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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 …

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 …

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: UVLG Closure Scatters Teams

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Watching in anticipation as the ball rotates down the lane, the moment between a bowler’s release at the foul line and contact with the pins can seem like an eternity. Now, just getting to that point has become a much longer journey for Upper Valley high school teams. …

Still Getting in Sync: Panthers Win, But Still Look to Improve

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team has returned its entire nucleus from last year’s Vermont Division III semifinalist. Now the Panthers just need to work on returning to form. Thetford improved to 2-0 with Tuesday’s 44-23 …

Vershire Man Sentenced for Lying to VA About Mileage Costs

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

White River Junction — A 45-year-old Vershire man was ordered to pay more than $24,000 in restitution for giving a false address when applying for travel reimbursement from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Scott Lavertue was sentenced to five years probation, including four months of home confinement, for …

Oxbow Freshmen Have Eyes on the Next Level

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — This fall, freshmen Josh Walls, Dametres Perry and Tristan Longmoore surprised some Oxbow Union High football supporters by contributing significantly to the Olympians’ varsity team. With a little help, they’ll have the chance to impress …

Letter: Seniors Grateful to Rivendell

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: The Orford Senior Center wishes to thank the Rivendell High cook, staff and students for sponsoring, preparing and serving a free Thanksgiving meal to all of our congregate members. We also thank the Rivendell chorus for entertaining us. The meal was delicious. We all enjoyed …

Presidential Seal of Approval for Raptor

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vershire — Scott Calhoun apparently has a fan in the White House. And not because of the Rivendell Academy senior’s exploits on the soccer field. When he isn’t competing for the Raptors, Calhoun spends his time helping others. …

Laura Janney

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Orford, N.H. — Laura Janney, a nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center who loved to hunt hares with her basset hounds and sing operatic arias, died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Orford, N.H. She was 60. The cause of death was gallbladder cancer; she was diagnosed three years …

Laura Janney

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Vershire,Vt. — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Laura Janney of Vershire, Vt., and late of Orford, N.H. A remembrance in her honor will be celebrated at the Town Center in Vershire commencing at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, on Saturday, Nov. 9, …

Anti-aircraft Round Removed From Property in Vershire

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Vershire — A 57-millimeter anti-aircraft round was removed from a property in Vershire after the property’s owner found the device under a pile of leaves. A property owner on Taylor Valley Road found the device around 3:30 p.m. on Friday near an old house foundation in the woods. …