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Thetford Academy eighth-grader Eli Kaliski, 13, left, and freshman Ellenor Koppers, 14, both of Thetford, Vt., compete at Rivendell Academy's first VEX Robotics Challenge in Orford, N.H., on Dec. 13, 2014.  (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Battle of the Bots at Rivendell

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Orford — The robotics competition held in the gymnasium of Rivendell Academy on Saturday went like clockwork, if the clock in question had been built by a horde of enthusiastic teens hopped up on imagination, Pop Tarts, and a raw enthusiasm for engineering the most dominant robot in the room. The hundreds of people in attendance — students from Rivendell, …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last through the weekend and possibly into Monday.” “We are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring …

New Oxbow Hoop Coach Looks to Right the Ship

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The coach the Oxbow Union High School boys basketball team didn’t know it would have nearly saw the players he didn’t know he’d be coaching get a victory the Olympians didn’t appear to be in any shape of winning on Thursday night. Oxbow cut a 15-point deficit with 3:14 to …

John E. Roberts

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — John E. Roberts, 65, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He leaves behind his wife, Roberta; his children, Stephen, Cauley and his wife, Rachel, Lila and her partner, Elizabeth, and Sarah. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Maya, Brittany, Ashley, …

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, …

John E. Roberts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — John E. Roberts, 65, of Fairlee, Vt., died Friday, October 24, 2014, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements with service details and a full obituary are pending and will be published at a later date. The Hale Funeral Home and Cremation …

Rivendell Girls Stifle Winooski

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Rivendell’s defense swarmed Winooski and allowed zero shots on goal for the final hour of the game. With some help from the high-powered offense and the home-field crowd, the second-seeded Raptors (12-1-2) defeated the No. 15 Spartans (4-11), 5-0, in the first round of the Vermont …

Caledonia District Has Three-Way Race

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bradford — When it comes to electing someone to represent their views on health care at the Statehouse, voters in the Caledonia Senate district have three distinct choices — one of three candidates for the district’s two seats …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Hazen Burns Rivendell in Opening Round

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Because of injuries, many players on the Rivendell Academy boys soccer team were forced to play more extensively or in unfamiliar positions this season. The end result is also unfamiliar for the Raptors — a loss …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Fairlee Plan Fosters Business

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fairlee — A town plan recently approved by voters charts a map for the town’s future and should help town leaders to cluster new businesses near the entrance to Interstate 91. The document — Fairlee’s first town plan …

Gloria Jeanne Flanders-Williams

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Gloria Jeanne Flanders-Williams of Fairlee passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, following a long illness. She was born to Paul C. Flanders and Gladys Dickinson Flanders on Feb. 2, 1949. Known to her friends and family as Jeannie, she enjoyed visiting with friends, …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …