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Mike Swift and his son Olin, 2, go to the transfer center in Strafford every Saturday. Their bagged garbage is loaded into a truck to be hauled away. More provisions of Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law are scheduled to go into effect on July 1. Among the changes, individual households are required to separate out their recyclables and towns must put recycling receptacles alongside waste bins. (Medora Hebert photograph)

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical rethinking of how solid waste is handled …

Donna Mae Melvin

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — A graveside memorial service for Donna Mae Melvin, 79, who died Dec. 30, 2014, will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Chelsea with Pastor Tom Harty officiating. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea is in charge of the arrangements. …

Randolph Women Join Board of Safeline Inc.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chelsea — Two Randolph residents have joined the board of Safeline Inc., a member agency of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The board also elected a new chairwoman, Felicity Swayze, of Tunbridge. Shelley Dimick is an IT business analyst with Northfield Savings Bank in Northfield, Vt. She was previously systems and software manager at Randolph National Bank. Dimick holds an …

Bethel, Royalton Set to Merge School Offices

Monday, May 4, 2015

Royalton — In anticipation of a 2016 merger of supervisory unions now headquartered in Royalton and Bethel, the two staffs will start sharing office space near the ramps to Interstate 89 in Royalton this summer. The move to a building in an industrial park at the top of …

Musty, Oxbow Union High School District Respond to Civil Suit

Friday, May 1, 2015

Chelsea — The former Oxbow Union High School teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a student put in his care has denied claims that he committed battery against the victim and breached his duty as her guardian, …

Birth Announcements: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital ACKERMAN — A daughter, Amelia Louise Ackerman, born on April 21, 2015, to Hillary and Kyle Ackerman, of Lebanon. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MASON — A son, Coby James Mason, born on March 21, 2015, to Nicole and Brandon Mason, of Grantham. WEATHERELL — …

Benjamin Scheurer

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Providence, R.I. — Our beloved Benjamin Scheurer passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the age of 21. He was on top of the world — happy, in love, working hard, playing harder — loving life. Benny was an amazing, caring, charismatic young man, son and …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse …

Birth Announcements: March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital DICKINSON — A daughter, Natalee Emilia Dickinson, born on Feb. 20, 2015, to Megan and Thomas Dickinson, of Hartford. Gifford Medical Center HULFISH — A daughter, Malia Grace Hulfish, born on Feb. 11, 2015, to Syerra Decan and Alexander Hulfish, of Randolph. TOWNSEND …

Chelsea Expands Selectboard

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chelsea — Rather than three people, five members will share the work of the Selectboard after Town Meeting voters opted to expand the board. Chelsea residents also passed the $921,000 town and $3.5 million school budgets during Tuesday’s meeting, which lasted nearly seven hours, including a lunch break. …

In Chelsea, Bigger Board on Warning

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chelsea’s School District Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m., with Town Meeting to follow. Both take place in Chelsea Town Hall. Voting is from the floor. Chelsea — Town Meeting voters will elect two Selectboard members, consider expanding the three-person board, and weigh in …

Harold F. Hayward, Jr.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — Harold F. Hayward, Jr., 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …