Bethel

Lawmakers: Prison Closing No ‘Done Deal’

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Windsor — Two top Windsor County Democrats in the Vermont Legislature say a proposal to close Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor is not a “done deal.” Instead, lawmakers will weigh the pros and cons of closing the facility in the coming weeks, as well as all other possible options to patch a budget gap totaling $113 million. “The decision to close the Southeast State Correctional Facility is not a …

Judge Raises Suspect’s Bail in Shooting: Police Say Woman Violated Curfew Condition of Release

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

White River Junction — The woman charged in connection with a 2011 Bethel shooting pleaded not guilty on Monday to violating a condition of release that a judge imposed over a year ago. Authorities allege Emily Perkins, who has been out on $75,000 bail since February 2014, violated her 24-hour curfew over the …

The Best Of the Rest

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Valley News’ three staff photographers and intern logged many miles over the first two weeks of March covering town and school meetings across the Upper Valley. Here are a few favorites that were not part of the daily report. …

Births Announcements: Feb. 1, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Gifford Medical Center DEDAM — A son, Safford Daniel Dedam, born on Jan. 14, 2015, to Rose and Alfred Dedam, of Bethel. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital ADAMS — A son, Cason Isaac Adams, born on Dec. 29, 2014, to Sarah and Ron Adams, of Bradford, Vt. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bethel Woman Killed After Thrown From Snowmobile Bethel — A 67-year-old Bethel woman has died from injuries she sustained in a snowmobile crashed in Bethel on Sunday. Dorothy Wilson, of Sanders Road, lost control of her snowmobile at 3:30 p.m. on a difficult section of trail near her …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 18, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Gifford Medical Center CLARK — A son, Bentlee Joseph Gene Clark, born on Jan. 4, 2015, to Summer Flint and Jeremy Clark, of East Bethel. SILLOWAY — A daughter, Ava Louise Silloway, born on Jan. 5, 2015, to Bethany and John Silloway, of Randolph Center. …

Book Notes: Poetry Books With Upper Valley Roots

Friday, January 16, 2015

The year ended, and there they were, the three little books of poetry that had been lingering too long on my desk like toads tucked in for the winter, buried under piles of papers, notebooks and larger tomes. …

Snow Machine

Sunday, January 11, 2015

John Gover, 13, of Royalton, left, and Evan Rogers, 14, of Bethel, play with John’s remote-controlled car in the woods in Royalton on Dec. 30. The car was a Christmas present from his father. Valley News — Ariana …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

A Life: Norman S. Case Jr., 1917-2014; ‘He’d Read Everything He Could Find’

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bethel — If you met Norm Case on the street of his beloved town of Bethel and overlooked his white cane, you probably wouldn’t notice that he was blind. He didn’t seem to notice it. He certainly never …