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Members of the Whitcomb girls soccer team explodes off of the bench as Sierra Ostrow-Remy scored in sudden-death overtime during the first round of the Division IV playoffs against Twin Valley in Bethel, Vt., on Oct. 22, 2014. Whitcomb won 2-1 in overtime. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Whitcomb Girls United in OT Victory

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel — The Whitcomb High girls soccer team’s cooperative with Rochester is working out tremendously well for the Hornets. Rochester products Phoebe Parrish, Brianna Hillier and Sierra Ostrow-Remy have been providing much of Whitcomb’s scoring all season, and it continued Wednesday in a come-from-behind, 2-1 overtime win over Twin Valley in the opening round of the Vermont Division IV tournament …

Joyce E. Post

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Royalton, Vt. — Joyce E. Post, 79 died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Menig Extended Living Facility in Randolph, Vt. She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Greenfield, Mass., the daughter of Farrand and Grace (Perry) Hodgdon. Joyce graduated in 1952 from South Royalton High School in South Royalton. After high school she attended the Northampton Commercial College in Northampton, Mass., …

Madge M. Davis

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Madge M. Davis, 86, of Bethel, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Medway Manor in Medway, Mass. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Heavy Steps

Thursday, June 5, 2014

From left, Daniel Williams, Deborah Anderson and Nate Kopp of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps move a block of granite while constructing a staircase on the banks of the White River in Bethel. It will provide access to …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

George H. Burnham, Jr.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Graveside Committal Services and military honors for George H. Burnham, Jr., 80, who died Jan. 23, 2014, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel, with Pastor Thomas Harty, officiating. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Stand Guard

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Robert Stratton, of Bethel, practices Uechi-Ryu, a style of Okinawan karate during a two-week break between the classes he teaches at the Vermont Law School fitness center in South Royalton on Thursday. “This is what I love to …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

Adeline Ostrosky

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Adeline Ostrosky, 99, of Bethel, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction. At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Deane Edward Harrington

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Roxbury, Vt. — Deane Edward Harrington, 79 died Feb. 12 ,2014. Graveside service will be held on May 16, 2014, at 9 a.m. in Randolph Center, Vt., at the Veterans Cemetery. After the service a fellowship will be held at the East Bethel Grange Hall, in East Bethel, …

Frank Eli Perron Sr.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Frank Eli Perron Sr., formerly of Sharon, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home where he was receiving rehabilitation after a recent surgery. He was 90 years old. Frank was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Stockbridge, Vt., the youngest son of Arthur …

Letter: Burying the GMO Story

Monday, May 5, 2014

To the Editor: A relative in Pottsville, Pa., said the GMO victory in Vermont was on the front page of her newspaper. Not here! The Valley News puts the stupidest things on the front page; but GMO food labeling, a significant accomplishment and historic event, was buried inside. …

Letter: Hooray for Vermont Democracy

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To the Editor: On Wednesday, the Vermont Legislature struck a mighty blow against corporate fascism by passing a mandatory GMO labeling bill over the whining squeals and threats of the likes of Monsanto. A victory for Vermont and democracy in a state that still finds its roots well …