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Whitcomb-Rochester's Phoebe Parrish struggles to fight past Proctor's defenders during the state semifinal game at Barre Auditorium in Barre, Vt., on Feb. 25, 2015. Proctor won 34-26. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Silent Treatment: Whitcomb-Rochester Quieted at the Aud

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Dennis Wood knew he’d be OK once he knew he could yell. If only he’d had much to yell about. MacKenzie Hickey and Abby McKearin silenced second-ranked Whitcomb-Rochester’s top two scorers and combined to produce most of Proctor’s points in the Phantoms’ 34-26 Vermont Division IV girls basketball semifinal win on Wednesday night at Barre Auditorium. The …

Business Notes: Feb. 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bethel — GW Plastics has added two high-speed injection molding machines to its Bethel headquarters to support new business from a major customer. The company said the new 240-ton Netstal molding machines will expand its capabilities in the high-volume disposable medical device market. The addition follows multimillion-dollar expansions at the company’s facilities in Tucson, Ariz., and Dongguan, China. “Our commitment to invest in …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The win sends the Hornets back to the semifinals at the Barre Auditorium for the first …

Joyce E. Post

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Royalton, Vt. — Joyce E. Post, 79 died on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at the Menig Extended Living Facility in Randolph, Vt. She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in Greenfield, Mass., the daughter of Farrand and Grace (Perry) Hodgdon. Joyce graduated in 1952 from South Royalton High School …

Madge M. Davis

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Madge M. Davis, 86, of Bethel, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Medway Manor in Medway, Mass. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CHASE — A son, Mateo Armani Chase, born on May 1, 2014, to Wendy and Charles Chase, of Hartford. MERLO — A daughter, Alexandra Ruth Merlo, born on Oct. 8, 2014, to Sarah and Daniel Merlo, of Windsor. Gifford Medical Center HAMLETT — A son, …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Stoking the Fires: New Ownership Fuels Optimism at Woodstove Maker Vermont Castings

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Randolph — The first thing Ricardo Leon did when he and four other Vermont Castings executives took over ownership of the Randolph and Bethel woodstove manufacturer last year was to tell employees that the company was bankrupt and …

Kent J. Batcheller

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Kent J. Batcheller, 79, from Bethel, Vt. passed away suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. Kent and his wife Mary Ann, had just returned from a journey to Montana and were staying with family in Lexington, Mass. Early the next morning, Kent was rushed to …

Roy Albert Lyon

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Brookfield, Vt. — Roy Albert Lyon, 42, died unexpectedly, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Bethel. He was born Oct. 27, 1971, in Holden, Mass. the son of Roger and Sally (Arbogast) Lyon. Roy attended West Boylston (Mass.) schools and graduated from West Boylston High School in 1990. Following …

Iowa Firm Buys Vermont Castings

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Randolph — Only 14 months after the company was taken over in a management-led buyout, Vermont Castings has been sold again — this time to HNI Corp., an Iowa-based wood-burning stove, fireplace and office furniture manufacturer. Vermont Castings, …

Keith E. Hunt

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Amherst, n.h. — Keith E. Hunt, 84, longtime resident of Amherst, died on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass. He was born in Stockbridge, Vt., on Aug. 23, 1930, a son of Lucian C. Hunt, Sr. and Lora Belle (Larmie) Hunt. Mr. Hunt …

Sharon Academy Girls Soccer Back From the Brink

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sharon — The Sharon Academy adopted the Phoenix for a nickname. It’s mythical, making reference to a rebirth from the ashes of death. Few TSA sports programs have had to endure such a fate in the school’s short …