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John Messier of Sharon puts a lid on a hot kettle after moving molten iron from the melting area to the molding line at the Vermont Castings foundry in Randolph, Vt. Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

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, which employs about 200 full- and part-time workers at a foundry in Randolph and assembly plant in Bethel, is part of Paris, …

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 was raised and educated in Stockbridge and graduated from Whitcomb High School, Bethel, Vt. He …

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 history. But girls soccer came pretty close last month. When preseason started, the Phoenix had …

Several Factors Went Into Timing of Bethel Shooting Charges

Thursday, April 3, 2014

White River Junction — Much of the evidence that would be presented in an affidavit charging Emily Y. Perkins with the attempted second-degree murder of a 19-year-old South Royalton woman had been gathered within three months of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, March 25

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

School Bus Driver Arrested In Hartford, Charged With DUI Hartford — Police arrested a Butler’s Bus Service driver on Monday on a suspected DUI charge. Hartford police took Carl Lupton, of Bethel, into custody for allegedly operating a …

At the Hospitals: March 23, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Anesthesiologist Returns To Mt. Ascutney Hospital Windsor — Dr. Peter Rauert, a board-certified anesthesiologist and specialist in pain management, has returned to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. Rauert, who first joined the hospital in 2009, served as …

Missing Man, 90, Safe in Randolph

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Randolph — When Earl LaPlante hopped into the driver’s seat of his pick-up truck shortly before noon on Monday with the intention of running an errand, he was more than a little surprised to hear moans coming from …

Wait for Spring Gets Longer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bethel — The lingering wintry weather brought more heavy snow, ice and biting wind to the Upper Valley, and between fuel bills and extra orders of salt, the season also has hit residents and municipalities in the wallet. …

Windsor Northwest Picks Boss

Friday, March 7, 2014

Bethel — The Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union has hired a state education official with experience as a school principal as its incoming district superintendent. Meg Powden will start as superintendent in July, replacing John Poljacik, who is retiring. Poljacik will serve as interim superintendent in the coming months. …

News of $500,000 School Overpayment Upends Bethel Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bethel — At the School Board’s request, voters on Tuesday postponed consideration of the proposed school budget until town and school officials get to the bottom of an estimated $500,000 overpayment of property tax funds from the town to the school district. It’s unclear how the overpayment will …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Father Puts Up House to Secure Bail for Daughter Charged in Bethel Shooting

Friday, February 21, 2014

White River Junction — The father of the woman charged in the attempted murder of a South Royalton woman has agreed to deed over his property to Windsor Superior Court in order to secure the release of his …