Cloudy
57°
Cloudy
Hi 66° | Lo 42°

Randolph

John Messier of Sharon puts a lid on a hot kettle after moving molten iron from the melting area to the molding line at the Vermont Castings foundry in Randolph, Vt. Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

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, which employs about 200 full- and part-time workers at a foundry in Randolph and assembly plant in Bethel, is part of Paris, …

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 agency for Windsor and Windham counties. During his more than 20 years with HCRS, Karabakakis …

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 Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna a few days after she was forced to wait …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

‘The Rest Is Up to You’

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Randolph — Charles Dickens was in the air Friday night at Randolph Union High School’s 2014 graduation. The class of 2014 chose past, present and future as the theme of their graduation, and that theme permeated the ceremony …

Helping to Keep Their Promises: 31 Sharon Academy Graduating Seniors Reflect Back

Monday, June 16, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sharon — Michael Livingston, The Sharon Academy’s head of school, began Sunday’s commencement ceremony by painting a picture of “the joy we experience here on such a regular basis.” To do so, …

‘Hard Work and Dedication’: In South Royalton, a Son Shares His Late Father’s Wisdom

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ South Royalton — Before he died at age 61 last June, former Royalton School Board member and town attorney Frank Berk taught his four children not to dwell on losses — of …

Sunapee Graduates Urged to Savor Every Moment

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunapee — Like most graduates, members of the Sunapee Middle High School class of 2014 spent part of their graduation ceremony looking back on their years together and part of it imagining their futures. But rather than psyching each other up to go out and take on the …

Forum, June 12: Rieseberg’s Contract; Negative News Coverage; Videotaping a Woman Feeding Cats

Thursday, June 12, 2014

About Rieseberg’s Contract To the Editor: The point of the open letter we are circulating in Hartford is to bring an end to the self-renewing contract the town manager enjoys. Under the terms of the contract, the Selectboard does not need to vote on renewing his contract; it …

South Royalton’s Baseball Season Ends in Shocking Fashion

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Poultney, Vt. — Seeing that the tiny town of Poultney appears to lack an Elm Street, terming the South Royalton School baseball team’s ouster from the Vermont Division III tournament the Nightmare on East Main will have to suffice. Tuesday’s 19-0 semifinal decimation at the hands, arms, feet, …

Devils Rule the Den, Capture State Track Crown

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Last season, the Chelsea High boys track and field team carried just four athletes and still placed second at the Vermont Division IV Track and Field Championships. This time, the Red Devils had plenty of …

Carlene E. Osgood Dean

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Carlene E. Osgood Dean, 62, of Randolph, died peacefully Monday morning, June 2, 2014, at her home. Visting hour is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at Green Mountain Gospel Chapel in Randolph, with a Celebration of Life beginning at 11 a.m. …

Carlene E. Osgood Dean

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Randolph, Vt. — Carlene E. Osgood Dean, 62, of Randolph, died peacefully Monday morning, June 2, 2014, at her home. Visting hour is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at Green Mountain Gospel Chapel in Randolph, with a Celebration of Life beginning at 11 a.m. …