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Todd Stanley, left, and Ben Griggs of Notts Excavating remove sandbags in front of Five Guys and other businesses in West Lebanon, N.H., after spending long hours Tuesday filling and stacking the bags in anticipation of the Connecticut River flooding on April 16, 2014.  
(Valley News- Sarah Priestap)

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. “Nothing like Irene,” said Derek Dubuque, who works at Stateline Sports in West Lebanon. “Thankfully.” According to the National Weather Service, the …

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is concerned that working Vermonters and senior citizens are being hurt by state-run healthcare programs and …

Letter: Another Distorted Cartoon

Saturday, April 5, 2014

To the Editor: Another detestable cartoon by the Obama-hater, Glen McCoy, this one even more fact challenged than usual. Putin, the muscled bully, has terrified Little Lord Fauntleroy Obama? Russia’s economy was in distress and Putin’s popularity in steep decline before Sochi and Crimea. Putin unquestionably got a bump in the polls from these efforts, but both were very costly. Russia’s GDP is …

Few Answers, for Now, for Families, Towns

Friday, February 7, 2014

White River Junction — Emily Y. Perkins and Emma Jozefiak were together in a Bethel trailer on the day more than two years ago when Jozefiak was shot multiple times and left to die, according to police. On Thursday morning, more than two years later, the young women …

Arrest Made In Bethel Shooting

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bethel — A Tunbridge woman has been charged with attempted murder in the case of a teenager who was found seriously wounded with a gunshot wound in a Bethel trailer more than two years ago. Emily Y. Perkins, …

Michael P. Perkins, Jr.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Michael P. Perkins, Jr. of Tunbridge passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital after an almost ten year battle with cancer. Michael was born July 30, 1983 to Michael Perkins, Sr. (currently of Hartford, Vt.) and Elizabeth Picken (of Brownington, Vt.) …

Twin State Reps. Praise Farm Bill

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. — After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps. The final vote was 251-166. The five-year bill, which preserves generous crop subsidies, now heads to …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 12, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

CAMPBELL — A daughter, Rebecca Jane Campbell, born Oct. 28, 2013, to Barbara and Christopher Campbell, of Barnard. BLANCHARD — A son, Joshua Ryan Blanchard, born Dec. 10, 2013, to Mariah Mears and Joshua Blanchard-Utton, of Randolph. LECKEY — A son, Elijah Bo Leckey, born Dec. 20, 2013, …

Barbara S. Pettengill

Friday, January 10, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Barbara S. Pettengill, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at her home in South Royalton. She was born on Oct. 18, 1920, in Sharon, Vt., the daughter of Clifton and Lucy (Preston) Brown. Barbara grew up on her family’s dairy farm and attended school …

Tyler Long

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cocoa, Fla. — Tyler Long of Cocoa, formerly of South Royalton, Vt. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Tyler will be greatly missed by his beloved son, Trevor J. Long of East Randolph, Vt.; his life’s partner, Christina Ballou and their dog, Mercy …

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 …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 8, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Winter Green

Monday, November 25, 2013

Larry Mengedoht removes bean vines from a rope he had tied for support while winterizing one of his greenhouses at his home in Tunbridge on Thursday. Since he retired 13 years ago, Mengedoht has expanded his garden to …