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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. …

Helen (Hopkins) Benedict

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Helen (Hopkins) Benedict, 92, died at Kendal of Hanover on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, surrounded by family and caring health care providers. Born and raised in Madison, Wis., she was the daughter of Bess (Brewer) Hopkins and Andrew W. Hopkins, a professor at the University …

Jesse Leigh Nichols Boardman

Friday, February 21, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Jesse Leigh Nichols Boardman, 36, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. from complications due to bacterial meningitis. Jesse was born Aug. 18, 1977, at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin, Vt., the son of Douglas K. and …

Chelsea Ready To Construct Town Garage

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chelsea’s School District Meeting will be held March 4, at 9 a.m. at Chelsea Town Hall. Town Meeting will follow at Town Hall. Voting is from the floor. Chelsea — After two decades of searching for a site …

Jesse L.N. Boardman

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Jesse L.N. Boardman, 36, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. from complications of meningitis. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

South Royalton School Honors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen Paige, Mara Southworth, Kasandra Wilson (grade 9). Honors: David …

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 …