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 …

Jason S. Reed

Friday, June 13, 2014

Montpelier, Vt. — Jason S. Reed, 41 died on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from a drowning accident in Middlesex, Vt. He was born May 30, 1973, in Lebanon, N.H. the son of James M. Reed, Sr. and Judy (Leroux) Reed. He attended school in Woodstock and South Royalton …

South Royalton Mourns Death of Young Teacher

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

South Royalton — The South Royalton community this week is mourning the death of a 20-year-old preschool teacher who died on Sunday following an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle. Jennifer Kinnarney, a 2012 graduate of South Royalton High …

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 …