Royalton

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 negligent operation, and a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of a crash. If convicted, …

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 the historic event. John Dumville, of the Royalton Historical Society, heard in the accompanying audio, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Train Strikes Car Stuck On Tracks, No One Injured South Royalton — A car that got stuck on ice at railroad crossing Saturday night was struck by an Amtrak train but the occupants of the vehicle were not …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Kathy A. Tortolano (Prior)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Key West, Fla. — “A limb has fallen from the family tree” Kathy A. Tortolano, formerly of Stockbridge, Vt., 58, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. after a brief illness. The daughter of Arnold Kenneth Prior and the …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ROBINSON — A daughter, Leah Marie Robinson, born on Nov. 14, 2014, to Ashley Munro and Jerod Robinson, of Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center RIKERT — Twin sons, Vincent Wild Rikert and Desmond Roscoe Rikert, born on Nov. 9, 2014, to Dorothy and Kyle Rikert, of …

Michael Moore

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Washington, Vt. — Michael Moore, 73, a magazine and book editor who helped to found both the Mountain Gazette in Colorado and Steerforth Press in Vermont, died at his home in Washington, Vt. on November 20, 2014 from complications of small cell lung cancer that had spread to …

Customers Frustrated By FairPoint

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tunbridge — Tracy Vesper, the administrative assistant at Tunbridge Central School, has printed up little yellow slips of paper with her son’s cell phone number on them, distributing the makeshift cards to all of the school’s staff and teachers. It’s the best solution she could come up with …

Police Use Cellphone GPS to Locate Lost Royalton Hunter

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Royalton — Before she decided to take a quick end-of-day solo hunting trip to her husband’s property in Stockbridge, Vt., on Tuesday, Kathryn Hodgdon-Perron debated whether to wear an extra pair of socks. More than four hours after sunset — after she had accidentally gone off course, gotten …

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 …

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