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Webster Resigns Post As Randolph Selectman

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Randolph will need a new selectboard member.  Stephen Webster submitted his resignation yesterday (Wednes­day), according to Town Manager Mel Adams.  Adams told The Herald that Webster gave no reason but will officially end his duties Sept. Read More

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School Par kin g Lot Repa ved | A worker from Bazin Brothers Trucking of Westminster operates a grader and repaver to strip old pavement from the parking lot at the Bethel Schools Thursday, Sept. 6. Read More


Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / By Kevin Doering

The following observations were taken in Randolph Center during the week of September 3- 9, 2012   Read More

Bethel Selex Discuss Alternative Repair Projects, FEMA Funding

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / By Amy Danley-White

With property recovery from last year’s flood is still a long way from complete, the acquisition and utilization of the incoming Federal Emergency Management Agency recovery money is still a topic of frustration with town government and local t Read More

Flag and Guthrie Celebrate Birthdays At Bethel Schools

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

On Friday, Sept. 14, the students of Bethel Elementary and Whitcomb Jr.-Sr. Read More

Valley Golden Girls Meet Wednesday

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The Valley Golden Girls will meet Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at Eaton’s Sugarhouse in Royalton.  New members are always welcome. For more information, call Joyce Richardson at 234-9970.   Read More

Watershed Group Plans Display At Bethel Community Festival

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / By Amy Danley-White

The Bethel Watershed Study Group is busy planning an exhibit for the Bethel Community Festival, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 22.  Read More

United Church of Bethel Launches Fuel Fund Campaign

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The United Church of Bethel, a federated UCC/UUA church, located at the head of the bridge on Church Street in Bethel, has launched a campaign to raise funds to pay for their fuel during the next heating season.  Read More

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‘Bare-Bones’ 5K Run in Bethel Marks Irene Anniversary

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / By Tom Hill

As anyone who survived Tropical Storm Irene late last summer can tell you, a natural disaster is not something to be celebrated—but it is something to be remembered.  And survival? There’s nothing wrong with celebrating that.  Read More

Rochester Selex Considering Discontinuance, Project Bids

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / By Martha Slater

At its Monday, Sept. 10 meeting, the Rochester Select­board decided to send a letter to the state regarding ongoing problems with accidents at the Bingo Bridge (see article on page 1).  Read More


Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / Martha Slater 767-3025
Granville Selex Mtg. Re: Buffalo Farm Rd.

The Granville Selectboard will meet with the engineering firm GeoDesign of Windsor, Monday, Sept. Read More

Granville Gen. Store Celebrates One Year

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The Granville General Store will celebrate its first anniversary this Saturday, Sept. Read More

Granville Town Clerk News

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Town Clerk Kathy Werner reminds all Granville taxpayers that the first property tax installment is due September 15.  The Town Clerk’s Office will be open Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m.- noon to accept payments.   Read More


Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / Martha Slater 767-3025
Quintown Senior Center News

The center is located at the Hancock Town Hall on Route 100. For more information about programs, call 767-3763.  There will be bingo from 11 a.m.- noon on Friday, Aug. Read More

‘Toss the Feathers’ At Contra Dance

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

A contra dance with music by “Toss the Feathers” and calling by the Mad Robin Collective, will take place Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7:30- 10 p.m. at Pierce Hall on Main Street on Rochester.  Read More

Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers Perform

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The Park House on Main Street in Rochester will host a performance by the Step ‘n’ Time Line Dancers Tuesday, Sept. Read More

Women’s Alliance Thrift Shop Closed

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The Women’s Alliance of the Rochester Federated Church would like to remind folks that the thrift shop has closed for good and will no longer accept any donations of used clothing or other items. Read More

East Barnard

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / Marjorie Van Alstyne 763-7036

The Barnard Historical Society will sponsor an Antique Appraisal Night with James Marquis Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Barnard Town Hall. This event is a fundraiser for the society. Read More


Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / Chloe Powell 802-999-3391

I spent a week away in Maine and Boston, enjoying a folk music festival with a friend in Bar Harbor and time along the coast and on the island of Isleford off of Mount Desert Island, where I met some of the local fishermen. Read More

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Fun at the Fair | The park in Rochester village was a busy and happy place Saturday, Sept. 8 when the White River Valley Players held their 24th Harvest Fair. Read More

VLS Gets $1.5 Million For China Initiatives

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Vermont Law School has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. State Department to support a three-year project designed to improve environmental and public health in China.  Read More

RESULTS Group To Meet Sept. 19

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

There will be an informational and organizational meeting for the grassroots, non-profit organization called RESULTS, Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the United Church of South Royalton at 67 South Windsor Street (on the green.)  Read More

SoRo School Board’s Work Over Summer Yields Progress

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / By Pam Levasseur

At the South Royalton School Board’s September 4 meeting, Geo Honigford announced that OWSU Business Manager Donna Benoit, was able to lock-in a price of $2.80 per gallon for heating oil this year—a savings of $0.52 per gallon savings fro Read More

SoRo School Food Service News

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The South Royalton School’s food service program aims to expand parental involvement in their Farm-to- School program.  Read More

Dog License Checks Begin Next Week

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

South Royalton Chief of Police Robert Hull reminds all Royalton residents, including part-time residents, to get their dogs licensed. He will begin dog license checks in the up coming week. Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The fall session of the book club will begin Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Read More


Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / Vivian Moore 763-7081

There was no response from last week’s question of what is a common lagamorph. Did everyone already know?  We want to say a big “Happy birthday” to Vivian Derrick, who celebrated her 90th on Saturday.  Read More

Activist Speaker Sept. 13 at VLS

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Gabor Rona ‘78, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, will discuss the war on terror Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Yates Room of Debevoise Hall at Vermont Law School. The event is free and open to the public.  Read More


Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / John Freitag 765-4003
Strafford Selex Hear About Reappraisal, Road Construction

Strafford Lister Kate Linehan came to the September 5 selectboard meeting to inform the board of the town’s need to do a reappraisal of all Strafford properties.  The last time an adjustment was made to the grand list was in 2007, at the p Read More

Breakfast To Benefit Strafford Firefighters

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Stafford Firefighters invite people to join them Sunday, Sept. 16 from 7-10 a.m. at the South Strafford Fire Station for a benefit breakfast.  There will be pancakes, French toast, sausage, juice and coffee, and a discount price for families. Read More

Garry Crothers Makes History in Golf World

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Garry Crothers of Randolph made history in golf course supervision recently when he became the only person who has completed 40 years of certification by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).  Crothers was the subject o Read More

Chelsea Selex Hear from The Pines

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / By Heidi Allen Goodrich

Discussion about past agenda items regarding The Pines filled the September 4 Chelsea Selectboard meeting.  Read More

Nurturing Parenting Program Offered

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The Orange County Parent Child Center will offer the Nurturing Parenting Program in Chelsea in October.  Read More

West Hill Church Closing for Winter

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

On Sunday, Sept. 16, the West Hill United Methodist Church will be closing the church building until spring.  Services will be held at Riverbend on the first and third Sundays at 1 p.m. during the winter. All are welcome. Read More


Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / Laura Craft 685-4640

The signs of autumn have been coming fast and furious over the last few days. There are always those trees scattered here and there that change color early, just to let us know what is coming, and those trees are reaching full color. Read More

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Volunteer Reading Mentors Are Needed in Tunbridge

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Tunbridge Central School is looking for community volunteers to make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a mentor this school year in the Everybody Wins! reading mentoring program.  Read More


Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /
Stockbridge Selex Review Projects

The following summary of the Stockbridge Selectboard’s August 16 meeting was written from minutes submitted to The Herald.  Cheryl Harvey advised that board that she was working on renewing Harvey’s permit to use stumps in their pit. Read More


Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / Scott Beavers 802-384-3937
Tunbridge Church Fair Service Sept. 16

The Tunbridge Church’s “fair worship service” will be held at 9:30 a.m. on the Sunday, Sept. 16, the last day of the fair. The church is located above the fairgrounds on VT Route 110.  Read More

Police Say Man Was Stealing Coins from Parked Car

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / By Sandy Vondrasek

A 62-year-old Randolph man was cited to court last Friday on a charge of petty larceny for allegedly stealing coins from a parked vehicle on August 29, Randolph police reported this week.  Guy Huntley was cited to appear in Orange Superior Court Read More

Jacobs Opening Counseling Office

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Sue Jacobs of Randolph has opened a private counseling practice dealing with individual and family mental health and substance abuse issues, for those age six and older.  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The center at 6 Hale Street serves lunch Monday-Thursday at noon.  Monday activities include Bin­go at 10:30 a.m. The “Lift for Life” exercise program is Tuesday-Friday at 8:30 a.m. Read More

RES, Brookfield, Braintree Menus

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Monday, Sept. 17: Chicken fajita, onions and peppers, whole wheat (w/w) wrap, peaches.  Tuesday, Sept. 18; Ham steak, marinated tomato salad, mac and cheese, pears.  Wednesday, Sept. Read More

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‘Loon Man’ To Give Multimedia Presentation in Randolph

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Professional photographer and author John Rockwood will present a multimedia show on the life cycle of the loon at the Randolph Senior Center Tuesday, Sept. Read More

Randolph Center

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / Mim Herwig

Marjorie McNeill of Shelburne was guest preacher last Sunday.  The Randolph Center ladies luncheon will be at Gifford cafeteria Wednesday, Sept. Read More

Parmelee Farm Hosts Celebration

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

On Saturday evening, there was an occasion rivaling an old-time barn-raising, when upwards of 75 friends and neighbors gathered at the Parmelee farm. Read More

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American Chestnut Tree ‘Loaded’ with Nuts This Year

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / Story and Photograph

When Mimi Kevan of Stock Farm Road in Randolph stopped by the Herald office with nuts from an American chestnut earlier this week, we took notice. Read More

‘Flow’ Water Film Showing at VTC

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The Center for Sustainable Practices will host a showing of the film “Flow,” Monday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. Read More

Tales, Tunes, Tots Program Returns

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Kimball Public Library and Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, and the Orange County Parent-Child Center in Chelsea, are teaming up again to provide a weekly arts program for preschool children ages 3-5, beginning Monday, Oct. 1. Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

School has begun, the leaves are beginning to change, and Kimball Library’s summer reading program has come to an end.  Read More

News of Area Students

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Douglas Reymore, a graduate of Randolph Union High School, was selected as the recipient of PC Construction’s 2012 Kilbourn- Sawyer Memorial Scholarship. Read More

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Ran dolp h Villa ge 1885 | The Randolph Historical Society Museum, located above the police station, will be open this coming Sunday, Sept. 16 from 2-4 p.m. Read More

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Photographs by Lori Stroutsos Now on Display at Vt. Tech

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

A new exhibit of photography by Randolph native Lori Stroutsos is now on display at the Hartness Library at Vermont Technical College.  Entitled “From Sunflower Farm,” the show will at the library through Oct. 14.  Read More

Four Vt. Tech Grads Settle In At High-Tech N. Carolina Firm

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Four Vermont Technical College graduates are part of a seven-employee construction management firm in the Triangle Park area of Durham, N.C.  Scott McEntee (class of 2000) and Pierre Gingue (class of ’01) founded PEG Contracting of Apex, N Read More

Brookfield Old Town Hall Seeks Contestants for Spelling Bee

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

How good a speller are you?  Not that long ago, spelling was a highly valued skill, back when people relied on their own memories more than their electronic devices. Do you remember when people wrote letters—or even comprehensible emails? Read More

Two Charged With Mining On State WMA

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Two men—one from Vermont, the other from New York—made a potentially costly mistake in August by mining quartz on a state Wildlife Management Area.  Read More

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Poco Loco

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 / By Scott Wood
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Vermont Archaeology Center Opens Sept. 13 in Barre

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

What happens to all the “stuff” after archeologists dig a site? Where do the artifacts, soil samples, field notes, reports and photos go? Read More

How To Stay Happy as You Age

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Life has its inevitable ups and downs, and the challenges we experience might not always seem fair. But there’s no need let your happiness depend upon life’s uncontrollable circumstances.  Read More

Make Fall Lawn Care Easier

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

Never has the old adage “work smarter, not harder” been more apt than when tackling yard work and preparing lawns for next season.  Here are some smart ways to handle fall lawn care:  Read More

Boy Scouts Launch School Night To Join Scouting Campaign

Communities / Sep. 13, 2012 /

The Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America has kicked off its state-wide youth and parent membership recruitment effort to invite boys to join Scouting.  Read More