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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 belts — one for each of its three active ambulances — and has used them on roughly half a dozen calls so far, according to Upper Valley Ambulance Executive Director Clay Odell. Improving both patient and responder safety inspired the decision to acquire the belts, he said. In 2014, Upper Valley Ambulance received 62 calls for what it terms “lift assists ” out of 1,041 calls total, …

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 …

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 Filmmaker O’Brien Wins Seat; Town, Highway Spending OK’d

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tunbridge — Voters sailed through Town Meeting on Tuesday, approving the general fund and highway budgets without discussion and electing a new Selectboard member in a three-way race of nominations from the floor. In a paper ballot, John O’Brien, a filmmaker and longtime Tunbridge resident, earned 114 out …

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 …