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Todd Stanley, left, and Ben Griggs of Notts Excavating remove sandbags in front of Five Guys and other businesses in West Lebanon, N.H., after spending long hours Tuesday filling and stacking the bags in anticipation of the Connecticut River flooding on April 16, 2014.  
(Valley News- Sarah Priestap)

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. “Nothing like Irene,” said Derek Dubuque, who works at Stateline Sports in West Lebanon. “Thankfully.” According to the National Weather Service, the …

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is concerned that working Vermonters and senior citizens are being hurt by state-run healthcare programs and …

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. …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and …

Engagement: Karon — Giles

Sunday, March 30, 2014

South Royalton — David and Nancy Karon, of South Royalton, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Beth Karon, to Thad Amos Giles, the son of Douglas Giles, of Randolph, and Alona Rogers, of Tasmania, Australia. The …

George K. Cushman, Jr.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — George K. Cushman, Jr., 90, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in the Garden Room at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. He was born August 19, 1923 in Fairlee, VT the son of George K. and Eva (Colby) Cushman. He attended school in Fairlee …

Birth Announcements: March 16, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BEATON — A daughter, Anna Elizabeth Beaton, born Feb. 22, 2014, to Michelle Merchant Beaton and Roderick Joseph Beaton III, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center KNUDSEN — A daughter, Natalie Ellen Knudsen, born Feb. 21, 2014, to Casey and Robert Knudsen, of Chelsea. DERMAN — …

Chelsea Approves Road Money, OKs School District Budget

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chelsea — Two new members were elected to the Chelsea School Board and the $3.3 million school district budget passed in less than an hour on Tuesday. Jessie Schmidt was chosen over Tara Weatherell to serve a three-year …

Helen (Hopkins) Benedict

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Helen (Hopkins) Benedict, 92, died at Kendal of Hanover on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, surrounded by family and caring health care providers. Born and raised in Madison, Wis., she was the daughter of Bess (Brewer) Hopkins and Andrew W. Hopkins, a professor at the University …

Jesse Leigh Nichols Boardman

Friday, February 21, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Jesse Leigh Nichols Boardman, 36, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. from complications due to bacterial meningitis. Jesse was born Aug. 18, 1977, at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin, Vt., the son of Douglas K. and …

Chelsea Ready To Construct Town Garage

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chelsea’s School District Meeting will be held March 4, at 9 a.m. at Chelsea Town Hall. Town Meeting will follow at Town Hall. Voting is from the floor. Chelsea — After two decades of searching for a site …

Jesse L.N. Boardman

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Jesse L.N. Boardman, 36, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. from complications of meningitis. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

South Royalton School Honors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen Paige, Mara Southworth, Kasandra Wilson (grade 9). Honors: David …