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Residents Question TRORC Planners About Regional Plan’s New Sections

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / By Lisa Campbell

The Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) held a public hearing in Bethel last Wednesday, April 12 to hear comments on the proposed amendments to the Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Plan. Read More

Bethel Go Club Meets Thursdays

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Go is an ancient Chinese board game and one of the most popular board games in the world. Matt Wilson taught the Bethel University Go course, and started the Go club to continue the fun, and share the joy of the game with others.  Read More

Bethel Library

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The Bethel Library will celebrate its 125th year with multiple events, starting with a Mother-Daughter Tea on Saturday, May 13, in honor of the library’s patron, Mary Stickney Branliere. Read More


Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

A double rainbow graced the sky on the Royalton Turnpike Easter evening. It was a positive omen for a gathering beginning to take place inside the Rumney barn that night. Read More

USFS Invites Public Comments On Robinson Project Proposal

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / Martha Slater – 767-3025

The U.S. Forest Service is inviting public comments for the proposed Robinson Integrated Resource Project located on nearly 60,000 acres within and adjacent to the Green Mountain National Forest.  Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / news@ourherald.com

Located at the Hancock Town Hall on Route 100, the center is open to the public and community members are welcome for lunch and activities. Lunch is served at noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is bingo every Friday at 11:15 a.m. Read More

Spring Coffeehouse Sunday in Hancock

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The Hancock Town Pride Committee invites everyone to a springtime coffeehouse this Sunday evening, April 23 at the Hancock Town Hall.  The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be music from 6-8 p.m. Read More

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Rochester Sugaring Report: ‘A Weird Year’

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / By Martha Slater

Ask anyone—it was a weird winter weatherwise, with unusually warm temperatures in late February, followed by a March full of snowstorms and cold days—winter was back and it wouldn’t go away! Read More

Movie Night This Friday

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Movie enthusiasts are invited to attend a movie night this Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at Pierce Hall on Main Street in Rochester.  This Friday’s movie will be a 1993, PG-13 family classic. Read More

Rochester School Bottle Drives

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The Rochester School’s fifth grade class will be going to the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, N.H. on June 13.  Read More

AARP Smart Driver Class Tuesday

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

There will be an AARP Smart Driver refresher course offered next Tuesday, April 25 from 12:30-5 p.m. Read More

School Committee Meets Tonight

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The Bethel/Rochester Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at the Rochester School.  The public is invited to attend the meeting.   Read More

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Tunbridge Welcomes New Fire Chief

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / By Scott Beavers

At the Tunbridge Volunteer Fire Department’s annual meeting on March 21, Simon Bradford was elected to be the new TVFD chief, effective immediately.  “I am looking forward to my new position and am ready to take on the challenge,&rdq Read More

Pain Workshop Offered in Chelsea

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for people who have been living with chronic pain for more than three to six months.  Read More

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End of an Era

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The white birch tree that stood for decades in front of the Tunbridge Public Library building was recently taken down. Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Apr. 20, 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. New members are always welcome.  Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The library challenges all independent readers (age eight and up) to read one book this vacation. Read More

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VLS Sends Sorrell to China, Focusing on Prosecutors

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Former Vermont Atty. Gen. William Sorrell, has spent the last two months in the People’s Republic of China, lecturing about the role of prosecutors in environmental enforcement. Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The Royalton Memorial Library at 23 Alexander Place in South Royalton is open Tuesday-Friday, from noon-6 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Didi Pershouse presents her book “The Ecology of Care” in a library author talk on Apr Read More

Sidewalks, Solid Waste Facility, Topics at Royalton Selectboard

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / By Jo Levasseur

At the Royalton Selectboard’s April 11 meeting, Mark Preston was appointed first constable.  Tom Powers, Dane Fulcher and Adam Smith discussed plans to try to make the business block ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.  Read More

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Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Toni Pippy and Gregory Maguire report that on April 6 this Brinks truck went into the West Branch of the Ompompanoosuc River at the spot where the road loops closest to the road, by what is known as the Creamery Bridge on the south side of Justin Mor Read More

Green Up, Earth Day Plans Are Underway in Royalton

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / By Jo Levasseur

The decades-old tradition of greening up Vermont on the first Saturday of May continues this year on May 6. Read More

‘Food for Change’ Shows in SoRo Next Wednesday

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

“Food For Change,” an 82-minute documentary film focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in American culture, will be shown in South Royalton next week.  This is the first film to examine the importa Read More

Olive Skull Plays With Vt. Team At Nat’l Tourney

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / Jennifer Brown – 765-4490

Olive Skull of South Strafford played on the 16UAA Vermont Shamrocks at the National Championship Hockey tournament in Detroit last weekend.  The Alaska North Stars took the championship, but the Shamrocks showed good defense and outstanding goa Read More

Class 3 Road Concerns, Composting, Solar Project at Strafford Selex

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / By Jennifer Brown

On April 12, the Strafford Selectboard discussed the safety concerns about increased truck traffic for the upcoming solar project and bridge projects. The board talked about purchasing a radar speed indicator to help control traffic speed. Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Apr. 20, 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. New members are always welcome.  Read More

Local History Workshop Sunday

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The Strafford Historical Society is sponsoring a workshop for anyone interested in local history Sunday, April 23 from 2-4 p.m. at the Strafford Historical Society’s quarters in the Brick Store Annex in Strafford’s Upper Village.  Read More


Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / Laura Craft – 685-4640

This past Easter Sunday is the first I can remember in a while where the weather allowed an outdoor egg hunt without snow on the ground or freezing temperatures. Then, later that day, the spring bunny brought a preview of summer. Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Apr. 20, 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

Private School Still Planning Campus Here

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / By M. D. Drysdale

Just as Sam and Jinny Sammis announced the planned conservation of 170 acres at Exit 4 in Randolph, a public hearing will be held next week which would facilitate the sale of another 600 acres to the Brunswick School of Greenwich, Conn.  The sch Read More


Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

Lois Moore and daughters Sally and Holly prepared themselves a lovely Easter dinner. Later, joined by Blaine, they enjoyed a quiet sharing meal. Read More

VLS Clinic Wins USDA Grant

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The Energy Clinic at Vermont Law School continues to expand its community solar work thanks to a recent United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cooperative agreement, with a $125,000 award and a $70,000 Jane’s Trust Foundation grant.&nbs Read More

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Randolph Selex Approve New Fire Truck for $573K

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / By Dave Crosby

All five members of the Randolph Selectboard met on April 13 to cover a short list of items.  Village Fire Chief Jay Collette discussed with the board the price and delivery schedule for a new fire truck for the Village Fire Department.  Read More

Faith & Family Plans ‘Priceless’ Fundraiser This Saturday

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Faith and Family Films will present a screening of “Priceless” this Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Baptist Fellowship on Route 66 in Randolph, as a fundraiser for Touched By Love International.  Read More

Green Up Day Plans in Randolph

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Green Up Day on Saturday, May 6 provides an opportunity to get outside with family and friends to pick up roadside trash.  Green Up Day bags are available at the Randolph Town Hall, Floyd’s Store in Randolph Center, and the Middle Branch M Read More

RUHS Holds Info Sessions For Parents, Community

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Randolph Union High School has started a new parent/community group that meets twice a month at the school on Wednesday evenings.  Read More

Comedy-War Film Showing And Benefit for Veterans Place

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The Playhouse Theater on Main St. in Randolph will show the 1987 film “Good Morning, Vietnam” tonight, Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.  Read More

Property Taxes Due in Brookfield

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 / Laura Rochat – 276-3245

The second installment for the 2016-2017 tax year is due on Saturday, May 6.  The Brookfield Town Office will be open extra hours on Friday, May 5 from 5:30-7 p.m.; and Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Read More

Vt. Atty. Gen. Opposes Order By Trump On Clean Air

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Vermont Atty. Gen. T.J. Read More

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Mother/Child Event

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The Arts Bus Mother/Child Event will take place Saturday, May 13 from 1-4 p.m. at the Randolph Recreation Pavilion, featuring crafts, snacks, raffle and educational and health information. Read More

‘Dunkin’ Dunked in Brookfield, Ice-Out Contest Raises $562

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The ice went out in Brookfield Pond this Monday, April 17, and “Dunkin got dunked,” reported Brookfield’s Gregory Wight, referring to the dummy placed on the ice as a fundraiser.  Read More

Free Community Dinner Tuesday

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

This month’s free community dinner will be a ham and baked bean supper given by the East Brookfield Church on Tuesday, April 25 from 5-6 p.m. Read More

RTCC Students Shine At Vt. SkillsUSA Event

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Three students from Randolph Technical Career Center recently punched their tickets to go to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Competition in Louisville, Ky., June 19-23 as a result of medaling in the Vermont SkillsUSA Conference in Burlin Read More

Hikers Asked To Avoid Muddy Hiking Trails

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

The Green Mountain Club (GMC), maintainer of Vermont’s Long Trail and Vermont’s hiking trails advocate, along with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR), manager of State Forests and Parks, and the Green Mountain N Read More

RES, Brookfield, Braintree Menus

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Monday, April 24: Hot dog on bun, baked beans.  Tuesday, April 25: Chicken fajitas, rice, corn, salsa.  Wednesday, April 26: Cheesy bread sticks, Goldfish Crackers, carrots.  Thursday, April 27: Ham & cheese calzone, broccoli.  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Apr. 20, 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 / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Toddlertime is on Friday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m. Preschooler Storytime is on Wednesday, April 26 at 11 a.m. Legos for all ages is on Wednesdays from 3–4:30 p.m. Legos are provided.  Read More

Vermont Ag Agency Shares ‘Fun Facts’ About Eggs

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Though they play an important role in baking, quiche, and of course breakfast, the humble egg is often overlooked, or treated like a minorcharacter in the mealtime plot. Read More

Rural Vermont Homeowners Encouraged To Apply For USDA Program

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

USDA Rural Development will help rural, low-income homeowners repair or improve their homes this spring through the Single Family Housing Repair Program.  This program offers loans that can be repaid over 20 years with a fixed, one percent inter Read More

Bolton Valley Ski Area Sold to Founders

Communities / Apr. 20, 2017 /

Another Vermont ski area has been sold, but this time to local investors instead of to other larger ski areas, such as the sale of Stowe Ski area to Colorado’s Vail.  Read More