February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Communities

Police Unable To Talk Man Out of Suicide

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

A 26-year-old Vershire man, Cody Perry, shot himself to death last Wednesday as state troopers attempted to talk to him and offer him help.  At about 3 p.m., according to a release from the State Police in St. Read More

I-89 Crash Involves State Snowplow Truck

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Sunday’s blinding snowstorm resulted in an I-89 crash that involved a state snowplow truck and another car.  Both vehicles were heading southbound at 2:20 p.m. on the Interstate near Exit 3. Read More

All-Night Search for Hiker Mounted by Area State Police

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

A team of State Police troopers spent a very chilly night in the Roxbury woods last Wednesday, Feb. Read More

Q&A on Facebook Tonight with Welch

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Tonight, Feb. 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m., Rep. Peter Welch will host a live Facebook Q&A session.  This forum allows Vermonters to ask questions about Rep. Read More

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No Jobs Lost at Quarry After Rock of Ages Sale

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Seventeen jobs at the Bethel granite quarry are here to stay following the sale of the Rock of Ages corporation and its NH-based parent company, Swenson Granite, to the Quebec-based Polycor.  Read More

Bethel University Registration Open

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

March in Vermont: It means sugaring, mud season—and Bethel University. Read More

Cribbage Tourney, Second Round

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

White River Lodge, #90, will hold the second round of it’s Cribbage Tournament this Saturday, Feb. 18.  Registration begins at 9 a.m., and play begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 479-3975.   Read More

Committee To Conduct Search for Town Manager

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / By Lisa Campbell

The Bethel Selectboard began its February 13 meeting by presenting this year’s dedication of the annual Town Report to the Bethel Revitalization Initiative, in recognition of the work the BRI has done to bring the community together to imagine Read More

Barnard

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

This Saturday, BarnArts introduces community contra dances and potlucks. Beginning at 6 p.m. Read More

Red Cross Blood Drive in Bethel

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 23 from 12:30- 5:30 p.m. Read More

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Free To Fly

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

According to to animal rescuer John Aberth, it was a “perfect release” when this owl, who was found last week by Kathleen Byrne in her hen house in Hancock, was returned to the wild last Wednesday, Feb. 8. Read More

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Rochester Students Put on ‘Guys & Dolls’

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / Martha Slater

A cast and crew of Rochester School students, directed by language arts teacher Jennifer Snow, are hard at work rehearsing for a production of the classic Broadway musical, “Guys & Dolls.”  Read More

Rochester Selex Hear Report on Village Pedestrian Study

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / By Martha Slater

At the Rochester Selectboard’s February 13 meeting, Lucy Gibson of DuBois & King presented her final report on the village sidewalk-pedestrian grant study. Read More

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Cold Fingers

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Icicles shaped like devilish fingers bend over the edge of a roof. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Green Mountain Geology Event

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

What’s so different about the Green Mountains? Find out on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Rochester Library.  Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

For the months of January and February, the center has re-located to the Stockbridge Meeting House on the Stockbridge Common, while renovation work is being done at the Hancock Town Hall.  Read More

Parrish Memorial Poker Ride Is Sat.

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The Route 100 Snow Travelers will sponsor the second annual “Pete” Parrish Memorial Poker Ride this Saturday, Feb. Read More

Local Girl Scout Cookies Arriving

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The members of Rochester’s Girl Scout Troop #51820 sold a lot of cookies this year—an impressive 2,193 boxes—and after the cookies arrive on February 18, the girls will be busy delivering them to their customers.  Read More

More Cabin Fever Events at Sandy’s

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Cabin Fever Festivus continues at Sandy’s Books & Bakery this Friday, Feb.17 and Saturday, Feb. 18 with a Tastes of Thailand Banquet on Friday and guest musician Laurie Goldsmith performing her original tunes on Saturday. Read More

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Tunbridge Panel Discusses Sugaring

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / Scott Beavers (Tunbridge)

Five Tunbridge men who know sugaring well will be the panelists for a Winter Evenings program this Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Tunbridge Public Library. Read More

Tunbridge Library Notes

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

This Saturday, Feb. 18 at 9 a.m., story hour will feature “Friends” of all kinds and sizes. Everyone is invited to come enjoy stories, make some neat art for a friend, and enjoy a light snack.  Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The Chelsea Senior Center is located at the United Church of Chelsea at 13 North Common in Chelsea. It is open on Mondays and Fridays and serves lunch at noon. For more information, call 685-2290. Read More

Chelsea Card Party News

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Chelsea Senior Center card party was held on February 10 at the Chelsea Senor housing.  Bingo was won by Sadie Kennedy; high score, Alice Doyle; low score, Sandy Doyle, and most aces of hearts were held by Ginny Campbell.  Everyone had a g Read More

Strafford Selectboard Seeks Volunteers for Committee

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / By Jennifer Brown

On February 8, the Strafford Selectboard voted unanimously in favor of looking for members of the public who would be interested in serving on a committee to make annual awards the “Community Building Fund” that was established by Ned Cof Read More

Chelsea School Bd. Has Two Openings

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

There will be two openings on the Chelsea School Board at Town Meeting on March 7, since both incumbents who currently hold office will not be seeking re-election.  Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The center is located at Barrett Memorial Hall at the junction of Vt. Route 132 and the Justin Morrill Highway, in South Strafford. Lunches are served on Wednesdays at noon. For more information, call 765-4121. Read More

WHS Students: Let’s Talk About Youth Risk Survey

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

A team of middle school students at Whitcomb Jr./Sr. High School are convening a community meeting next week to discuss the results, from two area schools, of the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Read More

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Students Head to the Kitchen For ‘Bake for Good’ Program

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / By Emily Ballou

Recently, South Royalton students have been busy mixing, forming, baking, and donating many loaves of bread and dozens of rolls with the help of King Arthur Flour’s community giving program, “Bake for Good: Kids.”  Read More

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Silence

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

A Civil War sentry stands in mute observance of gathering snow in South Royalton Wednesday. (Herald / Bob Eddy)   Read More

Library’s Capital Campaign More Than Halfway to Goal

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The Royalton Memorial Library’s capital campaign committee has announced that it has raised more than half of its $700,000 “Building the Next Chapter” fundraising goal.  Funds raised are for the renovation and expansion of the Read More

Royalton Town Clerk News

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Requests for town meeting absentee ballots and Justice of the Peace delivery are now being accepted, and early voting is now available at the office.  Anyone wishing to assist as an election official for Royalton’s school meeting Monday, M Read More

Sharon

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

The talk of the past few days about “big” storm finally got here. I woke at 5:30 a.m. to see a shadow going across in front of the tractor garage, and there was the farmer out to start plowing. Read More

Showing of Film ‘Planetary’ Launches Series at BALE

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

“Planetary” is a film that reminds everyone that they are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective; people have forgotten the undeniable truth that every living thing is connected. Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The South Royalton Senior Center is located at the Royalton Academy Building at 4266 Vt. Route 14 in South Royalton. Lunches are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. For more information, call 763-7386. Read More

Sharon Masonic Lodge To Meet

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The next meeting of the Sharon Masonic Lodge will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. Read More

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Selex Taking Initiative To Find Volunteers for Town Positions

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The Randolph Selectboard is making a drive to find more town citizens to fill out the wide variety of volunteer positions that make Town government run smoothly.  Appointments will be the first order of business after the March 7 Town Meeting, a Read More

Tire Store Opens Doors in Randolph

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Randolph welcomed a new business last month with the opening of a Tire Warehouse on South Main Street. Read More

RES, Brookfield, Braintree Menus

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Monday, Feb. 20: Raviolis, roll, buttered peas.  Tuesday, Feb. 21; Spaghetti, with or without meat sauce, garlic brad, Caesar salad.  Wednesday, Feb. 22: Sweet and sour meatballs, rice, sweet potatoes.  Thursday, Feb. Read More

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Wintry Spines

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Icicles hang from the eaves of a Randolph building Tuesday. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Randolph Town Clerk News

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Early voter or absentee ballots for the upcoming 2017 annual Town Meeting and annual Orange Southwest Unified Union School District Meeting Australian ballot vote, being held on Tuesday, March 7, are now available at the Randolph Town Clerk’s O Read More

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Before the Storm

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Scouring rush placidly pokes out of the snow in the Randolph Town forest off of Prince Street on Sunday afternoon as snow showers began to blanket the valley. (Herald / Ben DeFlorio) Read More

Braintree Selex Make It Easier To Get Rid of Invasive Buckthorn

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The following summary of the Braintree Selectboard’s February 7 meeting was written from unapproved minutes submitted to The Herald.  The Braintree Selectboard met last Tuesday chaired by Timothy Caulfield. Read More

Vters. in Florida Plan ‘Randolph Day’

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The annual “Randolph Day” celebration will be Thursday, March 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the North Jetty, 1000 Casey Key in Nokomis Beach, Fla.  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The center at 6 Hale Street serves lunch in the Fork and Spoon Café, Monday-Thursday, at noon. The center is open for the public from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Preschooler Storytime is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Toddlertime is on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Legos for all ages happens on Wednesdays from 3–4:30 p.m.  Kimball Library will be closed for Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20.  Read More

Broad Brook

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / Sara Tuthill – 802-233-7307

First, I must mention that last weeks’ column was printed with a typo regarding the wholesale price of maple syrup. I had noted that in a journal entry in 1938, the price per gallon was $1.15, and last year it barely topped $2.00. Read More

Pond Village Church News

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Sunday’s weather did not deter activities at Pond Village Church as many gathered for a potluck lunch, enjoying many treats, including lasagna made by Mike Stoddard and maple pecan pies made by Sam Dilcer.  Read More

Brookfield Library

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Sunday, Feb. 19 is the next evening for knitting at the library. Come from 6:30-8 p.m. and enjoy company and conversation in the cozy space.  Read More

Vershire

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / Laura Craft – 685-4640

The snowstorm early this week, while creating travel and logistics problems as they all do, was welcome by many, especially after last year’s almost total lack of snowfall. Read More

East Barnard

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 / Marjorie Van Alstyne – 763-7036

A special meeting of the Community Club will be held at the home of Jill and Jeff Thomas on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. We will be acting on the following: to approve proposed changes to the by-laws for applying for non-status for the club. Read More

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Snowed In

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Sunday night dropped buckets of snow on the White River Valley, leaving lots of shoveling to be done Monday morning. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

VMEC To Host 3-Day Course On ‘Innovation Engineering’

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) in Randolph Center has announced a new three-day innovation fundamentals course that teaches students how to work smarter right now—no matter their skill, title, or experience.  This traini Read More

$65K Grant To Fund Programs For Survivors of Abuse

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence will receive $65,000 as part of a $1.2M national grant to domestic violence programs by the Allstate Foundation. Read More

USDA Seeks Grant Applicants For Energy Efficiency Program

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

The U.S. Read More

Vt. Recycles 114,000 Pounds of Batteries

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Call2Recycle, Inc., the appointed battery stewardship organization in Vermont, announced over 114,000 pounds of batteries have been collected statewide in 2016. Read More

Green Mt. Power Is Top 10 Innovator

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

“Fast Company” this week announced its annual ranking of the “world’s Most Innovative Companies” for 2017, honoring companies that exemplify “the best in nimble business and impactful innovation.”  Read More

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Up to Here

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 /

Snow, piled high, reaches more than halfway up a barbed-wire fence on West Street in Brookfield. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More