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Michelle M. LaFromboise

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chelsea, Vt. — Michelle M. LaFromboise, 45, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at her mother’s home in Chelsea. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters hoped would provide property tax relief to Vermonters and spur school consolidations as enrollment drops, …

Oxbow Settles With Ex-Coach’s Victim

Friday, January 22, 2016

Chelsea — A former Oxbow Union High School student who was sexually assaulted by physical education teacher and coach Brian Musty when she lived with his family more than 15 years ago has settled a civil lawsuit she filed against the school district. Tiffany Burroughs’ attorney, as well as the lawyer representing the school district, confirmed a settlement agreement has been reached, but …

Volunteer Spotlight: Everybody Wins Puts Out Call for Literacy Mentors

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A school-based literacy program is looking for volunteers to spend an hour a week reading to local students. The nonprofit Everybody Wins Vermont has programs throughout the state and one in New Hampshire. Literacy mentors are needed at …

Missing Sculpture Recovered

Thursday, January 14, 2016

K risty , the large-scale, brushed aluminum sculpture that was removed before New Year’s Day from her pedestal outside the Altus Healing Arts office in Chelsea, has been recovered, said Bridgett Taylor, executive director of SafeArt, which is housed in the Altus Healing Arts space on Route 110. …

Former Tunbridge Principal Pleads No Contest

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Chelsea — The former principal of Tunbridge Central School has been convicted of a misdemeanor for a 2014 incident involving a female student. Richard Talbot, 68, pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a charge of engaging in a …

In Chelsea, a Work of Art Disappears, Again

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Kristy, a large-scale brushed aluminum sculpture that stood outside the Altus Healing Arts office in Chelsea, has disappeared, said Bridgett Taylor, executive director of SafeArt, which is housed in the Altus Healing Arts space on Route 110. Kristy …

Former Principal to Plead Guilty

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Chelsea — Former Tunbridge Central School Principal Richard Talbot is expected to plead guilty next week to a misdemeanor charge of engaging in a prohibited act with a student in September 2014, according to court documents filed in Orange Superior Court. Talbot has a change of plea hearing …

ECFiber Poised For Investment

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Royalton — A fiber-optic network based in central Vermont aims to accelerate its build-out by changing its organizational structure so as to become more investor-friendly. Officials anticipate the move to become a communications union district — approved by East Central Vermont Community Fiber Network’s 24 member towns and …

Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers …

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 …

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 …

South Royalton Woman Is New SafeArt Director

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Chelsea — Bridgett Taylor, of South Royalton, has been appointed the new executive director of SafeArt. Founded in 2000, the Chelsea-based nonprofit uses the expressive arts to address issues of bullying, dating violence, domestic abuse and sexual assault. …