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Barbara Jean Savery

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — Barbara Jean Savery, 77, died Friday morning, Nov. 13, 2015, at her home in Strafford with her family at her side. She was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Randolph, Vt. the daughter of Everett and Gena (Barnaby) Moses. She grew up in Tunbridge, Vt. and graduated from South Royalton High School. Barbara worked first at G.W. Plastic, McKenzie Restaurant, Rich’s Department Store and in October of 1977 Barbara was hired as K-Mart Shoe Department Manager, a position she held for 24 years before returning in 2001. Barbara was married to Frank Savery May 6, 2001. They made their home in Strafford for the rest of her life. Barbara loved owls, word search …

Stagecoach Rethinks Routes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Stagecoach Transportation Services, which provides shuttle services to a significant chunk of the Upper Valley, rolled out a dramatically retooled offering this week in an effort to attract more riders. While the service has traditionally targeted major employers and vulnerable groups, such as seniors and people with disabilities, the restructuring …

Small Farmers Worry About Effect of Clean Water Rules

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Barnard — Farmers on the east side of the Green Mountains say they want to learn more about pending regulations being implemented under a new law devised largely to protect Lake Champlain. Signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin in June, Act 64 requires the Agency of Agriculture to create new rules to …

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 …

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 …