Tunbridge

Green Mountain Power lineman Bruce Burbine, left, gives instructions to an Asplundh tree cutting crew headed by Shane Townsend, second from right, to clear the tangled brush below lines on Beacon Hill Road in Chelsea, Vt. Monday, December 15, 2014. "What's left are the real bad ones, so that's the unfortunate thing," said Burbine who was 19 hours into a shift and hoping to finish restoring power to the area by the end of the day.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Outages Dwindling in Upper Valley

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chelsea — Will Miller, a Pepper Road resident, turned up his stereo speakers on Monday afternoon, enjoying the electricity he had been without since last Tuesday evening. The outage was the longest Miller could remember, he said. The periods without power following the 1998 ice storm and Hurricane Irene in 2011, weren’t “as bad as this,” he said. As he …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last through the weekend and possibly into Monday.” “We are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring …

Dana Otis Goodnow

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Dana Otis Goodnow, 80, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Tunbridge on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was born Dec. 16, 1933, in Rutland, Vt, the son of Dana Levi and Reva (Sweet) Goodnow. He grew up in Chester, Vt. and graduated in 1952 from Chester High School. He served as a Corporal in the United States …

Valerie J. Ferris

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Valerie J. Ferris, 50 died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home in Tunbridge after a long battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 19, 1963 in Barre, Vt. the daughter of Norman K. and Beverly J. (Hewitt) Larkin. She attended school in Tunbridge and …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Forum, July 14: The Unreal McCoy Cartoon; Coins for the Fountain; Norwich Projects

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Unreal McCoy To the Editor: Glenn McCoy’s latest unfunny cartoon reaches a new low of ugly misinformation. I’ve no doubt the Valley News recognizes this nonsense for what it is, so one is compelled to ask — why print this stupid, contemptible dreck? I would seriously like …

Recreation Notes: Towns Honor Accident Victim

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tragedy afflicted Tunbridge last month when 20-year-old Jen Kinnarney, of South Royalton, died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. While both communities mourned, more than 100 friends gathered to help make things a little easier for …

Summer Journal: Being Born on, or Close to, the 4th of July Brings Two Parties Together

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Last summer, a blushing River Terami celebrated his seventh birthday with more than 120 people singing in unison while they were packed into the Union Arena lobby in Woodstock. “It was this neat feeling of a huge choir …

Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival Has Room to Grow in Tunbridge

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tunbridge — Bluegrass fans Mike Bourquin and Chantal Bastiat, who tour music festivals selling books, records and other music under the name Flop-Eared Muse, had long wanted to set up shop at the Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival, …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

Helping to Keep Their Promises: 31 Sharon Academy Graduating Seniors Reflect Back

Monday, June 16, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sharon — Michael Livingston, The Sharon Academy’s head of school, began Sunday’s commencement ceremony by painting a picture of “the joy we experience here on such a regular basis.” To do so, …

A Life: Merle Howe, 1924 - 2014; ‘He Was the Rock of the Family’

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tunbridge — Merle Howe was born in his parents’ bedroom on the family farm in Tunbridge on January 10, 1924, and he died at age 90 in the same room on April 28 this year, a continuity from …