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Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, is a candidate for Orange County State Senate. (Courtesy the candidate)

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 “no-growth environmental policies.” “There are a lot …

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 …

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 Butler’s knew about it when he was hired. Carl H. Lupton, 57, of Bethel, pleaded …

Tunbridge May Evaluate Safety Service Groups

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tunbridge’s School Meeting will be held on Monday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Tunbridge Central School to act upon six warning articles. Tunbridge Town Meeting will be held in the school at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, to consider 12 warning articles. Tunbridge — Last year’s …

Bruce E. Cate

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tunbridge, Vt. — Bruce E. Cate, 69, died unexpectedly, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home in Tunbridge. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funneral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

School Notes: Commuting Educators Go the Distance for Their Jobs

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

When Lynne Bates left her job as a medical technologist 12 years ago to become a high school health teacher, she probably didn’t anticipate how far she would go in her new career. Between the Campton, N.H., resident’s …

A Life: Betsy Taylor Foster, 1923-2012; 'She Had a High Sense of History'

Monday, January 21, 2013

Vershire — Betsy Taylor Foster didn’t look like the type of person who would smuggle suspicious material onto airplanes. But during her time as an Federal Aviation Administration employee in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Chicago, …

Coach Does It All: Royals' Moreno Performs Balancing Act

Thursday, January 3, 2013

South Royalton — As the South Royalton School athletic director and assistant principal, as well as father of three small children, Jeff Moreno was already a man of many hats before the start of basketball season. When Stretch Gillam stepped down on the day of the Royal boys’ …

VTC Nursing Candidates Invited to Join Honor Society

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Randolph — More than 100 candidates in the associate degree in nursing program at Vermont Technical College have been invited to join the top honor society for associate degree nurses in the country. The college’s newly formed chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society, founded by …

Strafford’s Newton School Principal Resigns

Monday, December 17, 2012

Strafford — The Newton School is searching for a new principal after the abrupt resignation of Judy Ross, who left Friday after four months on the job. Ross announced her departure to parents on Thursday in an email, and then to the wider community Friday in a post …

Talking Grease With Todd Tyson of Tunbridge

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tunbridge — What qualifications would be required for a person to pad his resume with the title of “chief grease officer”? To answer that question, the Valley News recently spent some time getting to know Todd Tyson. An …

Farewell Harry

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pat Warren grooms Harry this week on her last day with the Highland steer, one of the first she started her small herd with about 10 years ago in a pasture across from her Tunbridge home. Warren recently …

Letter: Responsibility for What’s Published

Thursday, June 20, 2013

To the Editor: I agree with the recent letter complaining about the Valley News running obituaries with spelling and other errors. Those mistakes show that the obit submitters are not polished writers. It is lazy journalism to allow obvious errors such as “in Lou of” to appear in …