April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Torture Report Should Be Read, Leahy Says

Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator, Patrick Leahy, commented as follows on the recent Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sen. Leahy is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. More...

Education Bill Would Dissolve Districts, Boards

An education bill making its way through the statehouse seems to be traveling the path of similar bills before it, first gaining momentum and public attention and then settling into intense committee analysis. More...

Scott Emphasizes Growth

Laws Should Promote Economic Recovery

Although Vermont has recovered more quickly from the Great Recession than have many states, its economy still is not robust, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott told the Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting Monday. More...

Special Sections

People

Champney and Scipione Wed

Beau Andrew Champney, formerly of South Royalton, and Danielle Nicole Scipione of Wall, N.J., were married August 17, 2013 at the chapel in Allaire State Park. More...

Opinion

‘Prohibition’ Has Never Worked

Your editorial, “Taxing Marijuana” (4/3/14), warrants a lot of discussion. More...

Taxes Supporting Ex-VTC President

Great news! We, the taxpayers of Vermont, will support the paid vacation of the outgoing president of Vermont Technical College at a cost of about $56,000. He leaves the school $2.5 million dollars in debt. More...

Supports Increase In Minimum Wage

I am writing this letter because I believe a livable wage bill should be put on the front burner. I support H.522, which would put the minimum wage up to $12.50 an hour. More...

Sports

Randolph Youth Wrestlers Put on a Show Up North

The Randolph Youth Wrestling Club traveled to the Canadian border last Saturday to wrestle in the Northeast Kingdom Youth Tournament and Vermont K-2 State Championships. More...

Tatum Northfield Amateur Hockey Season

The Northfield Amateur Hockey (NAHA) league is growing by leaps and bounds. All ages of skaters take the ice during the winter months in Northfield to learn how to play hockey and be a part of something that isn’t offered in the area schools. More...

Valley Bowl League Notes

GREEN MOUNTAIN, 3/31/14 W LBig Dogs 71.5 40.5The Knuckle Heads 69.5 42.5Brewsskies 65 47Randy Bradley, high average 215; Francis Laws, scratch game 253; Norman Corliss, scratch series 699.EARLY BIRD, 3/31/14 W LSun Shiners 72 40Gonzo 70 42 More...

Fired VTC Dean Tells His Story

Chancellor Told About Failing At the Top

A top administrator at Vermont Technical College who was fired in January has made public the contents of a “whistleblower” complaint, alleging harassment and wrongful termination, which he filed against former VTC Pres. More...

RES’s Carleton Wins National Award

Honored as Excellent Elem. Art Educator

Visitors to the Randolph Elementary School immediately find themselves in a visual paradise created by children. Wall art is everywhere, and it’s not just pretty little pictures either. More...

VTC Digester Produces Electricity

But Malfunction Leads To Emptying Tank

There was good news and bad news last week for the new $3.5-million anaerobic digester at Vermont Technical College. More...

Krummholz: The High Life of Crooked Wood

The Outside Story

Krummholz is the original bonsai. Stunted and gnarled, it grows in rugged environments: cliffs, mountaintops, canyon walls. Often very old, it inspires us with its tenacity in the face of harsh conditions. More...

Communities

Fire Destroys Home in SoRo

An overnight fire in South Royalton this week displaced the two people living at a home on Pleasant Street. The fire call came in at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. More...

Wellness Fair Marks World Health Day for Area Students

The Bethel, Rochester, and Stockbridge schools joined forces on Monday, April 7 to celebrate World Health Day with a range of activities to promote health and wellness. More...

Is It GMP Calling, Or Another Scam?

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department last week warned residents to be aware of scammers who are calling Green Mounain Power customers. More...

Arts

Grammy Nominee Osborne at LOH

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee, Joan Osborne will perform at Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, N.H., Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Pianist Gabriela Montero Performs April 16 at Hop

What was it like to hear 19th-century piano virtuoso Franz Liszt sit down at the piano and improvise? Or Mozart or Beethoven or any of the other artists who turned their creative flow into written works? More...

‘HAYWIRE’ CONCERT BENEFITS RCR

The central Vermont bluegrass and Americana quintet, “Haywire,” will play a concert to benefit Royalton Community Radio Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tunbridge Town Hall. More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

R. Stewart Wooster

Waltham, Mass. and Randolph, Vt.—R. Stewart Wooster Jr., 87, of Waltham, Mass. and Randolph, Vt., died peacefully Sunday morning, April 6, 2014 at his home. More...

Sanford S. Chase

Worcester, Vt.—Sanford S. “Sandy” Chase, 81, died Sunday morning, April 6, 2014 at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. More...

Holman Service

A Mass of Christian Burial for Pauline C. “Polly” Holman, 85, of Brookfield, who died April 1, 2014, was held Saturday morning, April 5, at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, with Rev. John Milanese officiating. More...

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