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 …

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 …

Kent J. Batcheller

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Kent J. Batcheller, 79, from Bethel, Vt. passed away suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Kent and his wife Mary Ann, had just returned from a journey to Montana and were staying with family in Lexington, Mass. Early the next morning, Kent was rushed to …

Roy Albert Lyon

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Brookfield, Vt. — Roy Albert Lyon, 42, died unexpectedly, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Bethel. He was born Oct. 27, 1971, in Holden, Mass. the son of Roger and Sally (Arbogast) Lyon. Roy attended West Boylston (Mass.) schools and graduated from West Boylston High School in 1990. Following …

Iowa Firm Buys Vermont Castings

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Randolph — Only 14 months after the company was taken over in a management-led buyout, Vermont Castings has been sold again — this time to HNI Corp., an Iowa-based wood-burning stove, fireplace and office furniture manufacturer. Vermont Castings, …

Keith E. Hunt

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Amherst, n.h. — Keith E. Hunt, 84, longtime resident of Amherst, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. He was born in Stockbridge, Vt., on Aug. 23, 1930, a son of Lucian C. Hunt, Sr. and Lora Belle (Larmie) Hunt. Mr. Hunt …

Sharon Academy Girls Soccer Back From the Brink

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sharon — The Sharon Academy adopted the Phoenix for a nickname. It’s mythical, making reference to a rebirth from the ashes of death. Few TSA sports programs have had to endure such a fate in the school’s short …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …