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Jill Michaels of Strafford, left, yeilds the floor to Irv Thomae of Norwich, second from right, after trying to interject during the Norwich Democratic Committee's candidates panel at Tracy Hall in Norwich, Vt. Thursday, August 7, 2014. Michaels, Thomae, Jim Masland of Thetford, second from left, and Tim Briglin of Thetford, right, candidates for two open Windsor-Orange District 2 seats in the Vermont House.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

4 Democrats Vie for House Seats

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Norwich — State Rep. Kathy Hoyt’s decision not to run for one of the two Vermont House seats representing Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has created an unusual situation in the reliably Democratic district: Come primary day on Aug. 26, voters will be able to choose from four candidates. But despite the abnormal number of contenders for the 2-seat Windsor-Orange …

After 60 Years, Boomerang Returns

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

As an 8-year-old boy I was given a boomerang. It was made of plywood, and I had no illusions that it was an original aboriginal boomerang made in Australia. But I did believe that if I threw it right, it would come back. I spent hours in my backyard, throwing it again and …

Dancing to the Music

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Maria Cabri, of Strafford, left, and Gina Sonne, of Post Mills, swing while dancing to the music of Jeremiah McLane, Owen Marshall and Ethan Hazzard-Watkins at the Tuesday Summer Concert Series at the Strafford Town House on Tuesday. The two friends met through dancing and were mixing a variety of dance styles. Valley …

Forum, Aug. 2: Middle Class Problems; Peace in the Mideast; Fast Times on Route 4

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Rise and Fall of the Middle Class To the Editor: As a teacher of a course on the declining middle class at OSHER@Dartmouth in the past and again this fall (“The Puzzle of Our Time: Can the Middle Class Be Saved?”), I was particularly interested in the recent …

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program …

Schools, Church Get Solar Grants

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sharon — Three schools and one church in Sharon, Strafford and Thetford were among nine community solar projects across Vermont to receive grants from a state fund intended to boost the development of clean energy, the Shumlin administration announced Tuesday. A total of $442,750 was awarded, with 42 …

Monuments to the States

Monday, July 28, 2014

Strafford — Justin Morrill is best known for drafting the legislation that created the nation’s system of land-grant colleges and for being a co-founder of the Republican Party. But one of the Strafford-born Congressman and U.S. Senator’s lesser …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Push Smart

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jackson Robert Avery, 4, of Strafford, pushes his ATV back into the garage after pushing it out into the driveway to sit on it at his home in Strafford on Friday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Forum, July 15: Immigration Crisis; A World Beyond the Co-op; Help Clean the Mascoma River; Troubles With Norwich Website

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Help Clean Up the Mascoma To the Editor: The Mascoma River is due for another heavy cleaning, and two local Rotary Clubs are gearing up to do that on Saturday. A volunteer army made up of the Rotary Club of Lebanon and the Lebanon-Riverside Club will join forces …

Alfred Edler

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Alfred Edler, 86, died, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Lebanon Center Genesis in Lebanon, N.H. Alfred was born on June 12, 1927, in Rochester, N.Y., along with his twin brother, Adolph III. He was the son of Adolph II and Anna Mae Edler. …

A Life: Kendall Ankeny Mix, 1927 - 2014; ‘Becoming a Twin Cities Matron Was Clearly Not What She Wanted’

Monday, July 7, 2014

Strafford — In her last eight years, dementia changed Kendall Mix, turning her into a sweet old lady, but the objects that lay around her house in South Strafford spoke to a rich and cosmopolitan life. As her …

Theodore R. “Ted” Kendall, Jr.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Theodore R. “Ted” Kendall, Jr., 76, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct. He was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Randolph the son of Theodore and Beda Mae (Bent) Kendall. Ted was raised in Strafford. He attended …