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John Messier of Sharon puts a lid on a hot kettle after moving molten iron from the melting area to the molding line at the Vermont Castings foundry in Randolph, Vt. Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Iowa Firm Buys Vermont Castings

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Randolph — Only 14 months after the company was taken over in a management-led buyout, Vermont Castings has been sold again — this time to HNI Corp., an Iowa-based wood-burning stove, fireplace and office furniture manufacturer. Vermont Castings, which employs about 200 full- and part-time workers at a foundry in Randolph and assembly plant in Bethel, is part of Paris, …

Keith E. Hunt

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Amherst, n.h. — Keith E. Hunt, 84, longtime resident of Amherst, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. He was born in Stockbridge, Vt., on Aug. 23, 1930, a son of Lucian C. Hunt, Sr. and Lora Belle (Larmie) Hunt. Mr. Hunt was raised and educated in Stockbridge and graduated from Whitcomb High School, Bethel, Vt. He …

Sharon Academy Girls Soccer Back From the Brink

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sharon — The Sharon Academy adopted the Phoenix for a nickname. It’s mythical, making reference to a rebirth from the ashes of death. Few TSA sports programs have had to endure such a fate in the school’s short history. But girls soccer came pretty close last month. When preseason started, the Phoenix had …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Jeremiah K. Flynn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Jeremiah K. Flynn, 69, of Bethel, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of …

Birth Announcements: Sept. 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center COLE — A daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Cole, born on May 25, 2014, to Kristin and Jordan Cole, of Lebanon. LAROUCHE — A son, Silas Anthony-Ray Larouche, born on July 29, 2014, to Justine Cloutier and Nicholas Larouche, of Claremont. SOOS — A son, Connor Ryan …

Helen D. Stratton

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Calling hours for Helen D. Stratton, 94, who died Aug. 27, 2014, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. Private burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel. …

First-Half Goals Send TSA Soccer Past Whitcomb

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sharon — Maybe the Sharon Academy boys soccer team should always play in front of a blank scoreboard. The Phoenix scored all of their goals during Friday’s 4-0 win over Whitcomb in the first half, when Sharon’s electronic scoreboard was shut down after failing to work properly. It …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

Whitcomb Boys Making Selves at Home on Revamped Field

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bethel — The Whitcomb High boys soccer team has received major upgrades to its playing surface, but that’s only part of what the Hornets are excited about. They appear well-suited to improve their competitiveness on the field as …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

HCRS to Help With Vt. Family Program Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services will collaborate with a program designed to help Vermont families overcome temporary, short-term financial crises and avoid the need for ongoing assistance. Reach …