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White River Access May Increase in Royalton, Bethel

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Residents of Royalton and Bethel might soon have better public access to the White River and one of its tributaries. Both towns are working with the nonprofit White River Partnership to convert properties along the White River and Gilead Brook into public parks and river access points. Three parks in Bethel totaling 10.1 acres and two parks totaling 8.6 acres in Royalton are part of a five-town, eight-park river access improvement initiative. One park each is also being prosed in Rochester, Granville and Pittsford, Vt. The properties were acquired by each town with Federal Emergency Management Agency funding, purchased from private landowners whose properties were …

Mildred L. Eddy

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — Mildred L. Eddy, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Mayo Nursing Home in Northfield, Vt. She was born Jan. 4, 1927, in Royalton, Vt. the only daughter of Nelson L. and Lucy Dukett Gage. She attended school in South Royalton and graduated in 1945. She rode her horse to High School, and was very proud of being …

Mildred L. Eddy

Monday, January 26, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — Mildred L. Eddy, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Mayo Healthcare in Northfield, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ROBINSON — A daughter, Leah Marie Robinson, born on Nov. 14, 2014, to Ashley Munro and Jerod Robinson, of Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center RIKERT — Twin sons, Vincent Wild Rikert and Desmond Roscoe Rikert, born on Nov. 9, 2014, to Dorothy and Kyle Rikert, of …

Michael Moore

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Washington, Vt. — Michael Moore, 73, a magazine and book editor who helped to found both the Mountain Gazette in Colorado and Steerforth Press in Vermont, died at his home in Washington, Vt. on November 20, 2014 from complications of small cell lung cancer that had spread to …

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 …

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 …

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; …


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