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Sears brought employees from as far away as Plattsburgh, N.Y. to its West Lebanon store to help move merchandise out of the showroom and truck it to a nearby warehouse on high ground in case of flooding Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Sears and several other stores in the Upper Valley Plaza on Route 12A were badly damaged in Tropical Storm Irene and hoped early action would prevent similar losses.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves — in anticipation of potential flooding from the nearby Connecticut River overnight. “Right now, my stomach is sinking,” said owner Kelley Foy, …

Taking Stock of Vermont’s Architecture

Friday, April 11, 2014

For a state that’s defined as much by its small villages and civic cohesiveness as it is by its green hills, Vermont gets only modest notice for its architecture. Or maybe it’s because of those small villages with their white churches and brick commercial blocks that Vermont’s building are overlooked. Residents get to …

Birth Announcements: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gifford Medical Center MINCHIN — A son, Kai Jimerson Minchin, born March 19, 2014, to Katrina Jimerson and Michael Minchin, of Bethel. CARON — A son, Blane Mason Caron, born March 20, 2014, to Genesee Dodge-Caron and Josh Caron, of Chelsea. …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 22, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gifford Medical Center HODGDON — A son, Carter Hodgdon, born Nov. 18, 2013, to Hanna Morris and Colby Hodgdon, of Bethel. HOWARD — A daughter, Heaven Jade Howard, born Nov. 22, 2013, to Brianna Bowen and Adam Howard, of Bethel. SQUIRE ROSE — A son, Jack Squire Rose, …

Supervisory Union in Limbo: Plan to Break Up White River Valley Towns Put on Hold

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Burlington — The Vermont Board of Education has put off a proposal to dissolve a school supervisory union in the White River Valley at the request of school administrators. Opponents of the proposal, which was generated by a …

Lorraine “Chickie” Hagerman

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sarasota Fla. — Lorraine “Chickie” Hagerman, 1923-2013, died suddenly at her home, on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Sarasota. She lived to be 90 years old. Lorraine Carr Hagerman was the daughter of Norman and Mildred Carr of White River Jct., Vt. Lorraine Hagerman grew up in Bethel, …

Adelena M. Farrington

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bethel, Vt. — Adelena M. Farrington, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the United Church of Bethel with Pastor Thomas Harty officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 24, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MOYNIHAN — A daughter, Bridget Elaine Moynihan, born Nov. 1, 2013, to Emily and David Moynihan, of Grantham. Gifford Medical Center MULLEN — A son, Rydder Thomas Mullen, born Nov. 5, 2013, to Molly Harrness and Mark Mullen, of Randolph. ALEXANDER — A daughter, Zoey …

Letter: Common Core Is a Marxist Plot

Sunday, November 24, 2013

To the Editor: This is in direct response to the Nov. 9 commentary piece by Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca, “Common Core Makes Sense For Vermont.” The Common Core curriculum, a part of the communist agenda, is being pushed on the states by the federal government through …

Russell F. Gray

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bethel, Vt. — Russell F. Gray, 63, of Bethel, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph, with Pastor Thomas Harty, officiating. Calling hours will be from …

With $812,500 Grant, Gifford to Expand Access to Primary Care

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Randolph — Access to primary care, dental and mental health services looks to improve in the Randolph area after the town’s largest health care provider was designated a federally qualified health center. Last week’s announcement that Gifford Health Care, the parent company of Gifford Medical Center, was approved …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 3, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cottage Hospital ROGERS — A son, Conner Michael Rogers, born June 1, 2013, to Kathryn and Jessey Rogers, of Bradford, Vt. WELLS — A daughter, Zoey Ann Wells, born June 4, 2013, to Carissa and Zachary Wells, of North Haverhill. STYGLES — A son, Carter Ray Stygles, born …

James “Ducky” Bedi

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bethel, Vt. — James “Ducky” Bedi, 68, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Jct., Vt., surrounded by his family. He was born June 7, 1945 in Springfield, Vt., the son of Gabriel and Olga (Neronsky) Bedi. He attended Springfield …