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Haven food shelf volunteer Megan Culp, of White River Junction, left, guides Mark Glines, of White River Junction, second from right, and his younger siblings Hayley Thurston, 13, second from left, and Brayden Trombley, 8, right, as they shop at the pantry in White River Junction Wednesday, November 26, 2014. The food shelf was fully stocked this week though they are providing food to about 70 families a day on average. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Demand Up at Food Pantries

Saturday, November 29, 2014

White River Junction — Two of the Upper Valley’s largest food pantries are reporting some of the highest demand they’ve ever seen, while leaders at several other organizations agree that more families are seeking help. Sara Kobylenski, executive director of the Upper Valley Haven, and Jan Bunnell, founder and director of the Claremont Soup Kitchen, said they’re experiencing off-the-charts numbers …

Gloria Ann Clarke

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Gloria Ann Clarke, 93, of Randolph, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Barnard. Calling hours will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Day Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear here at a later date. …

Vermont Technical College Announces Layoffs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Randolph — Faculty members at Vermont Technical College in Randolph learned Thursday that some of them, including tenured professors, may receive pink slips after Thanksgiving. At a regular monthly meeting with faculty on Nov. 20, VTC president Dan Smith announced potential layoffs in the 2015-2016 academic year in several programs: English, humanities, social science, rlectrical engineering, civil engineering, architectural engineering, landscape design and …

Caryl B. Scully

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

East Randolph, Vt. — Caryl B. Scully, 82, of East Randolph, died Sunday morning, Nov. 2, 2014, at her son’s home in Randolph surrounded by her family. She was born June 22, 1932, in East Orange, N.J., the daughter of Charles and Gladys (Fitzherbert) Conklin. She was raised …

Edward F. King

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Raleigh, N.C. — Former Randolph resident, Edward (Ed) F. King, born on July 10, 1939 in Springfield, Mass. to the late Edward F. and Sylvia Bernier King, died on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh after a brief illness. Ed graduated from Agawam High School …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Overnight Visiting Procedures at DHMC Lebanon — Beginning Monday , Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will require visitors to register and wear a temporary badge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., after normal business hours. The new procedures, which …

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, …

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, …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Green Mountain Pulls Away From S. Royalton

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Alex Montano, the South Royalton School’s first-year boys soccer coach, thought he had his Royals all primed for the Vermont Division III tournament. “We finished the season pretty well and were arcing for the playoffs,” Montano said. But funny things happened to the best-laid plans. …

Arts Program Aims to Grow

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The founders of Vermont Independent School of the Arts at the Seven Stars Center in Sharon may be on the brink of realizing their dream. If all goes as planned, the 14-year-old nonprofit center and school, which has …

Volunteer Information Session Set for November in Randolph

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Randolph — An information session about becoming a volunteer with Central Vermont Adult Basic Education will take place next month at the nonprofit’s Randolph Learning Center, 10 S. Main St. The organization offers free literacy instruction for adults and for young people who are no longer attending school. …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CHASE — A son, Mateo Armani Chase, born on May 1, 2014, to Wendy and Charles Chase, of Hartford. MERLO — A daughter, Alexandra Ruth Merlo, born on Oct. 8, 2014, to Sarah and Daniel Merlo, of Windsor. Gifford Medical Center HAMLETT — A son, …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …