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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 …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 3, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cottage Hospital ROGERS — A son, Conner Michael Rogers, born June 1, 2013, to Kathryn and Jessey Rogers, of Bradford, Vt. WELLS — A daughter, Zoey Ann Wells, born June 4, 2013, to Carissa and Zachary Wells, of North Haverhill. STYGLES — A son, Carter Ray Stygles, born …

James “Ducky” Bedi

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bethel, Vt. — James “Ducky” Bedi, 68, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Jct., Vt., surrounded by his family. He was born June 7, 1945 in Springfield, Vt., the son of Gabriel and Olga (Neronsky) Bedi. He attended Springfield …

Farmers Want Laws Eased: Raw Milk Summit Challenges Vermont Regulations

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bethel — Vegetables, meats and eggs are just a few items that can be bought at most any Vermont farmers’ market. But one of the products that can’t be found is raw milk. Vermont has a two-tiered regulatory …

Kenneth R. Bostrom

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bethel, Vt. — Kenneth R. Bostrom, 84, of Bethel, died Monday evening, Oct. 21, 2013, at his home. He was born July 24, 1929, in Boston, Mass.; the son of Henry and Ida (Noyd) Bostrom. He was raised in Wakefield, Mass. and attended Boston University. Kenneth served in …

Bethel Drive-in Goes Online for Help

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bethel — The operators of the Randall Drive-in Theatre say that if they cannot raise the funds toward the purchase of a digital movie projector, the seasonal cinema might not be able to return for another engagement. With …

Phoenix Rises In 2OT

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sharon — Soccer calls it a finish for a reason. Without a ball snapping the back of the net, offense becomes the sundae without the cherry, the homemade bookshelf absent shellac, the little black dress lacking the diamond earrings. Not that the finish need by that tasty, polished …

Hornets Sting the Competition

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bethel — The Whitcomb girls soccer team might still need a year or two before it contends seriously for a championship in Vermont Division IV. Still, what the Hornets are doing this season is creating quite a buzz. …

Bethel Town Manager Retires After 26 Years

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bethel — Town Manager Delbert “Del” Cloud will retire at the end of the month after 26 years on the job, and the Selectboard hopes to have a replacement hired by Town Meeting, an official said this week. Selectboard Chairman Bill Hall said the board has contracted with …

Revisiting a Revolution Raid: Barnard Historical Society Organizes Re-enactment

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Barnard — Last weekend, under sunny skies, more than a dozen historical re-enactors from across New England took part in a re-enactment of a Revolutionary War-era raid on Barnard. As the war progressed, a call went out for …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 13, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center SERRIN — A son, Theodore Olmstead Serrin, born Aug. 3, 2013, to Emily and Joshua Serrin, of New London. LAMB — A son, Bentley James Lamb, born Aug. 17, 2103, to Katelyn Hathaway and Robert Lamb, of Springfield, N.H. LYNCH — A son, Cooper Thomas …