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Bob Frenier waves to cars passing through Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt., on October 17, 2014. Frenier, who is running for the Orange County seat for the Vermont Senate race, says he spends around three hours a day in different spots around Orange County, waving to passers-by, and he gets mostly positive responses. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach voters in the Orange Senate district. Small-business owner Frenier, 68, has lived in Vermont for 22 years, while retired teacher MacDonald, 71, …

Lorraine H. Kennedy

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Lorraine H. Kennedy, 81 died on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at her home in Barre. She was born March 21 1933 in Norwich, Conn. the daughter of Merlin and Rena (Merrill) Hayward. She attended school in Corinth, Vt. and later Chelsea, Vt. where she graduated in 1951 from Chelsea High School. After high school, she attended Skinner’s Secretarial College in …

Grace Dorothy Boothroyd

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Grace Dorothy Boothroyd, 85, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …

Joint Ambulance Service Proposed for Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Officials in Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge are looking into creating a three-town ambulance service and will unveil the proposal at a joint Selectboard meeting on Wednesday. Tunbridge Emergency Services Committee Chairman Dave Kimball said the new service could lower taxpayer costs, improve response times and …

Harold C. Luce

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Harold C. Luce, 95 passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. Born on Oct. 11, 1918, in Chelsea, Harold was the son of Ernest E. …

Harold C. Luce

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Harold C. Luce, 95, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …

Harold Luce, Consummate Fiddler, Dies

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chelsea — Harold Luce, born in Chelsea in 1918 and raised during the Great Depression, couldn’t keep his hands off his older brother’s violin, clawing his way to the top of the family piano to prod at its …

Tag and a Treat

Thursday, July 31, 2014

After picking out an ice cream treat from Will’s Store in Chelsea, Ellen Mullen, 6, of Chelsea, plays a game of tag with her friend on the green in Chelsea on Wednesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Edith June Blondin

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Edith June Blondin, 71 died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. surrounded by her family. She was born June 3, 1943 in Clinton, Mass. the daughter of Walter and Louise (Hood) Paton. She attended school in Chelsea. On May 28, …

Edith J. Blondin

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Edith J. Blondin, 71, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. surrounded by her family. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

Central Vermont Youngsters Get Creative When Arts Bus Comes to Town

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Chelsea — Do monsters skateboard? Can they ride a rope tow? By the time the Kelly green, cartoon-covered Arts Bus left Chelsea on Tuesday afternoon, these and several related queries had been chewed over, if not definitively answered, …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …