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Bob Frenier waves to cars passing through Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt., on October 17, 2014. Frenier, who is running for the Orange County seat for the Vermont Senate race, says he spends around three hours a day in different spots around Orange County, waving to passers-by, and he gets mostly positive responses. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach voters in the Orange Senate district. Small-business owner Frenier, 68, has lived in Vermont for 22 years, while retired teacher MacDonald, 71, …

Modern Families Learn Primitive Skills

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Corinth — Nowadays, when people spend more time in the glare of a computer screen than the glow of a campfire, and everything from work boots to applesauce is just a mouse click away, humans’ reliance on the Earth can seem more quaint fable than hard fact. But in this age of convenience, …

Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge Discuss Shared Ambulances

Thursday, September 18, 2014

South Royalton — Officials from Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge met Wednesday night to discuss plans to consolidate ambulance service for the three White River Valley towns. During an hour-long discussion in the South Royalton School library, a study group that included members of each of the three towns’ selectboards and David Kimball, chairman …

Bringing Care to the Kids: Health Hub School-Based Clinics a 20-Year Success Story

Sunday, May 11, 2014

South Royalton — A weekly checkup for asthma found 11-year-old Erik Younce laughing with Frank Lamson, the pediatric nurse practitioner with Health Hub and the Strafford School-Based Health Clinic, a group of school-based clinics in the Orange Windsor …

Getting Green Up Rolling

Friday, May 2, 2014

Alivia Reed, a seventh-grader at Tunbridge Central School, hands a tire to art teacher Stephanie Loeffler on Dickerman Hill Road in North Tunbridge on Friday. Tunbridge middle-schoolers and some of their teachers spent part of the school day …

Merle W. Howe

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Merle W. Howe, 90, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at his Holstein Stock Farm in Tunbridge. He was born Jan. 10, 1924, in Tunbridge the son of Silvester Heber and Etta May (Webster) Howe. He attended school in a one-room school house in South Tunbridge …

Merle W. Howe

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Merle W. Howe, 90 died at his farm in Tunbridge on Monday, April 28, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Vermont Roads Dominate the 2014 Big Muddy Awards

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Are dirt roads driving your vehicle, rather than the other way around? Has a thick layer of rock-studded muck taken up residence inside the wheel wells? Does driving faster than 40 mph make your car vibrate violently? Don’t …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and …

Town Moderators: Making Meetings Move

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cornish — An hour before convening the business portion of Tuesday’s Town Meeting, Gwyn Gallagher was starting to get nervous. “It doesn’t really ever go away, I think,” said Gallagher, Cornish’s town and school moderator. The jitters aren’t …