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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 …

Conserving a Treasured Valley

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Nearly every day John Hemenway hops on his bicycle and rides west from his house in Strafford along the back road to Tunbridge until he reaches a sharp right turn at Taylor Valley Road. Hemenway owns roughly 3,200 …

Self-Defense Class in Tunbridge

Monday, May 6, 2013

Orange County Deputy Sheriff Dan Bohnyak demonstrates a knee strike with student Branda Field as Kay Jorgensen, left, and Ellen Hosford, right, look on during a self-defense and situational awareness class at the Tunbridge Town Hall on April …

Not a Shotgun Wedding, But Camo Was in Fashion

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The bride wore white — sort of. This being a union of two outdoors-loving souls, joined together in the Mecca of hunting supply stores, it was only fitting that the white dress be accented with a camouflage overlay, …

$17,550 Grant Will Support Vt. Water Quality Projects

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Berlin, Vt. — The White River Natural Resources Conservation District recently received a grant of $17,550 to help conserve and protect the water quality of the first branch of the White River. The grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation will support water quality projects on farms …


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Thatcher Morrison, 14, works his way up the First Branch of the White River near his Tunbridge home on opening day of trout season yesterday.   Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Tunbridge Spring Feeling

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Roger Welch hugs his wife, Hazel Welch, after coming in from trimming the hedges at their home in North Tunbridge, Vt. on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Hazel and Roger have been married for 58 years. “A scrap is …

Elizabeth Clara “Libby” Dodge

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tunbridge, Vt. — Elizabeth Clara “Libby” Dodge, 100, died on March 28, 2013 at her home in Tunbridge. She was born Sept. 26, 1912, in South Strafford, Vt., the daughter of Jacob Nicholas and Minna Clara (Sickert) Josler. She attended grammar school in South Strafford and stayed with …

Audio Slideshow: Tradition of Minstrelsy Colors Tunbridge Civic Show

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tunbridge — By the end of the 61st annual Tunbridge Civic Club Show, everyone was singing along — even the chickens.

“I think that’s a first for animals onstage,” at least recently, said Henry Swayze, the evening’s master …

5 Injured in Tunbridge Bus Crash

Friday, March 15, 2013

Tunbridge — Five children were hospitalized yesterday afternoon when a school bus tipped over on Strafford Road. Students from the Tunbridge Central School were transported to Gifford Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. None of their injuries were …

Ambulance Service Draws Attention in Tunbridge

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tunbridge — At this year’s Town Meeting, divisions still lingered from last year’s controversy over the performance and responsibility of First Branch Ambulance in providing emergency services in town. By a vote of 108-61, residents defeated an amendment put forth by Deb Mullen of First Branch Ambulance to …