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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 …

Michael P. Perkins, Jr.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Michael P. Perkins, Jr. of Tunbridge passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital after an almost ten year battle with cancer. Michael was born July 30, 1983 to Michael Perkins, Sr. (currently of Hartford, Vt.) and Elizabeth Picken (of Brownington, Vt.) …

Twin State Reps. Praise Farm Bill

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. — After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps. The final vote was 251-166. The five-year bill, which preserves generous crop subsidies, now heads to …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 12, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

CAMPBELL — A daughter, Rebecca Jane Campbell, born Oct. 28, 2013, to Barbara and Christopher Campbell, of Barnard. BLANCHARD — A son, Joshua Ryan Blanchard, born Dec. 10, 2013, to Mariah Mears and Joshua Blanchard-Utton, of Randolph. LECKEY — A son, Elijah Bo Leckey, born Dec. 20, 2013, …

Barbara S. Pettengill

Friday, January 10, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Barbara S. Pettengill, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at her home in South Royalton. She was born on Oct. 18, 1920, in Sharon, Vt., the daughter of Clifton and Lucy (Preston) Brown. Barbara grew up on her family’s dairy farm and attended school …

Tyler Long

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cocoa, Fla. — Tyler Long of Cocoa, formerly of South Royalton, Vt. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Tyler will be greatly missed by his beloved son, Trevor J. Long of East Randolph, Vt.; his life’s partner, Christina Ballou and their dog, Mercy …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 8, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Winter Green

Monday, November 25, 2013

Larry Mengedoht removes bean vines from a rope he had tied for support while winterizing one of his greenhouses at his home in Tunbridge on Thursday. Since he retired 13 years ago, Mengedoht has expanded his garden to …

In Washington, Witnesses to a Nation’s Grief

Thursday, November 21, 2013

An old man’s tears. Flags at half-staff. Enormous, silent crowds.  Fifty years after President John. F. Kennedy’s assassination, some of the memories are hazy, but for Upper Valley residents who were in Washington, D.C., at that time, certain images …

A Life: Robert Alan Maxfield, 1931-2013; ‘He Was the Inventor and He Wanted to Do Things That Would Help Other People’

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tunbridge — In the early morning hours before the sun rose, Bob Maxfield would saddle a horse and head out to work with a Peruvian boy named Fernando Figueroa. Maxfield was 36 years old, single and living in …