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Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers during times of need,” organizer Brad Salzmann said in a news release. In Vermont, the teams follow the service areas of local …

Shirley L. White

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — Shirley L. White, 82, of Bethel, and formerly of Stockbridge, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, 2015, at Gifford Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30 at the Green Mountain Gospel Chapel, Route 66 at Hebard Hill Road in Randolph, with Rev. Ronald E. Rilling, officiating. Private family burial services will be at Fairview …

James Arthur Abbott

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — James Arthur Abbott died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Gifford Memorial Hospital in Randolph with his loving family present. Jim was born Feb. 11, 1926, the son of Myrtle (Burridge) Abbott and Ruel Abbott of Bethel. He spent his childhood on the family farm in Bethel, along with sister Ruth and brothers Arthur and Richard. Family stories abound about life …

Small Farmers Worry About Effect of Clean Water Rules

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Barnard — Farmers on the east side of the Green Mountains say they want to learn more about pending regulations being implemented under a new law devised largely to protect Lake Champlain. Signed into law by Gov. Peter …

Plastics Firm Will Add Royalton Jobs

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Royalton — GW Plastics announced Monday a planned $10 million expansion to its Royalton facility, which the company said will add roughly 70 jobs over the next three to five years. Starting later this month, the Bethel-based contract manufacturing business plans to grow its plant on Waterman Road …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

Not Guilty Plea Entered In Drug Overdose Case

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Chelsea — A 21-year-old Barnard woman has pleaded not guilty to accusations she sold the heroin and fentanyl mixture that caused a 19-year-old Bethel man to overdose in April. Taylor Benjamin was arraigned Tuesday in Windsor Superior Court on a charge of dispensing heroin, one of four heroin-related …

School Bus Driver Arraigned on DUI Charge

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

White River Junction — A 34-year-old Northfield, Vt., man pleaded not guilty through his attorney to driving a school bus to Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School — bound for a field trip to Boston — under the influence of …

Local Roundup: Thetford Pulls Off a Shocker in Williamstown

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Williamstown, Vt. — Cinderella must have been stowed away on the Thetford Academy boys soccer team bus to Williamstown for the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs on Tuesday afternoon. The 13th-seeded Panthers beat the fourth-seeded …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

Valley Schools Weigh Merger

Sunday, October 4, 2015

South Royalton — The impulses to hang on to what’s old, and yet to reap the benefits of what’s new, are in competition as residents and school officials in the White River Valley discuss how best to respond to the upcoming merger of their supervisory unions under Act …

A Swarm Welcome in South Randolph for Vulnerable Bee Colony

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Toby Bashaw, of South Randolph, was selling baked goods made by his wife, Elizabeth Hendrix, at Feast and Field in Barnard last month when he had a chance meeting with East Bethel beekeeper Darrell Smith. Smith knew Bashaw …

Hornets Coach Makes Departure

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Whitcomb-Rochester girls soccer coach Gary Zisselsberger has stepped down from his position following a suspension from the team that caused him to reconsider coaching. Zisselsberger was suspended in mid-September in response to a practice drill involving girls on …