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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. …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

Bradford, Vt., Woman Sentenced In Killing; No Contest Plea In 2012 Shooting

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chelsea — A Bradford, Vt., woman pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the Christmas Day 2012 shooting death of her ex-boyfriend, who she was angry with because he began a relationship with her sister-in-law, though her attorney …

Helping to Keep Their Promises: 31 Sharon Academy Graduating Seniors Reflect Back

Monday, June 16, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sharon — Michael Livingston, The Sharon Academy’s head of school, began Sunday’s commencement ceremony by painting a picture of “the joy we experience here on such a regular basis.” To do so, …

A New Beginning In Chelsea

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Chelsea — As the Class of 2014 graduated from Chelsea High School, their class motto — Aut viam inveniam aut Faciam, or “I’ll either find a way or make one” — seemed especially appropriate. “You’re capable men and women and you will find your own way,” said guest …

Orange Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Settled $15K Profiling Lawsuit

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Montpelier — The Orange County Sheriff’s Department last year paid a Danville, Vt., man $15,000 after he accused officers of unfairly targeting him based on his skin color, according to a lawsuit filed in court. A sheriff’s department captain in 2011 pulled over Jamaican-American Bentley Morgan for failing …

Merlin “Tuffy” Doyle

Monday, May 19, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — A graveside masonic service for Merlin “Tuffy” Doyle, 88, who died Feb. 4, 2014, will be held Friday, May 23, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Chelsea. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, VT is in charge of arrangements. …

Janice M. Felch

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ellenburg Depot, N.Y. — Janice M. Felch, 86, of Canaan Road, Ellenburg Depot, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 22, 1927, in Barre, Vt., the daughter of Purl H. and Lavena (Fuller) Mackeil. She graduated from Thompson …

Bringing Care to the Kids: Health Hub School-Based Clinics a 20-Year Success Story

Sunday, May 11, 2014

South Royalton — A weekly checkup for asthma found 11-year-old Erik Younce laughing with Frank Lamson, the pediatric nurse practitioner with Health Hub and the Strafford School-Based Health Clinic, a group of school-based clinics in the Orange Windsor …

Chelsea Town Garage Up for Vote on Monday

Friday, May 9, 2014

Chelsea — After some two decades of debate over whether to replace the town garage and where to put a new one, residents will vote Monday on whether to raise $587,000 toward building a new home on East …

Judith A. “Judy” Alexander

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Judith A. “Judy” Alexander, 60, died peacefully Sunday, April 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and close friends after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 8, 1953 in Barre, Vt. the daughter of Ernest H. and Sadie (Parshley) Kennedy. …