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Todd Stanley, left, and Ben Griggs of Notts Excavating remove sandbags in front of Five Guys and other businesses in West Lebanon, N.H., after spending long hours Tuesday filling and stacking the bags in anticipation of the Connecticut River flooding on April 16, 2014.  
(Valley News- Sarah Priestap)

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. “Nothing like Irene,” said Derek Dubuque, who works at Stateline Sports in West Lebanon. “Thankfully.” According to the National Weather Service, the …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Letter: Closer Look at Wellspring School

Sunday, September 1, 2013

To the Editor: Thank you for your Aug. 24 article on the closing of the Wellspring Waldorf School. We would like to elaborate on one statement: “The school operates on a model in which families who can’t afford full tuition can negotiate a lower rate in exchange for …

Lois Jean Goodrich

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Lois Jean Goodrich, 86, of Chelsea and formerly of Amesbury, Mass. died on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Vt. Lois was born on July 16, 1927, she was the daughter of Franklin H. and Iva M. (Johnson) …

Jean S. Peterson

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Jean S. Peterson, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H., with her husband and children by her side. Jean was born on June 23, 1933, in Bay Shore, N.Y. She was the daughter of Ward G. and Phoebe S. McLaughlin. …

Charles E. “Charlie” Boothroyd

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Charles E. “Charlie” Boothroyd, 84, died on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Brookside Nursing home in White River Jct., Vt., with his wife, Grace and their two daughters, Linda and Carolyn by his side. He was born March 5, 1929, in Hartford, Conn., the …

Couple Dead in Fairlee

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fairlee — A 42-year-old man fatally shot his wife and then killed himself inside their Fairlee home early Tuesday, State Police said, just days after she withdrew a second restraining order that she had taken out against him …

Charles “Charlie” Ernest Boothroyd

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Charles “Charlie” Ernest Boothroyd, 84 Died August 10, 2013 at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt. Arrangement are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …

Birth Announcements: Aug. 11, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Alice Peck Day  Memorial Hospital ECCHER — A daughter, Berkley Elliot Eccher, born July 24, 2013, to Kayla and Evan Eccher, of White River Junction. THAKUR — A daughter, Madeline Grace Thakur, born July 28, 2013, to Jannine Pizarro and Devendra Singh Thakur, of Lebanon. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center …

Tulloch To Stay Locked Up For Zantop Murders Despite Ruling, Experts Say

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Robert Tulloch, who is serving life in prison without parole for murdering two Dartmouth College professors in 2001, isn’t likely to walk out of prison any time soon, even with an order for a new sentence hearing. “Nobody, …

In Chelsea, a Life Worth Hearing About

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Chelsea — In one of the last photographs taken of him, Simon Walters is squinting in front of a boat and clutching a cup of flowers, ready for his mother’s wedding. Walters, 25, had a love for life …