Bethel

Gary Duncan Wood

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Bethel, Vt. — Gary Duncan Wood, 66, of Bethel, died Sunday night, July 26, 2015, at his home. He was born Jan. 10, 1949, in Hanover, N.H.; the son of Newall and Barbara (Champion) Wood. He was a lifetime Bethel resident, graduating from Whitcomb High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Delta Psi Chapter. Gary was married to Joann Samalionis in Bethel on Oct. 7, 1972, and had lived in Lillieville since 1973. He had worked for South Royalton High School, Split Ballbearing in Lebanon, N.H. for four years, Cone Blanchard Machine Tool Company in Windsor for eight years, then operated Valley Motor Sales in Bethel with …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University …

Fire in the Hole: Bethel Potters Crank Up Their Kiln

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Bethel — Nathan and Becca Webb’s pottery business revolves around the enormous wood-fired kiln they built on their Bethel property. Shaped something like an igloo, the structure is sheathed in homemade adobe and made of various types of “fire bricks,” designed to withstand the kiln’s corrosive environment, reflect the heat or insulate. It …

Birth Announcements: March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center WOOD — A daughter, Adaleigha Monika Wood, born on Feb. 16, 2015, to Laura True and Joshua Wood, of Claremont. Gifford Medical Center HUNTLEY-WEST — A son, Jayden Ryan Huntley-West, born on Feb. 27, 2015, to Jessica West-Blanchard, of Bethel. …

Business Notes: March 22, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Randolph — A record-setting number of exhibitors, including GW Plastics, Darn Tough Vermont, IBM and My Web Grocer, participated in the recent Career Fair held at Vermont Technical College. A total of 97 employers exhibited at the March …

Bethel Expo Boosts Business

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Bethel — Whether they came to sell, shop or just socialize, Home Show and Business Expo attendees Saturday were greeted with an early glimpse of spring. An elegant patio table and chair set, colorful gardening tools, and dozens …

Frozen Pipes Plague Public Works

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lebanon — Three weeks ago, Grant MacEwan woke up and tried to turn on the shower in his Bank Street home. Nothing came out. Then he tried a faucet — no water there either. He checked with neighbors …

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 …

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 …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

Births: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center HOLMES — A daughter, Ava Rose Holmes, born on Feb. 3, 2015, to Melissa and Mike Holmes, of Windsor. BREWER — A son, Timothy Edward Brewer, born on Feb. 7, 2015, to Kayt Vernon and Christopher Brewer, of Sharon. SAFFORD — A son, Christian Richard …

SEC Filings: HNI Corp. Paid $62.2 Million for Vermont Castings Group

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Randolph — The management group that acquired Vermont Castings Group in 2013 and ran the troubled company for 14 months did pretty well when it sold the company to an Iowa-based furniture and hearth products giant in October. HNI Corp. paid $62.2 million in cash for the Randolph …

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 …