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Peter Belyea, a driver with Stagecoach, drives the Bradford Circulator Loop on Monday, November 9, 2015 in Bradford, Vt. Monday was the first day of operation for the buses. (Valley News - Kristen Zeis) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Stagecoach Rethinks Routes

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Stagecoach Transportation Services, which provides shuttle services to a significant chunk of the Upper Valley, rolled out a dramatically retooled offering this week in an effort to attract more riders. While the service has traditionally targeted major employers and vulnerable groups, such as seniors and people with disabilities, the restructuring is instead geared toward the general public, …

Small Farmers Worry About Effect of Clean Water Rules

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Barnard — Farmers on the east side of the Green Mountains say they want to learn more about pending regulations being implemented under a new law devised largely to protect Lake Champlain. Signed into law by Gov. Peter Shumlin in June, Act 64 requires the Agency of Agriculture to create new rules to …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 1, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center SINSIGALLI — A son, Paul Michael Sinsigalli Jr., born on Sept. 8, 2015, to Misty and Paul Sinsigalli, of Fairlee. WATSON — A daughter, Brooke Elizabeth Watson, born on Sept. 20, 2015, to Rebecca and Joshua Watson, of Lebanon. GADWAH — A daughter, MacKenzie Marie Gadwah, born on Oct. 19, 2015, to Mariah Anne and Michael Carl Gadwah II, of …

West Fairlee Hires Treasurer

Thursday, August 27, 2015

West Fairlee — The town has hired Joseph MacPherson, a certified public accountant from Vershire, to serve as its first treasurer appointed by the Selectboard since a long-time treasurer moved out of town last year. Voters approved a measure to transition the position from elected to appointed during …

A Boost at Boot Camp: Piermont Woman Helps Others Get Fit

Monday, August 24, 2015

West Fairlee — Looking back on the six years or so since committing herself to a healthier lifestyle, Brandi Bissonnette wishes she’d had more group support to help guide her along. Now 100 pounds lighter and a certified …

Some Preseason Kicks

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rivendell Academy’s Quenla Haehnel, left, battles a foe from Leland & Gray during a preseason jamboree in Orford on Saturday. The Raptors start their season on Sept. 3 against Thetford. Valley News — Tris Wykes …

Rose M. Lyon

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

West Fairlee, Vt. — Rose M. Lyon, 56, of West Fairlee passed away on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at her home peacefully. She was born on Nov. 21, 1958, in Barre, Vt. the daughter of Richard and Verna Lyon. Rose lived in Vermont her entire life and was …

West Fairlee Prepares For Old Home Day

Sunday, August 16, 2015

West Fairlee — The town’s annual Old Home Day celebrations on Aug. 29 will include a puppet show, auction and bonfire. The free festivities will take place on the green on Route 113. Vendors are needed for a flea market and crafts fair, set for 9 a.m. Food …

A Total Pro: West Fairlee Youngster Has a Ball With the Lake Monsters

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Burlington — Zander Clark eats, sleeps and breathes sports. Believe it. He owns a T-shirt that says as much. The eating and breathing become apparent with the 8-year-old’s schedule. He pitched and played second base on a recreational …

Lake Fairlee Dam Project on Hold

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thetford — The long-planned project to replace the ailing Lake Fairlee Dam this summer abruptly halted this week after the contractor and the three towns involved — Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee — parted ways over a dispute about the unsigned construction contract. Speaking for the towns, Fairlee …

Hartford Legion Will Return to State Tourney

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford American Legion baseball team gathered for a group photo Monday night after a 12-5 defeat of Lakes Region clinched its first postseason berth in what’s estimated to be at least 15 years. There was the usual tomfoolery of hats being knocked askew …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Mom, Son in Class On the Cross Rivendell Trail

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Orford — Since it was built about a decade ago, sections of the Cross Rivendell Trail have been used as outdoor classrooms by the Rivendell Interstate School District. Home school teacher and mother Liss Gilbert went ahead and …