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John Brown’s Body, Reconsidered

Whitcomb Students Split Their Verdict

October 16, 1859, Harpers Ferry, Virginia: Anti-slavery radicals storm a federal arsenal, hoping to foment a slave rebellion. It didn’t work out that way. More...

Pioneer Physician Assistant Retires

Starr Strong Blazed a New Role for 21 Years at Chelsea Health Center

Physician Assistant Starr Strong will retire on May 1 after 21 years at the Chelsea Health Center, and I sat down with her this week to get her reflections on her career. More...

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Opinion

Green Up Day Gasps for Air

Ben & Jerry’s, Green Mountain Coffee, and Seventh Generation are three iconic, local companies with reputations for being responsible corporate citizens. What do they have in common? More...

Redistricting Education: Two Views

Previous Educ. Commissioners: The Time for Change Is Now

(The following column represents the view of four previous Vermont Commissioners of Education. More...

Of Ghost Dances and School Consolidation in Vermont

(Former Vermont school supterintendent Mathis was the only member of the State Board of Education member who voted against the legislature’s consolidation plan, act 889. More...

Sports

POOL CHAMPIONS

The M&M Monday Night Pool League at Rail Side Tavern ended their 2014 season Monday. Bob Moreau finished in 1st place (Right); Dallas Trombley, 2nd (center); and John Brown, 3rd (left). (Provided). More...

Lady Rockets’ Comeback Falls Short

The Rochester Lady Rockets played their season opener in South Royalton against Concord on Saturday, April 19. More...

WIND-UP

|From the mound, left to Right; Rochester’s #13 Alex Munyon, Rochester’s #14 Chloe Graham-Frock, South Royalton’s #17 Leif Johnson, Whitcomb’s #2 Harrison Allen. (Herald / Photos by Joyce Hunt) More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John P. Ahearn

Bennington— John P. Ahearn, 66, died April 17, 2014 in Bennington, Vermont. He was born April 10, 1948 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Maurice K. and Ruth Van Allen Ahearn. He graduated from Piscataway High School in 1966. More...

Shirley A. Boutwell

East Braintree—Shirley Alice Boutwell, 83, of East Braintree, died Easter Sunday morning, April 20, 2014, at her home. More...

Gerard D. Stevens

Strafford— Gerard D. Stevens, 67, died April 18, 2014, at his home in Strafford, after a courageous battle with cancer. More...

SUCCESS!

William Pease examines his treasures from the Easter egg hunt at the Tunbridge Central School on Saturday morning. (Herald / Ben DeFlorio) More...

Recycling World Changing Quickly

Tighter Regs To Be Expected

While corporations and state government may be jumping off the Green Up Day bandwagon, attention has turned to a whirlwind of activity in the field of recycling. More...

Frenier Offers GOP Challenge To MacDonald

Robert Frenier, a Chelsea business owner, announced his candidacy for the Orange County seat in the Vermont Senate currently held by Mark MacDonald of Brookfield. MacDonald, 71, has served in the senate for seven terms. More...

Rest Area At I-89 Exit 4 Encounters Complications

More than a year after Gov. More...

Communities

Driver Injured In I-89 Rollover

On April 20 at 3:50 a.m., state police received a report of a one-car accident on 1-89 southbound at mile marker 28.2 in Randolph. More...

Turn in Unwanted Pills At ‘Take Back’ Collections

Residents can turn in unwanted prescription drugs at three sites, on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will staff the drug take-back center at Kinney’s Drugs in Randolph, on Route 12S. More...

State Police Make Driving Arrests

State police this week reported the arrests of two men for driving violations. On April 16 at 8:40 p.m., troopers from the Royalton Barracks responded to River Street in Bethel for a report of a truck off the road. More...

Arts

Evening with Groucho at Chandler

Award-winning actor, director and playwright Frank Ferrante will recreate his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in a fast-paced 90 minutes of hilarity at Chandler Music Hall Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Randolph Singers ‘Swing into Spring’

The Randolph Singers Community Chorus—50 voices strong—and the Randolph Union High School Jazz Band will present a big band swing concert on Sunday May 4, 4 p.m., at the RUHS Murray Auditorium. More...

Chandler Film Series Closes Sunday With Coppola Thriller, ‘The Conversation’

Chandler Center for the Arts ends its 2013-14 season of “Great Films by Great Directors” on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 6 p.m. with Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Conversation.” More...

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