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Todd Stanley, left, and Ben Griggs of Notts Excavating remove sandbags in front of Five Guys and other businesses in West Lebanon, N.H., after spending long hours Tuesday filling and stacking the bags in anticipation of the Connecticut River flooding on April 16, 2014.  
(Valley News- Sarah Priestap)

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. “Nothing like Irene,” said Derek Dubuque, who works at Stateline Sports in West Lebanon. “Thankfully.” According to the National Weather Service, the …

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves — in anticipation of potential flooding from the nearby Connecticut River overnight. “Right now, my …

I-89 Rest Area Plans Stalled In Randolph

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Randolph — In January 2013, Gov. Peter Shumlin praised a proposal from a prominent developer to construct the state’s first privately funded, public rest area. But the project off Interstate 89 in Randolph would impact some of the region’s prime farmland. Opposition from both state regulators and environmentalists is threatening to derail his massive development plan. The public rest area off Exit 4 …

George K. Cushman, Jr.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — George K. Cushman, Jr., 90, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

Birth Announcements: March 23, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gifford Medical Center JOHNSON — A daughter, Lucy Margaret Johnson, born March 6, 2014, to Nicole and Adam Johnson, of Randolph Center. …

At the Hospitals: March 23, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Anesthesiologist Returns To Mt. Ascutney Hospital Windsor — Dr. Peter Rauert, a board-certified anesthesiologist and specialist in pain management, has returned to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. Rauert, who first joined the hospital in 2009, served as …

Letter: President Obama Is Irrelevant

Saturday, March 22, 2014

To the Editor: The question posed: Has President Obama become irrelevant? I recently had the most interesting discussion concerning same, which so raised the ire of a man of respected intelligence that he blurted: “You just hate Obama.” Not so, I said. I, early on in 2008, being …

Missing Man, 90, Safe in Randolph

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Randolph — When Earl LaPlante hopped into the driver’s seat of his pick-up truck shortly before noon on Monday with the intention of running an errand, he was more than a little surprised to hear moans coming from …

At the Hospitals: March 16, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

VA Medical Center Names New Chief of Staff White River Junction — Dr. Mabodawilage Ganga Hematillake has joined the VA Medical Center in White River Junction as its new chief of staff. Hematillake has extensive experience in clinical …

VTC Adds Two New Agriculture Programs

Monday, March 17, 2014

Randolph — Vermont Technical College has added two agriculture programs through its Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems. The Summer Diversified Agriculture Program and the Cold Climate Viticulture Series will be offered for the first time this spring and summer. “The Institute uses a cooperative learning model …

Thaws Chill Winter Business

Monday, March 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Although this winter seems to have been unusually frigid and snowy, for those who depend on cold weather to make a living, the season has been pretty much on par with the previous unusually warm …

Robert Earl Boyce

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — Robert Earl Boyce, 89, of Boyce Road, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Born at the former Barre City Hospital on Nov. 20, 1924, he was the son of Earl and Mildred (Farr) Boyce of Williamstown. He attended …

At the Hospitals: March 9, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Gifford to Offer Free Health Fair Randolph — Gifford Medical Center will hold a free health fair and diabetes education expo Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Randolph hospital’s conference center and visitors’ entrance. The …