Bethel

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 …

Joyce E. Post

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Royalton, Vt. — Joyce E. Post, 79 died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Menig Extended Living Facility in Randolph, Vt. She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Greenfield, Mass., the daughter of Farrand and Grace (Perry) Hodgdon. Joyce graduated in 1952 from South Royalton High School …

Madge M. Davis

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Madge M. Davis, 86, of Bethel, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Medway Manor in Medway, Mass. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

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 …