Bethel

Whitcomb's Marcus Sheldon (21) passes through South Royalton's double-team defense by Nicholas Howe and Mackinley George (22) in the fourth quarter in Bethel, Vt., on February 8, 2016. At right is South Royalton's William Wuttke. South Royalton won, 56-43. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

South Royalton Boys Hoop Still Learning to Win

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bethel — There are games in which South Royalton High boys basketball coach Pete Howe paces the sideline. Others, he sits on the bench next to his assistant coaches. As Howe puts it, his sideline demeanor is usually dictated by where his team is emotionally on that given night. Monday’s game against Whitcomb, a 56-43 win, was a little bit …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters hoped would provide property tax relief to Vermonters and spur school consolidations as enrollment drops, …

Local Roundup: Hartford Girls Soccer Ascends Cosmos

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

White River Junction — Jeff Acker isn’t sure if Monday’s game against Springfield finished with the Hurricanes’ first four-point game under his decade-long tenure. If not, it’s certainly one of very few. Acker’s girls soccer team exploded offensively …

Bethel Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Violating Release

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

White River Junction — The South Royalton woman charged in connection with a 2011 Bethel shooting pleaded not guilty once more to violating a condition of her release. Emily Perkins was arraigned Tuesday in Windsor Superior Court on the misdemeanor charge, which police said stemmed from Perkins coming …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Football Escapes Upset-Minded Oxbow

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — There was a point during Saturday’s Vermont Division III high school football clash between Woodstock and Oxbow when the Wasps were seemingly out for the count. It certainly wasn’t that way at the end of …

Births: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gifford Medical Center BESTENBOSTEL — A son, Caleb David Bestenbostel, born on Aug. 13, 2015, to Natasha Alix and Richard Bestenbostel, of Randolph. CONNIFF — A son, Lucas Alexander Conniff, born on Aug. 13, 2015, to Jennifer White and Robert Conniff III, of East Randolph. LUNNA — A …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …