Chelsea

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 …

Getting Back Into the Woods

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Chelsea — With deer season over, Paul Libby’s freezer is venison-less. But there’s always next year, and as much as he and his family enjoy the meat, there’s more to hunting than just venison, he said. “It is …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ROBINSON — A daughter, Leah Marie Robinson, born on Nov. 14, 2014, to Ashley Munro and Jerod Robinson, of Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center RIKERT — Twin sons, Vincent Wild Rikert and Desmond Roscoe Rikert, born on Nov. 9, 2014, to Dorothy and Kyle Rikert, of …

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

MacDonald Leading Frenier for Senate

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Randolph — Incumbent Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, appears to have retained his Orange Senate district seat against a feisty challenge posed by Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea. With nine of 11 districts reporting, MacDonald, 71, a former teacher, led with 55.7 percent of the vote. He won Thetford …

Vt. Man Acquitted In 2010 Shooting

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chelsea — A jury on Monday acquitted a 45-year-old Thetford man of all charges in connection with a 2010 shooting. The 12 Orange County jurors found Thomas Berecz not guilty of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment. Berecz took a …

Orange Co. Voters Have Choices

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Randolph — Orange County voters in the Randolph and Chelsea area have some decisions to make as three Vermont House candidates are running in two two-seat districts in the Vermont House. State Reps. Patsy French and Marjorie Ryerson, …

Attorneys Debate Evidence In Thetford Rifle Case

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chelsea — The prosecution and defense in the case of a Thetford man who allegedly fired rifle rounds into an occupied car debated Tuesday what evidence should be introduced at a trial slated to start next week. During a motion hearing in Orange Superior Court, defense attorney Daniel …

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach …

Lorraine H. Kennedy

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Lorraine H. Kennedy, 81 died on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, at her home in Barre. She was born March 21 1933 in Norwich, Conn. the daughter of Merlin and Rena (Merrill) Hayward. She attended school in Corinth, Vt. and later Chelsea, Vt. where she graduated …