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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 was married to Joann Samalionis in Bethel on Oct. 7, 1972, and had lived in Lillieville since 1973. He had worked for South Royalton High School, Split Ballbearing in Lebanon, N.H. for four years, Cone Blanchard Machine Tool Company in Windsor for eight years, then operated Valley Motor Sales in Bethel with …

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 …

Fire in the Hole: Bethel Potters Crank Up Their Kiln

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bethel — Nathan and Becca Webb’s pottery business revolves around the enormous wood-fired kiln they built on their Bethel property. Shaped something like an igloo, the structure is sheathed in homemade adobe and made of various types of “fire bricks,” designed to withstand the kiln’s corrosive environment, reflect the heat or insulate. It …

A Life: James D. Blakeman, 1939-2015: ‘He Didn’t Want Someone Telling Him That He Couldn’t Do Something’

Monday, June 1, 2015

South Royalton — Jim Blakeman knew how to tell stories. In fact, he told a lot of them, and most were about some mishap he had gotten into or some misstep he’d taken during a life marked by …

Teaching Tech: GW Plastics Introduces Students to Modern Manufacturing

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bethel — The number of manufacturing jobs in Vermont has declined from historical highs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state has shed 17 percent of manufacturing jobs in the past decade. But there are still …

Bethel Drive-In Theater To Reopen Tonight

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bethel — Technology permitting, the former Randall Drive-In will open for the 2015 season tonight, Saturday and Sunday as the Bethel Drive-In. “At this point, we’re a go,” new co-manager David Tomaszewski, who also co-runs the Playhouse Theatre in downtown Randolph, said on Thursday. “Cinderella (the live-action version …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Della D. Allen

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — Committal Services for Della Allen, 101, who died Saturday, March 28, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Bethel, Royalton Set to Merge School Offices

Monday, May 4, 2015

Royalton — In anticipation of a 2016 merger of supervisory unions now headquartered in Royalton and Bethel, the two staffs will start sharing office space near the ramps to Interstate 89 in Royalton this summer. The move to a building in an industrial park at the top of …

Lt. Col. James DeForest Blakeman

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Green Valley, Ariz. — James “Jim” (and affectionately known as Stub by his family) passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at his winter home in Villas East, Green Valley, Ariz. He was born in Waterbury, Conn., but he moved to Vermont with his parents and brother …

Shooter Argues Self Defense in East Bethel Altercation

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

East Bethel — A 66-year-old East Bethel man was released on bail after pleading not guilty to shooting and injuring his friend during a fight that ensued over a bottle of brandy, according to court documents. Dennis Dundas …

Birth Announcements: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital ACKERMAN — A daughter, Amelia Louise Ackerman, born on April 21, 2015, to Hillary and Kyle Ackerman, of Lebanon. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MASON — A son, Coby James Mason, born on March 21, 2015, to Nicole and Brandon Mason, of Grantham. WEATHERELL — …

William James Floyd, Jr.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — William James Floyd, Jr., passed away in the afternoon of Friday, April 17, 2015, surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Newark, N.J., on Nov. 30, 1942. In the early 1960’s, he moved to Randolph Center when his parents, Bill and Madeline, purchased …