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Scott Farnsworth

Tunbridge Picks a Principal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tunbridge — A South Royalton native who has earned praise for his work building community ties in the Hartford schools will be the new principal of the Tunbridge Central School. Scott Farnsworth, guidance and counseling director for the Hartford School District, has announced that he has accepted a position as principal of the Tunbridge Central School, where the previous principal was fired in the midst of a scandal. “I think I’m ready for my own school,” Farnsworth said Friday. On March 2, the Tunbridge School Board fired Richard Talbot from the post; on May 13, Talbot, a former principal in Maine, pleaded not guilty to …

Sidney A. Pixley, Sr.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — A graveside committal service with military honors for Sidney A. Pixley, Sr., 81, who died March 23, 2015, will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Strafford Cemetery in Strafford. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt., is in charge of the arrangements. …

Bethel, Royalton Set to Merge School Offices

Monday, May 4, 2015

Royalton — In anticipation of a 2016 merger of supervisory unions now headquartered in Royalton and Bethel, the two staffs will start sharing office space near the ramps to Interstate 89 in Royalton this summer. The move to a building in an industrial park at the top of Waterman Road, past the Bethel-Royalton transfer station, is expected to save roughly $6,000 in rental …

What Do You Remember About Vermont in the ’70s?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Norwich — They came to Vermont to escape the cities, live on a commune or try their hand at farming. They came as part of the counterculture movement to Vermont in the 1970s and the Vermont Historical Society wants to document that history. About 20 people gathered at …

James G. Condict, Sr.

Friday, April 17, 2015

South Strafford, Vt. — James G. Condict, Sr. 84 died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, as the result of a ski accident. He was born Dec. 13, 1930, in San Diego, Calif., the son of Andrew J. Rylee and Cornelia McLoughlin Rylee. At the …

Volunteer Spotlight: Help the Morrill Homestead

Sunday, April 12, 2015

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer Strafford — From heirloom apples to artwork to open houses, those looking to pitch in at the Justin Morrill Homestead have a bevy of choices this season. Now a state-owned historical …

James G. Condict

Saturday, April 11, 2015

South Strafford, Vt. — James G. Condict, 84, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. A full obituary will follow. …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Sidney A. Pixley, Sr.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — Sidney A. Pixley, Sr., 81, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at his home in Strafford after a long illness. He was born June 7, 1933, in Randolph, Vt. the son of Gerald L. and Marie (Mayberry) Pixley. He attended school in Strafford. He served in …

Sidney A. Pixley

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — Sidney A. Pixley, 81 died Monday, March 23, 2015, at his home in Strafford. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Sugar Makers Uneasy as Cold Continues, Short Season Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strafford — What is often a busy time for the Upper Valley’s sugaring community has become a bit of a thumb-twiddler, as extended cold temperatures are keeping the sap in the trees and buckets mostly bare. “We’re kind of tapped out,” said Keith Fifield, of Fifield’s Sugarhouse in …

The Best Of the Rest

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Valley News’ three staff photographers and intern logged many miles over the first two weeks of March covering town and school meetings across the Upper Valley. Here are a few favorites that were not part of the …

Recycling Strains Town Dumps

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thetford — The good news is that residents want to recycle, steadily increasing the amount of recyclable material coming into Thetford’s transfer station over the past three years. The bad news is that a number of factors, including …