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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 …

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 …

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 …