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Lucien Hinkle argues for an amendment in the Bethel town budget during deliberations before a vote on the budget at the Bethel Town Meeting at Whitcomb Junior/Senior High School in Bethel, Vt., on March 3,  2015. Hinkle's amendment failed, and the budget passed.  (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Bethel School Spending Plan Defeated

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bethel — Voters on Tuesday night rejected a $5.4 million school budget, after agreeing earlier in the day to pay $1.4 million in property taxes toward the town’s municipal budget. The 120-22 vote against the school spending package followed a steady drumbeat of criticism of the Bethel School Board’s plan to eliminate the teaching position for family and consumer sciences …

Amid Declines, Vt. Seeks to Bolster Town Meeting Turnouts

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Montpelier — Another annual Town Meeting Day has passed, but despite efforts to boost participation by holding meetings in the evenings or on Saturdays, attendance continues to decline. Ten years ago, Susan Clark and Frank Bryan wrote a book that took the pulse of Town Meeting and argued for its importance. The book, called All Those in Favor, reported Town Meeting attendance had …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

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 …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Jeremiah K. Flynn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bethel, Vt. — Jeremiah K. Flynn, 69, of Bethel, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 17, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of …

Birth Announcements: Sept. 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center COLE — A daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Cole, born on May 25, 2014, to Kristin and Jordan Cole, of Lebanon. LAROUCHE — A son, Silas Anthony-Ray Larouche, born on July 29, 2014, to Justine Cloutier and Nicholas Larouche, of Claremont. SOOS — A son, Connor Ryan …