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Turning Point employee Brandy Cheney speaks candidly about growing up with an alcohol addiction and becoming free from the addiction while talking to sixth-graders during their health class at Hartland Elementary school in Hartland, Vt., on Jan. 8, 2015. 
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Valley Parents: After Getting Sober, Brandy Cheney Counsels Young People

Friday, February 5, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — The turning point for Brandy Cheney came on a summer night in 2014, when she hopped into her car to pick up a relative, even though she was intoxicated. The Bellows Falls police pulled her over and charged her with DUI. Cheney, now 24, had grown up in a family where addiction was common. She had joined the Army after graduating from high school and managed to stay clean for a while. But when she broke her back during a training exercise and was prescribed Oxycontin, her life quickly spiralled downward. And then there was the DUI, which she describes as a …

Leon Coolidge Royce

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hartland, Vt. — Leon Coolidge Royce, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at his winter residence in North Fort Myers, Fla. amongst family members. He was born July 15, 1924, to Phillip and Nora Royce in Hartland, Vt., where he maintained his permanent residence for his entire life. He graduated from Windsor High School in 1942. He enlisted in the …

Windsor Boys Take a Thriller

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Windsor — Seth Balch hit eight 3-pointers as part of a 27-point night to keep Windsor in the game, then Michael Bradley hit another one at the buzzer to give the Yellowjackets a bite-your-nails 68-65 win over Hartford on Wednesday night. A lot of people must have anticipated a big game, because a huge crowd showed up and they got their eyes filled …

People in Business: Nov. 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Industrial designer Michael Porzio, of Braintree, Vt., has joined custom corporate furniture maker WallGoldfinger in Randolph. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Porzio previously held internships at Core Composites in Bristol, R.I., and with NASA …

Checking, and Connecting: Next Generation of Vermont Hunters Help Assess Herd Health

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hartford — Hunters are required to report the deer they take, but during youth deer hunting weekend in Vermont, many end up providing more information than usual. That weekend, the state’s Fish and Wildlife Department sets up game …

Area Native Charged in Colo. Murder

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

An Upper Valley native with an extensive criminal history in Windsor County has been charged with first-degree murder in Colorado after police said he shot and killed a man and dismembered the body on Halloween night. Officials are …

Windsor Elks Give Dictionaries To Third-Graders

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Windsor — Windsor Elks Lodge No. 1665 gave 108 dictionaries to third-grade students and their teachers at five local schools last month. Elks members Carol Sylvia and Norman Marshall visited Hartland Elementary School, where they gave the books to teachers Emily Morrison and Michelle Springer and their students. …

Massive School District Proposed

Sunday, November 8, 2015

White River Junction — With Vermont’s new education reform law potentially threatening $1.3 million in revenue loss from tuition students at Hartford High School, one School Board member has proposed creating a much larger school district, spanning as much as 30 miles along the Vermont side of the …

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 …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

Hartland Man Denies Flashing Gun at Driver

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

White River Junction — A 36-year-old Hartland man has pleaded not guilty to flashing his handgun at a passing motorist while waiting at the bus stop with his son. Benjamin Walker was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on …

‘We’re Not Going to Give Up’: Junior High Keeping Windsor Field Hockey Viable

Monday, October 26, 2015

Windsor — It was the biggest crowd coaches Riley White and Rebekka Dimick had seen all year. Nearly 60 people gathered on Thursday afternoon behind Windsor High School, totally engaged in a 1-1 draw between their undefeated Windsor …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 25

Sunday, October 25, 2015

N.H. Partnership Receives $18.1 Million To Expand Biomedical Research Hanover — A statewide collaboration of colleges led by Geisel School of Medicine and the University of New Hampshire has received a five-year, $18.1 million grant from the National …