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Peter Belyea, a driver with Stagecoach, drives the Bradford Circulator Loop on Monday, November 9, 2015 in Bradford, Vt. Monday was the first day of operation for the buses. (Valley News - Kristen Zeis) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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 targeted major employers and vulnerable groups, such as seniors and people with disabilities, the restructuring is instead geared toward the general public, …

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 Shumlin in June, Act 64 requires the Agency of Agriculture to create new rules to …

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. It serves the greater Central Vermont area. Taylor has experience in “marketing, public messaging and …

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, …

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 …