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Bob Frenier waves to cars passing through Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt., on October 17, 2014. Frenier, who is running for the Orange County seat for the Vermont Senate race, says he spends around three hours a day in different spots around Orange County, waving to passers-by, and he gets mostly positive responses. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

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 22 years, while retired teacher MacDonald, 71, …

Lorraine H. Kennedy

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Lorraine H. Kennedy, 81 died on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at her home in Barre. She was born March 21 1933 in Norwich, Conn. the daughter of Merlin and Rena (Merrill) Hayward. She attended school in Corinth, Vt. and later Chelsea, Vt. where she graduated in 1951 from Chelsea High School. After high school, she attended Skinner’s Secretarial College in …

Grace Dorothy Boothroyd

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Grace Dorothy Boothroyd, 85, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …

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 …

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 …