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From left, Cobalt Tolbert, of Randolph, Vt., Titien Tolbert, of Randolph, Vt., and Angus Davis, of Hartland, Vt., practice in the basement of the Tolberts' home in Randolph, Vt., on January 19, 2015. Their band, Coquette, released their latest album, titled "Separatio," in November. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Attention Music Shoppers: Young Musicians Release Recordings and Hope for the Best

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The music business has long been a challenge. But the advent of the Internet has made it even more confusing. While it’s easier for a musician to get his work in front of listeners, it’s a crowded field. What does it mean to make it in the music business these days? Billy Sharff has one definition: “I just really enjoy …

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 at Town Hall. Randolph — Voters in Randolph are being asked to approve a small …

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 release on Monday. Residents without water service are asked to call the town’s water department …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 7, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center ROBINSON — A daughter, Leah Marie Robinson, born on Nov. 14, 2014, to Ashley Munro and Jerod Robinson, of Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center RIKERT — Twin sons, Vincent Wild Rikert and Desmond Roscoe Rikert, born on Nov. 9, 2014, to Dorothy and Kyle Rikert, of …

Randolph Wreaths Glow Solar

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Randolph — Solar energy has been developed to power homes, business, municipalities, cars and planes. Now, a Randolph firm has adapted it for a heretofore underserved energy need: lighting Christmas wreaths. LEDdynamics Inc., which develops and manufactures light-emitting …

VTC Cuts 8 From Full-Time Faculty

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Randolph — Eight full-time faculty at Vermont Technical College received layoff notices this week. The action is part of a large-scale financial reorganization that could have major implications for the school’s course offerings. Senior professors are being offered cash incentives to retire early, and up to 27 adjunct …

Vt. Health Site Better, Not Best

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

White River Junction — The state’s $100-million website has sometimes been absent without leave during Vermont’s second annual campaign for expanded health insurance coverage, but that hasn’t halted progress in the effort, according to some navigators and brokers. Consider the experience of Ken Parker, a White River Junction …

Roberta E. Soule

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Roberta E. Soule, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Randolph. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at a later …

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 …

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 …

Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she …

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 …