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Customers Frustrated By FairPoint

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tunbridge — Tracy Vesper, the administrative assistant at Tunbridge Central School, has printed up little yellow slips of paper with her son’s cell phone number on them, distributing the makeshift cards to all of the school’s staff and teachers. It’s the best solution she could come up with for a problem that has plagued her household for weeks. As the school’s point person for things like scheduling substitute teachers and …

Police Use Cellphone GPS to Locate Lost Royalton Hunter

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Royalton — Before she decided to take a quick end-of-day solo hunting trip to her husband’s property in Stockbridge, Vt., on Tuesday, Kathryn Hodgdon-Perron debated whether to wear an extra pair of socks. More than four hours after sunset — after she had accidentally gone off course, gotten lost and required the assistance of police tapping into her cellphone’s GPS hardware to locate …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gifford Medical Center WALKO — A daughter, Isabella Joy Walko, born on Nov. 1, 2014, to Ashley Wheelock and Patrick Walko, of Randolph. EISLER — A son, Daniel Randolph Eisler, born on Nov. 2, 2014, to Amber and Douglas Eisler, of Royalton. …

Husband Takes Rap in Letter; Confession Would Exonerate Widow, But Prosecutors Cast Doubt

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

White River Junction — The late husband of the woman charged in a 2011 Bethel shooting claimed responsibility for the incident himself in a confessional letter turned over to police earlier this year, following his death and the …

Art Notes: A Painter From Out West Expands Her Sense of the Landscape

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The painter Joan Hoffmann, who opened a gallery and studio on Chelsea Street in South Royalton in August, moved from northern California to Vermont 31/2 years ago to be near family. An Angeleno by birth, Hoffman grew up …

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, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Salmonella-Tainted Chicken Recalled From New Hampshire Shaw’s Stores Concord — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday that the Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats is recalling nearly 30,000 pounds of chicken products believed to be contaminated with salmonella, a bacteria that can …

Farm Fire Kills 23 Animals

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

South Royalton — Residents of the normally quiet Sherlock Road awoke early Monday morning to the sight of flames and the sound of exploding propane tanks. A recently restored 6,400-square-foot barn belonging to Royalton Farms LLC was ablaze; …

Family Fun for Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Michael Jackson’s Thriller blared from speakers set up on the South Royalton bandstand as children in costume collected candy around the village green with their parents. But the darkness and chill of Halloween were replaced by midday sunshine. …

Police: Teen Threatened Ex and Her Family With Knives

Thursday, October 30, 2014

White River Junction — A 17-year-old male accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend and her family with knives pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Chad Herring, of Northfield, Vt., has been charged as an adult with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a domestic disturbance at …

Familiar Rivals: Buxton, Ainsworth Square Off Again for Royalton-Tunbridge Seat

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Royalton — Voters in Royalton and Tunbridge should be forgiven if they feel a sense of deja vu next month when they cast ballots for their district’s state representative. For the third time in as many elections, they …

Joyce E. Post

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Royalton, Vt. — Joyce E. Post, 79 died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Menig Extended Living Facility in Randolph, Vt. She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Greenfield, Mass., the daughter of Farrand and Grace (Perry) Hodgdon. Joyce graduated in 1952 from South Royalton High School …

Arts Program Aims to Grow

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The founders of Vermont Independent School of the Arts at the Seven Stars Center in Sharon may be on the brink of realizing their dream. If all goes as planned, the 14-year-old nonprofit center and school, which has …


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