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Turning Point employee Brandy Cheney speaks candidly about growing up with an alcohol addiction and becoming free from the addiction while talking to sixth-graders during their health class at Hartland Elementary school in Hartland, Vt., on Jan. 8, 2015. 
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Valley Parents: After Getting Sober, Brandy Cheney Counsels Young People

Friday, February 5, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — The turning point for Brandy Cheney came on a summer night in 2014, when she hopped into her car to pick up a relative, even though she was intoxicated. The Bellows Falls police pulled her over and charged her with DUI. Cheney, now 24, had grown up in a family where addiction was common. She had joined the Army after graduating from high school and managed to stay clean for a while. But when she broke her back during a training exercise and was prescribed Oxycontin, her life quickly spiralled downward. And then there was the DUI, which she describes as a …

Early Flows, Weather Woes: Warmer Temperatures Give Jump-Start to Maple Season

Friday, February 5, 2016

West Hartford — Kris Lyman knows the annual drill of tapping, boiling and selling maple syrup. Brought into the family business in 2008, he’s aware that maple producers should begin tapping trees around the second week in January, wait for the sap to flow in February or March, and be finished around the …

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters hoped would provide property tax relief to Vermonters and spur school consolidations as enrollment drops, …

Caroline Beverley Dorothea (Fisk) Barnaby

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tunbridge, Vt. — Caroline Beverley Dorothea (Fisk) Barnaby, 81 died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. after a brief illness. She was born on June 10, 1934 in Danbury, Conn. to Dorothea Eileen (Copithorne) and Franklyn Leslie Fisk, Sr. She married Richard …

Caroline Beverley Dorothea (Fisk) Barnaby

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tunbridge, Vt. — Caroline Beverley Dorothea (Fisk) Barnaby, 81 died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. after a brief illness. She was born on June 10, 1934 in Danbury, Conn. to Dorothea Eileen (Copithorne) and Franklyn Leslie Fisk, Sr. She married Richard …

Randolph Women Join Board of Safeline Inc.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chelsea — Two Randolph residents have joined the board of Safeline Inc., a member agency of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The board also elected a new chairwoman, Felicity Swayze, of Tunbridge. Shelley Dimick is an IT business analyst with Northfield Savings Bank in Northfield, …

Caroline Beverley Dorothea Barnaby

Friday, June 12, 2015

Tunbridge, Vt. — Caroline Beverley Dorothea Barnaby, 81, died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. after a brief illness. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Neil Jay Morrison

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fountain, Colo. — Unites States Army Master Sargent Neil Jay Morrison died at his home in Fountain on Friday, May 29, 2015. He was 38. Neil was born in Omaha, Neb. on March 1, 1977, the third son Louis and Pauline. He was the adored younger brother of …

Birth Announcements: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Gifford Medical Center SLACK — A son, Connor Jeffrey Slack, born on May 18, 2015, to Kristin Slack, of Bethel. HOYT — A daughter, Hattie Ellen Hoyt, born on May 25, 2015, to Ashley Rogers and Rawlin Hoyt, of Tunbridge. …

Tunbridge Poultry Show Runs Afoul of State Regulations

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tunbridge — Why did the chicken cross the road? Who knows, but to cross into Vermont, she better have her ducks in a row. Organizers of the inaugural Green Mountain Poultry Show found that out the hard way …

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 …

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 …

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 …