Chelsea

Tunbridge To Keep Ambulance

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tunbridge — Voters sided with Chelsea-based First Branch Ambulance Wednesday night, rejecting a proposal for a new shared ambulance service with Royalton and Sharon that would take over the North Tunbridge coverage area. The proposal was rejected in a paper ballot, 120-74, at the special Town Meeting at Tunbridge Central School. During roughly 40 minutes of discussion following a half-hour presentation, those who spoke in favor of sticking with First Branch expressed skepticism at the proposed deal while praising First Branch responders’ relationship with North Tunbridge. “We need services like that, we need caring people,” village resident Clara Hutchins said. “Let’s not mess with that.” …

The Upper Valley Had an Influence on the Director of ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

Friday, August 7, 2015

If not for the constraints of time and financing, a corner of the Upper Valley could have found its way into the new movie, Infinitely Polar Bear, starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. In the film, director and screenwriter Maya Forbes dramatizes her father Donald Cameron Forbes’ struggles through his bipolar disorder to care for her and her sister China Forbes — now …

Gay Wells Mize

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — Gay Wells Mize, of Chelsea, died peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Valley Terrace, in Wilder, at age 86. Her leaving was as she wanted it, with family, laughter, poetry, and flowers surrounding her, and her husband of 62 years holding her hand. Gay was born in New York City and graduated from Vassar College, in 1950; she later …

Upper Valley Man Recalls Struggle

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Chelsea — For Will Gilman, 58, of Chelsea, the Americans with Disabilities Act, which celebrates its 25th anniversary Sunday, has particular meaning. Gilman has had no use of his legs, and only partial use of his arms since a motorcycle accident damaged his spinal cord 38 years ago; …

Chelsea Club Unhappy With Range Ruling

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Chelsea — An Act 250 commission shot down a proposal by the Chelsea Fish & Game Club to move and expand a gun range from one to four shooting stations in a decision issued earlier this month. The July 7 decision pleased neighbors who had opposed the changes …

Two for Tea

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Chelsea — For Taylor Katz and Misha Johnson, herbal farming is just another creative endeavor. The couple started Free Verse Farm three years ago in Norwich and last October found a permanent home for the enterprise in Chelsea. …

Clyde L. Hook

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — Clyde L. Hook, 86 died Monday, July 6, 2015, at his home in Chelsea. He was born April 18, 1929, in Matawan, N.J., the son of Clarence M. and Florence C. (Craft) Hook. He attended school in Chelsea, graduating in 1947 from Chelsea High School. …

Clyde L. Hook

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — Clyde L. Hook, 86 died on Monday, July 6, 2015, at his home in Chelsea. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

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.” …

Donna Mae Melvin

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — A graveside memorial service for Donna Mae Melvin, 79, who died Dec. 30, 2014, will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Chelsea with Pastor Tom Harty officiating. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea is in …

Randolph Women Join Board of Safeline Inc.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chelsea — Two Randolph residents have joined the board of Safeline Inc., a member agency of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The board also elected a new chairwoman, Felicity Swayze, of Tunbridge. Shelley Dimick is an IT business analyst with Northfield Savings Bank in Northfield, …

Birth Announcements: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center OSTERLOH — A daughter, Piper Lux Osterloh, born on May 22, 2015, to Theresa and Martin Osterloh, of Grantham. MORRILL — A son, Wyatt Michael Morrill, born on May 23, 2015, to Kristi Bonnell and Timothy Morrill, of Hartland. SMITH — A son, Joseph James …

Chelsea Students ‘Have Grit’

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Chelsea — Chelsea High School graduated 17 seniors Friday night in a spirited, hourlong ceremony at the high school. “We may be inexperienced but we have grit,” said Honour Greene, one of two valedictorians, who urged her classmates to “be who you are, not what other people want …