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 …

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 …

Arrest Made In Bethel Shooting

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bethel — A Tunbridge woman has been charged with attempted murder in the case of a teenager who was found seriously wounded with a gunshot wound in a Bethel trailer more than two years ago. Emily Y. Perkins, …

Michael P. Perkins, Jr.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Michael P. Perkins, Jr. of Tunbridge passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital after an almost ten year battle with cancer. Michael was born July 30, 1983 to Michael Perkins, Sr. (currently of Hartford, Vt.) and Elizabeth Picken (of Brownington, Vt.) …

Twin State Reps. Praise Farm Bill

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. — After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps. The final vote was 251-166. The five-year bill, which preserves generous crop subsidies, now heads to …