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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. …

Letter: Sharon Academy Grooms Leaders

Monday, February 17, 2014

To the Editor: Vermont’s population is aging. Our towns need young people with fresh eyes and energy who can solve problems, create businesses and run meetings. Without it, the foundation of our democracy and communities is threatened. One little school, The Sharon Academy, is quietly preparing our young …

Safeline Receives Grant From Granite United Way

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Chelsea — Safeline Inc., a local domestic violence advocacy organization, has received a $17,400 grant from Granite United Way. The money will allow Safeline to continue offering individualized financial literacy services to victims and survivors in Orange County and the upper tier towns of Windsor County, Safeline said …

Merlin “Tuffy” Doyle

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Merlin “Tuffy” Doyle, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …

Local & Regional News Briefs: Tuesday, Jan. 21

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fire Damages Bradford, Vt. Home Bradford, Vt. — A fire in Bradford has displaced a family of five. Bradford firefighters were called to a fire on Goshen Road at 8:25 a.m. on Monday and found smoke coming from the eaves, where the roof and sidewalls meet, and fire …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 19, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital DEMOND — A daughter, Kinsleigh Marie Demond, born Dec. 6, 2013, to Stephanie Leigh Partridge, of Unity, and Matthew Todd Demond, of Springfield, Vt. Gifford Medical Center RUBINS — A son, Logan Alan Rubins, born Dec. 31, 2013, to Danielle Davis and Aaron …

Hunters Bag Fewer Bears in 2013

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

With black bears dining more often in the wild than in cornfields and other man-made eateries around the Twin States, hunters on both sides of the New Hampshire/Vermont border bagged dozens fewer trophies in 2013 than the year …

Carol Jean Shepard

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Carol Jean Shepard, 62 died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her home in Chelsea. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

State Settles Taser Death Civil Lawsuit

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chelsea — The state Attorney General’s Office has paid $30,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the companion of an unarmed Thetford man who died after a state trooper shot him with a Taser stun gun in 2012. …

Letter: Marching to Our Own Drummer

Saturday, December 7, 2013

To the Editor: I am a Columbia University undergraduate and a member of its marching band. I am writing in response to Valley News staff writer Tris Wyke’s Nov. 25 blog post, “The Worst Part of Ivy League Football Games,” which described Ivy League scramble bands as groups …

Letter: Marching to Our Own Drummer

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Happy Ending in Grantham To the Editor: In the small town of Grantham, where I grew up, I always felt police officers were there to serve and protect — not to bully, be threatening or to show their power over others. Recently, I witnessed one officer in …