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Trick-or-treaters line up to get candy and trinkets from people who have opened their car trunks around the South Royalton Green during the annual Fall Festival on the South Royalton green in South Royalton, Vt., on Oct. 25, 2014. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

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. This wasn’t trick-or-treating, but the fifth annual Fall Festival, which included “trunk-or-treating” — handing out candy from the back of cars parked …

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 a Royalton residence on Monday. Herring was released to his mother with a list of …

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 will choose between Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, the current two-term incumbent, and Republican David Ainsworth, who …

News Briefs: Friday, June 20

Friday, June 20, 2014

S. Royalton Man Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement White River Junction — A South Royalton man pleaded not guilty to embezzling from the Corner Stop Mini Mart in Royalton, where he worked as a night shift manager. Police allege that 55-year-old Gregory Manning stole more than $10,000 from …

A Fairly Fishy First Try; White River Open Deemed Successful

Saturday, June 14, 2014

When fly fishermen Brian Burkholder and Eric Dexter decided to organize a fly fishing tournament on the White River, they sought advice from Jesse Haller, who directs the Otter Creek Classic in the Middlebury, Vt., area. “We were …

South Royalton Mourns Death of Young Teacher

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

South Royalton — The South Royalton community this week is mourning the death of a 20-year-old preschool teacher who died on Sunday following an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle. Jennifer Kinnarney, a 2012 graduate of South Royalton High …

Jennifer C. “Jen” Kinnarney

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Jennifer C. “Jen” Kinnarney, 20, died on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. from injuries she sustained in a four-wheeler accident on June 7, 2014. She was born Sept. 3, 1993, in Randolph, Vt. the daughter of James …

Jennifer “Jen” Kinnarney

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Jennifer “Jen” Kinnarney, 20, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. from injuries she sustained in a four-wheeler accident on June 7, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …

John D. Cooper

Saturday, June 7, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — John D. Cooper, 89 died Thursday, June 5, 2014 at his home in South Royalton. He was born June 9, 1924, in Northfield, Vt. the son of John H. and Inilla (Durkee) Cooper. While attending high school he lived in Randolph, Vt. and played …

Carry On

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Amanda Rogers-Wilson, of Middlebury, walks with her dog Wrex, a pitbull-bulldog mix, in South Royalton last month. Rogers-Wilson said the dog was underfed when she got him a few weeks ago and became alarmed when leashed, so she …

Cynthia A. Fulcher

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — A committal service for Cynthia A. Fulcher, 78, who died Dec. 11, 2013, will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Branch View Cemetery in South Royalton. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. is in charge of …

Early Harvest

Monday, May 26, 2014

Peter Thornton, 11, of South Royalton, fills a bag held by Ashleigh Brown, 11, with freshly cut rhubarb as his brother Kaleb, 9, right, taste a stalk on his lawn last week. The Thornton brothers, including Sam, 16, …

Mary C. Parmenter

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Mary C. Parmenter, 71, died peacefully on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. surrounded by her family. She was born June 20, 1942, in Mountain Lakes, N.J. the daughter of Ralph M. and Marion L. (Wells) Crane. She …


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