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Bethel man accused of leaving the scene of Friday night’s fatal crash is released on bail

Jeremy Potwin walks out of court after being arrainged on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction, Vt. Potwin was arrested on Saturday after allegedely being invloved in a fatal accident in Royalton on Friday night. (Valley News – Charles Hatcher) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Jeremy Potwin was released on conditions of bail following his arraignment this afternoon in Windsor Superior Court, where he pleaded not guilty to several charges in connection with the fatal crash. Some of the victim’s family members were in court today and said they did not want Potwin to be charged. Read more.

More on the passing of Stretch Gillam, “a 6-foot-4 … teddy bear of a man, quick with a smile when he saw you”

Valley News sports editor Greg Fennell weighs in with this very nice remembrance published in this morning’s paper.

Robert “Stretch” Gillam smiles while umpiring a softball game between Thetford Academy and Rivendell Academy on May 21, 2011, in Orford. Gillam, known primarily in Upper Valley high school basketball circles, died on Monday at age 82. (Valley News – Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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