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Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, is a candidate for Orange County State Senate. (Courtesy the candidate)

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 “no-growth environmental policies.” “There are a lot …

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. …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and Butler’s knew about it when he was hired. Carl H. Lupton, 57, of Bethel, pleaded …

‘It’s a Patient Game’

Saturday, October 26, 2013

To line bees, you have to know bees, and Will Gilman knows bees. He knows that bees gather nectar to make honey, and that pollen is a source of protein to feed young bees. He knows that bees …

Charles L. Hayward

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Charles L. Hayward, 91 died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Rowan Court Health & Rehabilitation Center in Barre, Vt. He was born on May 6, 1922, in Chelsea, the son of Harry and Evelyn (Sprague) Hayward. He attended school at the West Hill …

Charles L. Hayward

Friday, October 25, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Charles L. Hayward, 91, died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

Benefit to Support Vershire Woman, 22, Battling Cystic Fibrosis

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vershire — A benefit for 22-year-old Erica Ward, of Vershire, is scheduled for Saturday, starting at 6 p.m., at The Pines bar and grill, 1 Maple Ave., Chelsea. The event will include a pig roast, with music by Stone Bullet starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in …

Voters OK Garage Plan In Chelsea

Monday, October 14, 2013

Chelsea — Following last week’s approval by voters to buy land on East Randolph Road for a new town garage, the Selectboard will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. to delve into more of the details and also discuss …

Letter: Feeling the Impact of the Shutdown

Sunday, October 6, 2013

To the Editor: The front-page picture of House Republicans using empty chairs on the other side of a table as a “photo op” in the Oct. 2 Valley News was particularly galling after the information I received the previous night at the monthly meeting of the Grantham School …

Letter: Chelsea’s Vote on a Town Garage

Friday, October 4, 2013

To the Editor: At the Chelsea Town Meeting, the Selectboard was requested to do something about the ongoing and divisive problem of a town garage. The Selectboard’s first choice was to put a building at the sewer plant. A nonbinding vote on June 4 was in the negative. …

Judge Adds Layer To Estate Fracas

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chelsea — The legal battle for control of the estate of a Thetford man killed by Vermont State Police has intensified, with parties questioning each other’s motives in court papers, and questions arising about whether the man’s son, …

Jean S. Peterson

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — A memorial service for Jean S. Peterson, 80 who died on Aug. 12, 2013, will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Christ Church in Montpelier, Vt. Arrangements and assistance was given by the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in …

Letter: Safeline Offers Free Help

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

To the Editor: It is with great sadness that Safeline heard of the murder of Rhonda Gray by her husband, Troy Gray (“Couple Dead in Fairlee,” Aug. 14). Domestic violence is all too common throughout the nation, the state of Vermont and, certainly, our own community. Domestic violence …