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Bruno Calumbi, of Newport, N.H., had just purchased a hands-free device at Best Buy in West Lebanon, N.H., on July 2, 2015. Before heading out on his motorcycle, he was setting up the device. Calumbi said he would also be using it when driving his car.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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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 driving. New Hampshire’s law, like Vermont’s, mandates that drivers using electronic devices have hands-free use of them while driving, meaning that motorists …

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, fishermen, tubers and picnickers. On the best days to soak up rays on the rock …

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. Watson Foundation’s 47th class of fellows, which provides her with a $30,000 stipend to cover …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Police: Fish Sculpture Missing From Vermont Town Barnard, Vt. — Vermont State Police are looking for a fish sculpture made from horse shoes that is missing from the Windsor County town of Barnard. Police say the sculpture — valued at $2,000 — was removed from Route 12 near …

Birth Announcements: April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital FIFIELD — A son, Levi Douglas Fifield, born on April 2, 2015, to Kristyne Elizabeth McFarlin and Mitchell Glenwood Fifield, of South Royalton. …

Vershire Woman Pleads Not Guilty to I-89 Crashes

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Royalton — A 23-year-old Vershire woman was arraigned Monday on charges that she drove the wrong way on Interstate 89 over the weekend, causing two accidents. Savannah Lapan pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of eluding law enforcement, two misdemeanor counts of gross …

Audio Report: Commemorating the End of the Civil War

Friday, April 10, 2015

The April 9, 1865, surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House was commemorated with ringing bells across the country on Thursday to mark 150 years since …

Corabelle Alice Lovejoy Russo Eddy

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Royalton, Vt. — Corabelle (Cora) Alice Lovejoy Russo Eddy, 73, died Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born June 25, 1941, the only child of Clayton and Goldie (Hudson) (Austin) Lovejoy. She attended grade school in Burke Hollow, Vt., and high …

Birth Announcements: April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Gifford Medical Center BRALEY — A son, Bryce William Braley, born on March 19, 2015, to Stacy Nichols and Bernard Braley II, of Randolph Center. POWELL — A daughter, Adelina Marie Powell, born on March 19, 2015, to Chelsea Kurutza and Alexander Powell, of Randolph. BUTTERFIELD — A …

VLS Report Shows School’s Impact on State

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

South Royalton — In an effort to communicate Vermont Law School’s role as an “important economic and social player” in the state, the school has released a report saying that it contributed $30.5 million in direct expenditures and 376 jobs to the Vermont economy in 2014. Commissioned by …

Birth Announcements: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ADAMS — A daughter, Sara Josephine Adams, born on Feb. 24, 2015, to Amanda Adams and Joey Tebo, of Claremont. BLAKE — A son, Connor Lee Blake, born on March 17, 2015, to Christina Blake, of South Royalton. CHENG — A son, Christopher Cheng, born …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Paul V. Amell, Sr.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — Paul V. Amell, Sr., 87 died on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …

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