Randolph

Working Lands Program To Begin at Vermont Tech

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Randolph — A new hands-on program for high school graduates interested in agriculture will start this fall. The yearlong Working Lands Certificate Program is a partnership between Vermont Technical College and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. It’s designed to immerse students in agriculture, food, and leadership, and also enhance their access to higher education, the organizations said in a recent news release. “By living, working and learning together, participants earn …

Planting the Seeds of Partnership

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Randolph — With mucky fields peeking out from under the fast-melting snow, it won’t be long before this year’s crops start sprouting up across the Upper Valley. And as hunger for local food grows, an event last week connected Vermont food producers and prospective buyers. The “matchmaker” food show at Vermont Technical College …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Out of the Woods: Lost Skier Found

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Randolph — Susan Mann knew something was amiss when her husband, Lindy , wasn’t home for dinner on Monday evening. “He’s always home for supper,” she said from their home in Randolph on Tuesday. After she realized he was uncharacteristically late, Susan Mann tried his cellphone to no …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

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 …