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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 …

Benefit to Support Vershire Woman, 22, Battling Cystic Fibrosis

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vershire — A benefit for 22-year-old Erica Ward, of Vershire, is scheduled for Saturday, starting at 6 p.m., at The Pines bar and grill, 1 Maple Ave., Chelsea. The event will include a pig roast, with music by Stone Bullet starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in …

A Benefit of Love: Event Raises Money to Help Vershire Girl Fight Cancer

Monday, October 14, 2013

White River Junction — In many ways, Sunday’s benefit for 10-year-old Courtney Powers seemed like a normal afternoon at the White River VFW. There was dancing to live bands while volunteers grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and tended …

VFW Post Organizes Benefit For 10-Year-Old Vershire Girl Battling Cancer

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

White River Junction — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2571 Men’s Auxiliary is hosting a jamboree on Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., to benefit a Vershire family whose 10-year-old daughter is battling cancer. The event will be held at the VFW post, at 97 S. …

Developing an Eye for Art: Artists Invite Upper Valley Residents Into Studios

Monday, October 7, 2013

Corinth — Sandy Spiegel lingered by a weaver’s loom Sunday, standing in the main room of the Corinth Town Hall. The machine was owned by a friend, Kathryn Price, who this weekend was showing off her hand-dyed and …

Benefit for West Fairlee Woman Features Music, Food, Auction

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Vershire — A benefit for a West Fairlee woman fighting cancer is scheduled for Oct. 26, from 2-10 p.m., at Vershire Town Center on Route 113. Lisa Ordway, a longtime employee of the B&B Cash Market in West Fairlee, has a form of cancer that affects the head …

One for the Ages: Youth, Experience Converge in Soccer Rivalry

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Orford — Rivendell Academy boys soccer coach Bob Thatcher turns 65 today. Thetford Academy counterpart Sean Fitzgerald is 25. Thatcher has been coaching the Raptors (previously Orford High School) since 1972. Fitzgerald accepted his first varsity post with …

Minding Teen Mental Health

Saturday, September 28, 2013

White River Junction — In a matter of minutes, about 50 teens who had been sitting around circular tables at Listen Community Services’ River Point Plaza building were all on their feet. Staff members from the Clara Martin …

Letter: The Power of Caring

Sunday, September 1, 2013

To the Editor: Deepest thanks to Rivendell Principal Keri Gelenian for inviting Carmen Tarleton to address students, staff and community about survival and forgiveness (“We Needed Her Strength,” Aug. 29). Thanks to the Valley News for publishing an article about this event. Above all, thank you to Carmen …

‘We Needed Her Strength’

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Orford — The admirers lined up to greet Carmen Tarleton, many of them Rivendell Academy students who had just heard her speak inside the school gymnasium. A few touched Tarleton’s scarred arms and shook her hands, thanking her …

Rivendell Bus Routes

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Effective 8/26/13 Morning Routes Bus #1: Vershire East/West Run: Starts at Ward’s Garage at 7:00 AM., moves east on Route 113. Vershire Center at 7:10 AM, Eagle Hollow at 7:15 AM, Beaver Meadow at 7:19 AM. Arrives at Westshire at 7:25 AM. Pickups 9th-12th graders & departs for …