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Law School Gets Bond Downgrade

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Moody’s Investors Service, an investment assessment services company, downgraded Vermont Law School’s $10.3 million in 2011 revenue bonds this week. Moody’s lowered its rating for the school’s bonds from Baa2 to Ba1 this week. The downgrade drops Vermont Law School by two rating categories. TD Bank holds the bonds, which were issued by the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Finance Agency. Moody’s gave the school a negative outlook because a …

Agnes A. Fuller

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Agnes A. Fuller, 96, died peacefully at her home on Monday, April 14, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Taking Stock of Vermont’s Architecture

Friday, April 11, 2014

For a state that’s defined as much by its small villages and civic cohesiveness as it is by its green hills, Vermont gets only modest notice for its architecture. Or maybe it’s because of those small villages with their white churches and brick commercial blocks that Vermont’s building are overlooked. Residents get to …

Nancy Jane Kobbs

Friday, January 17, 2014

Rochester, Vt. — Nancy Jane Kobbs, 64, of Rochester, died unexpectedly, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1949, in Medford, Mass.; the daughter of James and Evelyn (Laperdini) Welch. She was raised in Massachusetts and had lived in New York City then …

Nancy Jane Kobbs

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Rochester, Vt. — Nancy Jane Kobbs, 64, of Rochester, died unexpectedly, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1949, in Medford, Mass.; the daughter of James and Evelyn (Laperdini) Welch. She was raised in Massachusetts and had lived in New York City until …

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, …

Barbara S. Pettengill

Friday, January 10, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Barbara S. Pettengill, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at her home in South Royalton. She was born on Oct. 18, 1920, in Sharon, Vt., the daughter of Clifton and Lucy (Preston) Brown. Barbara grew up on her family’s dairy farm and attended school …

Tyler Long

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cocoa, Fla. — Tyler Long of Cocoa, formerly of South Royalton, Vt. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Tyler will be greatly missed by his beloved son, Trevor J. Long of East Randolph, Vt.; his life’s partner, Christina Ballou and their dog, Mercy …

Getting a Lift

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Unable to resist the fresh snow despite the cold, Ross Hudson, of Royalton, and his daughters Iris and Emma visited his parents’ farm to snowboard and ski in Royalton on Thursday. Hudson’s grandfather built the rope tow that …

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 …

Letter: Judging Corporate Behavior

Sunday, December 29, 2013

To the Editor: The Valley News surprised this reader in its editorial view that not only are corporations not people; more strongly, it is doubtful that they have a moral life. The paper defines such a moral life as “an obligation to conduct their business not to maximize …

Small High School’s Future in Doubt

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

While taking a reporter on a tour of Rochester School last week, Principal Catherine Knight remarked off-handedly on an unusual quality of the small school she leads. Standing in the library at the heart of the high school …

FDA to Reassess Food Safety Rules

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Washington — The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business. Michael Taylor, FDA’s commissioner for foods, said the agency wants to make sure the rules are practical for farmers who …

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

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