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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 …

Rivendell 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Birth Announcements: Aug. 17, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center GEARON — A son, Fergal Harry Julius McColough Gearon, born on July 12, 2014, to Laura Elizabeth Clauson and Eamonn Peter Bede Gearon, of Hanover. NEEDHAM — A daughter, Immagene Maple Needham, born on July 22, 2014, to Kasey and Jason Needham, of Vershire. SLEATH-WILMOT …

Virginia Lee Macho (Vietje)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Friends and family of Virginia Macho Vietje of Fairlee, are invited to attend a memorial gathering in her honor on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairlee Town Hall. Light refreshments will be provided, and all are invited to share …

Dorothea “Dot” Bancroft Phillips

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Rotonda West, Fla. — Having lived a long, healthy and active life, Dorothea “Dot” Bancroft Phillips completed her life’s journey on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Sterling House of Englewood in Rotonda West. Dot was born on July 7, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to George and Lillian Bancroft. …

Forum, Aug. 8: Poison Parsnips, Co-op Plaudits; Rethinking Mideast Headlines; The Mascoma River Greenway

Friday, August 8, 2014

Poison Parsnip, Co-op Plaudits To the Editor: Odd bedfellows, perhaps — a toxic invasive plant and the oft-discussed (of late) Co-op Food Stores. But Upper Valley residents should know about this noxious relative of our beloved carrot, and how the Co-op recently took quick action to stem its …

Engagement: Brayman — DuRona

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fairlee — Bethany Jean Brayman and Jesse Lee James DuRona have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and G. Edward Brayman, of Etna. She graduated from Hanover High School in 1996 and earned a …

Group Urges Rebuild Of Lake Fairlee Dam

Saturday, August 2, 2014

West Fairlee — Officials coordinating efforts to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam will host the first of four planned public presentations this afternoon, when they will try to persuade residents that it’s more cost-effective to replace the deteriorating …

The Case of ‘Boomerang’ Kids

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fairlee — As he celebrated his 24th birthday last month, Joe Amanatidis had plenty to be proud of. During his years at Merrimack College, in an affluent Boston suburb, the Fairlee native studied abroad in Italy, spending a …

Camp Billings Honors an Icon: After 46 Years, Bradford, Vt., Man Retiring From Full-Time Summer Post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thetford — As the sun neared its peak in the midday sky on Saturday, two young Camp Billings campers, puttering around the summer camp’s cozy maintenance garage, described camp icon Larry Drew, who in his 46 years working …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting …