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Neil Wigglesworth

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Neil Wigglesworth, 57, of Bethel died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous battle with Leukemia. He was born on March 14, 1957, in Accrington, England; the son of Brian and Rita Wigglesworth. He spent his childhood years in Accrington and after graduating from Hollins School he attended Accrington Rossendale Culinary School where he excelled and further developed his passion for food. Upon finishing his training he embarked on a series of jobs all around the world working in some of the finest restaurants such as Glen Eagles in Scotland, The Dorchester in London, Hoch Konig in Austria, the South Hampton Princess …

Are You Ready for Some 8-Ball?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Randolph — With near freezing temperatures and relentless rain, Monday’s weather was downright junky. But it didn’t dissuade more than a dozen people from showing up at the Railside Tavern for the weekly 8-ball tournament, which starts in September and runs into the spring. Avid players venture from as far away as Bristol, …

Neil Wigglesworth

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Neil Wigglesworth, 57, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his home in Bethel. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Church Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph. …

Norman S. Case, Jr.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Norman S. Case, Jr., 97, of Bethel, died Saturday evening, Nov. 15, 2014, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. He was born July 8, 1917, in Bethel the son of Norman S. and Emma (Arnold) Case where he lived his first two years in …

Audio Slideshow: The Cowboy And the Celt

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bethel —To set the scene at his concerts, cowboy singer and fiddler Skip Gorman sometimes places a fake campfire onstage. But he didn’t need that prop for a recent house concert with renowned Celtic singer Connie Dover, where …

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the …

Cold Stone

Monday, November 3, 2014

Gus Wing, of South Royalton, left, levels a trench with crushed stone as Greg Bahr marks the depth on a curb stone in Bethel earlier this week. Bahr’s crew fought with rainy weather for three weeks to complete …

Whitcomb Girls United in OT Victory

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel — The Whitcomb High girls soccer team’s cooperative with Rochester is working out tremendously well for the Hornets. Rochester products Phoebe Parrish, Brianna Hillier and Sierra Ostrow-Remy have been providing much of Whitcomb’s scoring all season, and …

Joyce E. Post

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Royalton, Vt. — Joyce E. Post, 79 died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Menig Extended Living Facility in Randolph, Vt. She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Greenfield, Mass., the daughter of Farrand and Grace (Perry) Hodgdon. Joyce graduated in 1952 from South Royalton High School …

Madge M. Davis

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Madge M. Davis, 86, of Bethel, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Medway Manor in Medway, Mass. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CHASE — A son, Mateo Armani Chase, born on May 1, 2014, to Wendy and Charles Chase, of Hartford. MERLO — A daughter, Alexandra Ruth Merlo, born on Oct. 8, 2014, to Sarah and Daniel Merlo, of Windsor. Gifford Medical Center HAMLETT — A son, …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Stoking the Fires: New Ownership Fuels Optimism at Woodstove Maker Vermont Castings

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Randolph — The first thing Ricardo Leon did when he and four other Vermont Castings executives took over ownership of the Randolph and Bethel woodstove manufacturer last year was to tell employees that the company was bankrupt and …