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Tunbridge Filmmaker O’Brien Wins Seat; Town, Highway Spending OK’d

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tunbridge — Voters sailed through Town Meeting on Tuesday, approving the general fund and highway budgets without discussion and electing a new Selectboard member in a three-way race of nominations from the floor. In a paper ballot, John O’Brien, a filmmaker and longtime Tunbridge resident, earned 114 out of 172 ballots cast, beating Mike McPhetres, who won 35 votes, and Luke Jandreau, 23. Seventeen voters who checked in did not …

Winter Weather Woes

Monday, March 2, 2015

Roger McCrillis, of Royalton, hands Demi Boles, of South Royalton, a power cord to start a propane heater to thaw out pipes in McCrillis’ trailer in Tunbridge on Friday. Both men, who work for the Royalton highway department, said they are used to dealing with the adverse weather conditions. It was their day …

Tunbridge School Board Seeks Funding

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Tunbridge School District meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, at Tunbridge Central School. The annual Town Meeting will be held the following morning at 10 a.m. in the school auditorium. Tunbridge — The School Board will ask voters on Monday for a chunk of money to replace the aging wheelchair lift inside Tunbridge Central School. “The one …

South Royalton Mourns Death of Young Teacher

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

South Royalton — The South Royalton community this week is mourning the death of a 20-year-old preschool teacher who died on Sunday following an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle. Jennifer Kinnarney, a 2012 graduate of South Royalton High …

Bringing Care to the Kids: Health Hub School-Based Clinics a 20-Year Success Story

Sunday, May 11, 2014

South Royalton — A weekly checkup for asthma found 11-year-old Erik Younce laughing with Frank Lamson, the pediatric nurse practitioner with Health Hub and the Strafford School-Based Health Clinic, a group of school-based clinics in the Orange Windsor …

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 …