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Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the plan, the six-town Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union will be dissolved, and Superintendent Meg Powden will be out of a job in less …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, 337-240. Royalton had not reported late into the evening, but around 11:50 p.m., Ainsworth said …

MacDonald Leading Frenier for Senate

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Randolph — Incumbent Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, appears to have retained his Orange Senate district seat against a feisty challenge posed by Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea. With nine of 11 districts reporting, MacDonald, 71, a former teacher, led with 55.7 percent of the vote. He won Thetford , 782-269, narrowly took Randolph, 789-724, and also won in Corinth, Vershire and Strafford. Frenier, …

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 …

Hunters Bag Fewer Bears in 2013

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

With black bears dining more often in the wild than in cornfields and other man-made eateries around the Twin States, hunters on both sides of the New Hampshire/Vermont border bagged dozens fewer trophies in 2013 than the year …

Carol Jean Shepard

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chelsea, Vt. — Carol Jean Shepard, 62 died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her home in Chelsea. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

State Settles Taser Death Civil Lawsuit

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chelsea — The state Attorney General’s Office has paid $30,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the companion of an unarmed Thetford man who died after a state trooper shot him with a Taser stun gun in 2012. …

Letter: Marching to Our Own Drummer

Saturday, December 7, 2013

To the Editor: I am a Columbia University undergraduate and a member of its marching band. I am writing in response to Valley News staff writer Tris Wyke’s Nov. 25 blog post, “The Worst Part of Ivy League Football Games,” which described Ivy League scramble bands as groups …