Tunbridge

Customers Frustrated By FairPoint

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tunbridge — Tracy Vesper, the administrative assistant at Tunbridge Central School, has printed up little yellow slips of paper with her son’s cell phone number on them, distributing the makeshift cards to all of the school’s staff and teachers. It’s the best solution she could come up with for a problem that has plagued her household for weeks. As the school’s point person for things like scheduling substitute teachers and …

Going Beyond the Grave: Vt. Man Solves Tombstone Mysteries

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tunbridge — Six weeks ago, historian Charlie Marchant was haunted by a local historical question: Could Sarah J. Grant, who died in 1868, be lying in an unmarked grave, the victim of a ghoulish brand of thievery? The question, which came to him in the form of a Civil War-era tombstone that had …

Husband Takes Rap in Letter; Confession Would Exonerate Widow, But Prosecutors Cast Doubt

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

White River Junction — The late husband of the woman charged in a 2011 Bethel shooting claimed responsibility for the incident himself in a confessional letter turned over to police earlier this year, following his death and the arrest of his wife. According to court documents, Michael Perkins, who died of brain cancer …

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 …

Tunbridge Selectboard Incumbent Unseated; Public Bank Resolution Passes; Dairy Contract Tabled

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tunbridge — As a Dartmouth College undergraduate in the early 2000s, Erin Gooch became enamored of Tunbridge while driving Vermont’s back roads as a way to spend free time. Now, the 34-year-old will have the chance to help steer policy in town. Unseating incumbent Bob Dunkle, her Spring …