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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 …

Tunbridge Easily Passes Higher School Budget

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tunbridge — The $3 million Tunbridge school budget sailed through as proposed last night in what turned out to be a brisk school meeting, even as the town adjusts to changes in special education being handed down from the state. The fiscal year 2014 budget — which was …

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 …