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Scott Kerner, of Riverton, Vt., left, checks the progress of roasting coffee beans in a Turkish-made coffee roaster as Ross Evans, of Randolph, Vt., adjusts the heat while working in a barn shared with a pottery studio that belongs to Ross' father in Northfield, Vt., on July 18, 2015. The pair started Carrier Roasting Co. early this year and do two roasts every week. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Haute Cuisine Beans: New Coffee Achievers Roast Locally in Small Batches

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sam Sabky and Kate Fisher were seated one morning last week at a cafe table in My Brigadeiro, the brightly lighted chocolate shop tucked under the Starbucks in Hanover, waiting for the proper moment to give two French presses the final push to make the perfect cup of coffee. They’re conducting a tasting of King’s Row Coffee Co.’s special coffees, …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University …

Tunbridge Voters to Weigh In on Ambulance Deal With Royalton, Sharon

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tunbridge — The Selectboard will host an informational meeting next week in advance of a special Town Meeting next month where voters will decide if the town can enter into a new ambulance contract with Royalton and Sharon in which all three towns will own and operate the service. Currently, residents of Sharon, …

Neil Jay Morrison

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fountain, Colo. — Unites States Army Master Sargent Neil Jay Morrison died at his home in Fountain on Friday, May 29, 2015. He was 38. Neil was born in Omaha, Neb. on March 1, 1977, the third son Louis and Pauline. He was the adored younger brother of …

Birth Announcements: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Gifford Medical Center SLACK — A son, Connor Jeffrey Slack, born on May 18, 2015, to Kristin Slack, of Bethel. HOYT — A daughter, Hattie Ellen Hoyt, born on May 25, 2015, to Ashley Rogers and Rawlin Hoyt, of Tunbridge. …

Tunbridge Poultry Show Runs Afoul of State Regulations

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tunbridge — Why did the chicken cross the road? Who knows, but to cross into Vermont, she better have her ducks in a row. Organizers of the inaugural Green Mountain Poultry Show found that out the hard way …

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the …

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 …

Former Tunbridge Principal Pleads Not Guilty to Charge

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chelsea — Former Tunbridge Central School principal Richard Talbot pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of engaging in a prohibited act after an 11-year-old student told police Talbot grabbed her buttocks and interviews with other students led …

Tunbridge, Chelsea May Merge Sports Teams

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Chelsea — Bus driver Bill Smith, a Chelsea resident, has seen the effects of mismatched athletic competition at the elementary school level. He’s driven teams that included children of a wide range of ages, grouped together because of …

Art Notes: Libraries Enable Leisured Viewing of Local Art

Thursday, May 7, 2015

There are numerous virtues to looking at art in museums and galleries — a sense of context, ample exhibition space, the breadth of collections — but intimacy isn’t always one of them. Anyone who’s had the experience …

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 …

Former Tunbridge Central School Principal Charged With Lewd and Lascivious Conduct

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tunbridge — Former Tunbridge Central School principal Richard Talbot, who was fired from his position in March, has been charged with a count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. Talbot, 68, has been summoned to appear in Orange Superior Court on May 13, according to a …