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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 …

In Washington, Witnesses to a Nation’s Grief

Thursday, November 21, 2013

An old man’s tears. Flags at half-staff. Enormous, silent crowds.  Fifty years after President John. F. Kennedy’s assassination, some of the memories are hazy, but for Upper Valley residents who were in Washington, D.C., at that time, certain images …

A Life: Robert Alan Maxfield, 1931-2013; ‘He Was the Inventor and He Wanted to Do Things That Would Help Other People’

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tunbridge — In the early morning hours before the sun rose, Bob Maxfield would saddle a horse and head out to work with a Peruvian boy named Fernando Figueroa. Maxfield was 36 years old, single and living in …

Joan Huck Sherlock

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hanover, N.H. — Joan Huck Sherlock passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover. She was surrounded by her loving family in her final days. Joan was born in Jersey City, N.J., to Ninetta and Emil Huck, the second of five children. She …

Saving the Swine: Randolph Center Sisters Raise Pigs Through 4-H to Show at Tunbridge Fair

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Randolph Center — Mikaela Luke-Currier, 11, and her sister Addie, 13, worked all summer to prepare their pigs to compete at the Tunbridge World’s Fair. They put in long days at the fairground, showing their animals and caring …

Outages Continue For 1,000s

Friday, September 13, 2013

Windsor — More than 6,000 Green Mountain Power customers across Vermont remained without service Thursday evening, according to the utility, which said customers in hard-hit areas such as Randolph, Windsor, Royalton, Sharon and Bethel could be without electricity …

Fair Value in Tunbridge

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tunbridge — The complaint among parents has become so common it’s cliche. Do you know how much I spent taking the kids to the movies last night? Everything is so expensive. There just aren’t any affordable options for …

Birth Announcements: Aug. 25, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center COMPTON — A son, Henry Otis Compton, born July 29, 2013, to Laura and Josh Compton, of Windsor. Gifford Medical Center WELCH — A son, Mathew Welch, born July 30, 2013, to Ashley and Zachary Welch, of Strafford. WHITE — A daughter, Sadie Joy White, …

Waldorf School Closes

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tunbridge — The financially struggling Wellspring Waldorf School has informed parents it will not reopen for the coming school year. The school’s Board of Trustees made the decision Friday evening following an “emotional” closed door meeting. Classes had been scheduled to start on Sept. 3. “The outpouring of …

Freshening Up for the Show

Thursday, July 11, 2013

After shampooing and conditioning Briana, a Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund, Joel Hartman of Stroudsburg, Penn., dries the happy dog off with a towel on Wednesday in preparation for the Woodstock Dog Club Show today and Friday, and the Green …

Officials: Husband Killed Wife

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Brattleboro — Murder suspect James Robarge is fighting extradition to New Hampshire after law enforcement officials issued an arrest warrant for him yesterday and charged him with one count of reckless second-degree murder of his estranged wife, Kelly …