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Town moderator David Ainsworth listens as Laurie Smith, Vice Chair of the South Royalton School Board, speaks at the school meeting in South Royalton, Vt., on Monday, March 2, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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 year’s, the school tax rate is anticipated to drop, in part due to an uptick in enrollment of 42 students. “We’re happy …

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 being able to qualify to have the various things that … investors would be looking …

Business Notes: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lebanon — A year after the Lebanon Planning Board approved design plans for a new Tractor Supply outlet along Miracle Mile, construction is now underway for the farm and garden superstore. Ground was broken on the 19,000-square-foot building on Dec. 22 and is tentatively scheduled to open by Memorial Day, the Tennessee-based company …

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; …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Joyce E. Post

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Royalton, Vt. — Joyce E. Post, 79 died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Menig Extended Living Facility in Randolph, Vt. She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Greenfield, Mass., the daughter of Farrand and Grace (Perry) Hodgdon. Joyce graduated in 1952 from South Royalton High School …

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