Tunbridge

Green Mountain Power lineman Bruce Burbine, left, gives instructions to an Asplundh tree cutting crew headed by Shane Townsend, second from right, to clear the tangled brush below lines on Beacon Hill Road in Chelsea, Vt. Monday, December 15, 2014. "What's left are the real bad ones, so that's the unfortunate thing," said Burbine who was 19 hours into a shift and hoping to finish restoring power to the area by the end of the day.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Outages Dwindling in Upper Valley

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chelsea — Will Miller, a Pepper Road resident, turned up his stereo speakers on Monday afternoon, enjoying the electricity he had been without since last Tuesday evening. The outage was the longest Miller could remember, he said. The periods without power following the 1998 ice storm and Hurricane Irene in 2011, weren’t “as bad as this,” he said. As he …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last through the weekend and possibly into Monday.” “We are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring …

Dana Otis Goodnow

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Dana Otis Goodnow, 80, died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Tunbridge on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. He was born Dec. 16, 1933, in Rutland, Vt, the son of Dana Levi and Reva (Sweet) Goodnow. He grew up in Chester, Vt. and graduated in 1952 from Chester High School. He served as a Corporal in the United States …

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 …

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 …