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 …

Judith A. “Judy” Alexander

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Judith A. “Judy” Alexander, 60, died peacefully Sunday, April 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and close friends after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 8, 1953 in Barre, Vt. the daughter of Ernest H. and Sadie (Parshley) Kennedy. …

Judith A. “Judy” Alexander

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Judith A. “Judy” Alexander, 60, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, April 27, 2014, surrounded by her family and close friends. Arrangements are pending at her Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

At the Hospitals: April 27, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

APD Names Woodlands Administrator Lebanon — Carla M. Skinder, of Meriden, has been appointed administrator of The Woodlands, an independent living community for seniors on the campus of the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. “She has already made …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Engagement: Karon — Giles

Sunday, March 30, 2014

South Royalton — David and Nancy Karon, of South Royalton, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Beth Karon, to Thad Amos Giles, the son of Douglas Giles, of Randolph, and Alona Rogers, of Tasmania, Australia. The …

George K. Cushman, Jr.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — George K. Cushman, Jr., 90, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in the Garden Room at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. He was born August 19, 1923 in Fairlee, VT the son of George K. and Eva (Colby) Cushman. He attended school in Fairlee …

Birth Announcements: March 16, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BEATON — A daughter, Anna Elizabeth Beaton, born Feb. 22, 2014, to Michelle Merchant Beaton and Roderick Joseph Beaton III, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center KNUDSEN — A daughter, Natalie Ellen Knudsen, born Feb. 21, 2014, to Casey and Robert Knudsen, of Chelsea. DERMAN — …