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Bethel

Parcel Conserved On Third Branch

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bethel — A half-mile stretch of the Third Branch of the White River and the landscape along it will be conserved for generations, thanks to a Bethel landowner. Chuck Davis was born to homesteaders in Alaska and grew up in the Mojave Desert, moving to the Northeast to practice medicine in New York City and New Jersey. Fifteen years ago, when he drove past a farmhouse a mile upstream of Bethel village, he knew he had to have it. “It was one of those things where I drove past saw it and really knew that this was the place that I would live until I …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union and report back on the costs and potential benefits of a merger. Vaughn Altemus, the …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote to again delay any formal action until January in order to give officials in the …

News of $500,000 School Overpayment Upends Bethel Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bethel — At the School Board’s request, voters on Tuesday postponed consideration of the proposed school budget until town and school officials get to the bottom of an estimated $500,000 overpayment of property tax funds from the town to the school district. It’s unclear how the overpayment will …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Father Puts Up House to Secure Bail for Daughter Charged in Bethel Shooting

Friday, February 21, 2014

White River Junction — The father of the woman charged in the attempted murder of a South Royalton woman has agreed to deed over his property to Windsor Superior Court in order to secure the release of his …

Hands-Free or Hang Up: Vermont Lawmakers Weigh Vehicle Cell Phone Restrictions

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

White River Junction — State senators from the Upper Valley on Monday said they want to examine a bill to ban hand-held devices while driving but that it may well wind up on the governor’s desk. If it …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Bethel Budget Could Go Up

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel Town Meeting is on March 4 at 10 a.m. The annual school meeting is on March 4 at 7 p.m. Both meetings take place in Town Hall. Bethel — For the last two years, Town Meeting has …

‘Lost in Schizophrenia’: Bethel Man Shares Story to Help Others Cope With Mental Illness

Saturday, February 15, 2014

During his first psychotic episode, Van Bennett saw the face of God. He was in Santa Barbara, Calif., about to start college classes, when he began to hear chanting in the languages of various religions. The intensity of …

Emission Standards for Wood Stoves Kindle Debate

Saturday, February 15, 2014

West Lebanon — New proposed standards from the EPA to improve public health by tightening emission limits for fine-particle pollution from wood smoke are drawing mixed reviews in the Twin States. Some wood-stove retailers say new products now …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …

Police: This Was No Accident; Suspect in 2011 Shooting Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

Friday, February 7, 2014

White River Junction — An affidavit filed in support of the second-degree attempted murder charge against Emily Y. Perkins makes clear that forensic evidence, her constantly changing story and cell phone records convinced investigators that she intentionally shot …