Randolph

Joe Woodin, CEO of Gifford Medical Center (courtesy First Light Studios)

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 Facility at Gifford Medical Center will relocate to a 30-acre property in Randolph Center, making way for the hospital to convert its …

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 that line of work, but he also wasn’t sure what his next step would be, …

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 is different,” the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, which sponsors the event, said on its …

Randolph Eyes Improvements

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Randolph’s annual School District Meeting will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at Chandler Music Hall, and will be followed by Town Meeting. Australian ballot voting will run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Long Cold Spell Causes Trouble For Randolph Water System Randolph — An unusually deep frost brought on by recent cold weather has caused a number of water service lines in the Village to freeze, cutting off service to many residents, Town Manager Melvin Adams announced in a press …

Randolph Student Advances in Speech Contest

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Randolph — Marya Merriam, a senior at Randolph Union High School, recently advanced in a local speech contest. Merriam prevailed over two competitors during the second round of Rotary District 7850’s speech contest for high school students, which …

VTC Hosts Climate Talk In Randolph

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Randolph — Hundreds of Vermont policy makers, municipal planners, renewable energy installers, nonprofit managers, students and other interested members of the public flocked to the Vermont Technical College campus in Randolph on Wednesday to consider the state’s response to climate change, particularly increasing solar power generation and the …

A Life: Nancy Hoggson, 1941-2015; ‘She Appreciated the Freedom of Having a Say’

Monday, February 16, 2015

Norwich — After being diagnosed with advanced cancer in 2013, Nancy Hoggson talked with her two adult children about where she might best spend her remaining time. Returning to her hometown of Toronto, where she still had family …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 15, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MURPHY — A daughter, Maria Evangelina Murphy, born on Jan. 15, 2015, to Trisha and Andrew Murphy, of Canaan. SOUSA — A daughter, Sophia Alyvia Sousa, born on Jan. 21, 2015, to Kelldah and Brian Sousa, of Dorchester. JONES — A son, Gabriel Thomas Jones, …

‘I Was Rock Bottom’: Ex-NBA Player Discusses Perils of Substance Abuse

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Randolph — When he was a high school student, Chris Herren ignored the warnings about substance abuse awareness and prevention. Today, the former professional basketball player urges students to take them seriously. Herren, a former 33rd overall draft …

Rough Sledding for Snowmobiles: Twin States’ Sales Remain Below Pre-Recession Levels

Sunday, February 8, 2015

East Randolph — For snowmobilers, it doesn’t get much better than last week. A white blanket draped across Northern New England, laying a thick carpet of snow to provide cover for motorized sleds that easily exceed 150 horsepower …

Business Notes: Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Randolph Center — Done right, could tackling climate change have an economic upside for the Green Mountain State? A summit later this month at Vermont Technical College will explore the possibilities. “Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change” is set for Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 …

Lo W. “Chuck” Hatch, Jr.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Randolph, Vt. — Lo W. “Chuck” Hatch, Jr., 92, of Randolph, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home. …