Chelsea

Every year, Shawn Rogers, of Meriden, N.H., enlists several friends to help him drag a 25 foot balsam fir cut from his parents tree farm in Chelsea, Vt. and load it on a trailer. The tree comes from a crop planted by the Rogers family in the mid-1980's for their cut-your-own Christmas tree business and is destined for the Meriden Congregational Church. "It's an ordeal," said Dick Rogers, Shawn's father. "I'm not quite sure he knows what he's doing." Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

‘Oh, the Wonder’: In Meriden Church, a Christmas Tree Reaches to the Heavens

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — About five years ago, as an appreciative new member of the Meriden Congregational Church, Shawn Rogers wanted to pitch in somehow. It wasn’t long before the Chelsea native and tree farmers’ son found the perfect opportunity. The church needed a Christmas tree, preferably a big one. “Boy, do I have deal for you,” Rogers remembers saying. That year, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …