Chelsea

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the belts — one for each of its three active ambulances — and has used them on roughly half a dozen calls so far, according to Upper Valley Ambulance Executive Director Clay Odell. Improving both patient and responder safety inspired the decision to acquire the belts, he said. In 2014, Upper Valley Ambulance received 62 calls for what it terms “lift assists ” out of 1,041 calls total, …

Tunbridge Picks a Principal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tunbridge — A South Royalton native who has earned praise for his work building community ties in the Hartford schools will be the new principal of the Tunbridge Central School. Scott Farnsworth, guidance and counseling director for the Hartford School District, has announced that he has accepted a position as principal of the …

Birth Announcements: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Gifford Medical Center RUNNALS —A daughter, Mackenzie Ann Marie Runnals, born on April 29, 2015, to Alexandra Myrick and Lance Runnals, of Chelsea. BOTELHO — A daughter, Madison Debra Botelho, born on May 2, 2015, to Katerine Botelho and David Squire, of Chelsea. …

Former Tunbridge Principal Pleads Not Guilty to Charge

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chelsea — Former Tunbridge Central School principal Richard Talbot pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of engaging in a prohibited act after an 11-year-old student told police Talbot grabbed her buttocks and interviews with other students led …

Chelsea Courthouse to Get New Boiler

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Chelsea — The assistant judges in Orange County will hold a public meeting next week to discuss replacing the aging oil-fueled boiler in the historic county courthouse with a more environmentally friendly heating system. Assistant Judge Vickie Weiss …

F. Ray Keyser, Jr.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — A memorial service for the former Governor of the State of Vermont, F. Ray Keyser, Jr., 87 who died on March 7, 2015, will be held Friday, May 22, 2015, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Chelsea in Chelsea, Vt. The Boardway & …

Tunbridge, Chelsea May Merge Sports Teams

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Chelsea — Bus driver Bill Smith, a Chelsea resident, has seen the effects of mismatched athletic competition at the elementary school level. He’s driven teams that included children of a wide range of ages, grouped together because of …

Bethel, Royalton Set to Merge School Offices

Monday, May 4, 2015

Royalton — In anticipation of a 2016 merger of supervisory unions now headquartered in Royalton and Bethel, the two staffs will start sharing office space near the ramps to Interstate 89 in Royalton this summer. The move to a building in an industrial park at the top of …

Musty, Oxbow Union High School District Respond to Civil Suit

Friday, May 1, 2015

Chelsea — The former Oxbow Union High School teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student put in his care has denied claims that he committed battery against the victim and breached his duty as her guardian, …

Birth Announcements: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital ACKERMAN — A daughter, Amelia Louise Ackerman, born on April 21, 2015, to Hillary and Kyle Ackerman, of Lebanon. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MASON — A son, Coby James Mason, born on March 21, 2015, to Nicole and Brandon Mason, of Grantham. WEATHERELL — …

Benjamin Scheurer

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Providence, R.I. — Our beloved Benjamin Scheurer passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the age of 21. He was on top of the world — happy, in love, working hard, playing harder — loving life. Benny was an amazing, caring, charismatic young man, son and …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …