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Soren Stelma-Leonard, 7, of Westfield, Vt., left, Stokely Puleio, 10, of Hyde Park, Vt., and Ila Steinert, 7, of Calais, Vt., prepare to throw spears during the Roots Rendezvous at the Roots School in Corinth, Vt., on Sept. 21, 2014. The children were learning how to throw spears using an atlatl, which is a small wooden device that acts as a catapult to make spears fly farther. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Modern Families Learn Primitive Skills

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Corinth — Nowadays, when people spend more time in the glare of a computer screen than the glow of a campfire, and everything from work boots to applesauce is just a mouse click away, humans’ reliance on the Earth can seem more quaint fable than hard fact. But in this age of convenience, some are working quietly and intently to …

Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge Discuss Shared Ambulances

Thursday, September 18, 2014

South Royalton — Officials from Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge met Wednesday night to discuss plans to consolidate ambulance service for the three White River Valley towns. During an hour-long discussion in the South Royalton School library, a study group that included members of each of the three towns’ selectboards and David Kimball, chairman …

Joint Ambulance Service Proposed for Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge

Monday, September 15, 2014

South Royalton — Officials in Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge are looking into creating a three-town ambulance service and will unveil the proposal at a joint Selectboard meeting on Wednesday. Tunbridge Emergency Services Committee Chairman Dave Kimball said the new service could lower taxpayer costs, improve response times and give more control to the municipalities, which would run and own the service . “The …

Getting Green Up Rolling

Friday, May 2, 2014

Alivia Reed, a seventh-grader at Tunbridge Central School, hands a tire to art teacher Stephanie Loeffler on Dickerman Hill Road in North Tunbridge on Friday. Tunbridge middle-schoolers and some of their teachers spent part of the school day …

Merle W. Howe

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Merle W. Howe, 90, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at his Holstein Stock Farm in Tunbridge. He was born Jan. 10, 1924, in Tunbridge the son of Silvester Heber and Etta May (Webster) Howe. He attended school in a one-room school house in South Tunbridge …

Merle W. Howe

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Merle W. Howe, 90 died at his farm in Tunbridge on Monday, April 28, 2014. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Vermont Roads Dominate the 2014 Big Muddy Awards

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Are dirt roads driving your vehicle, rather than the other way around? Has a thick layer of rock-studded muck taken up residence inside the wheel wells? Does driving faster than 40 mph make your car vibrate violently? Don’t …

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. …

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is …

Letter: Another Distorted Cartoon

Saturday, April 5, 2014

To the Editor: Another detestable cartoon by the Obama-hater, Glen McCoy, this one even more fact challenged than usual. Putin, the muscled bully, has terrified Little Lord Fauntleroy Obama? Russia’s economy was in distress and Putin’s popularity in steep decline before Sochi and Crimea. Putin unquestionably got a …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and …

Town Moderators: Making Meetings Move

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cornish — An hour before convening the business portion of Tuesday’s Town Meeting, Gwyn Gallagher was starting to get nervous. “It doesn’t really ever go away, I think,” said Gallagher, Cornish’s town and school moderator. The jitters aren’t …

Entertainment Highlights: A Singer-Songwriter Stays True to His Roots

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Though Richard Shindell didn’t kick off his folk singer-songwriter career until his late 20s, it wasn’t because it took him that long to discover a love of music. “I had always been very focused, from the time I …