July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Charges Dismissed In 2014 Hit and Run

No Evidence Against The Accused Pratt

Charges have been dropped against Timothy Pratt, of Rochester, who was arrested in early 2014 for a hit-and-run car accident that killed 86-year-old George Goding. More...

Board Asks Sammis To Revisit Design

The District 3 Environmental Commission is “not persuaded” that the proposed 172-acre Green Mountain Center at Exit 4 in Randolph is “compact enough” to meet the Act 250 sub-criterion governing development of primary agricultu More...

Randolph Selex Ponder Real Estate Purchases

Town Has Eye On East Randolph Hall, Other Properties

The Town of Randolph will likely add to its real estate holdings shortly, Town Manager Mel Adams confirmed this week. More...

Local Dining, Historic Setting, Great Food

SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS - ADVERTISING FEATURE

At The Fox Stand Tavern and Catering in Royalton, owner Jed Cohan is pleased to offer a social atmosphere centered on quality dining that augments the building’s history of community significance since 1818. More...

Vt. Open Farm Week, Aug. 3-9 Celebrates Farm Fresh Food

Go straight to the source of your favorite Vermont food during Vermont Open Farm Week, August 3-9. More...

How Hot Is Too Hot? Vermonters Experience Serious Health Effects

A Vermont Department of Health analysis shows that Vermonters are at greater risk for serious illnesses, even death, when the statewide average temperature reaches or exceeds 87°F. More...

‘This Is the IRS Calling …’ Don’t Believe It for a Second

The IRS impersonation scam is one of the most persistent cons out there, and according to the Better Business Bureau, it’s back this summer with a vengeance. BBB has received numerous complaints about aggressive calls by fake IRS agents. More...

Special Sections

People

ONSTAGE FUN

Kids dance, sing, and make props during the White River Valley Players’ annual summer theater camp this week in Rochester. A free public performance will take place Friday, July 31 at 6:30 pm in the school auditorium. (Herald / Tim Calabro) More...

“I’m One”

Hi! My name is Maverick Vasseur and I turned one year old on July 7, 2015. I live in Rochester with my parents, Caitlin and Nate, and my big sister, Sophia. More...

BARGAINS GALORE

The annual rummage sale held by members of the Strafford United Church has been going on for so long that none of the volunteers can quite remember when it started. More...

Arts

‘HAYWIRE’ IN BARNARD

The Americana band “Haywire” will play music from traditional, bluegrass, blues, jazz and all points in between on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Feast and Field Market at 1544 Royalton Turnpike in Barnard. (Provided) More...

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

The Rochester Chamber music Society’s July 26 concert at the Federated Church featured the Heliand Trio. (Herald / Jerry LeBlond) More...

Michelle Fay Band On Park Sunday

This Sunday, Aug. 2, the Michelle Fay Band will play from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the park in Rochester village. More...

Calendar - Free Access

Jul 30 – Aug 9, 2015

Thursday, July 30 •Lyra Guest Concert. Pianist, Adam Golka plays Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Bartok, and Lutoslawski, 7:30 p.m., Chandler Center for the Arts, Main Street, Randolph. More...

Exhibits

White River Craft Center Kimball House Gallery, Randolph Avenue, Randolph, 728-8912 •Ever-changing and ongoing artists market exhibit, eclectic mix of local artists and artisans—over 25 on display. More...

Theater

Lost Nation Theater City Hall Arts Ctr., Main St., Montpelier, 802-229-0492 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorothy Porter

Randolph, Vt.—Dorothy Titus Porter passed away at the age of 90 on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Mayo Extended Care Facility in Northfield, Vt., where she had been a resident for the past eight months. More...

Gary D. Wood

Bethel, Vt.—Gary Duncan Wood, 66, of Bethel, died Sunday night, July 26, 2015 at his home. More...

George D. Morse

Calais, Vt.—George Davis Morse, 87, died in his sleep at his home with his family on July 24, 2015. More...

Stevens Saved Biker’s Life

Arrived at Just The Right Time

Bethel grandmother Sandra Stevens, who happened upon the scene of a grisly accident July 14 on Camp Brook Road in Bethel, has been credited with saving the life of a woman whose leg was severed. More...

Randolph Center Eyes Stricter Zoning Regs

‘Fire District’ Has Right To Enact Rules

Last Friday night, approximately 25 residents from the 50 homes in Randolph Center Fire District 1 crammed into the Randolph Center Firehouse during a special meeting to provide input on the new zoning proposed by the Randolph Planning Commission. More...

Solar Array Will Power Strafford Organizations

A small but enthusiastic crowd greeted Gov. Peter Shumlin as he dedicated the Strafford Community Solar array on Thursday. More...

Vets’ Cemetery Expansion Set For Groundbreaking in August

Thursday marked the formal announcement of a $5.7 million federal grant to expand the facilities and operation of the Vermont Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. More...

Braintree’s Giverny

Three days weekly throughout summer, a horticultural gem is open to the public on a quiet back road in East Braintree. A gem? Perhaps that’s an understatement. Pagoda Pond Gardens is, rather, a vast collection of crown jewels! More...

The End of July, and the Days Shorten

The Next Harvest

By the end of July, the light starts to noticeably wane. The birds aren’t calling as often, and the sounds of crickets are prominent. For me, it triggers anxiety. That winter is not far off, and I need to prepare for the darkness and the cold. More...

Communities

Finkle Back in Jail for Violation of Parole

A Randolph man who was back home on supervised release after serving 37 months in federal prison for selling crack cocaine has been returned to federal penitentiary for another five months, for violation of conditions. More...

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Embezzlement

At the conclusion of his trial last week, a Bethel grandfather was found guilty of embezzling over $10,000, which had gone missing from the South Royalton gas station where he worked as a clerk. More...

Twigg-Smith Pleads No Contest To Lesser Charge

Flanked by her father and a Windsor County victim’s advocate, a poised 15-year-old girl stood in the middle of a courtroom earlier this month and, turning to one of Barnard’s leading citizens as he sat behind the defense table only a few More...

Opinion

Time To End Mandatory Minimum Sentences

(Following are the remarks of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy at the Bipartisan Summit On Fair Justice on July 22 on Capitol Hill. Leahy, a former prosecutor with a long interest in criminal justice reform, has partnered with U.S. Sen. More...

Moderate Muslims Can Be Our Best Allies

Haviland Smith

The city of Burlington has recently hired a new chief of police, Brandon Del Pozo, who was previously a New York Police Department beat patrolman, precinct commander and NYPD representative in Jordan, where he investigated terrorist events in an atte More...

Close Encounter with an Odd Ball

“Good evening; this is Larry King Live, and these are my favorite suspenders. My guest tonight is the planet Pluto, which was visited recently by the New Horizons spacecraft. Mr. More...

Sports

Sounds Of Summer

It’s a Braintree tradition: the sound of horseshoes clanging as the sun dips low in the sky. Braintree’s horseshoe league meets each Tuesday night on Duclos Road at the home of Barry and Jean Keyes. More...

STARE DOWN

Dylan Ferguson of Rochester’s Babe Ruth team shows that he’s serious in the close game against Randolph, losing 6-5. (Herald / Joyce Hunt) More...

Jello Shot Golf a Big Success

The 14th Annual Jello Shot Golf Invitational hosted by Larry and Milly Rhoades and family of Bethel was held Saturday, July 25, at the White River Golf Course in Rochester. More...

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