Randolph

Vt. Carbon-Cutting Challenge Set for May

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A Vermont organization is encouraging people to take a bus, walk, bike, telecommute or carpool instead of driving alone in their cars between May 4-15. Way to Go! Vermont encourages New Englanders to reduce carbon emissions by using alternative transportation. It comprises more than two dozen partner organizations throughout the state, including Stagecoach. So far, about 440 people have pledged to take part, the nonprofit transportation company said in a …

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 — A daughter, Tori Marie Weatherell, born on March 27, 2015, to Tara and Time Weatherell, …

Walkathon Will Support Randolph Food Shelf

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Randolph — A walkathon and cycling event to benefit Randolph Area Food Shelf is set for April 25 in Brookfield, Vt. The food shelf serves residents of Randolph, Brookfield, Braintree, Vt., and East Granville, Vt. Walkers and cyclists gather pledges in advance of the annual event, the food shelf’s main fundraiser, which includes food, live music and prizes.. “Walkathon participants help us serve …

VTC to Host Brewing Short Course

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Randolph — For the second year running, Vermont Tech will offer a brewing short course for entrepreneurs and home brewers. The class is set for May 11-17, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Drop-In Brewing Co. in Middlebury, Vt. Taught by the Drop-In’s owner, Steve Parkes, it will …

At the Hospitals: April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Norris Cotton Redesignated As Comprehensive Cancer Center Lebanon — The National Cancer Institute has renewed its Cancer Center Support Grant to Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, continuing NCCC’s designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. The core grant …

Birth Announcements: April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Gifford Medical Center BRALEY — A son, Bryce William Braley, born on March 19, 2015, to Stacy Nichols and Bernard Braley II, of Randolph Center. POWELL — A daughter, Adelina Marie Powell, born on March 19, 2015, to Chelsea Kurutza and Alexander Powell, of Randolph. BUTTERFIELD — A …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

No Injuries in Claremont Garage Fire Claremont — A fire that started in the engine compartment of vehicle destroyed a garage on Winter Street Monday evening but caused no injuries. Fire officials said the fire was called in …

Working Lands Program To Begin at Vermont Tech

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Randolph — A new hands-on program for high school graduates interested in agriculture will start this fall. The yearlong Working Lands Certificate Program is a partnership between Vermont Technical College and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. It’s designed to immerse students in agriculture, food, and leadership, and also …

Planting the Seeds of Partnership

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Randolph — With mucky fields peeking out from under the fast-melting snow, it won’t be long before this year’s crops start sprouting up across the Upper Valley. And as hunger for local food grows, an event last week …

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 …

Gifford Announces Nursing Home

Monday, March 23, 2015

Randolph — Officials at Gifford Medical Center announced last week that the hospital has plans to open a new nursing home and move its 25 patient beds from shared to private rooms. In May, the Menig Extended Care …

Building a Brand-New Workforce

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When Dustin Riggott moved to the Upper Valley from San Diego after high school, he was ready to get a fresh start. From his experience working in retail during high school, he knew he wasn’t interested in continuing …

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 …