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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 …

Birth Announcements: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital ACKERMAN — A daughter, Amelia Louise Ackerman, born on April 21, 2015, to Hillary and Kyle Ackerman, of Lebanon. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MASON — A son, Coby James Mason, born on March 21, 2015, to Nicole and Brandon Mason, of Grantham. WEATHERELL — …

Benjamin Scheurer

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Providence, R.I. — Our beloved Benjamin Scheurer passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the age of 21. He was on top of the world — happy, in love, working hard, playing harder — loving life. Benny was an amazing, caring, charismatic young man, son and …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

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 …