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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 …

Barbara J. Reynolds

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Barbara J. Reynolds, 83, died Monday, June 1, 2015, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. She was born Feb. 25, 1932, in Bethel, Vt., the daughter of J. Wendell “Gramp” and Della (Dwire) Allen. She attended school in Bethel, helped with chores on …

Tunbridge Picks a Principal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tunbridge — A South Royalton native who has earned praise for his work building community ties in the Hartford schools will be the new principal of the Tunbridge Central School. Scott Farnsworth, guidance and counseling director for the …

People in Business: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Service Credit Union has announced the following promotions at its Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center office: Fran Blodgett, of Sharon, has been promoted from assistant branch manager to branch manager. Blodgett has been with Service Credit Union for more than 16 years. Martha Clarke, of Hartland, has been promoted from …

DUI Suspect Assaulted in Jail

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

White River Junction — Vermont State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a 57-year-old Connecticut man who was assaulted inside the Springfield corrections facility on Monday morning while he awaited his arraignment later that day. William Bradford Ferguson, …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Bethel, Royalton Set to Merge School Offices

Monday, May 4, 2015

Royalton — In anticipation of a 2016 merger of supervisory unions now headquartered in Royalton and Bethel, the two staffs will start sharing office space near the ramps to Interstate 89 in Royalton this summer. The move to a building in an industrial park at the top of …

Raymond L. Withington

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — A committal service for Raymond L. Withington, 90, who died Nov. 29, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., will be held Friday, May 1 at the Hartland Village Cemetery in Hartland, Vt. at 1 p.m. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, …

‘Upper Valley Visionaries’ to Be Honored at Dinner

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Quechee — An upcoming fundraiser sponsored by Vital Communities will honor 11 Upper Valley leaders. The annual “Heroes and Leaders” dinner benefits Leadership Upper Valley, a program of Vital Communities. This year’s event, themed Upper Valley Visionaries, is set for May 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Quechee …

A Life: Betty Wood, 1931-2015; ‘She Would Stand So Others Could Sit’

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sharon — For Betty Wood, retirement meant one thing: more time to volunteer. Wood, a familiar face at the Sharon Food Shelf and VA Medical Center, relished meeting and helping people, and only wanted to further her mission …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …