Bethel

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

The Year in Photos: Capturing Everyday Events Results in Lasting Images

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

While on assignment for the Valley News , I’m often asked, “So you get paid to just drive around and take pictures all day?” There’s a bit more to it than that. Photographs have a way of forming …

Annie B. Gaiko

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Annie B. Gaiko, 98, of Bethel, died Monday night, Dec. 22, 2014, at Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph. Funeral services at the United Church of Bethel will be announced in the Spring, at which time a complete obituary will appear in this newspaper. There …

A Life: Fran Hyde ‘Loved Her Community and Felt It Was Important to Give Back’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — A journalist turned farmer’s wife, Frances “Fran” Hyde was known to some as “the lady in the blue truck” for the many trips she made hauling silage and other feed between the family properties on …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 14, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MORSE — A son, Tucker James Morse, born on Dec. 2, 2014, to Tiana and Ryan Morse, of Orford. Gifford Medical Center MAXHAM — A daughter, Macayla Lynn Maxham, born on Nov. 10, 2014, to Tracy and Eric Maxham, of Randolph. McCUSKER — A son, …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Neil Wigglesworth

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Neil Wigglesworth, 57, of Bethel died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous battle with Leukemia. He was born on March 14, 1957, in Accrington, England; the son of Brian and Rita Wigglesworth. He spent …

Are You Ready for Some 8-Ball?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Randolph — With near freezing temperatures and relentless rain, Monday’s weather was downright junky. But it didn’t dissuade more than a dozen people from showing up at the Railside Tavern for the weekly 8-ball tournament, which starts in …

Neil Wigglesworth

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Neil Wigglesworth, 57, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at his home in Bethel. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Church Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home, Randolph. …