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A driver in a small SUV crosses the Mill Bridge in Tunbridge, Vt., on July 23, 2014. The Tunbridge select board is considering banning all truck traffic from the town's five covered bridges -- they can damage the spans due to being either too tall or too heavy. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

S.O.S. for Tunbridge Bridges: Selectboard Mulls Vehicle Restrictions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tunbridge — Every once in a while, it happens. Somebody doesn’t pay attention to the height warning signs, or a group of workers don’t realize how tall their truck is, and they’ll try to drive through one of Tunbridge’s five covered bridges, and — “Bang, bang, bang, bang,” said Selectboard member Erin Gooch, recalling the sound a tow truck’s crane …

Camp Billings Honors an Icon: After 46 Years, Bradford, Vt., Man Retiring From Full-Time Summer Post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thetford — As the sun neared its peak in the midday sky on Saturday, two young Camp Billings campers, puttering around the summer camp’s cozy maintenance garage, described camp icon Larry Drew, who in his 46 years working summers at the camp has served just about every role — from athletic director to …

3-D Printer Programming in Windsor

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ian Mitchell, 15, of Thetford, left, and Bradon Jarvis, 14, of Claremont, use Tinkercad, an open source design software, to create key chains, cups and slingshot planes with a 3-D printer at the American Precision Museum in Windsor on Wednesday. It was the third day of a workshop in which students use computers …

Column: The Invasion of Robotic Milkers

Sunday, June 8, 2014

A caravan of flatbeds rolled into the yard at Tullando Farm in Orford late last month bearing a cargo of eight Lely robotic milking systems that, once they’re all installed and powered up, will milk the farm’s 480 …

Woodstock Title Leads Horde of Area Track Winners

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chester, Vt. — As Thetford Academy senior Chris Wells jumped over the final hurdle in the 300 meter event on Saturday, he knew he still had some yardage to go to reach the finish line and was very …

Oxbow Softball Cruises Past Windsor to Advance

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — When it comes to winning dirty, the Oxbow Union High softball team has become downright filthy. An explanation: Influenced by what she witnessed on a spring trip to Long Island last year, longtime Oxbow coach Robin Wozny instituted a system of play she now calls …

Jean Brevard Crump Ballin

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Union Village, Vt. — Jean Brevard Crump Ballin died peacefully at her home in Union Village on Wednesday, May 22, 2014. She was born Jan. 5, 1919, in New York City. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Armistead C. Crump and Jean Brevard Gannon Crump. She …

Forum Letters, June 4: Hate, Solar Panels, War Stories

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pardon Your French To the Editor: In an issue of the Valley News, we noticed the headline on the sports page “Vive La Habs.” (“Vive La Habs: Canadiens Stop Bruins to Advance” May 15) While we are sure you have no bias for the Bruins and the headline …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

Letter: Fluent in Many Languages

Friday, May 30, 2014

To the Editor: The front-page article today (“What Would Jesus Speak?” May 28) caused me to smile. It concerned a conversation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis. Mr. Netanyahu told the pope that Jesus spoke Hebrew, and the pope replied that He spoke Aramaic. I …

South Royalton Baseball Keeps Rolling

Friday, May 30, 2014

Thetford — After Thursday’s 8-1 win at Thetford Academy, the South Royalton School baseball team is 13-2 and beating opponents by an average score of 11-3. Last year’s VPA Division IV champion returned six starters and five core …

Larry Charles Chamberlin

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Holland, Vt. — Larry Charles Chamberlin, 76, of Bates Hill Road died Monday May, 26, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born on Sept. 12, 1937, the son of Gordon and Doris (Allyn) Chamberlin. The family moved to Thetford, Vt., in 1945 and he …