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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 proud that we have reached near universal broadband coverage in this state in the last four years,” Shumlin said in a news …

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 News — Jennifer Hauck …

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 in charge of arrangements. …

Snow Machine

Sunday, January 11, 2015

John Gover, 13, of Royalton, left, and Evan Rogers, 14, of Bethel, play with John’s remote-controlled car in the woods in Royalton on Dec. 30. The car was a Christmas present from his father. Valley News — Ariana …

Virginia Grace Piper Roberts

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Contoocook, N.H. — Virginia Grace Piper Roberts, 91, of Contoocook, passed away Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family. Virginia “Ginny” Roberts, daughter of Walter and Dorothy Piper was born Aug. 31, 1923, in South Royalton, Vt. She was the second of seven children …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 21, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CORNELL — A son, Quinton David Cornell, born on Nov. 26, 2014, to Judy Knapp and Shawn Cornell, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center MURRAY — A son, Samuel Archer Murray, born on Dec. 4, 2014, to Shayna and Dustin Murray, of South Royalton. …

2 Charged in So. Royalton Brawl

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

White River Junction — A 31-year-old Royalton man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a weekend fight outside a South Royalton home. Police allege Travis French-Dyer walked onto Jeremy Colson’s property on Sunday afternoon and beat him with the butt of a shotgun, which he had …

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 …


Thursday, October 4, 2012

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