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Top row, from left: Democrat Patsy French, Republican Charles Russell and Democrat Marjorie Ryerson are candidates for two seats in Orange-Washington-Addison. Bottom row, from left: Democrat and Progressive Susan Hatch Davis, Republican Rodney Graham and Independent Rama Schneider are candidates for two seats in Orange 1. (Courtesy photographs)

Orange Co. Voters Have Choices

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Randolph — Orange County voters in the Randolph and Chelsea area have some decisions to make as three Vermont House candidates are running in two two-seat districts in the Vermont House. State Reps. Patsy French and Marjorie Ryerson, both D-Randolph, and Republican Charles Russell are vying for two House seats representing the Orange-Washington-Addison district. The district includes the towns of Braintree, Brookfield, Granville, Randolph and Roxbury. A second three-way House race is also shaping up in Orange 1, which comprises Chelsea, Corinth, Orange, Vershire, Washington and Williamstown. State Rep. Susan Hatch Davis, independent Rama Schneider and Republican Rodney Graham are the candidates there. French, 65, …

Attorneys Debate Evidence In Thetford Rifle Case

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chelsea — The prosecution and defense in the case of a Thetford man who allegedly fired rifle rounds into an occupied car debated Tuesday what evidence should be introduced at a trial slated to start next week. During a motion hearing in Orange Superior Court, defense attorney Daniel Sedon said providing context of acts that occurred before the Sept. 13, 2010, incident is …

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 …

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 — …

Chelsea Approves Road Money, OKs School District Budget

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chelsea — Two new members were elected to the Chelsea School Board and the $3.3 million school district budget passed in less than an hour on Tuesday. Jessie Schmidt was chosen over Tara Weatherell to serve a three-year …

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. …