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White River Access May Increase in Royalton, Bethel

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Residents of Royalton and Bethel might soon have better public access to the White River and one of its tributaries. Both towns are working with the nonprofit White River Partnership to convert properties along the White River and Gilead Brook into public parks and river access points. Three parks in Bethel totaling 10.1 acres and two parks totaling 8.6 acres in Royalton are part of a five-town, eight-park river access improvement initiative. One park each is also being prosed in Rochester, Granville and Pittsford, Vt. The properties were acquired by each town with Federal Emergency Management Agency funding, purchased from private landowners whose properties were …

Victor Guy Hood

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Braintree, Vt. — Victor Guy Hood, 68, of Braintree, and formerly of Bethel died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at his home. A private service at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210. Arrangements are …

State OKs School Merger; Bethel Among Towns Affected

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

South Royalton — The Vermont State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and fold its five member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union, but not before hearing an eleventh-hour plea for state help to deal with a variety of anticipated problems. Beginning in July 2016, the …

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, …

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 …

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 …