Bethel

Fran Hyde walks across her driveway on the way to her granddaughter’s wedding. Kristin Carson and Todd Donnelly were married in September in Fran and Arthur Hyde’s barn. (Lucia Button photograph)

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 the Upper Plain and Lower Plain. Hyde drove a tractor, fed calves and helped in the fields, but she never completely traded pencil for pickup truck, continuing to write articles for the Journal Opinion long after she married dairy farmer and widower Arthur Hyde. Family and friends recall her as an adventurous, giving person dedicated to community service, a woman who at age 37 took on a …

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, Elet Winthrop McCusker, born on Nov. 10, 2014, to Kristin and Angus McCusker, of Bethel. …

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 through the weekend and possibly into Monday.” “We are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring …

Nancy Ellen Harlan Mandigo

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Northfield, Vt. — There was a celebration in Heaven on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, when Nancy arrived. Nancy Ellen Rorabaugh was born on April 1, 1926, the only child of Merrill S. and Jessye (Frampton) Rorabaugh. Raised in New Kensington, Pa. she always obeyed her parents and maintained …

Births: July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center BUJARSKI — A son, Lukas Alexander Bujarski, born on June 24, 2014, to Yolanda and Krzysztof Bujarski, of Lyme. ROWELL — A son, Parker Lee Rowell, born on July 4, 2014, to Keran and Christopher Rowell, of Newbury, Vt. PIKE — A son, Brock Tarleton …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Elwin J. Walker

Friday, June 20, 2014

Williston, Vt. — Elwin J. Walker, 85, formerly of Bethel, Vt., died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 24, at the Day Funeral Home, with Pastor Thomas Harty officiating. Private burial will follow …

Everett J. Adams

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Everett J. Adams, 75, of Bethel, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Hanover Terrace. Calling hours are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. Private graveside services will be at Fairview Cemetery in Bethel at the …

‘Kindness’ Is Key at Whitcomb

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Bethel — Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School principal Kevin Dirth began Saturday’s graduation ceremony with a quote by Henry Ford. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success,” …

A Fairly Fishy First Try; White River Open Deemed Successful

Saturday, June 14, 2014

When fly fishermen Brian Burkholder and Eric Dexter decided to organize a fly fishing tournament on the White River, they sought advice from Jesse Haller, who directs the Otter Creek Classic in the Middlebury, Vt., area. “We were …

Devils Rule the Den, Capture State Track Crown

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Last season, the Chelsea High boys track and field team carried just four athletes and still placed second at the Vermont Division IV Track and Field Championships. This time, the Red Devils had plenty of …