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Moderator William Wuttke, who is President of the Student Council and a junior at South Royalton School, asks a question of Republican David Ainsworth as Democrat Sarah Buxton listens during a debate held at the school in South Royalton, Vt., on Oct. 22, 2014. Ainsworth is challenging incumbent Buxton for the legislative seat representing Royalton and Tunbridge. Both candidates have held the position for two terms. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

Familiar Rivals: Buxton, Ainsworth Square Off Again for Royalton-Tunbridge Seat

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Royalton — Voters in Royalton and Tunbridge should be forgiven if they feel a sense of deja vu next month when they cast ballots for their district’s state representative. For the third time in as many elections, they will choose between Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, the current two-term incumbent, and Republican David Ainsworth, who held the seat for two terms before …

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach voters in the Orange Senate district. Small-business owner Frenier, 68, has lived in Vermont for …

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, …

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 …

Librarian Will Stay Full Time In Tunbridge

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tunbridge — The librarian at Tunbridge Central School won’t see a reduction in her hours next school year, after all. At the annual School District meeting Monday night, a resident offered an amendment to restore funding to the position — reversing a decision by the Tunbridge School Board …

Priscilla Penfield Chester

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Priscilla Penfield Chester died on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in the loving company of her husband, four daughters, two grandchildren, and beloved dog, Monica. She suffered a stroke the previous week after having just celebrated her 88th birthday with her family in Tunbridge. Most of …

South Royalton School Honors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen Paige, Mara Southworth, Kasandra Wilson (grade 9). Honors: David …

Public Bank Proposal on Town Meeting Ballots Across Vermont

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Voters in three Vermont towns in the Upper Valley and 17 other communities in the state will face a simple question at Town Meeting this year: Should the Legislature be urged to examine the creation of a state …

Letter: Complete Distrust of Washington

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To the Editor: At last, your paper carries a story on its front page about an intelligence report on Benghazi (“Report: U.S. Ignored Risk In Benghazi,” Jan. 16). I watched footage of the terrorist attack on TV in September 2012, and it was clear that it was an …

Police: This Was No Accident; Suspect in 2011 Shooting Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

Friday, February 7, 2014

White River Junction — An affidavit filed in support of the second-degree attempted murder charge against Emily Y. Perkins makes clear that forensic evidence, her constantly changing story and cell phone records convinced investigators that she intentionally shot …

Few Answers, for Now, for Families, Towns

Friday, February 7, 2014

White River Junction — Emily Y. Perkins and Emma Jozefiak were together in a Bethel trailer on the day more than two years ago when Jozefiak was shot multiple times and left to die, according to police. On Thursday morning, more than two years later, the young women …