Chelsea

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 …

Not Guilty Plea Entered In Drug Overdose Case

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chelsea — A 21-year-old Barnard woman has pleaded not guilty to accusations she sold the heroin and fentanyl mixture that caused a 19-year-old Bethel man to overdose in April. Taylor Benjamin was arraigned Tuesday in Windsor Superior Court on a charge of dispensing heroin, one of four heroin-related …

Valley Schools Weigh Merger

Sunday, October 4, 2015

South Royalton — The impulses to hang on to what’s old, and yet to reap the benefits of what’s new, are in competition as residents and school officials in the White River Valley discuss how best to respond to the upcoming merger of their supervisory unions under Act …

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Royalton-Area Schools To Hold Merger Meeting South Royalton — The soon-to-be-formed White River Valley Supervisory Union will hold a public forum this weekend to tackle the biggest question facing educators: How to move forward in a way that best serves the students of the 10 constituent towns? The …

Donald Evans Sanford

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — Donald Evans Sanford, 73, died on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at his home in Chelsea. He was born March 6, 1942 in Danbury, Conn. the son of Marjorie Evans and John Birdsey Sanford Jr. He grew up and attended schools in Redding, Conn. As a …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

Judge Delays Release of Footage Concord — A judge has delayed the limited release of body camera footage from a deadly shooting by police in July, allowing himself four extra days to consider objections from attorneys on various sides. Redacted clips were scheduled to be released Monday, according …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …