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Tunbridge To Keep Ambulance

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tunbridge — Voters sided with Chelsea-based First Branch Ambulance Wednesday night, rejecting a proposal for a new shared ambulance service with Royalton and Sharon that would take over the North Tunbridge coverage area. The proposal was rejected in a paper ballot, 120-74, at the special Town Meeting at Tunbridge Central School. During roughly 40 minutes of discussion following a half-hour presentation, those who spoke in favor of sticking with First Branch expressed skepticism at the proposed deal while praising First Branch responders’ relationship with North Tunbridge. “We need services like that, we need caring people,” village resident Clara Hutchins said. “Let’s not mess with that.” …

Truck Crash in Sharon

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

From left, Bill Josler, Sach Josler and Doug Josler prepare to lift a Kleen Laundry tractor-trailer back onto the roadway on Interstate 89 in Sharon before uncoupling the trailer Tuesday. The truck was transporting medical linens from Berlin, Vt., to Lebanon when it left the road and spun 180 degrees before coming to …

Hartford, Regional Planners’ Visions Differ

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woodstock — An ongoing disagreement between the town of Hartford and regional planners boils down to a single question: What should Vermont look like? Or, perhaps: Who should decide what Vermont should look like? Peter Gregory, the executive director of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, has a particular vision for the Upper Valley’s …

Fish Before Lunch in Sharon

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mike Monteith, of White River Junction, casts a line while fly fishing on the White River in Sharon on Saturday. Monteith said that he planned to fish at several spots along the White River as he worked his …

Jay Alan McPhetres

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Jay Alan McPhetres, 54, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He was born Dec. 30, 1960, in Lebanon, a son of Floyd and Eloise (Reynolds) McPhetres. He grew up in Wilder …

Jay Alan McPhetres

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Jay Alan McPhetres, 55, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted with arrangements. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

The Sharon Academy Grads All Speak at Graduation

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sharon — Liam Rossier gave the crowd a knowing grin as he strode to the podium at The Sharon Academy’s graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon in the school’s gymnasium. In lieu of the traditional green mortarboard, he wore …

Business Notes: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

White River Junction — Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities, graduated 21 last week. The graduation was held June 10 at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor. The leadership training program runs from September through June. It includes 10 day-long sessions focused on key aspects of community life …

Elizabeth Mine Solar Plan Advances

Monday, June 8, 2015

Strafford — An area solar consulting firm is preparing to apply for state approval of a large proposed solar array on the site of the former Elizabeth Mine, a so-called “Superfund” site that underwent a massive cleanup in …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …

Plenty of Records Fall at Vermont Division IV Track Meet

Friday, June 5, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Cheslsea’s Abigail Mattoon needed a better game plan. After qualifying first in the 100-meter hurdles she did something perhaps she shouldn’t have done between qualifying day and the day of the Vermont Division IV state …

Mary Jane Regione

Friday, June 5, 2015

Sharon/South Royalton, Vt. — Mary Jane Regione, 66 died Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H. She was born April 20, 1949 in Randolph, Vt. the daughter of Arthur B. and Louise M. (Boles) Churchill. She attended school in South Royalton, Vt. In addition …