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State Awards $900K in Grants for Broadband Improvements

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Norwich — Four Upper Valley towns — Norwich, Randolph, Royalton and Bradford — are among the eight Vermont communities that will benefit from state grants totaling nearly $900,000 aimed at improving broadband Internet speeds in underserved areas, according to an announcement from Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday. “I’m proud that we have reached near universal broadband coverage in this state in the last four years,” Shumlin said in a news …

Soak Up the Sun

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Nancy Jackson, of South Royalton, enjoys the warm weather along the White River in South Royalton with her neighbor’s dog Marco, on the right, on Monday. The other dog Kenya was with her owner at the river. Valley News — Jennifer Hauck …

Paul V. Amell, Sr.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — A graveside funeral service with military honors for Paul V. Amell, Sr., 87, who died March 26, 2015, will be held Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in Bethel, Vt. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. is in charge of arrangements. …

Judge Raises Suspect’s Bail in Shooting: Police Say Woman Violated Curfew Condition of Release

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

White River Junction — The woman charged in connection with a 2011 Bethel shooting pleaded not guilty on Monday to violating a condition of release that a judge imposed over a year ago. Authorities allege Emily Perkins, who …

Vermonters Sour on Soda Tax

Sunday, March 22, 2015

South Royalton — Vermont merchants this week spoke out against a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that lawmakers hope will raise about $35 million for health care while encouraging residents to switch to healthier drinks. The excise tax …

Woman Accused in 2011 Bethel Shooting Charged With Release Violation

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Royalton — A local woman facing attempted second-degree murder charges in connection with a 2011 shooting in Bethel was arrested on Saturday and charged with violating the conditions of her release, Vermont State Police said in a news …

2nd Birthday Party Planned

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Royalton Community Radio, WFVR, is celebrating its second birthday with a party for listeners, supporters and anyone who would like to attend next Saturday night at the Royalton Academy Building. The station, which started broadcasting on the Internet in March 2013, is on the air at 96.5 FM …

Judge to Decide on Letter in Perkins Case; Decision Will Affect Trial

Thursday, March 19, 2015

White River Junction — A judge is set to rule on whether a letter that could exonerate a South Royalton woman accused in a Bethel shooting should be allowed as evidence at her trial. In the letter, Emily …

Catching a Break

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hanford Pittman, middle, and Andrew Heringer pass the time while gassing up in Royalton as Graham Fink, left, eats a sandwich. Pittman, a sound engineer, and musicians Heringer and Fink are on tour with the Los Angeles-based band …

For Many, Community College Is the Ticket to a Better Life

Sunday, March 8, 2015

In the summer of 2012, Ashley Andreas moved to Vermont with her boyfriend, whose family lived in the state. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Andreas left Millersville University, near Lancaster, at the end of fall semester 2011. Her …

Royalton Clerk’s Office Gets $2,000 Boost

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

South Royalton — By a 2-1 ratio, voters approved a change in the town’s charter to move the post of treasurer from an elected position to an appointed job. They also re-elected School Board incumbent Tom “Geo” Honigford by a 30-vote margin over challenger Kimberly Hebard, 182-152. In …

Royalton OKs School Budget

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Royalton — Voters in the small gymnasium at the South Royalton School easily approved spending $6.1 million to support the school on Monday evening. Though the spending voters approved is up nearly 1.8 percent from the current fiscal …

ECFiber Seeks ‘Street’ Cred

Sunday, March 1, 2015

South Royalton — After nearly seven years and 200 miles of cable, a central Vermont community-owned fiber-optic network is hoping to accelerate its build-out by again seeking investment from Wall Street. “We’re sort of on the cusp of …


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