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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 at Vermont Technical College. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Kenda and Jeremy Edwards, of Chelsea. He graduated from Chelsea Public School …

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 state help to deal with a variety of anticipated problems. Beginning in July 2016, the …

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 Foster. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sue Miller Foster; a brother …

At the Hospitals: April 27, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

APD Names Woodlands Administrator Lebanon — Carla M. Skinder, of Meriden, has been appointed administrator of The Woodlands, an independent living community for seniors on the campus of the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. “She has already made …

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. …

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is …

Birth Announcements: April 6, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gifford Medical Center MINCHIN — A son, Kai Jimerson Minchin, born March 19, 2014, to Katrina Jimerson and Michael Minchin, of Bethel. CARON — A son, Blane Mason Caron, born March 20, 2014, to Genesee Dodge-Caron and Josh Caron, of Chelsea. …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and …

Engagement: Karon — Giles

Sunday, March 30, 2014

South Royalton — David and Nancy Karon, of South Royalton, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Beth Karon, to Thad Amos Giles, the son of Douglas Giles, of Randolph, and Alona Rogers, of Tasmania, Australia. The …

George K. Cushman, Jr.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — George K. Cushman, Jr., 90, died on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in the Garden Room at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. He was born August 19, 1923 in Fairlee, VT the son of George K. and Eva (Colby) Cushman. He attended school in Fairlee …

Birth Announcements: March 16, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BEATON — A daughter, Anna Elizabeth Beaton, born Feb. 22, 2014, to Michelle Merchant Beaton and Roderick Joseph Beaton III, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center KNUDSEN — A daughter, Natalie Ellen Knudsen, born Feb. 21, 2014, to Casey and Robert Knudsen, of Chelsea. DERMAN — …

Chelsea Approves Road Money, OKs School District Budget

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chelsea — Two new members were elected to the Chelsea School Board and the $3.3 million school district budget passed in less than an hour on Tuesday. Jessie Schmidt was chosen over Tara Weatherell to serve a three-year …

Helen (Hopkins) Benedict

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Helen (Hopkins) Benedict, 92, died at Kendal of Hanover on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, surrounded by family and caring health care providers. Born and raised in Madison, Wis., she was the daughter of Bess (Brewer) Hopkins and Andrew W. Hopkins, a professor at the University …