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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 …

Adeline Ostrosky

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Adeline Ostrosky, 99, of Bethel, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction. At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Deane Edward Harrington

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Roxbury, Vt. — Deane Edward Harrington, 79 died Feb. 12 ,2014. Graveside service will be held on May 16, 2014, at 9 a.m. in Randolph Center, Vt., at the Veterans Cemetery. After the service a fellowship will be held at the East Bethel Grange Hall, in East Bethel, …

Frank Eli Perron Sr.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sharon, Vt. — Frank Eli Perron Sr., formerly of Sharon, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2014, at Brookside Nursing Home where he was receiving rehabilitation after a recent surgery. He was 90 years old. Frank was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Stockbridge, Vt., the youngest son of Arthur …

Letter: Burying the GMO Story

Monday, May 5, 2014

To the Editor: A relative in Pottsville, Pa., said the GMO victory in Vermont was on the front page of her newspaper. Not here! The Valley News puts the stupidest things on the front page; but GMO food labeling, a significant accomplishment and historic event, was buried inside. …

Letter: Hooray for Vermont Democracy

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To the Editor: On Wednesday, the Vermont Legislature struck a mighty blow against corporate fascism by passing a mandatory GMO labeling bill over the whining squeals and threats of the likes of Monsanto. A victory for Vermont and democracy in a state that still finds its roots well …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Toastmasters Square Off in Public Speaking Competition

Sunday, April 27, 2014

White River Junction — Near the end of halftime of Toastmaster International’s public-speaking contest for Vermont and southern and western New Hampshire on Saturday morning, Chairwoman Shauna Green surveyed the audience in the conference room at the Veterans …

Vt. School Consolidation Far Off But Still Generates Debate

Friday, April 25, 2014

Debate over whether to consolidate Vermont’s school districts and school boards appears likely to continue past the current legislative session in the statehouse. Sen. Dick McCormack, D-Bethel, said even if House Bill 883, which would mandate consolidation, had been voted out onto the House floor and approved this …

Egret Egress

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A great egret takes flight from the shore of a mill pond in East Bethel. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Bethel Drive-In Launches Projector Campaign

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bethel — For more than a decade, Regina Franz and Adam Gerhard held onto the dream of owning a drive-in theater. Last year, it came true when they took over the operation of the Randall Drive-in Theatre in Bethel. To make it happen, they poured money into the …