August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Primary Elections Set For Next Tuesday

Hottest Contest Is In Windsor-Orange-2

Vermont holds its primary elections next Tuesday, Aug. 26, but there are few primary contests, except in the Windsor-Orange-2 legislative district, where four Democrats are competing for their party’s nomination. More...

Open House Will Be Sept. 2 At Courthouse

The Assistant Judges of Orange County, Joyce McKeeman and Victoria Weiss, have invited the citizens of the county to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Orange County Courthouse Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m. More...

Special Sections

People

“I’m One”

Hi! My name is Tucker Hawley and I turned one year old on July 22, 2014. I live in Pittsfield with my mommy and daddy, Caleb and Coral Hawley, and my nana and papa, Andrew and Judy Hawley. I also have a special dog friend named Baylor. More...

“I’m One”

Hi! My name is Bentley Carter Andrews. I turned one year old on August 14, 2014. My mommy is Kiersten Andrews and my daddy is Reg Andrews Jr. My Mimi and Papa are Tim and Lorry Needham of Hancock. More...

Card of Thanks

Many, many thanks to those 32 people that sent me cards on my 95th birthday. I love all of you in return. A special thanks to daughter Jill Wheatley. ~ Gordon Pettingell More...

Arts

Liz Carroll Will Headline N.W. Festival on Aug. 31

Irish- American fiddler extraordinaire Liz Carroll headlines this year’s New World Festival at Chandler Sunday, Aug. 31 in Randolph. More...

Music for Strings, Accordion, Piano, & Voice This Weekend

The acclaimed Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival in Randolph will include three widely diverse performances during its final long weekend, Friday through Sunday. More...

Quechee Scottish Festival Saturday at Polo Field

The 42nd annual Quechee Scottish Festival and Celtic Fair sponsored by the Saint Andrew’s Society of Vermont, will take place this Saturday, Aug. 23, from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Polo Field in Quechee. More...

Calendar - Free Access

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Aug 21 – Aug 31, 2014

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Obituaries - Free Access

Harold C. Luce

Chelsea, Vt.— Harold C. Luce, 95, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a brief illness. More...

Lynthia Pierce

Randolph, Vt.— Lynthia Tormey Pierce, 93, of Randolph, died Monday, August 18, 2014, at Menig Extended Care in Randolph, Vt. More...

Fleming Service

Graveside memorial services for Bethel J. Fleming, 77, of Bethel, formerly of Hancock, who died August 12, 2014, were held Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Hancock Village Cemetery in Hancock. Pastor Thomas Harty officiated. More...

Make Way for Solar!

Program Offers Incentives to 3 Towns

Residents of Braintree, Brookfield, and Randolph can count on hearing a lot of buzz about the advantages of going solar starting in October. Some could have new, electricity-generating solar panels installed at their homes before the year is out. More...

Man Charged W/ Concealing Stolen Trucks

A federal grand jury agreed last week that a Brookfield man who has for years operated an unpermitted junkyard on his Route 14 property should be charged with seven felony counts of “sale or receipt of stolen vehicles.” Records from U.S. More...

Up to the Challenge |

On Monday night, the Tunbridge Volunteer Fire Department participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral internet sensation that has raised close to $16 million in donations and boosted awarene More...

‘All the Amenities of Home’

Joslyn House Offers Much to Area Seniors

Research shows that today, older people are staying in their homes longer, with help from family and other services. However, even with the ability to stay in their homes, there comes a time when maintaining them becomes burdensome. More...

Communities

OLD TIME RELIGION

| Bill Pollock (at left) adjusts the wick of a ninteenth century oil lamp in preparation for commencement of the Bethel Lympus Church candlelight worship. More...

Local Births

Friday, Aug. 8: A daughter, McKenzie Ann Fuster, was born to Melissa LaPlante and Joe Fuster of Stockbridge. Tuesday, Aug. 12: A daughter, Allison Hannah Becker, was born to Jamie Masterson and Will Becker of West Fairlee. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Drive-In Celebrates Life, Films of Robin Williams

The Randall Drive-In Theatre in Bethel will show four Robin Williams movies this weekend, in a special-programming tribute to the actor, who died last Monday at age 63. More...

Opinion

Militarizing the Police

It seems indisputable that the standoff between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri has been so severe is not despite the police response but because of it. More...

SPECTATOR SPORT

|A dog takes in the sights while waiting for its owner at the Barnard General Store. (Herald / Tim Calabro) More...

Businesses Went Out of Their Way

I would like to give credit to our local businesses for their excellent customer service. Recently, I needed assistance with my cell phone and went to Radio Shack at Welch’s. More...

Sports

New VT Record Bear Announced

Curtis Smiley with the Vermont Big Game Trophy Club says a huge bear taken in the 2013 hunting season is the heaviest bear taken in Vermont by bow and arrow since 1898, and that it is a new record according to skull measurements. More...

CHAMPIONS!

|The Mtn League Junction Boys came out on top, over Chelsea 16-7, at the season ending tourney, in Chelsea. More...

RUNNERS UP

|The Chelsea team, of the local Men’s Mountain League, is used to being one of the last teams playing in the year-end tournament. More...

Back to School

Back To School Information From The Bethel Schools

Classes at the Bethel Schools will open on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Classes begin at 8:55 a.m. and end at 2:45 p.m. Seventh- through 11th-grade schedules and first-day packets will be available for pickup on Friday, Aug. 22 at the schools office. More...

Back to School News From The Newton School in Strafford

Classes at the Newton School in Strafford will begin Wednesday, Aug. 27, with all students asked to meet by the flagpole. Parents are welcome. More...

Stockbridge Central School Back to School Information

Students will begin classes at the Stockbridge Central School on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The school day starts at 8:15 a.m., and dismissal is at 2:55 p.m. Early birds may be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room. More...

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