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1️⃣ Diana Capozzi maneuvers a chair into her car in White River Junction, #VT, on Tuesday. She got the chair from a friend who planned to donate it to the Listen Community Services thrift store. “I thought, ‘That would be perfect for my porch, I just have to figure out how to get it into my car,’ ” Capozzi said. “I’m just being #thrifty.” 2️⃣ Clyde Brown repairs the cover to his mechanically extendable #mailbox in South Royalton, Vt., on Wednesday. The cover blew off the electric drill powered mechanism the previous evening. Brown created the device, which he powers on timers from inside his house, in 1991, so that he can pull the box in out of range of #snow plows and does not have to shovel snow away from around the box. ⏹ More #vnewsuv staff photography at www.vnews.com/photos. (Valley News photographs – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vermont #802 #newengland #winter #january #photojournalism #sliceoflife #🚗 #📬

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1️⃣ Four generations of the Haupt family have worked at Green Mountain Glove Company in Randolph, #VT, even as the pressures on the business have increased. 🔺 Hear from them in the FULL VIDEO, plus view MORE PHOTOS, at www.vnews.com. 🔺 Link in profile. 2️⃣ Green Mountain Glove Company owner Kurt Haupt looks over a mitten his daughter Heidi Haupt, right, sewed to re-create a customer’s favorite pair of #mittens that finally wore through after years of use in Randolph, #VT. 3️⃣ Evangeline Pierce, of Randolph, sews a string of #glove parts together at one of the #machines where she has worked for over 40 years. 4️⃣ Sam Hooper, of Brookfield, Vt., presses a glove on a hot form, the final step before a glove is ready to be worn. 5️⃣ A box of #gloves, sewn and trimmed of loose threads, sits ready to be pressed and stretched into their final shape. ⏹ (Photographs by Valley News staff photographer James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson. Video by James M. Patterson and Valley News web editor Maggie Cassidy.) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #videojournalism #video #vermont #802 #factory #industry #sewing #business #smallbiz #family #video #🧤

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Hartford police say it seems that all is well at Toys for Tots in WRJ

This undated still image from a TV advertisement provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, is part of a new recruitment ad campaign by the Corps, meant to draw millennials. (U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

I’ve seen at least one person question why the alleged Toys for Tots break-in/theft hasn’t been reported in the news. We did check in with Hartford Police Chief Phil Kasten yesterday and here’s what he said:

We’d received a call to the storage facility after workers arriving this morning found an unsecured door that had apparently been left ajar overnight. There was no evidence to indicate forced entry or any entry, and nothing was found missing or damaged.

Facebook posts such as the one linked above (shared more than 100 times and getting new life today on the Upper Valley VT/NH Facebook page) have suggested that the store may have been broken into Wednesday night but that it was difficult to tell if anything was taken.

The connecting road from Fairview Terrace to downtown WRJ has been closed to vehicles, but remains open to pedestrians

Thanks to Kirsten A-T for the photo! (Why is it closed, you ask? Valley News reporter Matt Hongoltz-Hetling laid out the options the Hartford Selectboard was weighing in response to the road’s poor condition in a story in October.)

Photo courtesy Kirsten Arnesen-Trunzo.

In other news, the bridge underpass in WRJ near the intersection of North Main + Bridge streets is fully reopened.