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Melissa Mellen, of Thetford, Vt., runs with her son Bennett, 3, through the water sprayed by the Strafford Volunteer Fire Department during Fire Truck Night on the Strafford Town Green in Strafford, Vt., on July 13, 2015. This is the sixth year that the fire department has turned the town green into a mini water park. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Soaking It Up

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Melissa Mellen, of Thetford, runs with her son Bennett, 3, through water sprayed by the Strafford Volunteer Fire Department during Monday’s Fire Truck Night on the Strafford Town Green. This was the sixth year for the annual supersize-sprinkler event.Valley News — Sarah Shaw …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical …

Elizabeth Mine Solar Plan Advances

Monday, June 8, 2015

Strafford — An area solar consulting firm is preparing to apply for state approval of a large proposed solar array on the site of the former Elizabeth Mine, a so-called “Superfund” site that underwent a massive cleanup in the early 2000s. Dori Wolfe, of Wolfe Energy, and others have long eyed the 1,400-acre …

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 …

Grants Will Support Local River Projects

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pomfret — The Connecticut River Watershed Council has received more than $270,000 in grants to support river restoration projects in Vermont and New Hampshire. More than $250,000 comes from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund grant, while another $20,000 is from the …

Roscoe W. Manning

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — Roscoe W. Manning, 85, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at his home in Strafford. He was born Sept. 2, 1929, in Rochester Hollow, Vt. the son of Roscoe L. and Sarah E. (Bowen) Manning. He grew up and attended school in Rochester Hollow. He served …

Roscoe W. Manning

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — Roscoe W. Manning, 85, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at his home in Strafford. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Baking His Dreams: Teacher Runs Bread Business From Home

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Strafford — At dusk, a line of people forms in front of Cafe 232 in South Strafford. A frigid wind pushes snowflakes through the air, but these customers apparently don’t mind waiting in the cold for their fresh-baked …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …