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The Statues of Liberty exhibit at the Morrill Homestead in Strafford, Vt., features images of the work displayed in the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C., including sculptures of Rosa Parks and Abraham Lincoln in the background. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

Monuments to the States

Monday, July 28, 2014

Strafford — Justin Morrill is best known for drafting the legislation that created the nation’s system of land-grant colleges and for being a co-founder of the Republican Party. But one of the Strafford-born Congressman and U.S. Senator’s lesser achievements is getting its due this summer at the Justin Morrill Homestead. On Wednesday, the Strafford museum opened “Statues of Liberty,” an …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost 60 S electboard and City Council members, municipal administrators, landfill operators and representatives from solid …

Push Smart

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jackson Robert Avery, 4, of Strafford, pushes his ATV back into the garage after pushing it out into the driveway to sit on it at his home in Strafford on Friday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

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 …

Ruth (Bruorton) Manning

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Ruth (Bruorton) Manning, 92, passed away in the early morning hours on Monday, 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. …

Char Cutforth

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Strafford, Vt. — Char Cutforth passed away at her home in Strafford, Tuesday evening, the 14th of January, 2014. With her were her husband Jack Beecham, stepson Derek and her two Labradors, Thor and Olav. She had been diagnosed with a rare cancer in late summer. Charlene Jackson …

Fire Destroys Strafford Home

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Strafford home was destroyed by a fire Wednesday evening. Property owners Dot and Bill Burden said the blaze started on their two-story home's deck. The couple was not injured. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Letter: A Big Loss and a Big Gain

Friday, December 27, 2013

To the Editor: The Vermont Legislature will face complex and vexing issues when it convenes in early January. Among the new faces seeking solutions, Kathy Hoyt will join me in representing Sharon, Strafford, Thetford and Norwich. As many who have followed her career know, she is likely the …