February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Still Tweaking Randolph Zoning Regs

Plenty of Feedback At Three-Hour Hearing

Randolph’s proposed new Land Use Regulations, years in the writing and the topic of a lively hearing Tuesday night, still need a few more tweaks, the Randolph Selectboard has decided. More...

Lacroix Gets 1-5 Years For Assault Charge

Didace “Dee” Lacroix Jr. was sentenced last week Tuesday in Windsor Superior Court to up to five years in prison for pointing a gun at two of his employees during a heated dispute at North Road Auto & Tire last June. More...

Have You Seen A Mountain Lion?

The Outside Story

In the photo, the mountain lion lies on its side on the shoulder of a Connecticut parkway. Tail lights shine in the distance. A Connecticut state trooper snapped the photo after a motorist had struck and killed the animal on a June night in 2011. More...

Report: Vermont Can Lead Climate-Change Economy

The Vermont Climate Change Economy Council (VCCEC) is proposing a new vision and strategy for economic development statewide. More...

Shoo, Knacker Man, Shoo

The Next Harvest

If it weren’t the dead of winter, I think that if I looked out the farmhouse windows I would see vultures circling overhead. More...

VTC Aims for Gender Equity

Vermont Technical College pledged last week to increase significantly the number of women enrolled in its historically male-dominated programs. More...

Special Sections

People

Local Births

Tuesday, Jan. 26: A daughter, Hunter Phoenyx Lotspeich, was born to Abigail Riagel-Aylward and Anshe Lotspeich of Waterbury. Friday, Jan. 29: A daughter, Adrielle Navona Jeanne Tyrrell, was born to Laura Tyrell of Worcester. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Whitcomb Jr. High Honors

Highest Honors Chelsea Trask, Toni Turner, Victoria Bonsignore. High Honors More...

Dan Ruddell Joins WR Partnership Staff

The White River Partnership has welcomed Dan ‘Rudi’ Ruddell as its new part-time monitoring and education coordinator. Ruddell, his partner Lisa Kippen, and their son Andy live in Tunbridge. More...

Arts

Dartmouth Wind Ensemble at Hop

Hopkins Center audiences will get to know one of today’s leading composers for wind orchestra when the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble presents the music of David Maslanka on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Spaulding Auditorium. More...

‘Young Frankenstein’ Next In Chandler Film Series

The Chandler Film Society will present “Young Frankenstein,” a comic movie featuring Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, and Peter Boyle on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Chandler Sets Auditions For ‘Anything Goes’

Next summer’s youth musical at Chandler will be “Anything Goes.” Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, March 6 for teen lead roles and Sunday, March 13 for elementary and teen chorus roles. More...

Calendar - Free Access

Feb 11 – Feb 21, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 11 •Red Cross Blood Drive. Walk-ins welcome, 12:30-5:30 p.m., White Church, Church Street, Bethel. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800- 733-2767. More...

Exhibits

White River Craft Center Kimball House Gallery, Randolph Avenue, Randolph, 728-8912 •Ever-changing and ongoing artists market exhibit, eclectic mix of local artists and artisans—over 25 on display; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-1 More...

Theater

Chandler Music Hall Main St., Randolph, 728-6464 •National Theater of the Deaf. “It’s in the Bag” combines American Sign Language with the spoken word, Fri., Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. More...

OSSU Towns Face Merger Question

Voters To Elect New Board As Well

At this year’s Town Meeting, voters in Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield will take up their town and school business pretty much as usual, except everyone will face a bit more paper-ballot voting this time around. More...

Stomach Bug Hits Students At Vt. Tech

As of yesterday noon, a total of eight students and one faculty member at Vermont Technical College had reported symptoms of a stomach illness, college officials said. More...

The ‘ Throws’ of Winter

Dean Mendell launches a crosscountry ski during friendly competition at last Sunday’s 22nd annual Winterfest in Rochester, sponsored by the Rochester Recreation Committee. More...

GW Finishes Expansion Of China Mfg. Facility

Born in Bethel, with its headquarters still in a former dairy barn in that town, GW Plastics this week announced the completion of a huge expansion of the firm’s manufacturing facilities in Dongguan, China. More...

Reading Volunteers Embraced at SoRo

“If you want to feel like a hero, then read to children,” was the common message in a recent conversation with a South Royalton School reading volunteer Toni Hover. More...

Leisters Celebrate Six Decades of Memories

“I don’t know where the time went!” said Lucille Leister, when asked to comment on the fact that she and her husband, Bob, have been married for 63 years. More...

Communities

State Urges Caution as Colder Temperatures Approach

Vermonters should brace for what could be the coldest temperatures of the season this weekend. More...

Four DUI Arrests Reported

State police recently arrested four drivers for alleged drunken driving, with two of the arrests occurring after troopers responded to reported crashes. More...

Bethel Man Arrested In Randolph

Randolph police reported that Justin Lemieux, 33, of Bethel was arrested on an outstanding warrant on January 25. Officer Steven Tiersch made the arrest. Lemieux was transported to the Southern State Correctional Facility. More...

Opinion

Excessive Policing For the ‘Hamlets’?

As the monarchy of our town manager continues, how interesting is it that Randolph Center and the other three hamlets we call East, North and South Randolph failed to have their voices even asked to be heard or involved if there is a need to increase More...

Rochester School Budget Too High

As noted in The Herald of February 4, the Rochester School Board has reported from the January 19 meeting that another rise in taxes will be put upon town taxpayers. How is this possible? More...

Adverse Impacts Of Exit 4 Proposal

The massive 172-acre development planned for Exit 4 in Randolph would destroy the ambiance of this now fairly rural exit and make our beautiful state contain exits more like so many of those in most other states. More...

Sports

Back on Track

TSA’s Grace Dorman puts up a shot against Websterville. The visiting Warriors fell 47-43 Tuesday night, ending a 10-game drought for the Phoenix girls. (Herald / Tim Calabro) More...

Fracture in Devils’ Win Streak

Chelsea’s varsity girls added one more to their winning streak last Tuesday against Cabot, before falling to Craftsbury on Thursday. More...

Lady Royals Split Hoops

Last Friday, the Lady Royals hosted the Williamstown Blue Devils in their second face off of the season. In the first match, the Royals were defeated, with a harsh ending score of 57-14. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Beatrice A. Hull

White River Jct.—Beatrice A Hull, 72, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct. She was born on June 30, 1943 in Buffalo, N.Y., to Marjorie Edmunds Alcorn and Clive V. More...

Elouie F. Snyder

Lancaster, Penna.— Elouie Farnsworth Snyder, 86, of Willow Valley Retirement Community, passed away at Lancaster General Hospital on January 14, 2016. She was the wife of Colonel William P. More...

Hans Breu

Rochester—Hans Breu, 90, passed away on January 29, 2016 in Bedford, N.H. He was born September 8, 1925 in Vilshofen, Germany to Hans and Anna Seuss Breu. More...

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