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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 …

Randolph Tech Center to Add Business Course All in Spanish

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Randolph — Come next fall, a foreign flavor will be added to Randolph Technical Career Center’s standard offerings of diesel technology, graphic arts and building trades, among other fields. A new program, Spanish immersion and global business management, will offer business education with an international focus starting in …

Volunteer Spotlight: Ken Vandermark, Retired VTC Professor, Remains a Committed Educator

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Randolph — For most of his professional career, Ken Vandermark has been a teacher. Trained as an electrical engineer, he first turned to teaching at a community college and then moved on to Vermont Technical College in 1985. …

On the Rocks in Royalton

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Public safety instructor Tom Harty, on the rock ledge above, demonstrates the safety of his rappelling equipment while being belayed by a Randolph Technical Career Center student in South Royalton on Wednesday. Harty simulated falling and was held …

Pauline E. Stark

Friday, January 17, 2014

Berlin, Vt. — Pauline E. Stark, 80, of Randolph Center, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. at the Day Funeral Home with Pastor Marty Bascom officiating. Calling hours will be held Sunday evening …

Entertainment Highlights: Bach in Randolph, and More

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The first time Simone Dinnerstein came across Bach’s Two-Part Inventions, she was 10 or 11 years old, and she was using it to learn to play two independent keyboard lines at the same time. She studied the pieces …

Wallace J. “Frosty” Frost

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

East Randolph, Vt. — Wallace J. “Frosty” Frost, 91, of East Randolph, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn Cemetery in Rochester. There are no calling hours. Contributions in his memory …

Letter: Worth Pursuing a State Bank

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

To the Editor: As one who has been “chattering” about a Vermont State Bank, I would like to respond to the letter by Kenneth Wells (“State Bank? Learn the Facts,” Jan. 12). I am not only talking about it, I am trying to get enough signatures to have …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 12, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

CAMPBELL — A daughter, Rebecca Jane Campbell, born Oct. 28, 2013, to Barbara and Christopher Campbell, of Barnard. BLANCHARD — A son, Joshua Ryan Blanchard, born Dec. 10, 2013, to Mariah Mears and Joshua Blanchard-Utton, of Randolph. LECKEY — A son, Elijah Bo Leckey, born Dec. 20, 2013, …

At the Hospitals: Jan. 12, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Free Course for Families Coping With Mental Illness Claremont — A free course for family, partners and friends of people who have a mental illness will begin in Claremont next month. The first class is set for Feb. …

Bonnie Guyett

Friday, January 10, 2014

Braintree, Vt. — Bonnie Guyett, 45, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at her home in Braintree. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Green Mountain Gospel Chapel (Rte. 66) in Randolph. A calling hour will be held at the church on Saturday …