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Valley Schools Weigh Merger

Sunday, October 4, 2015

South Royalton — The impulses to hang on to what’s old, and yet to reap the benefits of what’s new, are in competition as residents and school officials in the White River Valley discuss how best to respond to the upcoming merger of their supervisory unions under Act 46, Vermont’s school consolidation law. In the hopes of finding financial savings to counteract decreasing enrollment, as well as to better share …

Teen Faces Charges After Police Chase Through Vermont, N.H.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Lebanon — A juvenile in a stolen vehicle led police on a high-speed chase through two states on Friday night that ended only after the vehicle the boy was driving rammed two police cruisers, Vermont State Police said in a news release issued Saturday. Vermont State Police say a trooper and a Royalton Police officer were rushing to the scene of a reported …

Richard W. “Dick” Ellis

Thursday, October 1, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — Richard W. “Dick” Ellis, 91, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph following a brief illness. He was born Oct. 20, 1923, in South Royalton, the son of Clifford and Marjorie (Whitcomb) Ellis. He attended school in South Royalton, graduating from South Royalton High School in 1941. Dick attended the University of Vermont and …

James E. Snelling

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Royalton, Vt. — James E. Snelling, 72, died on Monday, June 22, 2015, at his home in Royalton, surrounded by his loving family. He was born just over the mountain, at Grammy Jones’s homestead on Happy Hollow, on Aug. 6, 1942. He was the son of Kenneth Snelling …

Kathy Tortolano

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Key West, Fla. — A celebration of life memorial service for Kathy Tortolano, 58, who died Dec. 7, 2014, will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the United Church of South Royalton with Rev. Joshua Moore officiating. Burial will follow the service in the …

James E. Snelling

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Royalton, Vt. — James E. Snelling, 72, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at his home. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

Birth Announcements: June 21, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital COLE — A son, Shamus Christopher Cole, born on June 5, 2015, to Brittney Ann and Christopher Mark Cole, of Canaan. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BROWN — A daughter, Sophia Leigh Rose Brown, born on June 3, 2015, to Jessica Leigh Robb and Jeffrey …

Deere Dealer Heads for Hartland

Sunday, June 21, 2015

White River Junction — After 24 years at 240 S. Main St., downtown fixture L.F. Trottier & Sons is departing White River Junction for Hartland. On Aug. 1, the company will swap its current 3,800-square-foot shop for an 8,000-square-foot facility on Route 5 in Hartland. It will move …

George E. Brown, Jr.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — George E. Brown, Jr., 92 died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the VA Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt. after a period of failing health. He was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Roxbury, Maine. He left school at an early age to join …

SoRo Grads Celebrate the Journey

Sunday, June 14, 2015

South Royalton — As longtime chemistry teacher Evan Ellerson approached the lectern on the South Royalton green Saturday morning, he apologized to the crowd for turning his back on them, but said he wanted to face the high …

Mildred L. Eddy

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — A graveside committal service for Mildred L. Eddy, 88, who died Jan. 25, 2015, will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 1 p.m. at the Branch View Cemetery in South Royalton. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. is in …

Corabelle A. “Cora” Eddy

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. —A graveside committal service for Corabelle A. “Cora” Eddy, 73, who died April 2, 2015, will be held Friday, June 12, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the East Haven Cemetery in East Haven, Vt. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. is in charge …

Donald Robert Pray

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — A graveside memorial service with military honors for Donald Robert Pray, 81, who died Feb. 19, 2015, will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, …


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