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Harold C. Luce

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Harold C. Luce, 95 passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. Born on Oct. 11, 1918, in Chelsea, Harold was the son of Ernest E. and Lizzie L. (Dickinson) Luce. He attended school in Chelsea. On Feb. 8, 1939, he married Edith Keyes of Brookfield, Vt. Harold and Edith ran the family dairy farm in Brookfield for 15 years before moving to Chelsea. For over 19 years, Harold worked as a machinist at Cone & Blanchard Machine Co. in Windsor, Vt. After his retirement, he drove for the Stage Coach of Randolph, …

Harold C. Luce

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Harold C. Luce, 95, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …

Harold Luce, Consummate Fiddler, Dies

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chelsea — Harold Luce, born in Chelsea in 1918 and raised during the Great Depression, couldn’t keep his hands off his older brother’s violin, clawing his way to the top of the family piano to prod at its strings when he was only 5 years old. Despite his sisters’ protests, his family ultimately …

Letter: Marching to Our Own Drummer

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Happy Ending in Grantham To the Editor: In the small town of Grantham, where I grew up, I always felt police officers were there to serve and protect — not to bully, be threatening or to show their power over others. Recently, I witnessed one officer in …

James Gallacher

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — James Gallacher, 83, died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt. after a period of failing health. He was born Aug. 25, 1930, in Paisley, Scotland, the son of Robert L. and Margaret E. (Greig) Gallacher. In the …

‘It’s a Patient Game’

Saturday, October 26, 2013

To line bees, you have to know bees, and Will Gilman knows bees. He knows that bees gather nectar to make honey, and that pollen is a source of protein to feed young bees. He knows that bees …

Charles L. Hayward

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Charles L. Hayward, 91 died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Rowan Court Health & Rehabilitation Center in Barre, Vt. He was born on May 6, 1922, in Chelsea, the son of Harry and Evelyn (Sprague) Hayward. He attended school at the West Hill …

Charles L. Hayward

Friday, October 25, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Charles L. Hayward, 91, died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

Benefit to Support Vershire Woman, 22, Battling Cystic Fibrosis

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vershire — A benefit for 22-year-old Erica Ward, of Vershire, is scheduled for Saturday, starting at 6 p.m., at The Pines bar and grill, 1 Maple Ave., Chelsea. The event will include a pig roast, with music by Stone Bullet starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in …

Voters OK Garage Plan In Chelsea

Monday, October 14, 2013

Chelsea — Following last week’s approval by voters to buy land on East Randolph Road for a new town garage, the Selectboard will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. to delve into more of the details and also discuss …

Letter: Feeling the Impact of the Shutdown

Sunday, October 6, 2013

To the Editor: The front-page picture of House Republicans using empty chairs on the other side of a table as a “photo op” in the Oct. 2 Valley News was particularly galling after the information I received the previous night at the monthly meeting of the Grantham School …

Letter: Chelsea’s Vote on a Town Garage

Friday, October 4, 2013

To the Editor: At the Chelsea Town Meeting, the Selectboard was requested to do something about the ongoing and divisive problem of a town garage. The Selectboard’s first choice was to put a building at the sewer plant. A nonbinding vote on June 4 was in the negative. …

Judge Adds Layer To Estate Fracas

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Chelsea — The legal battle for control of the estate of a Thetford man killed by Vermont State Police has intensified, with parties questioning each other’s motives in court papers, and questions arising about whether the man’s son, …