Randolph

Scott Farnsworth

Tunbridge Picks a Principal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tunbridge — A South Royalton native who has earned praise for his work building community ties in the Hartford schools will be the new principal of the Tunbridge Central School. Scott Farnsworth, guidance and counseling director for the Hartford School District, has announced that he has accepted a position as principal of the Tunbridge Central School, where the previous principal was fired in the midst of a scandal. “I think I’m ready for my own school,” Farnsworth said Friday. On March 2, the Tunbridge School Board fired Richard Talbot from the post; on May 13, Talbot, a former principal in Maine, pleaded not guilty to …

Fight Over Exit 4 Land Begins

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Randolph — The first hearing on whether a large proposed multi-use development off Interstate 89 would comply with the state’s land-use law raised concerns about its potential impact on agriculture and the aesthetics of what is now mostly open land. Jesse “Sam” Sammis, who hopes to develop a visitors center, hotel and retail …

Raptors Thrown a Curve: Off-Speed Pitching Serves South Royalton Baseball Well

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orford — Things really worked for Dalton McDougall. For six innings against Rivendell, the sophomore pitcher for South Royalton High was in control of a nasty curveball that helped him and his hard-hitting teammates breeze to a 9-4 road win on Monday. McDougall struck out 10 and walked three in his first varsity …

Connecting Producers, Investors: ‘Slow Money’ Movement Seeks to Grow Vermont’s Food System

Sunday, May 10, 2015

White River Junction — A new nonprofit that promotes investment in a sustainable local and regional food system held its first entrepreneur showcase last week. The sold-out event at the Coolidge Hotel reflected one of Slow Money Vermont’s …

Business Notes: May 10, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Windsor — Artisans, farmers and other vendors are needed for the Windsor Farmers Market’s summer season. Artisans and vendors with crafts, fresh and canned produce, prepared foods and more are all welcome, organizers said in a recent news …

State Awards $900K in Grants for Broadband Improvements

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Norwich — Four Upper Valley towns — Norwich, Randolph, Royalton and Bradford — are among the eight Vermont communities that will benefit from state grants totaling nearly $900,000 aimed at improving broadband Internet speeds in underserved areas, according to an announcement from Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday. “I’m …

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 …

Birth Announcements: May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center JOYCE — A son, Jonathan Robert Joyce, born on April 3, 2015, to Ashley and Geoffrey Joyce, of Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center HARRISON — A son, Kody Glen Harrison, born on April 21, 2015, to Billie-Jean Rowe and Robert Harrison, of Randolph. …

A Young Man’s Game: Underclassmen Look to Keep South Royalton in Contention

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

South Royalton — With five sophomores and a freshman in its starting lineup, the perennially strong South Royalton School baseball team is in a period of transition. As Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Thetford Academy showed, that doesn’t necessarily …

Lo “Chuck” Hatch

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Randolph, Vt. — Committal services for Lo “Chuck” Hatch, 92, who died Feb. 5, 2015, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home. …

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 …

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 — …

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 …