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Good News for Sharon

More Kids in School Means Lower Taxes

Most schools in rural Vermont are experiencing shrinking enrollments, but not Sharon. More...

Uncle Sam Sign

SAM SIGN |Uncle Sam took up position in front of the Vershire Town Center building to encourage citizens to stop at the town meeting and vote on Tuesday. (Herald / Ben DeFlorio) More...

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People

Local Photographer Earns PPA Degree

Janet Miller of Janet Miller Photography in Braintree, has earned the master of photography degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA). More...

Central Vermont Shows Up Again In ‘New Yorker’

Central Vermont received a subtle plug when the New Yorker magazine published its 90th Anniversary issue a week ago. The anniversary magazine’s illustrations included three complete covers and more of its signature cartoons than usual. More...

Braintree Selex: Old Hotel Is Declared ‘Abandoned’

The following summary of the Braintree Selectboard’s February 17 meeting was written from unapproved minutes submitted to The Herald. The board agreed to hold the next board meeting on Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Arts

Irish Music

IRISH MUSIC |On Sunday, March 8 from 2-4 p.m. More...

Lighthouse Photograph Display At Gifford’s Art Gallery

Eighteen photographs by Randolph artist Christopher J. Fuhrmeister are currently on display at Gifford Medical Center’s art gallery in an exhibit that will run through April 1, 2015. More...

'Yarn' In Sharon

‘YARN’ IN SHARON | Presented by MountainFolk, “Yarn” will return to central Vermont Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Calendar - Free Access

Recycling Continues This Saturday

Rochester residents are reminded to bring their recycling to the town office parking lot this Saturday, March 7, when a truck will be on hand to collect recyclables between 8 a.m.-noon For more information, call the town office at 767-3631. More...

Tunbridge School Budget Passes, New Principal Starts at TCS

This year’s Tunbridge School budget meeting took place the night prior to Town Meeting, and was lightly attended to discuss the proposed 2015/2016 school budget of $3,224,721. More...

Tunbridge Town Meeting Voters Approve Town, Highway Budgets

For the 34th year in a row, the Tunbridge Town Meeting on March 3 began by re-electing Euclid Farnham as the moderator. Town officers’ reports were heard beginning with delinquent taxes in the amount of $158,022.88. More...

Town Meeting

Bethel TM Contentious but Cordial

Bethel voters turned out in encouraging numbers for Town Meeting on Tuesday morning, and they approved a hotly contested budget of $1.4 million in a 112 to 27 vote. More...

Elections

Benson was unanimously reëlected as were Town Clerk and Treasurer Jean Burnham, Selectboard chair Bill Hall and lister Louise Burt. Since the death in 2014 of Kent Batcheller, Bethel has been without a Grand Juror. More...

Budget Discussion

Next came the $1.4 million annual budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, which provoked strong reactions and comments from the crowd. Several voters expressed dismay at the proposed increase. More...

Bethel Voters Revolt over Plan for School Changes

School Bd. Chair Is Out of Office

etermined voters at Bethel’s School Board Meeting defeated a proposed $5.4-million budget that favored online learning as opposed to traditional methods. The vote was a lopsided 120 to 22. More...

Chelsea Enlarges Selectboard to Five

School Board Looks to Future

Chelsea’s town and school meeting Tuesday resulted in an expanded selectboard— from three to five members—and passage of both school and town budgets with minor changes. More...

Public Invited To VLS Forum On Legalizing Marijuana

The Criminal Law Society and SPEAK at Vermont Law School will present “Marijuana Legalization in Vermont: Arguments, Considerations and Perspectives,” a conference from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Democratic Choices |

Food has long been a favorite feature of the Vermont Town Meeting, perhaps none more so than the plethora of pies, like these slices, served at The United Church of Chelsea during the Town Meeting Da More...

Communities

Weatherwise

The following observations were taken in Randolph Center during theweek of February 23-March 1, 2015.Low High CommentsMonday -12° 24° all day temperature drop; WNW 18Tuesday -19° 14° arctic haze gives ay to partial sunWednesday 2° 24° sunshine to clo More...

Orange County Sheriff Mixes Local and National Business

Orange County Sheriff Bill Bohnyak has had a busy 2015, mixing national activities in with his duties in the county. More...

Head-On Crash in Stockbridge

Two drivers received minor injuries and their respective vehicles received “heavy front-end damage,” in a head-on crash on Route 107 in Stockbridge late Tuesday morning, state police reported. More...

Opinion

Chelsea Meeting A Disappointment

Instead of talking about vision, investments in the future, and creative ways to promote the town and the school for future residents and businesses, the Chelsea Town Meeting digressed from nit-picking about $500 in a $4-million dollar expenditure in More...

Carbon Tax Seems A ‘Big Plus’

William Kevan is right (letter, 2/19) to point out that it is we who create the demand for fossil fuels to support our life styles. More...

Vt. Democrats Are On the Wrong Path

I am concerned how the young seem to pick up on the ideal of the rhetoric freely given by progressiveliberal Democrats and Republicans but fail to look at their actions and the hypocrisy of it all. They are so deceived. More...

Sports

Ghosts To Face Blue Devils at Aud

The Randolph Ghosts are going to the Barre Auditorium! The Ghosts defeated the Peoples Academy Wolves 58-46 in the quarter-final game. Nathan Gray propelled the More...

Classic Sleds

The annual Vermont Vintage Rendezvous was held Saturday, in Bethel, drawing crowds to check out snow machines ranging from converted Model Ts to models from the ’80s. More...

Whitchester Succumbs to Proctor

The Whitcomb Rochester cooperative girls’ basketball team, a.k.a. Whitchester, made their way to the Barre Auditorium last Wednesday night for the Division IV semi-final game. The game was quick, with Whitchester losing 34-26 to Proctor. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bernard Carmiggelt

Scottsdale, Ariz.—Bernard (Barney) Carmiggelt 93, died February 3, 2015, at his home. He was born in Arnhem, the Netherlands, on December 10, 1921, the only son of Berend and Berdina Carmiggelt. More...

Morin Service

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Edgar R. Morin, 87, of Braintree, who died February 14, 2015, was held Saturday morning, Feb. 28 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, with Rev. John Milanese officiating. More...

Correction BOARDWAY

The obituary for Ellen Elizabeth Steward, 88, of Plymouth, printed in last week’s Herald, incorrectly stated that she died on February 27. The correct date of her death was FUNERAL HOM February 17. More...

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