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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 Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Gifford Announces Nursing Home

Monday, March 23, 2015

Randolph — Officials at Gifford Medical Center announced last week that the hospital has plans to open a new nursing home and move its 25 patient beds from shared to private rooms. In May, the Menig Extended Care Facility at Gifford Medical Center will relocate to a 30-acre property in Randolph Center, making …

Building a Brand-New Workforce

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When Dustin Riggott moved to the Upper Valley from San Diego after high school, he was ready to get a fresh start. From his experience working in retail during high school, he knew he wasn’t interested in continuing that line of work, but he also wasn’t sure what his next step would be, …

Vermont Technical College Announces Layoffs

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Randolph — Faculty members at Vermont Technical College in Randolph learned Thursday that some of them, including tenured professors, may receive pink slips after Thanksgiving. At a regular monthly meeting with faculty on Nov. 20, VTC president Dan Smith announced potential layoffs in the 2015-2016 academic year in …

Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she …

Are You Ready for Some 8-Ball?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Randolph — With near freezing temperatures and relentless rain, Monday’s weather was downright junky. But it didn’t dissuade more than a dozen people from showing up at the Railside Tavern for the weekly 8-ball tournament, which starts in …

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 …