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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 school in Madison, Conn. graduating in 1950 from Hand High School. On March 19, 1965 she married Albert Knudsen. They lived most …

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. She completed her EMT certification in 2002 and her LNA certification in 2013. She is …

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 in which all three towns will own and operate the service. Currently, residents of Sharon, …

A Life: James D. Blakeman, 1939-2015: ‘He Didn’t Want Someone Telling Him That He Couldn’t Do Something’

Monday, June 1, 2015

South Royalton — Jim Blakeman knew how to tell stories. In fact, he told a lot of them, and most were about some mishap he had gotten into or some misstep he’d taken during a life marked by …

Engagement: Farnsworth — Ginsbury

Sunday, May 31, 2015

South Royalton — Ella Farnsworth and Peter Ginsbury, of Wilson, Wyo., have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kit and David Farnsworth, of South Royalton. She graduated from South Royalton High School in 2004 and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …


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