Bethel

Fran Hyde walks across her driveway on the way to her granddaughter’s wedding. Kristin Carson and Todd Donnelly were married in September in Fran and Arthur Hyde’s barn. (Lucia Button photograph)

A Life: Fran Hyde ‘Loved Her Community and Felt It Was Important to Give Back’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A journalist turned farmer’s wife, Frances “Fran” Hyde was known to some as “the lady in the blue truck” for the many trips she made hauling silage and other feed between the family properties on the Upper Plain and Lower Plain. Hyde drove a tractor, fed calves and helped in the fields, but she never completely traded pencil for pickup truck, continuing to write articles for the Journal Opinion long after she married dairy farmer and widower Arthur Hyde. Family and friends recall her as an adventurous, giving person dedicated to community service, a woman who at age 37 took on a …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 14, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MORSE — A son, Tucker James Morse, born on Dec. 2, 2014, to Tiana and Ryan Morse, of Orford. Gifford Medical Center MAXHAM — A daughter, Macayla Lynn Maxham, born on Nov. 10, 2014, to Tracy and Eric Maxham, of Randolph. McCUSKER — A son, Elet Winthrop McCusker, born on Nov. 10, 2014, to Kristin and Angus McCusker, of Bethel. …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last through the weekend and possibly into Monday.” “We are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring …

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 …

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 …

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. …