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Sales Tax Now Extends To Sugary Drinks

Beginning July 1, retailers are required to assess the state’s 6% sales tax (7% in local-option towns) to “soft drinks” as recently redefined by the Vermont Legislature. More...

Driver Lied About Crash, Police Say

State police say that a young Bethel woman who was on her way to a methadone clinic was the driver who struck and critically injured a South Royalton lawyer last Tuesday morning, even though she allegedly told police that she had just been the passen More...

Only in Vermont

Joey Farrington takes a bite of his ice cream as he and fellow members of the Hooves & Horns 4H club take their teams of steers for a walk into town for an ice cream run Monday evening. More...

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Thoma To Leave Chandler In August

Chandler Center for the Arts announced in a press release this week that Kurt Thoma, who took over the position of executive director at Randolph’s regional arts center just last year, will step down before fall. More...

Two Cited in SoRo For Mutual Affray

Royalton police cited two Royalton residents to court last Friday, after officers responded to a confrontation outside a residence on Wilder Lane. More...

Three Arrested In SoRo Burglary

On June 28, police arrested Jessica Levatino, 26, and Sterling Daniel, 24, both of Bethel, and Eleni Howe, 22, of Royalton, for alleged burglary and providing false information to law enforcement. More...

Arts

Valuable Guitars Stolen At Bluegrass Festival

Two valuable guitars were stolen from performers at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival in Tunbridge. More...

Marie LaPré Grabon Exhibit at Chandler

During this year’s fifth annual Summer Pride Theater Festival, the landscapes and collages of visual artist Marie LaPré Grabon will be on display in Chandler’s Downstairs Gallery from July 6-August 10. More...

Burns To Share Insights, Scenes From New Series on Vietnam War

On Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m., renowned filmmaker Ken Burns will be at the Hopkins Center in Hanover, N.H. More...

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Thursday, July 2 •Caregiver Support Group. Home caregivers invited to share concerns and learn how to take time for themselves, free, 11 a.m.- noon, Gifford Medical Center, conference center, South Main Street, Randolph. Info: 728-7100, ext. 6. More...

Theater

Chandler Music Hall Main St., Randolph, 728-6464 •“Cinderella,” more than 100 youth from Central Vermont and the Upper Valley present the classic tale with music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein; Thurs., July More...

Movies

The Playhouse Main Street, Randolph, 728-4012 •Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out” (PG) Thurs., July 2-Thurs., July 9 in 3D at 7:30 p.m. Bethel Drive-in Theater More...

Town Meetings

Bethel Selex Establish Energy Committee

At the Bethel Selectboard’s June 22 meeting, Betty Ann Scammell told the board her concerns regarding the affects of stormwater runoff from Christian Hill Road on Cherry Hill Cemetery, particularly on its stone markers. More...

Strafford Selex Table Vote On Support of Solar Plan

Strafford Selectboard members decided last Wednesday they needed more time before voting on a letter of support for the proposed solar array proposed for Elizabeth Mine site. More...

Rochester School Bd. Discusses Junior Firefighter Policy

The following summary of the Rochester School Board’s June 16 meeting was written from minutes submitted to The Herald. More...

A Fourth Full of Fun!

Lots Going On In Downtown Randolph

Looking for something to do? You’ve picked a really good weekend to be in Randolph. There’s oodles of stuff going on from pie sales to parades. Check out this partial list for some Fourth fun inspiration. More...

Farms See Milk $$ Drop

Price Fluctuations Part of ‘Continuous Cycle’

Milk prices, at record highs last summer, have been dropping considerably for farmers since February. Chelsea Sprague of Sprague Farms in Brookfield says this is part of a “pretty continuous cycle that’s been going on for years.” More...

$434K Grant for Housing

Money Could Help With Armstrong Park Refurb

A $434,000 grant from the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) may help to make possible the purchase of the Armstrong mobile home park in Randolph Center. The grant was announced last week by Jennifer Hollar of DHCD. More...

Communities

Cowdrey: Town Needs War Memorial

It’s been more than 45 years since Randolph has had a war memorial listing the names of fallen soldiers, and resident and American Legion member Jack Cowdrey think this should change. More...

Bethel Car Show

There was a good turnout for the inaugural running of the Bethel Car Show, Saturday. Enthusiasts from throughout the area brought their prized runners for display on the athletic field. More...

Miller Methodist Church News

Miller Memorial United Methodist Church of Bethel has announced that summer services will be shared by the Rev. Louis Maxfield, retired, of North Hartland, and Lea Hatch, lay speaker, of Northfield. More...

Opinion

Still Listening In

We thought that our government was done spying on us. That apparently is not the case. More...

Exit 4 Project Must Be Opposed

I urge all residents of Randolph and surrounding towns to attend the upcoming Act 250 hearing regarding the permitting of the Green Mountain Center development at the Exit 4 Interchange. This hearing will take place on July 17 at 9 a.m. More...

Wet Springs Hurt Our Pine Trees

Summer is a time when we delight in the lush green of our mountains. The harsh winters seem worth it just to experience the verdant abundance of our natural environment. More...

Sports

All Star Power

Three Whitcomb Lady Hornet Softball players were named to the Central Vermont League Teams. All-League selections were junior short stop Lindsey LaPerle and sophomore pitcher Laura Vaillancourt. More...

A Summer Full of Events At Montague Golf Club

July 3, the evening of the fireworks stop by the club for 50¢ wings and refreshments. We will be open until the fireworks begin. Member—Member More...

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Obituaries - Free Access

Elizabeth Woodin

Randolph—Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Woodin, 83, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Saturday, June 7, 2015, in Gifford Medical Center’s Garden Room hospice suite, after a lengthy illness. More...

Morin Service

Graveside committal services for Edgar R. Morin, 87, of Braintree, who died February 14, 2015, were held Friday morning, June 26 at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery, with Rev. John Milanese officiating. More...

Richard Barrett

Richard S. Barrett, 72, of Randolph, died Monday, June 29, 2015 at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. More...

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