October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

The Incumbent

MacDonald, Frenier Square Off for Orange Co. Senate Seat

Orange County Sen. Mark MacDonald figures he has stopped by 3500 homes in his 11-town district over the past months as he seeks re-election to a ninth term in the Vermont Senate. More...

Braintree Teen Fells 305-Pound Bear

Kelsey Jacobs, 16, Needed Just One Arrow

On Sunday, Oct. 5, 16-yearold Kelsey Jacobs decided it was time to take her bow and arrow out to the family’s tree stand on Braintree Hill. It was her first hunting day this year, and it would be a day she will never forget. More...

Special Sections

People

“I’m One”

Hi! I’m Rex Gene Brown and I turn one year old on October 20, 2014. I live in Bethel with my mom and dad, Rachel and Dylan; my awesome big sister, June; our dog, Shy; and Kitty, too. More...

“I’m One”

Hi! My name is Caysen Lawrence Ives and I turned one year old on July 12, 2014. I live in Sharon with my mommy and daddy, Megan and Cody Ives; my grandparents, Larry and Laurie Swanson; and my uncle. More...

Engaged

Their two families together announce the engagement of Kristina Joy Richburg and John Allen Clifford. More...

Arts

Visionary Jazz Artist’s Influence Celebrated at Hopkins Center

The visionary Sun Ra (1914-1993) had an extraordinary six-decade musical career as a composer, arranger, keyboardist, poet, philosopher and bandleader—including, Upper Valley jazz fans recall, a memorable, sold-out 1990 performance with the Hop More...

Chandler Auction Fundraiser Oct. 26

The Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph will hold its second annual fundraising auction Sunday, Oct. 26 from 5-8 p.m. More...

‘Pygmalion’ Film Screening This Sunday at Chandler

The 1938 movie, “Pygmalion,” will be screened this Sunday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m., with snacks starting at 5:15 p.m. and an introduction by Rick Winston, at the Chandler Upper Gallery. More...

Calendar - Free Access

Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 16 •RACDC Annual Meeting. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kent J. Batcheller

Bethel, Vt.—Kent J. Batcheller, 79, passed away suddenly Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. More...

Donna Carpenter

Falmouth, Mass.—Donna Carpenter, 82, formerly from Braintree, Vt., died September 28, 2014 in Falmouth, Mass. More...

Roy A. Lyon

Brookfield—Roy Albert Lyon, 42, died unexpectedly, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 in Bethel. He was born October 27, 1971 in Holden, Mass.; the son of Roger and Sally (Arbogast) Lyon. More...

Fluoride in Water?

Selex To Revisit Long-time Practice

Diana Salyer of Randolph is wondering whether the fluoridation of municipal water systems is “an idea whose time has passed.” At her request, the Randolph Selectboard has scheduled a hearing next Tuesday, Oct. More...

Judge Eaton Is Appointed To High Court

Gov. Peter Shumlin will appoint Judge Harold Eaton to the Vermont Supreme Court, to fill the seat left open by Justice Geoffrey Crawford’s appointment to the federal district court. More...

The Challenger

MacDonald, Frenier Square Off for Orange Co. Senate Seat

Bob Frenier, the Republican who is challenging incumbent Democrat Mark MacDonald to be the state senator from Orange County, says he moved to Vermont 22 years ago for one reason—the beauty of the place. More...

Communities

Clarification: Two Companies Selected for ‘Solarize’ Drive

Last week’s page-one article on the launch of the “Solarize Upper Valley” campaign in Braintree, Brookfield, and Randolph, failed to mention an important partner in the project. More...

E. Randolph Man Is a Suspect In N.H. Burglary

A 24-year-old East Randolph man who police said was “wanted on felony charges stemming from a 2011 investigation of a burglary in the State of New Hampshire” was arrested at his home Tuesday. More...

Aggravated Domestic Assault Is Charged

On October 13, the Orange County Special Investigations Unit initiated a joint investigation, with the Vermont Department for Children and Families, of a report of child abuse and domestic violence. More...

Opinion

A Fine Appointment

The appointment this week of Judge Harold Eaton Jr. to the Supreme Court of Vermont was undoubtedly greeted with unanimous approval, but nowhere more warmly than in Chelsea. More...

Power to the Pole, or Please Pass the Pelican

As I pondered a map of the Canadian Arctic recently while listening to Stan Rogers’ recording of Northwest Passage, I spied some tiny print reading, “North Magnetic Pole.” Somewhere under the pack ice, a couple of hundred kilometers More...

Public Invited To Help Energy Vermont Face the Future

Efficiency Vermont was created in the year 2000 to help Vermont homes and businesses reduce their use of electricity. More...

Sports

Jack-O’-Lantern Hike Oct. 24 At Kehoe Conservation Camp

Looking for a “wild,” family-based adventure for Halloween this year? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department invites families to attend the annual Halloween Wildlife Festival and Jack-o’Lantern Hike at the Edward F. More...

UP-HILL BATTLE

Sara Domas runs up a steep section of the course during the first-ever cross-country match held at Rochester High School on Thursday. Teams from Rochester, Chelsea, South Royalton, Williamstown and Rivendell came out for the event. More...

GOT YOUR BACK

Brothers Cory Abbott and Cole Abbott, work together to conquer Concord last Saturday. The joined team of Rochester and Whitcomb won the game easily, 7-0. (Herald / Joyce Hunt) More...

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