Randolph

Virginia Jessie “Ginger” Lawson

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Randolph, Vt., — Virginia Jessie “Ginger” Lawson, 69, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center’s Garden Room. She was born Oct. 29, 1945, in Newport the daughter of Donald and Anne (Norway) Lawson. “Ginger” lived with her family in Coventry until early adolescence when she moved to the Brandon Training School. She lived there for over 30 years. Once she left Brandon, she lived with several foster families. For the past 12 years, she lived with the loving and caring family of Kelly and Mark Smith. Despite her disabilities, Ginger was known for her easy going personality and wonderful sense of humor. She is survived by her foster family Kelly and Mark Smith …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 14, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MORSE — A son, Tucker James Morse, born on Dec. 2, 2014, to Tiana and Ryan Morse, of Orford. Gifford Medical Center MAXHAM — A daughter, Macayla Lynn Maxham, born on Nov. 10, 2014, to Tracy and Eric Maxham, of Randolph. McCUSKER — A son, Elet Winthrop McCusker, born on Nov. 10, 2014, to Kristin and Angus McCusker, of Bethel. …

Two Facing Charges In Rash of Burglaries In Randolph Area

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Randolph — Two area men face charges in connection with a rash of burglaries in the area, Vermont State Police said. Kyle Pickett, 20, of Braintree, Vt., and Richard Oconnell, 18, of Randolph, were arrested after they fled the scene of a burglary in progress on Peth Road in Braintree on the morning …

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 …

Stoking the Fires: New Ownership Fuels Optimism at Woodstove Maker Vermont Castings

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Randolph — The first thing Ricardo Leon did when he and four other Vermont Castings executives took over ownership of the Randolph and Bethel woodstove manufacturer last year was to tell employees that the company was bankrupt and …

A Story of Might and Right

Saturday, October 11, 2014

I n 1997, Jean Merrill, author of the classic children’s book The Pushcart War , which told the fictional tale of a battle between New York City street vendors and big trucks, received a letter from Ela Bhatt, …

Iowa Firm Buys Vermont Castings

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Randolph — Only 14 months after the company was taken over in a management-led buyout, Vermont Castings has been sold again — this time to HNI Corp., an Iowa-based wood-burning stove, fireplace and office furniture manufacturer. Vermont Castings, …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services Names New CEO Springfield, Vt. — George Karabakakis, a longtime employee of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, was recently appointed chief executive officer of HCRS. The nonprofit is the state-designated community mental health …

Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Randolph — For evidence of the failings and limitations of the network of public and private providers that deliver mental health care in Vermont, look at the headlines. In recent months, there were stories of the suicide of …

Daniel Carl Satre

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ballston Spa, N.Y. — Daniel Carl Satre, 43, formerly of Randolph, Vt. died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in New York. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Green Mountain Gospel Chapel in Randolph, with Rev. Ronald E. Rilling, officiating. Burial will follow at …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …