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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 …

Clara Marion Wright

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Braintree, Vt. — Clara Marion Wright, 86, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, Randolph, with Rev. John Milanese officiating. Private burial will …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 16, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gifford Medical Center WALKO — A daughter, Isabella Joy Walko, born on Nov. 1, 2014, to Ashley Wheelock and Patrick Walko, of Randolph. EISLER — A son, Daniel Randolph Eisler, born on Nov. 2, 2014, to Amber and Douglas Eisler, of Royalton. …

Major Melvin W. McLaughlin

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Major Melvin W. McLaughlin, USMC-Retired, 97, of Randolph, died Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be planned sometime next year, and will be announced at a later date. There are no calling hours. A complete …

Randolph Copes With Arrest Fallout

Friday, November 14, 2014

Chelsea — Two Randolph Union High School students who allegedly made threats against other students and at least one adult were set to appear in Orange Superior Court on Thursday, according to a law enforcement official. Two “juvenile temporary care hearings” were scheduled to take place at the …

Henry E. Manning

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Henry E. Manning, 76, of Randolph, died Sunday morning, Nov. 9, 2014, at his home. He was born May 26, 1938 in Rochester, Vt.; the son of John Fredson Manning, Sr. and Mattie (Belleville) Manning. A lifetime Randolph resident, he was married to Ruth Bedell …

2 Randolph Students May Be Charged

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Randolph — About 65 students were pulled from Randolph Union High School by their families on Monday after school officials announced that two students who allegedly made threats against other students over the weekend had been taken into custody by police, according to school Principal David Barnett. Acting …

Bethel School Board Supports Merger

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bethel — The Bethel School Board voted unanimously this week to support a consolidation plan that would dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and merge its member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. If state officials approve the …

MacDonald Leading Frenier for Senate

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Randolph — Incumbent Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, appears to have retained his Orange Senate district seat against a feisty challenge posed by Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea. With nine of 11 districts reporting, MacDonald, 71, a former teacher, led with 55.7 percent of the vote. He won Thetford …

Caryl B. Scully

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

East Randolph, Vt. — Caryl B. Scully, 82, of East Randolph, died Sunday morning, Nov. 2, 2014, at her son’s home in Randolph surrounded by her family. She was born June 22, 1932, in East Orange, N.J., the daughter of Charles and Gladys (Fitzherbert) Conklin. She was raised …

Edward F. King

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Raleigh, N.C. — Former Randolph resident, Edward (Ed) F. King, born on July 10, 1939 in Springfield, Mass. to the late Edward F. and Sylvia Bernier King, died on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh after a brief illness. Ed graduated from Agawam High School …