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Ben Linehan, of Tunbridge, Vt., drains a German wiess beer from the mash tun to the boiler as Carol Hall, of Chelsea, Vt., checks its progress at Brocklebank Craft Brewing in Tunbridge, Vt., on July 24, 2015. The nanobrewery makes three barrels of beer a week, selling them in growlers. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Tunbridge Brewery Plans to Stay Small

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Off Route 110 in North Tunbridge and up the long climb of a tree-shaded dirt road that makes you think you’ve lost your bearings, there’s a small welcoming sign that announces Brocklebank Craft Brewing, a nano operation in the former Organic Cow Creamery that’s gaining the attention of beer enthusiasts around the Upper Valley and beyond. The sign sports a …

Back in the Saddle: Strafford Man Returns to the Rodeo

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Strafford — There’s a bumper sticker that Rhett Emerson remembers seeing about rodeo: “It’s not just a sport, it’s a way of life.” The Strafford resident said that mantra couldn’t be more accurate. Emerson, 42, has returned to competing in calf roping — which involves lassoing a calf from horseback, jumping off the …

Volunteers Sought for Morrill Homestead Festival

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Strafford — Will fall approaching, organizers of an upcoming festival are looking for some help. The Apple and Cheese Harvest Festival is set for Sept. 27 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Justin Morrill Homestead Education Center. Volunteers are needed to staff the apple and cheese tasting tables, lend a hand at the old-fashioned games station and help make hand-cranked ice cream. Set-up …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Vt. Residents Cope With Power Outages

Friday, December 12, 2014

South Strafford — Vermont officials are warning that tens of thousands of households that have lost power in recent days could see outages continue into the weekend as workers struggle to keep up with the ongoing problems caused …

Evelyn R. Stanley

Thursday, December 4, 2014

South Strafford, Vt. — Evelyn R. Stanley, 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt. She was born Nov. 21, 1941, in Lebanon, N.H. a daughter of Edward and Evelyn (Petty) Chamberlain. Evelyn grew up and attended schools in Quechee and …

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the …

Francis LaFleur

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Francis LaFleur, 82, passed away on Thurs. Nov. 6, 2014, at DHMC. Born in Irisburg, Vt. to Floyd and Anne (Kettle) LaFleur on June 13, 1932. He attended school in Irisburg and Orleans, Vt., prior to serving in the Army during the Korean time of …

Strafford Resident Traces Environmentalism To Civil Rights In New Memoir

Friday, November 7, 2014

Gus Speth and his wife, Cameron, have found home in Vermont. They’ve settled in a state that reminds them of what was good about the South of their youth, a place that de-emphasizes m aterial goods, values individuality, …

Duane Eppler

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Duane Eppler, a longtime Strafford resident, died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at his home in Strafford. Duane was a sweet and kind-hearted man who was an active member of his community. Born in 1949 in Berkley Heights, N.J., Duane held a Ph.D. in …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

MacDonald Leading Frenier for Senate

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Randolph — Incumbent Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, appears to have retained his Orange Senate district seat against a feisty challenge posed by Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea. With nine of 11 districts reporting, MacDonald, 71, a former teacher, led with 55.7 percent of the vote. He won Thetford …

Independent Vies for Norwich-Area Seat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Norwich — Though the race for the two Vermont House seats covering Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has quieted down since a four-way Democratic primary in August, state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and independent opponent John Freitag had …