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Bethel

Parcel Conserved On Third Branch

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bethel — A half-mile stretch of the Third Branch of the White River and the landscape along it will be conserved for generations, thanks to a Bethel landowner. Chuck Davis was born to homesteaders in Alaska and grew up in the Mojave Desert, moving to the Northeast to practice medicine in New York City and New Jersey. Fifteen years ago, when he drove past a farmhouse a mile upstream of Bethel village, he knew he had to have it. “It was one of those things where I drove past saw it and really knew that this was the place that I would live until I …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union and report back on the costs and potential benefits of a merger. Vaughn Altemus, the …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote to again delay any formal action until January in order to give officials in the …

Elwin J. Walker

Friday, June 20, 2014

Williston, Vt. — Elwin J. Walker, 85, formerly of Bethel, Vt., died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, at the Day Funeral Home, with Pastor Thomas Harty officiating. Private burial will follow …

Everett J. Adams

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Everett J. Adams, 75, of Bethel, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Hanover Terrace. Calling hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. Private graveside services will be at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel at the …

‘Kindness’ Is Key at Whitcomb

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Bethel — Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School principal Kevin Dirth began Saturday’s graduation ceremony with a quote by Henry Ford. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success,” …

A Fairly Fishy First Try; White River Open Deemed Successful

Saturday, June 14, 2014

When fly fishermen Brian Burkholder and Eric Dexter decided to organize a fly fishing tournament on the White River, they sought advice from Jesse Haller, who directs the Otter Creek Classic in the Middlebury, Vt., area. “We were …

Devils Rule the Den, Capture State Track Crown

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Last season, the Chelsea High boys track and field team carried just four athletes and still placed second at the Vermont Division IV Track and Field Championships. This time, the Red Devils had plenty of …

Heavy Steps

Thursday, June 5, 2014

From left, Daniel Williams, Deborah Anderson and Nate Kopp of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps move a block of granite while constructing a staircase on the banks of the White River in Bethel. It will provide access to …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

George H. Burnham, Jr.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Graveside Committal Services and military honors for George H. Burnham, Jr., 80, who died Jan. 23, 2014, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel, with Pastor Thomas Harty, officiating. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Stand Guard

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Robert Stratton, of Bethel, practices Uechi-Ryu, a style of Okinawan karate during a two-week break between the classes he teaches at the Vermont Law School fitness center in South Royalton on Thursday. “This is what I love to …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …