Bethel

Anniversary: Borella

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Bethel — Jack and Orpha Borella celebrated their 55th anniversary on June 19, 2015. On June 19, 1960, the couple were married in the White Church in Bethel. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in grand style in 2010. They have lived and worked in the Bethel area all their married lives and have traveled extensively, visiting all the U.S., including Alaska. They have three daughters: Terri and Dean Conant, of Randolph Center; Dawn Messier, of Columbia, S.C.; Kathy and Kris Harrington, of Lebanon; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bethel Man Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Bethel — A member of the Bethel volunteer fire department has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol while en route to an accident scene on Camp Brook Road in Bethel last month. James Hart, 66, was arraigned Tuesday in Windsor Superior Court on a misdemeanor DUI charge. Police allege Hart drove intoxicated …

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 …

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 …

Judge: No Letter at Perkins Trial

Thursday, June 4, 2015

White River Junction — A Superior Court judge this week said she will not allow into evidence a letter that has been characterized as the linchpin of the defense for Emily Perkins, the South Royalton woman accused in a 2011 shooting that left a Bethel man dead and …

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 …