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Linda Bea Chaffee

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Port Charlotte, Fla. — Linda Bea (Hull) Chaffee, 62, died peacefully at her winter home in Port Charlotte, on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Born Jan. 4, 1952, she attended Hartland Elementary School and Hartford High School, and graduated from Vermont Technical College. She had worked for Vermont Castings and retired from Pepin Granite of Barre. She had lived in Pomfret, South Royalton, Hartland, Randolph, and many happy years in Woodbury …

Shirley Alice Boutwell

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

East Braintree, Vt. — Shirley Alice Boutwell, 83, of East Braintree, died Easter Sunday morning, April 20, 2014, at her home. The Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 25 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bethel, with burial following at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph. There are no calling hours. Contributions in her memory may be made to Visiting …

Birth Announcements: April 20, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

WRIGHT — A daughter, Ava Jean Wright, born April 5, 2014, to Carrie and Nathan Wright, of Randolph. …

At the Hospitals: March 16, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

VA Medical Center Names New Chief of Staff White River Junction — Dr. Mabodawilage Ganga Hematillake has joined the VA Medical Center in White River Junction as its new chief of staff. Hematillake has extensive experience in clinical …

VTC Adds Two New Agriculture Programs

Monday, March 17, 2014

Randolph — Vermont Technical College has added two agriculture programs through its Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems. The Summer Diversified Agriculture Program and the Cold Climate Viticulture Series will be offered for the first time this spring and summer. “The Institute uses a cooperative learning model …

Thaws Chill Winter Business

Monday, March 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Although this winter seems to have been unusually frigid and snowy, for those who depend on cold weather to make a living, the season has been pretty much on par with the previous unusually warm …

Robert Earl Boyce

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — Robert Earl Boyce, 89, of Boyce Road, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Born at the former Barre City Hospital on Nov. 20, 1924, he was the son of Earl and Mildred (Farr) Boyce of Williamstown. He attended …

At the Hospitals: March 9, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Gifford to Offer Free Health Fair Randolph — Gifford Medical Center will hold a free health fair and diabetes education expo Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Randolph hospital’s conference center and visitors’ entrance. The …

Letter: Rally for Gun Rights March 9

Saturday, March 8, 2014

To the Editor: There will be a rally put on by the nonprofit group Gun Owners of Vermont on the steps of the Statehouse in Montpelier tomorrow (March 9) from 12 to 3 p.m. This is a pro-firearm event opposing all proposed anti-gun and ammunition legislation. (A reminder …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, March 6

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Randolph Passes $2.46M Budget Randolph — Voters at Town Meeting handily approved all spending requests in Australian ballot voting on Tuesday. The $2.46 million Randolph general fund budget passed, 367-104, and the $1.9 million highway fund was approved …

Caring for All Kinds of Communities

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Randolph Center — From people to farm animals to pets, it seems Dorothy “Dot” Wathley is always looking after someone or something. Wathley, 73, divides her days between Pinello Family Farm and caring for elderly neighbors. She’s not …

For Randolph, A Quiet Year

Friday, February 28, 2014

Randolph School District Meeting is set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4 at Chandler Music Hall. The Town Meeting will follow. The polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voting on town and school …

Elizabeth French

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Elizabeth French, 89, of Randolph, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Mayo Health Care in Northfield. Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9 at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph, with a service of remembrance starting at 3 p.m. …