Clouds and sun
72°
Clouds and sun
Hi 79° | Lo 57°

Royalton

Making Life Better for Bees: VLS Bans Suspect Pesticide To Highlight Pollinators’ Plight

Friday, August 15, 2014

South Royalton — Without bees and other pollinators, 70 percent of plants would be unable to reproduce or provide food, according to the Center for Food Safety, a national non profit public interest group. Of the 100 crop varieties that provide 90 percent of the world’s food, 71 are pollinated by bees, and pollination services in the United States are valued at an estimated $15-$20 billion annually. But for many pollinating species — and especially bees — life has become increasingly difficult in recent years. In the United States alone, the center says, honey bee colonies have dropped from more than 5 million in 1940 …

William E. Corwin

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — William E. “Wild Bill” Corwin, 55 died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at his home in South Royalton with his family and friends at his side through his courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 13, 1959 in Randolph, Vt. the son of Grant L.M. Corwin and Barbara (McIntosh) Corwin. He attended school in South Royalton and graduated in …

Forum, Aug. 12: Finally, a Democrat Speaks; Profit in Public Service; Headrest Is an Asset

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Finally, a Democrat Speaks To the Editor: Finally, a prominent Democrat, in this case Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, has had the integrity to publicly condemn the CIA spying on members of the Senate. It’s about time! Some things are just plain wrong, and it shouldn’t matter who is in the White House or what party he or she belongs to. Of course, …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Set for April 26

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A free, anonymous drug take-back day will take place on April 26 across Windsor County. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. and locally, and a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. The no-questions-asked “take-back” will enable residents to help …

Marion I. Button

Friday, April 4, 2014

South Royalton — Marion I. Button, 95 died Monday March 31, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. She was born Feb. 6, 1919, in Bethel the daughter of Arthur E and Iva L. (Russ) Wood. Marion graduated from South Royalton High School in the class 1937. …

Letter: Too Many Potholes on Rt. 14

Monday, March 31, 2014

To the Editor: Route 14 is unsafe at any speed. From Sharon north midway to the Williamstown Gulf, it is rough and full of terrible potholes. It is getting to the point of being unsafe. Something needs to be done soon. Don Adams South Royalton …

Upper Valley Embezzlers Take $2.4 Million

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lebanon — At least $2.4 million has been embezzled from more than 20 small businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Upper Valley over the last decade. In least one case, the theft contributed to a bankruptcy. Most of the crimes have taken place in Vermont and …

Engagement: Karon — Giles

Sunday, March 30, 2014

South Royalton — David and Nancy Karon, of South Royalton, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Beth Karon, to Thad Amos Giles, the son of Douglas Giles, of Randolph, and Alona Rogers, of Tasmania, Australia. The …

VLS: No Plan for Merger; Buxton Quit UVM Board Over Possibility

Friday, March 28, 2014

South Royalton — When state Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, announced she had stepped down from the University of Vermont’s board of trustees, she said her decision was intended to avoid a potential conflict of interest between her duties …

Frances Ethelyn Berry Chapman

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Frances Ethelyn Berry Chapman, 91, passed away in her sleep while surrounded by her family at Gifford’s Menig Center in Randolph on Sunday, March 16, 2014. She was born in Richmond, Vt. on Oct. 24, 1922, to Harry E. and Nina (Beeman) Berry. A …

Beth I. “Betty” Larkin

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Beth I. “Betty” Larkin, 88, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her home in South Royalton. She was born May 27, 1925 in Newark, N.J. the daughter of Robert W. and Hazel (Washer) Sayre. Betty attended school in Sharon, Vt. and later went to …

Royalton Radio Raising Money, Tower

Thursday, March 20, 2014

After a year of operating online, Royalton Community Radio is planning to take the major step of putting up a transmitter and an antenna and sending a signal out to its neighbors. The South Royalton-based station received a low-power FM license in January and its backers have begun …

Frances Berry Chapman

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Frances Berry Chapman, 91, died on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …

CM: CM

Thursday, October 4, 2012

CM …