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Man shot in Tunbridge faces attempted burglary charge
05-30-2024 6:20 AM


TUNBRIDGE — Vermont State Police have cited a man who was shot in the legs in Tunbridge last winter to appear in court in June on a charge of attempted burglary.The announcement of the charge to be brought against Hugh Shackleton, made last Friday,...

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After crash, Tunbridge man seeks to retrieve glider from White Mountain National Forest
07-05-2024 7:01 PM


BENTON, N.H. — Henry Swayze wanted to return to where he set out. That was a big mistake, he acknowledges.“I was of the mindset I wanted to get back to Post Mills,” Swayze said of the reason he decided not to land his glider which was losing altitude...

Vermont Supreme Court to hear Tunbridge trails case
05-27-2024 6:00 PM


TUNBRIDGE — This spring, Tunbridge trail volunteers were inspecting Orchard Trail, favored by bicyclists, before its reopening for summer use. They found their way barred by downed trees.On May 14, the Tunbridge Selectboard unanimously passed a motion...

First Branch voters approve school budget
04-16-2024 6:01 PM

TUNBRIDGE — Voters in the two-town First Branch Unified School District approved an operating budget of $8.4 million at a floor meeting on Monday night.In a paper ballot vote, 84 voted for the budget and 62 voted no.The budget is up from last year’s...

First Branch Unified School District annual meeting preview
03-29-2024 4:06 PM

Articles of note: An article proposes transferring $167,000 to the district’s capital reserve fund from a $522,000 surplus. Voters will also consider the transfer of $267,000 from that surplus to a tuition reserve fund. Contested races: Voters will...

Tunbridge votes to expand policing
03-05-2024 8:02 PM


TUNBRIDGE — Voters added $40,000 to the budget to pay for expanded policing and gave the Selectboard the green light to draw up a noise ordinance and adopt a “declaration of inclusion” affirming the town welcomes everyone regardless of their race or...

Town Meeting preview: Noise ordinance and declaration of inclusion headed to Tunbridge voters
02-25-2024 10:54 AM

Article of note: One article asks whether voters will approve a noise ordinance and another asks whether voters authorize the Selectboard to adopt a Declaration of Inclusion.Contested races: Officers will be elected from the floor.Budgets and spending...

White River Junction woman gets probation for payroll scheme at Tunbridge tow company
02-14-2024 5:45 PM

BURLINGTON — A White River Junction woman was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $75,000 in restitution following her guilty plea to defrauding her employer, a Tunbridge towing company, during the time she handled the company’s...

Tunbridge trails battle goes to Vt. Supreme Court
12-30-2023 7:56 PM


A lengthy legal brouhaha that has pitted the owners of a former dairy farm against the Town of Tunbridge over the maintenance of public trails is headed to the Vermont Supreme Court.The case is set to be heard sometime this spring, either by a panel...

Police identify victim, alleged shooter in Tunbridge incident
12-22-2023 5:57 PM

WEST LEBANON — A 33-year-old man remains hospitalized but is expected to survive after being shot with a rifle in Tunbridge on Wednesday morning, according to Vermont State Police.On Friday afternoon, authorities identified the shooting victim as Hugh...

Police offer few details about Tunbridge shooting that left one man injured 
12-21-2023 2:28 AM


TUNBRIDGE — A man was critically injured in a shooting in Tunbridge on Wednesday morning, according to Vermont State Police.The shooting took place at a residence on Button Hill Road in Tunbridge, according to Wednesday evening news release...

Rescue squad serving Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge fundraising for new station
12-02-2023 7:18 PM


SOUTH ROYALTON — The South Royalton Rescue Squad is about halfway to its goal of raising $865,000 for a new crew quarters and garage.The squad responds to emergency calls in Royalton, Sharon and part of Tunbridge, as well as a 12-mile stretch of...

Recycling facility reopens after flooding repairs
11-27-2023 2:46 PM

BRADFORD, Vt. – The Additional Recyclables Collection Center, or ARCC, reopened on Monday, but now accepts fewer items for disposal. Damage from July’s flooding had kept the facility shuttered for four months.Bradford, Chelsea, Fairlee and Tunbridge...

Tunbridge bridge construction spurs rerouting for buses, fire trucks
11-16-2023 4:08 AM


TUNBRIDGE — Town and state officials are working to avoid disruptions to emergency services while conducting repairs on two separate bridges; work that needs to be completed before winter.The possible simultaneous closures of both Strafford Road and...

Upper Valley teens help keep Tunbridge Fair steer show alive
09-15-2023 8:05 PM


TUNBRIDGE — The sands of time and the wreckage of a flooded White River are no match for the working steer show at the Tunbridge Fair.Amy Ferris, a longtime 4-H volunteer, started prepping for the event — a storied tradition of agrarian life in...

Game warden: Wild boar shot in Tunbridge believed to have escaped NH reserve 
09-05-2023 6:26 PM


TUNBRIDGE — Federal officials with the United States Department of Agriculture killed a feral swine in Tunbridge this summer, raising concerns about the presence of the highly destructive animals, which are rarely seen in Vermont.Officials are still...

Donated diapers in short supply following Vermont diaper bank closure
08-31-2023 4:45 PM


TUNBRIDGE — Every couple weeks, Cindy Metcalf makes the trek from the Bethel Food Shelf to the Orange County Parent Child Center in Tunbridge to pick up diapers for food shelf clients.In the year since the partnership was established, Metcalf...

White River Junction woman pleads guilty to defrauding Tunbridge employer
08-08-2023 4:19 PM

BURLINGTON — A 31-year-old White River Junction woman has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge that she defrauded her employer, a well-known White River Valley towing company, by falsely inflating the hours she worked while she handled billing...

Organizers confident Tunbridge fair will go on despite flooding
07-16-2023 6:23 AM


TUNBRIDGE — In Friday morning’s bright sunshine, Gordie Barnaby surveyed the flood-damaged Tunbridge Fairgrounds and said it could have been worse.In fact, it has been worse, as recently as 2019, when ice jammed the First Branch of the White River and...

Rainy weather puts damper on summer activities 
07-16-2023 6:18 AM


WOODSTOCK — Endurance athletes had already started arriving in the area for the Vermont 100 race when the flooding hit the state.There were 450 runners from around the world and around 80 equestrians who signed up for the 100-mile trek, which was...

Lawmaker looks to for legislative solution to Tunbridge trails dispute
04-10-2023 6:17 PM


TUNBRIDGE — In the shadow of an ongoing legal dispute that has pitted a Tunbridge property owner against the town’s Selectboard, a Tunbridge state representative introduced a bill that would give towns the authority to maintain legal trails.The...

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