May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Young Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking

A South Royalton mother has been charged with heroin trafficking as the result of a two-state investigation into last month’s heroin overdose by a prisoner who died less than a day after he’d been furloughed back to his mother’s hou More...

Intruder Was Smarter Than The Avg. Bear

A lot of people lock their windows, when they head out the door, to keep out burglars. Maurice “Tom” Thompson of Braintree is contemplating locking his in order to exclude bears. More...

Statehouse Digest: Governor Puts Signature on Legislation

Since the close of the legislative session on May 6, Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed into law the following bills: More...

ValleyFest Set for June 9, Wild Food Experts To Return

ValleyFest: A Celebration of All Things Local will return for its sixth annual iteration on the South Royalton Green on Thursday, June 9, from 3-9 p.m. More...

A Whole New World of Food and Fun

RANDOLPH FARMERS MARKET

Folks, this is not your average farmer’s market. Thanks to a generous grant from the USDA Farmers Market Promotional Program, the Randolph Farmers Market is expanding its presence in a multitude of interactive ways, all at a new location. More...

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People

Local Births

Friday, May 13: A daughter, Cecilia Mietka Kennett, was born to Asia (Labejsza) Labejsza-Kennett and David Kennett of Rochester. Monday, May 16: A daughter, Hadley Pauline, was born to Alyson (Morse) and Brian Orton of East Barre. More...

Harrington and Palmer Named WHS Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Jenna Lynn Harrington is valedictorian for the 2016 graduating class of Whitcomb Jr.-Sr. High School. More...

Married 50 Years

Happy 50th anniversary to Moose and Marsha Munyon of Bethel, who were married on May 28. (Provided) More...

Arts

‘Vermont History Through Song’

Singer-researcher Linda Radtke will present “Vermont History Through Song” on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. at the Brick Church on Route 12 in Bethel. More...

Modern Silent Film Screenings Offered

“Providence,” which uses a fresh, modern approach to tell an old fashioned love story on the silver screen, will be shown this Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at Gateway Church in Bethel, and Saturday, May 28 at 6 p.m. More...

June in Vermont: Jazz Festival, Strolling Heifers, and Lots More

June in Vermont is packed with notable festivals and events. More...

Calendar - Free Access

May 26 – Jun 5, 2016

Thursday, May 26 •South Royalton Farmers Market. Produce, syrup, crafts, and more, 3-6 p.m., on the green, South Royalton. Info: Rachel Bigelow at 763-8302. Friday, May 27 •Chelsea Farmers Market. More...

Theater

Chandler Music Hall Main St., Randolph, 728-6464 •Issues Play Series, “Desert Bloom, or The Boy and The Watermelons,” winners of the 2015 Issues Playwriting contest will be presented in staged readings, including talkbacks with the a More...

Movies

The Playhouse Main Street, Randolph, 728-4012 •“Alice Through the Looking Glass” (PG) Fri., May 27-Thurs., June 9 at 7:30 p.m., plus Sun., May 29 at 2 p.m. Shows in 3D on Thurs., Fri., & Sat.; all others in 2D. The Savoy Theater More...

Tech Center Hosts Timber Games

How quickly can you remove, reverse, and replace the bar on a chain saw? How quickly can you split a stick, set it afire, and boil water? How accurately can you fling an axe at a target? More...

EPA Chief to Grads: ‘Keep to the Mission’

South Royalton’s Vermont Law School, recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as first in the nation for environmental law, conferred 128 law degrees and 114 master’s degrees on Saturday, May 21. More...

Easton Joins VSC Board

Working on Plan for Randolph Bike Trails

The name Morgan Easton can trigger thoughts of the fun and spontaneous babysitter, the avid outdoorswoman, and the energetic student leader that she is at Vermont Tech. More...

Trespassers Bring Protest to Randolph Home

State police yesterday issued a plea for information about a “trespassing, unlawful mischief, and disorderly conduct” incident early Wednesday morning at the Randolph home of Christopher Recchia. More...

VTC Awards Honorary Degree to Squier, Graduates 469

On Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, Vermont Tech celebrated the college’s 150th annual commencement ceremony. More...

Busy Spring On Dairy Hill

Following the Great Depression, Lucien Francis Trottier, the son of Quebec immigrants, came to Royalton from Wilder, looking for work but, more than that, seeking a life. He found his future with Mary Dewey McIntosh on Dairy Hill. More...

Communities

Three Felony L&L Charges Filed against Bethel Man

New charges were filed last week against an 81-year-old retired police officer, alleging that he repeatedly molested three young girls between the ages of 4 and 7 at the now-closed daycare facility his wife had been running within their home in Bethe More...

Dune Buggy Taken From Yard Sale

A handful of items were allegedly stolen from a Randolph yard sale last week, according to state police. More...

Juvenile Cited After Family Fight

A 17-year-old male from Sharon was arrested after Royalton police responded to a family disturbance at a Sharon residence. Police responded to the call on May 22 at 7:50 p.m. More...

Opinion

Unwanted Visitors

Visitors stopped by Chris Recchia’s Randolph home Wednesday morning. Uninvited visitors. About a dozen self-proclaimed protesters appeared in the back road driveway just after 6 a.m. More...

Bethel U Helps Make Town Great

Bethel? Just another typical small town in VT? Not if you ask me. There is something about Bethel that sets it apart and makes it a go-to place in the month of March—Bethel University. More...

Summit Could Be Chance for Mideast

France has initiated a conference to examine the Israeli-Palestinian troubles and to look at what a peace proposal might be. Israel is totally opposed to such a conference and the US had indicated that they would stay away also. More...

Sports

Eye on the Ball

Randolph shortstop Daniel Rosen knocks down a hard grounder in the hole Tuesday as the Ghosts hosted Thetford in an 3-0 win. Garrett Gagnon recorded the shutout for the Ghosts. More...

Whitcomb T&F Send Four to Essex Invitational

The Whitcomb High School track and field team continues to gain momentum as the season is nearing its end. It seems the athletes are peaking at just the right time. In two recent meets personal bests were set and reset. Slater Invitational More...

Fishing Derby Time Is Here!

The Randolph Fish & Game Club will be hosting their annual fishing derby this Saturday, May 28 from 9-11 a.m. at Kim Hall’s pond on Thresher Road, Braintree. All are welcome to enjoy the morning. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Beth Farnham

Chelsea—Beth Margaret (Richardson) Farnham, 59, of Chelsea, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends, on Friday, May 20, 2016, after a brief and incredibly courageous battle with cancer. More...

Charles H. Pierce

Randolph— Charles H. “Chuck” Pierce, Jr.,74, died Friday, May 20, 2016 at Gifford Medical Center with his family at his side. More...

Rogers Service

Memorial services for Della G. Rogers, 96, of Randolph, who died January 14, 2016, were held Saturday morning, May 21 at Bethany United Church of Christ, with Rev. Kimberly McKerley, officiating. More...

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