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John Brown, of Bristol, Vt., racks for the next game during the weekly 8-ball tournament run by Bob Moreau at Railside Tavern in Randolph, Vt., on Nov. 17, 2014. The winner always racks the next game. Around fifteen people usually show up for the league, which runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Are You Ready for Some 8-Ball?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Randolph — With near freezing temperatures and relentless rain, Monday’s weather was downright junky. But it didn’t dissuade more than a dozen people from showing up at the Railside Tavern for the weekly 8-ball tournament, which starts in September and runs into the spring. Avid players venture from as far away as Bristol, Vt., to give the two blue-felted tables …

Neil Wigglesworth

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Neil Wigglesworth, 57, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his home in Bethel. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Church Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph. …

Norman S. Case, Jr.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Norman S. Case, Jr., 97, of Bethel, died Saturday evening, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. He was born July 8, 1917, in Bethel the son of Norman S. and Emma (Arnold) Case where he lived his first two years in his mother’s home. When his father returned from France, WW1, he took his family 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 …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Toastmasters Square Off in Public Speaking Competition

Sunday, April 27, 2014

White River Junction — Near the end of halftime of Toastmaster International’s public-speaking contest for Vermont and southern and western New Hampshire on Saturday morning, Chairwoman Shauna Green surveyed the audience in the conference room at the Veterans …

Vt. School Consolidation Far Off But Still Generates Debate

Friday, April 25, 2014

Debate over whether to consolidate Vermont’s school districts and school boards appears likely to continue past the current legislative session in the statehouse. Sen. Dick McCormack, D-Bethel, said even if House Bill 883, which would mandate consolidation, had been voted out onto the House floor and approved this …

Egret Egress

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A great egret takes flight from the shore of a mill pond in East Bethel. Valley News — James M. Patterson …