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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 …

Judge Raises Suspect’s Bail in Shooting: Police Say Woman Violated Curfew Condition of Release

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

White River Junction — The woman charged in connection with a 2011 Bethel shooting pleaded not guilty on Monday to violating a condition of release that a judge imposed over a year ago. Authorities allege Emily Perkins, who …

Vermonters Sour on Soda Tax

Sunday, March 22, 2015

South Royalton — Vermont merchants this week spoke out against a proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that lawmakers hope will raise about $35 million for health care while encouraging residents to switch to healthier drinks. The excise tax …

Woman Accused in 2011 Bethel Shooting Charged With Release Violation

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Royalton — A local woman facing attempted second-degree murder charges in connection with a 2011 shooting in Bethel was arrested on Saturday and charged with violating the conditions of her release, Vermont State Police said in a news …

2nd Birthday Party Planned

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Royalton Community Radio, WFVR, is celebrating its second birthday with a party for listeners, supporters and anyone who would like to attend next Saturday night at the Royalton Academy Building. The station, which started broadcasting on the Internet in March 2013, is on the air at 96.5 FM …

Judge to Decide on Letter in Perkins Case; Decision Will Affect Trial

Thursday, March 19, 2015

White River Junction — A judge is set to rule on whether a letter that could exonerate a South Royalton woman accused in a Bethel shooting should be allowed as evidence at her trial. In the letter, Emily …

Catching a Break

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hanford Pittman, middle, and Andrew Heringer pass the time while gassing up in Royalton as Graham Fink, left, eats a sandwich. Pittman, a sound engineer, and musicians Heringer and Fink are on tour with the Los Angeles-based band …

For Many, Community College Is the Ticket to a Better Life

Sunday, March 8, 2015

In the summer of 2012, Ashley Andreas moved to Vermont with her boyfriend, whose family lived in the state. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Andreas left Millersville University, near Lancaster, at the end of fall semester 2011. Her …

Royalton Clerk’s Office Gets $2,000 Boost

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

South Royalton — By a 2-1 ratio, voters approved a change in the town’s charter to move the post of treasurer from an elected position to an appointed job. They also re-elected School Board incumbent Tom “Geo” Honigford by a 30-vote margin over challenger Kimberly Hebard, 182-152. In …

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 …

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 …

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

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