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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 …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …

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 …

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 …

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, …