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Turning Point employee Brandy Cheney speaks candidly about growing up with an alcohol addiction and becoming free from the addiction while talking to sixth-graders during their health class at Hartland Elementary school in Hartland, Vt., on Jan. 8, 2015. 
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Valley Parents: After Getting Sober, Brandy Cheney Counsels Young People

Friday, February 5, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — The turning point for Brandy Cheney came on a summer night in 2014, when she hopped into her car to pick up a relative, even though she was intoxicated. The Bellows Falls police pulled her over and charged her with DUI. Cheney, now 24, had grown up in a family where addiction was common. She had joined the Army after graduating from high school and managed to stay clean for a while. But when she broke her back during a training exercise and was prescribed Oxycontin, her life quickly spiralled downward. And then there was the DUI, which she describes as a …

Early Flows, Weather Woes: Warmer Temperatures Give Jump-Start to Maple Season

Friday, February 5, 2016

West Hartford — Kris Lyman knows the annual drill of tapping, boiling and selling maple syrup. Brought into the family business in 2008, he’s aware that maple producers should begin tapping trees around the second week in January, wait for the sap to flow in February or March, and be finished around the …

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters hoped would provide property tax relief to Vermonters and spur school consolidations as enrollment drops, …

Richard E. Moses

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Tunbridge, Vt. — Richard E. Moses, 68, died Wednesday afternoon, July 29, 2015, at the Veterans Administration Hospital after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born June 15, 1947 in Strafford, Vt. the son of Gardner M. and Jessie Edna (Perkins) Moses. He attended school in …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Fire in the Hole: Bethel Potters Crank Up Their Kiln

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bethel — Nathan and Becca Webb’s pottery business revolves around the enormous wood-fired kiln they built on their Bethel property. Shaped something like an igloo, the structure is sheathed in homemade adobe and made of various types of …

Nancy Brewster Taylor

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Alexandria, Va. — Nancy Brewster Taylor, (formerly of Tunbridge, Vt.), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. at the age of 81. She was born at the Taylor Valley family home in Vershire, Vt., the fifth daughter of the late Efford E. and Dorothy (Tolson) Taylor. She …

Small Tunbridge Dairy Farm Stays True to Its Values

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

While growing up in urban New Jersey, Lindsay Harris dreamed of being a farmer. “When I was young, I was always the happiest when I was with animals or out in the woods,” Harris said recently while checking …

Treasured Guitars Stolen At Tunbridge Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tunbridge — A father-son bluegrass duo are seeking the return of their precious guitars following an apparent theft early Sunday morning at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival. Rick Brodsky, 50, of Newtown, Conn., and Korey Brodsky, 16, are …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Daniel W. “Dan” Mullen

Friday, June 26, 2015

Tunbridge, Vt. — Daniel W. “Dan” Mullen, 60 died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at his home in Tunbridge. He was born June 12, 1955, in Chelsea, Vt., the son of Jeremiah and Olive E. (Danforth) Mullen. He attended school in Tunbridge and later Chelsea where he …