Bethel

Bethel, Royalton Set to Merge School Offices

Monday, May 4, 2015

Royalton — In anticipation of a 2016 merger of supervisory unions now headquartered in Royalton and Bethel, the two staffs will start sharing office space near the ramps to Interstate 89 in Royalton this summer. The move to a building in an industrial park at the top of Waterman Road, past the Bethel-Royalton transfer station, is expected to save roughly $6,000 in rental costs annually compared with what the two …

Lt. Col. James DeForest Blakeman

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Green Valley, Ariz. — James “Jim” (and affectionately known as Stub by his family) passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at his winter home in Villas East, Green Valley, Ariz. He was born in Waterbury, Conn., but he moved to Vermont with his parents and brother at a very young age. He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Bill …

Shooter Argues Self Defense in East Bethel Altercation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

East Bethel — A 66-year-old East Bethel man was released on bail after pleading not guilty to shooting and injuring his friend during a fight that ensued over a bottle of brandy, according to court documents. Dennis Dundas told police he was acting in self-defense when he shot Donald Giovanella, 47, also of …

Judge to Decide on Letter in Perkins Case; Decision Will Affect Trial

Thursday, March 19, 2015

White River Junction — A judge is set to rule on whether a letter that could exonerate a South Royalton woman accused in a Bethel shooting should be allowed as evidence at her trial. In the letter, Emily …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …

Birth Announcements: March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center WOOD — A daughter, Adaleigha Monika Wood, born on Feb. 16, 2015, to Laura True and Joshua Wood, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center HUNTLEY-WEST — A son, Jayden Ryan Huntley-West, born on Feb. 27, 2015, to Jessica West-Blanchard, of Bethel. …

Business Notes: March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Randolph — A record-setting number of exhibitors, including GW Plastics, Darn Tough Vermont, IBM and My Web Grocer, participated in the recent Career Fair held at Vermont Technical College. A total of 97 employers exhibited at the March …

Bethel Expo Boosts Business

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Bethel — Whether they came to sell, shop or just socialize, Home Show and Business Expo attendees Saturday were greeted with an early glimpse of spring. An elegant patio table and chair set, colorful gardening tools, and dozens …

Frozen Pipes Plague Public Works

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lebanon — Three weeks ago, Grant MacEwan woke up and tried to turn on the shower in his Bank Street home. Nothing came out. Then he tried a faucet — no water there either. He checked with neighbors …

Bethel School Spending Plan Defeated

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bethel — Voters on Tuesday night rejected a $5.4 million school budget, after agreeing earlier in the day to pay $1.4 million in property taxes toward the town’s municipal budget. The 120-22 vote against the school spending package …

Amid Declines, Vt. Seeks to Bolster Town Meeting Turnouts

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Montpelier — Another annual Town Meeting Day has passed, but despite efforts to boost participation by holding meetings in the evenings or on Saturdays, attendance continues to decline. Ten years ago, Susan Clark and Frank Bryan wrote a book that took the pulse of Town Meeting and argued …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

Births: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center HOLMES — A daughter, Ava Rose Holmes, born on Feb. 3, 2015, to Melissa and Mike Holmes, of Windsor. BREWER — A son, Timothy Edward Brewer, born on Feb. 7, 2015, to Kayt Vernon and Christopher Brewer, of Sharon. SAFFORD — A son, Christian Richard …