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VSP Increases Patrols on Roads, State Waters

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

Vermont State Police are reminding motorists to drive safely— and they’re urging boat owners to “boat sober.” So far in 2017, 25 people have died from highway crashes in Vermont. Read More

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Jewel of Summer

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

A day lily blooms on a sunny day in Randolph. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Agencies Cooperate To Manage Invasives in Upper W.R. Region

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

2016 marked the fifth year that the Upper White River Cooperative Weed Management Association conducted non-native invasive plant surveys, outreach and control projects along town roads and trails located in the Upper White River watershed.  Read More

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Dollar General Denial Appealed to E-Court

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / By Sandy Vondrasek

Responding to a denial from the Bethel Development Review Board, the Ohio firm that develops projects for the Dollar General chain has appealed to the state Environmental Court regarding a proposed 7,500-square-foot store north of downtown Bethel. Read More

Bethel Selex Updated on Skate Park Design

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / By Lisa Campbell

At the Bethel Selectboard’s July 10 meeting, Corey Stearns of the Recreation Committee discussed options for the skate park design. Read More

ECFiber Event In Pittsfield

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / news@ourherald.com

On Thursday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m., ECFiber will host a public celebration on the green in Pittsfield.  Pittsfield is the first (and most rural) of six towns where ECFiber is building a fiber-to-the-home broadband network to all premises, from bo Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

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

SoRo Town Band Coming to Hancock

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / news@ourherald.com

Music by South Royalton Town Band will fill the Hancock Green on Route 100 in Hancock on Tuesday, July 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Read More

Meals on Wheels Fundraiser/Drive

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

The Quintown Senior Center will hold a one-day fundraiser and awareness drive on Thursday, July 27.  Read More

Barnard

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

A clothesline greets visitors at the entry to Feast and Field Market. Look closer at the clothes on the line, and you notice they are sewn closed. Read More

Paint and Picnic This Saturday

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / news@ourherald.com
Bethel

On Saturday, July 15 from 2-5 p.m., the Bethel Revitalization Initiative will sponsor a painting party at the Bethel Bandshell!  Bethel’s retaining wall at the junction of Route 12 and Route 107 will soon be home to a giant mural of rainbo Read More

Granville Selectboard Denies Petition About Cemetery

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / Martha Slater – 767-3025

On Monday, July 10, the town of Granville held a public hearing at the town clerk’s office to hear comments and discussion regarding a petition received by the selectboard to enlarge the Elmwood Cemetery.  Read More

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Access Issue in Bingo Area Revisited by Rochester Selex

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / By Martha Slater

At the Rochester Selectboard’s July 10 meeting, Keefer Irwin and District Ranger Chris Mattrick talked with the board about the Bingo Road issue, and Irwin shared her concerns about the effects of a plowing permit request on recreational activi Read More

Rochester Preschool Receives 4 STARS Program Recognition

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / By Martha Slater

Rochester School Principal Danni Stamm and preschool teacher Lauren Skaskiw have shared the good news that the Rochester Preschool has been approved for 4 STARS effective July 23. Read More

Diabetes Prevention Course To Be Offered in Rochester

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

Gifford Health Care is partnering with Vermont Blueprint for Health, the Vermont Department for Health, and the Greater Burlington YMCA to offer the year-long, 25-session YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Read More

Special School Bd. Meeting Tonight

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

The Rochester School Board will hold a special meeting Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. Read More

Rochester Town Clerk’s Notes

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

The town office will be open the following hours during the week of July 17-July 21: Monday, closed; Tuesday, open noon-4 p.m.; Wednesday, open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, open noon-4 p.m.; and Friday, open 8 a.m.-4 p.m.   Read More

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Chelsea School Board Preps For Summer Bldg. Projects

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

The following summary of the Chelsea School Board’s June 14 meeting is excerpted from unapproved minutes of the meeting. Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

Everyone is invited to the next ArtSpace reception this Sunday, July 16 from 2-4 p.m., for “Connecting Fibers,” a collaborative show of work by fiber artists from around the area.  The summer library program continues Mondays at 6 p. Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 13, 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

Church Finds Home in Chelsea

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / By Maegan Winters

In February of 2016, Jan and Bill Smith, who have been residents of Chelsea since 2014, leased the building that once housed the Chelsea Country Store, located in the center of Chelsea Village on Route 110.  Read More

Fuel Assistance Committee Meeting

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

The Tunbridge Fuel Assistance Committee will meet Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at the Tunbridge Library. Read More

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Cousteau at VLS: Reflections on Lifetime Of Advocacy, Adventure, & Science

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / By Emily Ballou

Jean-Michel Cousteau recently visited Vermont Law School to present a “Hot Topic” discussion on his life’s work concerning conserving and exploring the oceans. Read More

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Orchard?

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

These roadside grasses are lined up like fruit trees in an orchard; perhaps appropriate, for this is “orchard grass,” a common forage variety in Vermont. (Herald / Ben DeFlorio)   Read More

Brown Bag Series On Tuesdays

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

The free Tuesday Brown Bag Series presented by Royalton Recreation at noon on the green in South Royalton, began on July 11 with a performance by Henry the Juggler.  On Tuesday, July 18, Marko the Magician will entertain everyone, and on Tuesday Read More

SoRo Water Dept. Flushing Lines

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

The South Royalton Water Department will be flushing lines July 15-16, weather permitting.  Users are to run their tap for 15 minutes if they experience discolored water. Read More

Sharon

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

The Sharon Church’s annual flea market will be held on September 16 on the Town Common. Call Martha Fist (763-7032) to reserve your space for the market. Read More

Royalton Library Summer Program

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

On Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m., the Royalton Memorial Library will host Free Book Day, a storytelling event sponsored by CLiF (the Children’s Literacy Foundation). Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Jul. 13, 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

$3M Is Available To Fund AmeriCorps Projects in Vt.

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

Vermont has received $3 million in AmeriCorps funding.  “AmeriCorps continues to make an enormous impact on the lives of people in Vermont and throughout the United States,” said Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and U.S. Rep. Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 / Jennifer Brown – 765-4490

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

Volunteers Sought For Seasonal Choir

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

The Woodstock Area Jewish Community, Congregation Shir Shalom, is seeking volunteers for this year’s High Holy Day choir, under the direction of Dr. James Lorenz.  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

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

ArtsBus Visit Next Monday

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

The ArtsBus will visit the Brookfield Public Library on Monday, July 17 at 6 p.m.  Activities will be held inside the bus, and stories and refreshments will be available in the library.   Read More

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Stone Flow

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

Glimpsed through an iron railing, like a rivulet, a serpentine curl of stones adorns the top of a wall, just below street level, in front of Randolph House on Main St. in the Village. (Herald / Bob Eddy) Read More

Newton House Garden Tour

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

On Sunday July 23, there will be a special opportunity at the Marvin Newton House, maintained and preserved by the Brookfield Historical Society.  Read More

Brookfield’s Old Town Hall Hosts Family-Focused Events

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

On Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m., Jennings and McComber return to Brookfield for a “Songs and Sundaes” event sponsored by Fat Toad Farm and featuring Ben & Jerry’s ice cream topped with Fat Toad Farm caramel sauce.  Read More

Historical Museum Open This Sunday

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

The Randolph Historical Society Museum, which provides visitors with a doorway to the past, will be open on Sunday, July 16 from 2-4 p.m. Read More

Monthly Testing Set for GEDs

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

Central Vermont Adult Basic Education will hold GED testing sessions during July, August, and September at the Randolph Learning Center at 10 South Main Street in Randolph.  These will take place on Tuesday, July 18 at 11 a.m.; Tuesday, Aug. Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

Toddlertime is on Fridays at 10:30 a.m., and Preschooler Storytime is at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays through the month of July. Legos for all ages is on Wednesdays from 3–4:30 p.m. Read More

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Free Cat?

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

This cat has found a comfortable resting place on Maple Street amidst a pile of free stuff—an omnipresent summer sight throughout the White River Valley. (Provided / Paul Grandy)   Read More

Four Artists Vie for Chance To Enhance Vets’ Cemetery

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

A new work of public art will be created and installed at the Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center and the public is invited to attend a presentation by four artists of their preliminary concepts for the installation.  The artists will present Read More

Vt. Atty. Gen. Asks for Help On Robocalls

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

In a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last week, Vermont’s Atty. Gen. Thomas J. Read More

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Jokes for All

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

An envelope adhered to a Bethel doorway offers free jokes for any passersby on Main Street. (Herald / Ben DeFlorio)   Read More

Gifford Works To Repair, Reopen Project Independence Building

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

Severe weather pummeled downtown Barre on July 8, with wind gusts that tore back a portion of the roof of a Main Street building that housed Gifford’s Project Independence (PI).  Read More

VTC Plans To Launch Program To Train Dental Therapists

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

Vermont Technical College plans to establish a dental therapy education program, which will be the first such program in New England.  Dental therapists are oral health care providers who work with dentists, much like nurse practitioners work wi Read More

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Classic Cars Are Highlight At Mayo Event

Communities / Jul. 13, 2017 /

More than 60 Mayo Healthcare residents and their family members enjoyed a Father’s Day picnic, featuring classic cars, on June 21 at the Northfield facility for seniors.  Read More