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John Brown, of Bristol, Vt., racks for the next game during the weekly 8-ball tournament run by Bob Moreau at Railside Tavern in Randolph, Vt., on Nov. 17, 2014. The winner always racks the next game. Around fifteen people usually show up for the league, which runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Are You Ready for Some 8-Ball?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Randolph — With near freezing temperatures and relentless rain, Monday’s weather was downright junky. But it didn’t dissuade more than a dozen people from showing up at the Railside Tavern for the weekly 8-ball tournament, which starts in September and runs into the spring. Avid players venture from as far away as Bristol, Vt., to give the two blue-felted tables …

Clara Marion Wright

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Braintree, Vt. — Clara Marion Wright, 86, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Randolph, with Rev. John Milanese officiating. Private burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Randolph. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gifford Medical Center WALKO — A daughter, Isabella Joy Walko, born on Nov. 1, 2014, to Ashley Wheelock and Patrick Walko, of Randolph. EISLER — A son, Daniel Randolph Eisler, born on Nov. 2, 2014, to Amber and Douglas Eisler, of Royalton. …

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 …

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach …

Beatrice Gloria “Bea” Blaisdell

Friday, October 17, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Beatrice Gloria “Bea” Blaisdell, 82, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at her home in Randolph. She was born Jan. 20, 1932, on Christian Hill in Bethel the daughter of Samuel and Emma (Wooley) Bowen. Bea attended Lilliesville Elementary School in Bethel. She was married to …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Engagement: Flint — Dyer

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sharon — Carol and Jason Flint, of Sharon, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Flint, to Damon Dyer. The bride-to-be graduated from South Royalton High School in 2008 and from the New England School of Hair …