Chelsea

Green Mountain Power lineman Bruce Burbine, left, gives instructions to an Asplundh tree cutting crew headed by Shane Townsend, second from right, to clear the tangled brush below lines on Beacon Hill Road in Chelsea, Vt. Monday, December 15, 2014. "What's left are the real bad ones, so that's the unfortunate thing," said Burbine who was 19 hours into a shift and hoping to finish restoring power to the area by the end of the day.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Outages Dwindling in Upper Valley

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chelsea — Will Miller, a Pepper Road resident, turned up his stereo speakers on Monday afternoon, enjoying the electricity he had been without since last Tuesday evening. The outage was the longest Miller could remember, he said. The periods without power following the 1998 ice storm and Hurricane Irene in 2011, weren’t “as bad as this,” he said. As he …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last through the weekend and possibly into Monday.” “We are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring …

Getting Back Into the Woods

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Chelsea — With deer season over, Paul Libby’s freezer is venison-less. But there’s always next year, and as much as he and his family enjoy the meat, there’s more to hunting than just venison, he said. “It is amazing to be in the woods,” said Libby, 34, who bagged his first and only …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ROBINSON — A daughter, Leah Marie Robinson, born on Nov. 14, 2014, to Ashley Munro and Jerod Robinson, of Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center RIKERT — Twin sons, Vincent Wild Rikert and Desmond Roscoe Rikert, born on Nov. 9, 2014, to Dorothy and Kyle Rikert, of …

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

MacDonald Leading Frenier for Senate

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Randolph — Incumbent Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, appears to have retained his Orange Senate district seat against a feisty challenge posed by Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea. With nine of 11 districts reporting, MacDonald, 71, a former teacher, led with 55.7 percent of the vote. He won Thetford …

Vt. Man Acquitted In 2010 Shooting

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chelsea — A jury on Monday acquitted a 45-year-old Thetford man of all charges in connection with a 2010 shooting. The 12 Orange County jurors found Thomas Berecz not guilty of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment. Berecz took a …

Orange Co. Voters Have Choices

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Randolph — Orange County voters in the Randolph and Chelsea area have some decisions to make as three Vermont House candidates are running in two two-seat districts in the Vermont House. State Reps. Patsy French and Marjorie Ryerson, …

Attorneys Debate Evidence In Thetford Rifle Case

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chelsea — The prosecution and defense in the case of a Thetford man who allegedly fired rifle rounds into an occupied car debated Tuesday what evidence should be introduced at a trial slated to start next week. During a motion hearing in Orange Superior Court, defense attorney Daniel …

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 …

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 …

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. …