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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 Silver Lake sometime Monday night into Tuesday. The sculpture belongs to a group called BARNARTS. Anyone with information about who took the …

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, …

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 …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Salmonella-Tainted Chicken Recalled From New Hampshire Shaw’s Stores Concord — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday that the Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats is recalling nearly 30,000 pounds of chicken products believed to be contaminated with salmonella, a bacteria that can …

Farm Fire Kills 23 Animals

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

South Royalton — Residents of the normally quiet Sherlock Road awoke early Monday morning to the sight of flames and the sound of exploding propane tanks. A recently restored 6,400-square-foot barn belonging to Royalton Farms LLC was ablaze; …

Family Fun for Halloween

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Michael Jackson’s Thriller blared from speakers set up on the South Royalton bandstand as children in costume collected candy around the village green with their parents. But the darkness and chill of Halloween were replaced by midday sunshine. …

Police: Teen Threatened Ex and Her Family With Knives

Thursday, October 30, 2014

White River Junction — A 17-year-old male accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend and her family with knives pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Chad Herring, of Northfield, Vt., has been charged as an adult with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a domestic disturbance at …

Familiar Rivals: Buxton, Ainsworth Square Off Again for Royalton-Tunbridge Seat

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Royalton — Voters in Royalton and Tunbridge should be forgiven if they feel a sense of deja vu next month when they cast ballots for their district’s state representative. For the third time in as many elections, they …

Joyce E. Post

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Royalton, Vt. — Joyce E. Post, 79 died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Menig Extended Living Facility in Randolph, Vt. She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Greenfield, Mass., the daughter of Farrand and Grace (Perry) Hodgdon. Joyce graduated in 1952 from South Royalton High School …

Arts Program Aims to Grow

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The founders of Vermont Independent School of the Arts at the Seven Stars Center in Sharon may be on the brink of realizing their dream. If all goes as planned, the 14-year-old nonprofit center and school, which has …

Student Charged With Bomb Hoax

Friday, October 17, 2014

Royalton — A 15-year-old student at the South Royalton School is facing juvenile charges after a device in his book bag mistaken for a homemade bomb led school officials to lock down the student body in the gymnasium for about two hours on Thursday. Another student alerted school …


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