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Amtrak train crashes into car in South Royalton; no one injured

Nick Stickney of Blakeman's Towing & Recovery works to remove a Jeep Wrangler from the ditch after it was struck by an Amtrak passenger train in South Royalton, Vt., on Jan. 18, 2018. Police said the Jeep's driver was trying to pull another car out of the snow at the time of the crash. No one was injured. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Nick Stickney of Blakeman’s Towing & Recovery works to remove a New Jersey man’s Jeep Wrangler from a ditch after the vehicle was struck by an Amtrak passenger train on Thursday night at a railroad crossing on North Windsor Street in South Royalton. Police said the Jeep’s driver was trying to tow another car up the driveway that intersects with the tracks at the time of the crash. No one was injured, but the Jeep was totaled. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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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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No, this isn’t a scene from Mars; it’s the South Royalton bean hole

Yes, the bean hole.

South Royalton #VT firefighter Mark Wood, wearing a #suit made for fighting aircraft #fires, stands in the over 400-degree #heat of a #granite-lined #beanhole, shoveling out #coals to make room for six #pots of #baked #beans on the #SoRo green on Friday, July 28. The South Royalton Fire Department has been using the hole to #bake #beans for their #OldHomeDays #celebration for over 50 years. “We’ve only ever had two #disasters with the beans,” said former South Royalton Fire Chief Paul Whitney. “Once a heavy rain put the fire out and #charcoal #briquettes had to be used to finish the #cooking, and another time the person in charge of making the #sauce mistakenly added a large quantity of #salt instead of #sugar, making the beans inedible.” ➡️ Full story, including words and photos, at www.vnews.com. Direct link in profile. ⬅️ (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #photojournalism

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