Tunbridge

Scott Farnsworth

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 Hartford School District, has announced that he has accepted a position as principal of the Tunbridge Central School, where the previous principal was fired in the midst of a scandal. “I think I’m ready for my own school,” Farnsworth said Friday. On March 2, the Tunbridge School Board fired Richard Talbot from the post; on May 13, Talbot, a former principal in Maine, pleaded not guilty to …

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 investigators to believe he could have been “grooming” students for sexual abuse. Orange Superior Court …

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 dwindling participation numbers, who went up against teams stacked with older students. “The kids came …

Winter Weather Woes

Monday, March 2, 2015

Roger McCrillis, of Royalton, hands Demi Boles, of South Royalton, a power cord to start a propane heater to thaw out pipes in McCrillis’ trailer in Tunbridge on Friday. Both men, who work for the Royalton highway department, …

Tunbridge School Board Seeks Funding

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Tunbridge School District meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, at Tunbridge Central School. The annual Town Meeting will be held the following morning at 10 a.m. in the school auditorium. Tunbridge — The School Board will ask voters on Monday for a …

Book Notes: New Works by Local Authors and Readings Scheduled, Including Bookstock 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Best-selling author John Vaillant will be talking about his new novel, The Jaguar’s Children, on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock’s Norman Williams Public Library. Vaillant, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., is the son of Woodstock resident Nan Bourne. He …

State OKs School Merger; Bethel Among Towns Affected

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

South Royalton — The Vermont State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and fold its five member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union, but not before hearing an eleventh-hour plea for …

Bertha Giles Delano

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tunbridge, Vt. — Bertha Giles Delano, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at her home in Tunbridge. She was born March 8, 1925, the daughter of Amos Giles and Etta Bowin Giles. She lived her whole life in Tunbridge. She attended Tunbridge School and graduated from Chelsea High …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital WIGHT — A son, Oliver Adam Wight, born on Dec. 16, 2014, to Angel and Ryan Wight, of Tunbridge. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MARTIN — A son, Maxwell Chauncey Martin, born on Dec. 15, 2014, to Katherine and Christopher Martin, of Enfield. SPOONER — …

Snow Job

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wess Jolley clears snow from his Tunbridge driveway last week as snow turned to a wet drizzle. “We’re going to settle in, this’ll be nice,” Jolley, who took the day off to deal with snow removal, said. Valley …

John Russell Ricci, Jr.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

East Lyme, Conn. — John Russell Ricci, age 70, of East Lyme, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Niantic, Conn. He resided at Twin Havens where he was very social and a day key holder for the facility. He was born in Waterbury, Conn. on Oct. 14, …

Outages Dwindling in Upper Valley

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chelsea — Will Miller, a Pepper Road resident, turned up his stereo speakers on Monday afternoon, enjoying the electricity he had been without since last Tuesday evening. The outage was the longest Miller could remember, he said. The …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …