December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

FairPoint Complaints Piling Up

Even Before Strike, Service Was Poor

Back in 2006, when a small, North Carolina-based communications company made a bid to buy Verizon’s landline services in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, a number of observers warned that FairPoint Communications, Inc. More...

Two Passengers Okay After Train-Car Crash

Amtrak Tore Front Right Off Their Car

At 7 p.m., a car that was stuck on the tracks of a private rail crossing in South Royalton was sliced in two—and not very neatly—by an Amtrak train that was heading north at 59 mph. More...

Paper Candles and The Spirit of Christmas

A second look

Imagine you are attending a spring recital for a dance studio. The curtain lifts, and there on the stage among 20 improbable ballerinas trying to remember foot positions, one child moves with unmistakable grace. More...

Vermont Company Rides Solar Boom Around the World

Leigh Seddon, you could say, made hay while the sun shone. More...

Special Sections

People

Local Births

Thursday, Dec. 4: A son, Samuel Archer, was born to Shayna (Booth) and Dustin Murray of South Royalton. Monday, Dec. 8: A son, Ansel Leighton O’Neil, was born to Dana Catherine Davis and Collin Loring O’Neil of Calais. More...

“I’m One”

Hi! My name is Tanner Scott Henry Russell and I turn one on October 13, 2014. I want to say “hi” to my mom, Elizabeth Clark, and my dad, Nakoma Russell, and my brother and sister, Camden and Maylah Russell. More...

Rochester H.S. English Teacher Values Forming Relationships

Staff Profile

Rochester High School’s English teacher, Jen Snow, grew up just over the mountain in Bethel, and graduated from Whitcomb High School in 2003. More...

Arts

Domas Photographs Featured in Exhibit

Photographs by Hannah Domas, a Class of 2011 graduate of Rochester High School, and the daughter of Tim and Sue Domas of Rochester, were recently featured as part of a week-long exhibition at the Colburn Gallery in Williams Hall at the University of More...

Rochester School ‘Rockin’ Revue’

The Rochester School will present a “Rockin’ Rocket Revue” this Friday, Dec. 19 from 6-8 p.m. in the Rochester School auditorium. More...

Dave Keller & Starline Rhythm Boys In New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Montpelier-based soul and blues singer/guitarist Dave Keller will host a community New Year’s Eve Extravaganza at Montpelier City Hall on New Year’s Eve. More...

Calendar - Free Access

Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 18 •Christmas Dinner. Everyone welcome, 11:30 a.m., Randolph Senior Center, 6 Hale Street, Randolph. Info: 728-9324. More...

Theater

Hopkins Center Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 603-646-2422 More...

Movies

The Playhouse Main Street, Randolph, 728-4012 •“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (PG-13) Thurs.-Sat., Dec. 18-20 in 3D at 7 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 21 in 2D at 7 p.m. The Savoy Theater More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elaine Kellogg

Salisbury— Elaine M. Kellogg, 66, died Wednesday evening December 10, 2014 at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Randolph June 19, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Arretta (Jacobs) Luce. More...

Waino R. Wonkka

Concord, N.H.—Waino Robert Wonkka died on December 10, 2014. He was born in Springfield, Mass., the son of Waino William Wonkka and Pearl (Pirila) Ojala. More...

Patricia Baumann

Leesburg, Fla.— Patricia (Pat) Louise Baumann, 96, of Leesburg, Fla., died peacefully on December 11, 2014. She was born July 7, 1918 in Mt. More...

Deer Harvest Down

Some Say Too Many Doe Being Shot

So how was the deer hunting season this year? If you ask deer reporting stations along Routes 110 or 100 or 107, you’ll get one answer—pretty good season, good numbers, good deer size. More...

Town Wants To Demolish Blighted Homes

The town of Ranolph is very much interested in acquiring some downtown real estate. More...

‘Rockstar’ Of Asphalt Art World

SoRo’s Runde Creates Chalk Masterpieces

“You go away for a week and feel like a rockstar, and then you come back and no one knows about it.” That’s how Katie Runde described her time at the 2014 Sarasota Chalk Festival. More...

Royalton Family In Great Need Of Organ Donors

Donna Harrington says “You can live on if you give your organs.” Donna knows from personal and family history how great is the need for organ donors. More...

The Shortest Day Comes with a Meteor Shower

The Outside Story

Every year, I eagerly await the winter solstice, which this year falls on December 21. My anticipation is driven not from an affection for winter, but a hunger for sunlight. More...

Communities

Two Charged In Series Of Area Burglaries

An encounter on a Peth Road property in Braintree on Thanksgiving morning, that was promptly reported to police, has led to the recovery of items stolen “ from multiple burglaries in the Brookfield, Braintree, and Randolph area,” accordin More...

Royalton Men Charged In Bloody Confrontation

A violent confrontation between two Royalton men at a Roberts Road residence on Sunday, Dec. l4 left both men “covered in blood,” according to state police. More...

Police Arrest Two DUI Suspects

State police this week reported the arrests of two drivers for suspected drunk driving. One arrest came just after 11 p.m. on a snowy December 11, when state police responded to a report of a pickup truck off of East Bethel Road in Randolph. More...

Opinion

Marijuana & Tourism

When Lt. Gov. Phil Scott met with law enforcement officials recently in Middlebury, he may not have expected that the conversation would turn quickly to the Marijuana Question. More...

The U.S. Must Never Again Stoop to Torture

More than a decade ago, the Central Intelligence Agency began detaining and torturing human beings in the name of the war on terrorism. More...

Mix & Mingle in the Jingling Beat

When you hate change as much as I do, things that remain constant are a necessary comfort. More...

Sports

RU Boys Top Blue Devils in Home-Opener

The Randolph Galloping Ghosts grabbed a 72-65 overtime victory in their home-opener against rival Williamstown Blue Devils on Saturday. More...

RUHS Lady Ghosts Bring Record to 3-1

Randolph Lady Ghosts hosted Northfield on Friday, Dec. 12, keeping the win column going with a 32- 14 decision. More...

2nd Place Start Kicks Off RU Bowling Season

The RUHS bowling team came away from their first regular season tournament this past Saturday in second place, only losing to the South Royalton Royals. More...

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