

Firefighters put out furnace fire at school

HARTFORD — Firefighters say a small fire broke out at a furnace at Hartford High School.
WCAX-TV reports the fire started about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in a small garage next to the gym at the school.
The garage houses the school’s wood chip fueled furnace system. Hartford firefighters believe a motor overheated and caught some wood chips on fire.
The fire has not interrupted the school’s schedule.

Police chief in Hartford retiring

HARTFORD — The police chief in Hartford is retiring after 5½ years, saying the department has created more rigorous standards for police, formed a children’s program and been awarded nearly $1.1 million in grants.
Glenn Cutting is stepping down at the end of the month. Before coming to Hartford, he was with the Vermont State Police for 28 years.
The Valley News reports the department underwent retraining on domestic violence issues following the handling of one case, in which the town paid $32,500 to settle allegations of police brutality.
Police also set up the Hartford Area Youth Safety Fair, which includes anti-drug education and a bike rodeo.