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Richard W. “Dick” Ellis

Friday, October 9, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — Richard W. “Dick” Ellis, 91, died Sept. 28, 2015, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph following a brief illness. Calling hours will be held Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home, 300 VT Route 110, Chelsea, Vt. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the South Royalton High School …

Valley Schools Weigh Merger

Sunday, October 4, 2015

South Royalton — The impulses to hang on to what’s old, and yet to reap the benefits of what’s new, are in competition as residents and school officials in the White River Valley discuss how best to respond to the upcoming merger of their supervisory unions under Act 46, Vermont’s school consolidation law. In the hopes of finding financial savings to counteract decreasing …

Teen Faces Charges After Police Chase Through Vermont, N.H.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lebanon — A juvenile in a stolen vehicle led police on a high-speed chase through two states on Friday night that ended only after the vehicle the boy was driving rammed two police cruisers, Vermont State Police said in a news release issued Saturday. Vermont State Police say a trooper and a Royalton Police officer were rushing to the scene of a reported …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …


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