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Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, is a candidate for Orange County State Senate. (Courtesy the candidate)

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is concerned that working Vermonters and senior citizens are being hurt by state-run healthcare programs and “no-growth environmental policies.” “There are a lot …

David S. Ilsley

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Groton, Vt. — David S. Ilsley, 100, died peacefully on Saturday, March 29, 2014, surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Root) Ilsley, with whom he recently celebrated 64 years of devoted and loving marriage. David was born in Thetford, Vermont, son of the late Mabel (Sargent) and Jedediah Ilsley. He grew up farming and lived an amazing 100 years. …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and Butler’s knew about it when he was hired. Carl H. Lupton, 57, of Bethel, pleaded …

Group Seeks To Double Solar Homes

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hartford — To help facilitate the adoption of solar energy, five Upper Valley energy committees, including Plainfield, have signed on to a Vital Communities’ initiative called Solarize Upper Valley. They aim to double the number of solar-powered residences in just 15 weeks. “It’s much easier than it was …

Susan E. Lawrence

Friday, March 7, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Susan E. Lawrence, 59, died Wednesday, March 6, 2014, at Cedar Hill Health and Rehab in Windsor. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. …

Strafford OKs 22 Percent Increase in Town Taxes

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Strafford — Penalties for late taxes and Strafford’s $140,000 deficit dominated discussion at Tuesday’s nearly five-hour Town Meeting, which started at 9 a.m., broke for lunch a half-hour late, and resumed after the school meeting. On the school …

Roderick “Rod” Joseph Maclay II

Saturday, March 1, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Roderick “Rod” Joseph Maclay II, 57, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014. He was born on Aug. 20, 1956, in Lebanon, N.H. and was the son of Roderick Joseph Maclay and Janet Bacon Maclay. Rod is survived by three daughters, …

Roderick “Rod” Maclay II

Friday, February 28, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Roderick “Rod” Maclay II, 57, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at his home in South Strafford, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT. …

Policy for Late Taxes On Strafford Warning

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Strafford Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4, at 9 a.m. in the Town House to act upon 14 warning articles. The school meeting will be held in the Town House on the same day at …

Power Line Boosts Hopes for Strafford Solar Array

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Strafford — The Environmental Protection Agency will review its cleanup of the Elizabeth Mine, one of almost 30 so-called Superfund sites in New England whose cleanup is up for review this year. Superfund site cleanups, which involve remediation …

South Royalton School Honors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen Paige, Mara Southworth, Kasandra Wilson (grade 9). Honors: David …

Letter: Poor Choice of Words

Saturday, February 8, 2014

To the Editor: I am writing regarding a column by Jim Kenyon in the Sunday Valley News Feb. 2, titled “A Taxing Dilemma.” The gist of this article was correct ­— it was about the debate now taking place in my home town of Strafford over the payment …

Ruth (Bruorton) Manning

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Ruth (Bruorton) Manning, 92, passed away in the early morning hours on Feb. 3, 2014. She was born on Feb. 19, 1921, in Boston, Mass. to Charles and Alicia (Clark) Bruorton. She grew up in Vermont and later spent some time in Chicago, Ill. She …