January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Vaccination Decline Called Worrisome

Old Diseases Make Alarming Comeback

Measles was declared eradicated by the Centers for Disease Control in 2000. Before 1967, 186,000 cases of mumps were reported each year. Seventy years ago, children were dying from whooping cough, also known as pertussis. The U.S. More...

School Budgets Are on the Line Next Tuesday

School budget voting in the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union for the 2015-16 school year begins next Tuesday, when voters will weigh in on a Randolph Union High School budget carrying a 1.8% increase and a Randolph Technical Career Center budget wi More...

Afternoon on Ice

Nick Lee, 11, surrounded by his Barrett’s Bruisers teammates, maneuvers the puck toward the goal during warm ups before a game against the Nordic Sun as Sharon held its second annual hockey tournament on the town rink Saturday. More...

‘Sea of Pink’ Day at RUHS Benefits Camp Ta-Kum-Ta

Last Saturday, Jan. 24 was Sea of Pink Day at Randolph Union High School, raising awareness and more than $1,700 for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. More...

Life in the Cab of a State Snowplow Is Not an Easy One

It’s early morning on Martin Luther King Day, but it’s anything but a holiday for state worker Mike Bride. More...

Special Sections

People

BIG BENEFIT SATURDAY

Drummer Asa Merrill and teacher Josh Stumpff mix it up in an impromptu rehearsal for “Cents and Change,” a new RUHS band that’s creating a lot of buzz. More...

Local Births

Tuesday, Jan. 1: A daughter, Thea Edda Gitnick was born to Ingrid Gitnick and Troy O’Brien of Williamstown. Wednesday, Jan. 14: A son, Safford Daniel, was born to Rose (Kent) and Alfred Dedam of Bethel. Sunday, Jan. More...

FUTURE HORNETS?

First- and second-grade participants in the ongoing Bethel Sports Basketball program line up for practice on Sunday, Jan. 25 in the school gymnasium. (Herald/Provided) More...

Arts

TINTYPE GYPSIES

Sandy’s Books & Bakery on Main Street in Rochester will begin its sixth annual Cabin Fever Music Series with a performance by the Tintype Gypsies this Saturday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. More...

‘WADJDA’

The Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock will host the awardwinning film “Wadjda” Saturday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. as part of the 5th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series. More...

WRVP Auditions This Saturday

Due to a winter weather advisory, auditions for the White River Valley Players’ production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors” were cancelled on Tuesday, Jan. 27 and have been re-scheduled for Saturday, Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Lindquist

Randolph— Barbara Day Lindquist, 88, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Joslyn House. More...

Aldea Belanger

Rochester, Vt.—Aldea Belanger, 88, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, N.H., after a brief illness. More...

Ronald C. Lanpher

Hancock, Vt.—Ronald C. Lanpher, 75, died Sunday night, Jan. 18, 2015 at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, after a lengthy illness. More...

Mother, Son Take Trip of a Lifetime

Fire Dept. Helps Raise the Funds

Wishes do come true—just ask Roxanne Benson. The Chelsea woman, who has terminal cancer, had her wish to see Ground Zero granted earlier this month, and she wanted to tell The Herald how grateful she was for the kindness of others. More...

Headed

Just refueled, Max Stearns, Grace Kay, Alexis Allen and Syd Allen get ready to hit the trails from Bethel to Chelsea, Tuesday afternoon. The weather was perfect for fun in the snow and the gals, all from Chelsea, did the round trip mid-day. More...

Democrats Talk Pot

Legalization Debate Is Set for February 9

Preparing for what is likely to be a spirited debate in the Vermont Legislature this year, Windsor County Democratic Committee has designated its February meeting as a forum and discussion of legalizing marijuana. The meeting is Monday, Feb. More...

Royalton Radio On Air

FM Signal Can Reach Several Area Towns

Ever since 12:45 p.m. last Thursday, the air has been full of a little more music. That’s when a switch was flipped at Royalton Community Radio, sending its programming out through the air for the first time. More...

So. Royalton School Gets Grant For ‘Fuel Up’ Wellness Program

The South Royalton School was chosen to receive $3800 to support its “Fuel Up to Play 60” initiative. More...

Students Find Bright History and Bright Future

RANDOLPH TECHNICAL CAREER CENTER

The Randolph Technical Career Center (RTCC) serves high school students throughout the White River Valley area, offering up to 14 different programs of study. More...

Snowshoe Hares Weather Vermont’s Winter

The Outside Story

For the past 14 years, my Winter Ecology students and I have spent a lot of time outdoors, studying the preferred habitat features and winter foods of snowshoe hares. More...

Communities

Brookfield Couple Leads Police on Long Chase

Shortly before midnight on Saturday, Northfield police arrested a Brookfield man and woman on multiple charges, following a several-hour pursuit that started and ended in Northfield— and included a loop through Randolph. More...

Losing ‘Small School’ $$ May Cost Towns $826K

A proposal favored by Gov. More...

Under New Budget, Tax Rate To Rise A Penny Higher than This Year’s

At its meeting last Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Randolph Selectboard approved a new budget which will go before the Town Meeting voters in March. More...

Opinion

Tax On Sugar: A Healthy Move

As a mother and a two-time cancer survivor, I would do anything to prevent my children, or anyone for that matter, from getting a cancer diagnosis. More...

District Merger Is Hurting Education

Because the supervisory unions are joining, the language teacher at my school is having her work hours cut to part-time and the health teacher is being cut completely. More...

Whitcomb Handled Incident Very Well

Recently at Bethel Schools a student brought what Channel 3 called a stun gun to school. Now, as reported on TV, it sounded like a terrifying ordeal. And worse, the parents/ guardians were not notified. More...

Sports

DRIVE

Senior Hornet Keinan Strong drives to the basket in the game against the Red Devils last Friday. Chelsea and Whitcomb ended the first half with just a one point difference. Chelsea kicked it into high gear and drove away with the win, 57-41. More...

Randolph Wrestlers Take Their Stance in January

This past weekend, the Randolph Wrestling team traveled to Vergennes to compete in the Bob Benoure Invitational. Three wrestlers competed in the competition. More...

Rocket Boys Win One Lose One

The Rockets opened the week with a home win against Websterville, winning 82-49. Both teams came out with a lot of energy with no one able to take control of the game. More...

Calendar - Free Access

Calendar

Jan 29 – Feb 8, 2015

Friday, Jan. 30 •Open Mic Night. Hosted by the Baba Yagas, free and open to all performers, 7 p.m., Sandy’s Books & Bakery, North Main Street, Rochester. Info: 767-4258. •Bingo Night. More...

Theater

BarnArts Barnard •“Death and Taxes,” Jan. 30–Feb. 1 at the UU Church in Barnard; Fri. & Sat. at 7 p.m., and Sun. at 2 p.m. Preorder tickets at barnarts.org, or call 234-1645, or buy at the door. Town Hall Theatre More...

Movies

The Playhouse Main Street, Randolph, 728-4012 •“Big Eyes” (PG-13) Thurs., Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. •”Bird Man” (R) Fri., Jan. 30- Mon., Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. and Thurs., Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. More...

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