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Joint Ambulance Service Proposed for Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Officials in Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge are looking into creating a three-town ambulance service and will unveil the proposal at a joint Selectboard meeting on Wednesday. Tunbridge Emergency Services Committee Chairman Dave Kimball said the new service could lower taxpayer costs, improve response times and give more control to the municipalities, which would run and own the service . “The idea is to create an organization that …

Lebanon Trucker Who Died Was a ‘Model’ Family Man

Monday, September 15, 2014

Lebanon — A Lebanon truck driver who died unexpectedly over the weekend is remembered by friends and family as kind, caring and passionate about his family and his model ship building hobby. Charles Van Cor Jr., 40, always wanted to be in the Navy, said his wife, Stacey Van Cor. Such a career, …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide …

Businesses Join Conn. River Cleanup

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Volunteers at an annual Connecticut River Watershed cleanup include families, school and community groups, river organizations, and Scout troops. But recently, Source to Sea has attracted a new contingent, organizers said. “At a time when corporations seem more focused on the bottom line, some companies are paying their …

Wedding: Tweed — Eastman

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hartland — Kelsey Elizabeth Tweed and Kai Bernard Eastman were married on Aug. 16, 2014. The bride is the daughter of Clive A. and Sue Tweed, of Hartford, and the late Lori A. Tweed. She graduated from Hartford …

Grandparents Brag: Sept. 14, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MURPHY — A grandson, Benjamin Patrick Murphy, born on Aug. 6, 2014, to paternal grandparents Scott Murphy and Wendy Murphy, of Bennington, Vt., and maternal grandmother Theresa Symancyk, of Wilder. …

Glory Days Back on Track

Sunday, September 14, 2014

White River Junction — They started coming ’round the mountain on Tuesday. First to arrive was Vermont Rail System’s Locomotive No. 311, painted flaming red with a golden rendition of the railway’s mountain logo shining on its side. …

Hartford Board’s Keane Unafraid to Rock the Boat

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hartford — “This is salesman schmooze!” Paul Keane shouts at Hartford Public Works Director Richard Menge, while Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg looks on. The argument is about trees. “You want me to do what you want me to …

Janice M. Spydell

Saturday, September 13, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Janice M. Spydell, 86, died Thursday evening, Sept. 11 at the Valley Terrace Assisted Living facility in Wilder, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. has been entrusted with …

Hayward B. Crewe

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — A memorial service for Hayward B. Crewe, 89, who died Aug. 8, 2014, will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in White River Jct., Vt. A committal service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. at …

White River Junction Clinic Gets Boost

Saturday, September 13, 2014

White River Junction — An injection of $187,000 in federal funds will allow Randolph-based Gifford Medical Center to offer primary care to patients at its Twin River Health Center, a medical center executive said Friday. The money is included in $295 million in nationwide funding from the Health …

Forum, Sept. 12: Solar Power Looks Good to Me; Hartford Police Academy; Hard Times for College Grads

Friday, September 12, 2014

Solar Power Looks Good to Me To the Editor: The SunCommon solar company is in negotiation with a neighbor in East Barnard and we are unsure whether to remain part of the global warming problem or become part of the solution. New technology can be upsetting. Vermont has …

R.I. Man Pleads Guilty To Hartford Robbery

Friday, September 12, 2014

White River Junction — A Rhode Island man was sentenced this week to 12 years in prison for robbing three banks — including People’s United Bank in White River Junction — within 22 days, federal prosecutors in Rhode Island reported Tuesday. Joseph Petrarca, 50, of Cumberland, R.I., pleaded …