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Trick-or-treaters line up to get candy and trinkets from people who have opened their car trunks around the South Royalton Green during the annual Fall Festival on the South Royalton green in South Royalton, Vt., on Oct. 25, 2014. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

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. This wasn’t trick-or-treating, but the fifth annual Fall Festival, which included “trunk-or-treating” — handing out candy from the back of cars parked …

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 a Royalton residence on Monday. Herring was released to his mother with a list of …

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 will choose between Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, the current two-term incumbent, and Republican David Ainsworth, who …

Local & Regional Briefs for Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Identity Theft Talk Scheduled for Royalton Royalton — A free talk about protecting against scams, fraud and identity theft is set for Sept. 25, 7 p.m., at Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place. The program will be led by Amy Schram, a community outreach specialist with the Better …

VLS Mourns Three Tragedies

Friday, September 19, 2014

South Royalton — Students and faculty at Vermont Law School are trying to come to terms with the third tragedy involving their community in the past two months. A 35-year-old Amherst, N.H., man who had recently been a VLS student shot his mother at her home earlier this …

Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge Discuss Shared Ambulances

Thursday, September 18, 2014

South Royalton — Officials from Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge met Wednesday night to discuss plans to consolidate ambulance service for the three White River Valley towns. During an hour-long discussion in the South Royalton School library, a study …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of …

A Life: Cheryl Hanna, 1966-2014; An ‘Intellectual Powerhouse’ and an ‘Agent of Change’

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Cheryl Hanna spent most of the last two decades of her life in Vermont and associated with Vermont Law School, as she made her mark as a professor, administrator, legal scholar and commentator — in …

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 …

Cold Growing Season May Diminish Harvest

Sunday, September 14, 2014

South Royalton — Each season brings new challenges for Upper Valley farmers, and the summer of 2014 has been no exception. “Every year I say I’m going to do everything right this year,” said Geo Honigford, owner of …

Zita K. Champney

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Zita K. Champney, 81, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. She was born Feb. 4, 1933, in Brookfield, Vt. the daughter of Herbert and Gladys (Williams) Knowles. She attended school in Brookfield and later went to Randolph …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …

Martha “MH” Washburn

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Royalton, Vt. — Martha “MH” Washburn, 68, passed and went with the lord on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. She was born in Lowell, Mass. on Feb. 5, 1946. “MH” was a business professional in the technology sector which provided her global travel and a challenging and fruitful career. …

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