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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 …

Outages Dwindling in Upper Valley

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chelsea — Will Miller, a Pepper Road resident, turned up his stereo speakers on Monday afternoon, enjoying the electricity he had been without since last Tuesday evening. The outage was the longest Miller could remember, he said. The …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Getting Back Into the Woods

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Chelsea — With deer season over, Paul Libby’s freezer is venison-less. But there’s always next year, and as much as he and his family enjoy the meat, there’s more to hunting than just venison, he said. “It is …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ROBINSON — A daughter, Leah Marie Robinson, born on Nov. 14, 2014, to Ashley Munro and Jerod Robinson, of Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center RIKERT — Twin sons, Vincent Wild Rikert and Desmond Roscoe Rikert, born on Nov. 9, 2014, to Dorothy and Kyle Rikert, of …

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

MacDonald Leading Frenier for Senate

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Randolph — Incumbent Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, appears to have retained his Orange Senate district seat against a feisty challenge posed by Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea. With nine of 11 districts reporting, MacDonald, 71, a former teacher, led with 55.7 percent of the vote. He won Thetford …

Vt. Man Acquitted In 2010 Shooting

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chelsea — A jury on Monday acquitted a 45-year-old Thetford man of all charges in connection with a 2010 shooting. The 12 Orange County jurors found Thomas Berecz not guilty of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment. Berecz took a …

Orange Co. Voters Have Choices

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Randolph — Orange County voters in the Randolph and Chelsea area have some decisions to make as three Vermont House candidates are running in two two-seat districts in the Vermont House. State Reps. Patsy French and Marjorie Ryerson, …

Attorneys Debate Evidence In Thetford Rifle Case

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chelsea — The prosecution and defense in the case of a Thetford man who allegedly fired rifle rounds into an occupied car debated Tuesday what evidence should be introduced at a trial slated to start next week. During a motion hearing in Orange Superior Court, defense attorney Daniel …