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 …

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 …