Bethel

Springfield, Vt., Girl Dies at Dam

Friday, July 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The 15-year-old daughter of the Springfield man who was shot to death in April after confronting a suspected drug user in his neighborhood has died. Casey Wing has been identified as the girl who died on Saturday after falling 85 feet at the North Springfield Dam. Police have said her death is under investigation, but is not considered suspicious. An autopsy determined that Casey died in a …

Gary Duncan Wood

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — Gary Duncan Wood, 66, of Bethel, died Sunday night, July 26, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1949, in Hanover, N.H.; the son of Newall and Barbara (Champion) Wood. He was a lifetime Bethel resident, graduating from Whitcomb High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Delta Psi Chapter. Gary …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University …

On Balance, It’s a Thrill: Mountain Unicyclists Take Trails One Wheel at a Time

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Norwich — Rob Lycett compares learning to ride a unicycle to learning a language: It takes a lot of practice before it begins to feel natural. “There’s a learning curve,” Lycett, of West Hartford, said. Lycett is part …

Birth Announcements: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center OSTERLOH — A daughter, Piper Lux Osterloh, born on May 22, 2015, to Theresa and Martin Osterloh, of Grantham. MORRILL — A son, Wyatt Michael Morrill, born on May 23, 2015, to Kristi Bonnell and Timothy Morrill, of Hartland. SMITH — A son, Joseph James …

Whitcomb Grads Are ‘Family’

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bethel — Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School Principal Owen Bradley wanted to tell it straight to the Class of 2015 during Saturday’s graduation ceremony. “I’m going to give the graduates very simple advice that they won’t have to remember …

No Translation Needed: South Royalton’s Belgian Visitor Learns Softball on the Fly

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

South Royalton — It’s hard to say which is more memorable, Elsa Huart’s first or second time at bat in a varsity softball game. First time, in an 11-3 victory at home against Rochester on April 21, she …

No Kidding Around: South Royalton Outlasts Whitcomb to Reach Final

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bethel — Youth will be served? When South Royalton and Whitcomb meet on the softball field, it’s been inevitable. The Royals put a batting order together for Monday’s Vermont Division IV softball semifinal that featured three sophomores, two …

Teaming Up: Bethel Man Trains Rescued Draft Horses

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bethel — A drizzly morning last week found Carl Russell at Stitchdown Farm, ready to trim his new draft horses’ hooves. He whistled, and Tom and Mike jogged up to him. But the animals, recently rescued from a …

Birth Announcements: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Gifford Medical Center SLACK — A son, Connor Jeffrey Slack, born on May 18, 2015, to Kristin Slack, of Bethel. HOYT — A daughter, Hattie Ellen Hoyt, born on May 25, 2015, to Ashley Rogers and Rawlin Hoyt, of Tunbridge. …

State: Royalton Man a Danger

Friday, June 5, 2015

White River Junction — Authorities are holding an area business owner without bail on allegations that he threatened two of his employees with a gun on Thursday. Didace G. Lacroix Jr. pleaded not guilty on Friday to five …

Plenty of Records Fall at Vermont Division IV Track Meet

Friday, June 5, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Cheslsea’s Abigail Mattoon needed a better game plan. After qualifying first in the 100-meter hurdles she did something perhaps she shouldn’t have done between qualifying day and the day of the Vermont Division IV state …

Entertainment Highlights: Randolph Theater Operators Face Uphill Climb at Bethel Drive-In

Thursday, June 4, 2015

For the sequel to their opening weekend as new managers of the drive-in movie theater between Bethel and Randolph, David and Tammy Tomaszewski will screen, well, sequels on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights: Fast and Furious 7 and …