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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: GMO Labeling Is Necessary

Sunday, March 30, 2014

To the Editor: The Vermont act to require labeling of all foods containing genetically modified organisms sold in the state (H. 112) passed the House with a sizeable margin in the last session and is now before the Senate. We need this bill, because GMOs represent a radical departure from traditional food crops, and consumers have a right to know what they are …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the Connecticut River opened spring practice this week. But instead of green diamonds, manicured greens, prepared …

Jacks Edge Raptors

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team broke a late tie by scoring the last three points against Rivendell on Wednesday, escaping by a 34-31 score in the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. The host Yellowjackets had averaged 62 points during their last two …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Thinking and Learning: From Rivendell District’s Founding to Head of Education in Vermont

Sunday, January 19, 2014

When contacted about scheduling an interview, Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont’s new education secretary, emailed back to suggest a visit to a school instead. Arranging the visit took some time, a few weeks, and when her assistant finally sent a …

David S. Hoopes

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Vershire, Vt. — David S. Hoopes, 85, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H. David was born on July 28, 1928, in Washington, D.C., the son of Roy and Lydia (Clawson) Hoopes. He grew up in Washington and later attended …

Up-Tempo Raptors Save Their Best Work for After Halftime

Friday, January 17, 2014

Orford — If one thing hurt the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team during its 18-5 season a year ago, it was a tendency to lose some of its edge in the second half. That hasn’t been a problem …

Fire Destroys Strafford Home

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Strafford home was destroyed by a fire Wednesday evening. Property owners Dot and Bill Burden said the blaze started on their two-story home's deck. The couple was not injured. By the time firefighters arrived at the scene, …

Marie (Eastman) Ward

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Marie (Eastman) Ward, 85, died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at her home with family members by her side after a long illness. She was born in Vershire, Vt. on Jan. 28, 1928, daughter of Leon and Maude Eastman. She attended the South Vershire Elementary …

Letter: First the Trauma, Then Support

Saturday, January 4, 2014

To the Editor: As many people may be aware, either from knowing my family or from the Valley News article "VFW Post Organizes Benefit for 10-Year-Old Vershire Girl Battling Cancer" (Oct. 9), we had a very difficult year but in some ways a very inspiring one. As I …