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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 …

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 …

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 — …