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Helen W. Knudsen

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — Helen W. Knudsen, 82 died on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a period of failing health. She was born Nov. 29, 1932, in New Haven, Conn. the daughter of Vernon and Elinor (Crampton) Willard. She attended school in Madison, Conn. graduating in 1950 from Hand High School. On March 19, 1965 she married Albert Knudsen. They lived most …

Engagement: Bruce — Wood

Sunday, July 26, 2015

South Royalton — Samantha Bruce and Mark Wood have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Peggy Bruce and stepdaughter of David Leighton, both of South Royalton. She graduated from South Royalton High School in 1994. She completed her EMT certification in 2002 and her LNA certification in 2013. She is …

Tunbridge Voters to Weigh In on Ambulance Deal With Royalton, Sharon

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tunbridge — The Selectboard will host an informational meeting next week in advance of a special Town Meeting next month where voters will decide if the town can enter into a new ambulance contract with Royalton and Sharon in which all three towns will own and operate the service. Currently, residents of Sharon, …

Savoring Strawberries in Cornish

Monday, July 13, 2015

Stephanie Fisk, right, of South Royalton, and her son Sam, 14, pick strawberries at Edgewater Farm in Cornish on Sunday. It was the last picking day of the season for Edgewater Farm. Valley News — Sarah Shaw …

Nancy Brewster Taylor

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Alexandria, Va. — Nancy Brewster Taylor, (formerly of Tunbridge, Vt.), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. at the age of 81. She was born at the Taylor Valley family home in Vershire, Vt., the fifth daughter of the late Efford E. and Dorothy (Tolson) Taylor. She …

Hand-Held Devices Banned

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Following in Vermont’s footsteps, New Hampshire last week put in place a law that makes it illegal for drivers to hold a cellphone to their ear while driving, a measure both states hope will cut down on distracted …

Royalton Swimming Hole Donated to Town

Saturday, July 4, 2015

S outh Royalton — Pinch Rock, a rocky swimming hole area jutting into the White River across the street from Peg Elmer’s pale green home, has long been a favorite summer spot for the likes of swimmers, boaters, …

Food Notes: Thetford Native Wins Fellowship to Research Cheesemaking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thetford resident Linnea Burnham is spending the next 13 months traveling the world to learn about making artisanal cheese. Burnham, who graduated from Middlebury College earlier this year, is one of the 50 members of the Thomas J. …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Gay Marriage Coast to Coast

Saturday, June 27, 2015

White River Junction — As Vermont Law School professor Jackie Gardina absorbed the news Friday morning that the Supreme Court had ruled in favor of national marriage equality, she received a text from her wife, Lauren Bassing, who …

Ruby Louise Clark

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Ruby Louise Clark, 93, died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, July 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White …

James E. Snelling

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Royalton, Vt. — James E. Snelling, 72, died on Monday, June 22, 2015, at his home in Royalton, surrounded by his loving family. He was born just over the mountain, at Grammy Jones’s homestead on Happy Hollow, on Aug. 6, 1942. He was the son of Kenneth Snelling …

Kathy Tortolano

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Key West, Fla. — A celebration of life memorial service for Kathy Tortolano, 58, who died Dec. 7, 2014, will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the United Church of South Royalton with Rev. Joshua Moore officiating. Burial will follow the service in the …


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