Strafford

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the belts — one for each of its three active ambulances — and has used them on roughly half a dozen calls so far, according to Upper Valley Ambulance Executive Director Clay Odell. Improving both patient and responder safety inspired the decision to acquire the belts, he said. In 2014, Upper Valley Ambulance received 62 calls for what it terms “lift assists ” out of 1,041 calls total, …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Andrew M. Carter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Boston, Mass. — Andrew M. Carter, a part-time resident of Strafford, Vt., who was one of the best bondsmen of his time, died at his home in Boston on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. He was 74 years old. With his upbeat approach to life, gracious manner, dapper attire, …

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach …

Hunger, Mountain

Sunday, October 12, 2014

As small groups reached the 1,950-foot summit of Kibling Hill in Strafford, a tunnel-like line of Newton School students, staff and parents had their hands extended to high-five and cheer on those who made it. The 20-minute stroll …

A Peek at Peak

Sunday, October 5, 2014

After attending college in North Carolina and doing internships in California, Indiana, Michigan and New Hampshire, this is photographer Ariana van den Akker’s first fall among the leaves of Vermont. “This is my first New England fall and …

Kendall Mix

Friday, September 12, 2014

So. Strafford, Vt. — A memorial service for Kendall Mix of So. Strafford, who died June 3, 2014, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. at the Strafford Town House. Gifts in Kendall Mix’s memory may be made to: Strafford Town House Strafford Town Clerk, …

Forum, Sept. 10: Enfield Dog Park; Stricter Bike Rules; The South Is Coming North

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Enfield Dog Park Has Its Day To the Editor: We are pleased to announce that the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters have raised almost $60,000 to build a dog park adjacent to the Shaker Recreation Park on Route 4A in Enfield. The dog park will be free and …

Gilbert E. Varney, Sr.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Enumclaw, Wash. — Gilbert E. Varney, Sr. died at his home on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the age of 86, following a long illness. He was born in So. Strafford, Vt., on June 11, 1928, a son of George I. Varney and Mabel (Wheeler) Varney. He is …

Gilbert E. Varney, Sr.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Enumclaw, Wash. — Gilbert E. Varney, Sr. died at his home on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2014, at the age of 86, following a long illness. He was born in Strafford, Vt., on June 11, 1928, a son of George I. Varney and Mabel (Wheeler) Varney. He is survived …