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. …

Birth Announcements: March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital DICKINSON — A daughter, Natalee Emilia Dickinson, born on Feb. 20, 2015, to Megan and Thomas Dickinson, of Hartford. Gifford Medical Center HULFISH — A daughter, Malia Grace Hulfish, born on Feb. 11, 2015, to Syerra Decan and Alexander Hulfish, of Randolph. TOWNSEND …

Chelsea Expands Selectboard

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chelsea — Rather than three people, five members will share the work of the Selectboard after Town Meeting voters opted to expand the board. Chelsea residents also passed the $921,000 town and $3.5 million school budgets during Tuesday’s meeting, which lasted nearly seven hours, including a lunch break. …

In Chelsea, Bigger Board on Warning

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chelsea’s School District Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m., with Town Meeting to follow. Both take place in Chelsea Town Hall. Voting is from the floor. Chelsea — Town Meeting voters will elect two Selectboard members, consider expanding the three-person board, and weigh in …

Harold F. Hayward, Jr.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — Harold F. Hayward, Jr., 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …

Laura Berthold

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Laura was born in Minneapolis, Minn. to Marjorie and Blaine McKusick. Laura received her B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota, and then enrolled in the Chicago Theological Seminary. There, she earned her Bachelor of Theology degree and met a fellow classmate, Fred Berthold, who …

Engagement: Putvain — Vovakes

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chelsea — Meggan Marie Putvain and Mitchell Tyler Vovakes have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cheryl and Charlie Waterhouse, of Craftsbury, Vt., and Chad and Michelle Putvain, of Walden, Vt. She graduated from Craftsbury Academy in 2011 and studied in the veterinary technician program …

State OKs School Merger; Bethel Among Towns Affected

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

South Royalton — The Vermont State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and fold its five member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union, but not before hearing an eleventh-hour plea for …

John Joseph Foster

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Topsham, Vt. — John Joseph Foster died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, after a short illness. He was with his family during his illness and at his death. John was born in Marion, Ind., Feb. 24, 1933. He was predeceased by his parents John Morrill Foster and Eleanora Lutz …

Robert “Rob” Henry Button, Sr.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — Robert “Rob” Henry Button, Sr., 98 died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at his home in Chelsea. He was born June 30, 1916, in Chelsea the youngest child of Charles F. and Grace H. (Colby) Button. He attended school in Chelsea and graduated in 1933 from …

Robert “Rob” Henry Button

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — Robert “Rob” Henry Button, 98, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at his home in Chelsea. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …