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Police want to know where this scrap metal came from as they search for missing Royalton teen

As the Valley News reported last week, police are searching for Austin Colson, 19, of Royalton. He had plans to collect scrap metal during the day on Thursday, Jan. 11. The trailer was later found abandoned on Downer Road in Sharon with these pieces of metal and others inside it. Police are now trying to ID where this metal came from. Anyone with information should contact the Vermont State Police Royalton Barracks at 802-234-9933.

From Vermont State Police: “Police are seeking assistance with identifying any locations where this metal may have been collected from. The scrap most likely was collected during the day on January 11 in the Royalton, Sharon, or immediate surrounding areas. Anyone who can identify some of this material, recalls interacting with Austin Colson that day, or has information about his disappearance is urged to contact the Vermont State Police Royalton Barracks at 802 234-9933.” (VSP photograph)

Happening over on the ol’ @vnewsuv Instagram

1️⃣ Diana Capozzi maneuvers a chair into her car in White River Junction, #VT, on Tuesday. She got the chair from a friend who planned to donate it to the Listen Community Services thrift store. “I thought, ‘That would be perfect for my porch, I just have to figure out how to get it into my car,’ ” Capozzi said. “I’m just being #thrifty.” 2️⃣ Clyde Brown repairs the cover to his mechanically extendable #mailbox in South Royalton, Vt., on Wednesday. The cover blew off the electric drill powered mechanism the previous evening. Brown created the device, which he powers on timers from inside his house, in 1991, so that he can pull the box in out of range of #snow plows and does not have to shovel snow away from around the box. ⏹ More #vnewsuv staff photography at www.vnews.com/photos. (Valley News photographs – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vermont #802 #newengland #winter #january #photojournalism #sliceoflife #🚗 #📬

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1️⃣ Four generations of the Haupt family have worked at Green Mountain Glove Company in Randolph, #VT, even as the pressures on the business have increased. 🔺 Hear from them in the FULL VIDEO, plus view MORE PHOTOS, at www.vnews.com. 🔺 Link in profile. 2️⃣ Green Mountain Glove Company owner Kurt Haupt looks over a mitten his daughter Heidi Haupt, right, sewed to re-create a customer’s favorite pair of #mittens that finally wore through after years of use in Randolph, #VT. 3️⃣ Evangeline Pierce, of Randolph, sews a string of #glove parts together at one of the #machines where she has worked for over 40 years. 4️⃣ Sam Hooper, of Brookfield, Vt., presses a glove on a hot form, the final step before a glove is ready to be worn. 5️⃣ A box of #gloves, sewn and trimmed of loose threads, sits ready to be pressed and stretched into their final shape. ⏹ (Photographs by Valley News staff photographer James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson. Video by James M. Patterson and Valley News web editor Maggie Cassidy.) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism #videojournalism #video #vermont #802 #factory #industry #sewing #business #smallbiz #family #video #🧤

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The virtual suggestion box is open for names for the new merged Bethel and SoRo school district

The South Royalton School Student Council hosted a debate between former state Rep. David Ainsworth, R-Royalton, left, and Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge in the rematch for their two-town seat in South Royalton, Vt., on October 24, 2016. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Shared by the South Royalton School Facebook page:

Click here to take the survey. Officials say the name “should be an all encompassing name intended for both buildings/campus,” such as the “Green Mountain School District.”

RELATED: Royalton, Bethel Agree To Merger

Video of ceremony welcoming Vermont Law School’s new prez, Thomas J.P. McHenry, is online

Thomas J.P. McHenry at his installation ceremony as president and dean of Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vt., on Oct. 13, 2017. (Photo courtesy Vermont Law School)

Grab the popcorn (after all, it is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, I’m told) and get comfy, because the ceremony — known as an installation ceremony — is an hour and 20 minutes long. Read more about Thomas J.P. McHenry here.