Bethel

Della D. Allen

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — Della D. Allen, 101, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph. She was born April 26, 1913, in W. Charleston, Vt. the daughter of Eugene and Nellie (Dearborn) Dwire. Della attended W. Charleston schools. She was married to J. Wendell “Gramp” Allen July 4, 1931 in E. Randolph. Della had worked at Fyles & Rice Plywood, G.W. Plastics, Ethan Allen, was a sales representative for Avon Products and had also worked for many years on the family farm on the Bethel Randolph Road. She enjoyed dancing, making place-mats and canning vegetables. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her memberships included the Randolph …

Birth Announcements: March 29, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ADAMS — A daughter, Sara Josephine Adams, born on Feb. 24, 2015, to Amanda Adams and Joey Tebo, of Claremont. BLAKE — A son, Connor Lee Blake, born on March 17, 2015, to Christina Blake, of South Royalton. CHENG — A son, Christopher Cheng, born on March 18, 2015, to Huan Yang and Chao Cheng, of Lebanon. KENISON — A …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

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 …

SEC Filings: HNI Corp. Paid $62.2 Million for Vermont Castings Group

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Randolph — The management group that acquired Vermont Castings Group in 2013 and ran the troubled company for 14 months did pretty well when it sold the company to an Iowa-based furniture and hearth products giant in October. HNI Corp. paid $62.2 million in cash for the Randolph …

Silent Treatment: Whitcomb-Rochester Quieted at the Aud

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Dennis Wood knew he’d be OK once he knew he could yell. If only he’d had much to yell about. MacKenzie Hickey and Abby McKearin silenced second-ranked Whitcomb-Rochester’s top two scorers and combined to produce …

Business Notes: Feb. 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bethel — GW Plastics has added two high-speed injection molding machines to its Bethel headquarters to support new business from a major customer. The company said the new 240-ton Netstal molding machines will expand its capabilities in the high-volume disposable medical device market. The addition follows multimillion-dollar expansions …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Washed Away

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Al Nelson, of Bethel, washes the Hotel Coolidge’s windows in White River Junction on Tuesday. Nelson has been washing windows in the Upper Valley for more than 25 years. Valley News — Sarah Shaw …

Bethel School Budget Eliminates Home Economics in Favor of Technology

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bethel Town Meeting will start on Tuesday, March 3, at 10 a.m., and the annual school meeting will follow at 7 p.m. at the Whitcomb High School gym. Bethel — Voters in Bethel next month will weigh in on proposals ranging from a repaving of Main Street to …

Fire Chief Urges Upkeep of Wood Stoves After Blaze Guts Unity Home

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Unity — Heat from a wood stove chimney ignited the walls of a rustic home on Quaker City Road on Monday morning. Unity Fire Chief Bruce Baker said aging pine planks that dried out over time likely combusted, …