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A Great Egret takes flight from the shore of a mill pond in East Bethel Sunday, April 20, 2014. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Egret Egress

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A great egret takes flight from the shore of a mill pond in East Bethel. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Bethel Drive-In Launches Projector Campaign

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bethel — For more than a decade, Regina Franz and Adam Gerhard held onto the dream of owning a drive-in theater. Last year, it came true when they took over the operation of the Randall Drive-in Theatre in Bethel. To make it happen, they poured money into the leased facility, repairing the Tropical Storm Irene-damage screen, fixing the projector and cleaning up the …

Not-So-Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Lebanon — By mid-afternoon on Tuesday, the bottom shelves at Encore Books were bare. Employees at the Route 12A reseller spent the day moving hundreds of books to higher ground — or at least to higher shelves — in anticipation of potential flooding from the nearby Connecticut River overnight. “Right now, my …

Small High School’s Future in Doubt

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

While taking a reporter on a tour of Rochester School last week, Principal Catherine Knight remarked off-handedly on an unusual quality of the small school she leads. Standing in the library at the heart of the high school …

Trimming The Truck

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

“I thought I’d dress up the truck,” said David Parnell, of Lilliesville, Vt. After putting up his Christmas tree, Parnell made a few wreaths with the clippings and put one on his truck in Bethel Village on Sunday. …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 22, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gifford Medical Center HODGDON — A son, Carter Hodgdon, born Nov. 18, 2013, to Hanna Morris and Colby Hodgdon, of Bethel. HOWARD — A daughter, Heaven Jade Howard, born Nov. 22, 2013, to Brianna Bowen and Adam Howard, of Bethel. SQUIRE ROSE — A son, Jack Squire Rose, …

Supervisory Union in Limbo: Plan to Break Up White River Valley Towns Put on Hold

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Burlington — The Vermont Board of Education has put off a proposal to dissolve a school supervisory union in the White River Valley at the request of school administrators. Opponents of the proposal, which was generated by a …

Lorraine “Chickie” Hagerman

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sarasota Fla. — Lorraine “Chickie” Hagerman, 1923-2013, died suddenly at her home, on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Sarasota. She lived to be 90 years old. Lorraine Carr Hagerman was the daughter of Norman and Mildred Carr of White River Jct., Vt. Lorraine Hagerman grew up in Bethel, …

Adelena M. Farrington

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bethel, Vt. — Adelena M. Farrington, 77, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the United Church of Bethel with Pastor Thomas Harty officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 24, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MOYNIHAN — A daughter, Bridget Elaine Moynihan, born Nov. 1, 2013, to Emily and David Moynihan, of Grantham. Gifford Medical Center MULLEN — A son, Rydder Thomas Mullen, born Nov. 5, 2013, to Molly Harrness and Mark Mullen, of Randolph. ALEXANDER — A daughter, Zoey …

Letter: Common Core Is a Marxist Plot

Sunday, November 24, 2013

To the Editor: This is in direct response to the Nov. 9 commentary piece by Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca, “Common Core Makes Sense For Vermont.” The Common Core curriculum, a part of the communist agenda, is being pushed on the states by the federal government through …

Russell F. Gray

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Bethel, Vt. — Russell F. Gray, 63, of Bethel, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph, with Pastor Thomas Harty, officiating. Calling hours will be from …

With $812,500 Grant, Gifford to Expand Access to Primary Care

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Randolph — Access to primary care, dental and mental health services looks to improve in the Randolph area after the town’s largest health care provider was designated a federally qualified health center. Last week’s announcement that Gifford Health Care, the parent company of Gifford Medical Center, was approved …