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Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the belts — one for each of its three active ambulances — and has used them on roughly half a dozen calls so far, according to Upper Valley Ambulance Executive Director Clay Odell. Improving both patient and responder safety inspired the decision to acquire the belts, he said. In 2014, Upper Valley Ambulance received 62 calls for what it terms “lift assists ” out of 1,041 calls total, …

Tunbridge Picks a Principal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tunbridge — A South Royalton native who has earned praise for his work building community ties in the Hartford schools will be the new principal of the Tunbridge Central School. Scott Farnsworth, guidance and counseling director for the Hartford School District, has announced that he has accepted a position as principal of the …

Former Tunbridge Principal Pleads Not Guilty to Charge

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chelsea — Former Tunbridge Central School principal Richard Talbot pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of engaging in a prohibited act after an 11-year-old student told police Talbot grabbed her buttocks and interviews with other students led investigators to believe he could have been “grooming” students for sexual abuse. Orange Superior Court …

S.O.S. for Tunbridge Bridges: Selectboard Mulls Vehicle Restrictions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tunbridge — Every once in a while, it happens. Somebody doesn’t pay attention to the height warning signs, or a group of workers don’t realize how tall their truck is, and they’ll try to drive through one of …

Local News Briefs: Thursday, July 24

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Former VLS President Donates Home to School South Royalton — A former Vermont Law School president and dean and his wife have donated their former home in Tunbridge to the school, officials announced in a news release Wednesday. …

Valerie J. Ferris

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Valerie J. Ferris, 50 died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home in Tunbridge after a long battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 19, 1963 in Barre, Vt. the daughter of Norman K. and Beverly J. (Hewitt) Larkin. She attended school in Tunbridge and …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Forum, July 14: The Unreal McCoy Cartoon; Coins for the Fountain; Norwich Projects

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Unreal McCoy To the Editor: Glenn McCoy’s latest unfunny cartoon reaches a new low of ugly misinformation. I’ve no doubt the Valley News recognizes this nonsense for what it is, so one is compelled to ask — why print this stupid, contemptible dreck? I would seriously like …

Recreation Notes: Towns Honor Accident Victim

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tragedy afflicted Tunbridge last month when 20-year-old Jen Kinnarney, of South Royalton, died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. While both communities mourned, more than 100 friends gathered to help make things a little easier for …

Summer Journal: Being Born on, or Close to, the 4th of July Brings Two Parties Together

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Last summer, a blushing River Terami celebrated his seventh birthday with more than 120 people singing in unison while they were packed into the Union Arena lobby in Woodstock. “It was this neat feeling of a huge choir …

Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival Has Room to Grow in Tunbridge

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tunbridge — Bluegrass fans Mike Bourquin and Chantal Bastiat, who tour music festivals selling books, records and other music under the name Flop-Eared Muse, had long wanted to set up shop at the Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival, …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …