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Tunbridge Picks a Principal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tunbridge — A South Royalton native who has earned praise for his work building community ties in the Hartford schools will be the new principal of the Tunbridge Central School. Scott Farnsworth, guidance and counseling director for the Hartford School District, has announced that he has accepted a position as principal of the Tunbridge Central School, where the previous principal was fired in the midst of a scandal. “I think I’m ready for my own school,” Farnsworth said Friday. On March 2, the Tunbridge School Board fired Richard Talbot from the post; on May 13, Talbot, a former principal in Maine, pleaded not guilty to …

Fight Over Exit 4 Land Begins

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Randolph — The first hearing on whether a large proposed multi-use development off Interstate 89 would comply with the state’s land-use law raised concerns about its potential impact on agriculture and the aesthetics of what is now mostly open land. Jesse “Sam” Sammis, who hopes to develop a visitors center, hotel and retail …

Raptors Thrown a Curve: Off-Speed Pitching Serves South Royalton Baseball Well

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orford — Things really worked for Dalton McDougall. For six innings against Rivendell, the sophomore pitcher for South Royalton High was in control of a nasty curveball that helped him and his hard-hitting teammates breeze to a 9-4 road win on Monday. McDougall struck out 10 and walked three in his first varsity …

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 …

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 …

Randolph Student Advances in Speech Contest

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Randolph — Marya Merriam, a senior at Randolph Union High School, recently advanced in a local speech contest. Merriam prevailed over two competitors during the second round of Rotary District 7850’s speech contest for high school students, which …

VTC Hosts Climate Talk In Randolph

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Randolph — Hundreds of Vermont policy makers, municipal planners, renewable energy installers, nonprofit managers, students and other interested members of the public flocked to the Vermont Technical College campus in Randolph on Wednesday to consider the state’s response to climate change, particularly increasing solar power generation and the …

A Life: Nancy Hoggson, 1941-2015; ‘She Appreciated the Freedom of Having a Say’

Monday, February 16, 2015

Norwich — After being diagnosed with advanced cancer in 2013, Nancy Hoggson talked with her two adult children about where she might best spend her remaining time. Returning to her hometown of Toronto, where she still had family …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 15, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MURPHY — A daughter, Maria Evangelina Murphy, born on Jan. 15, 2015, to Trisha and Andrew Murphy, of Canaan. SOUSA — A daughter, Sophia Alyvia Sousa, born on Jan. 21, 2015, to Kelldah and Brian Sousa, of Dorchester. JONES — A son, Gabriel Thomas Jones, …

‘I Was Rock Bottom’: Ex-NBA Player Discusses Perils of Substance Abuse

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Randolph — When he was a high school student, Chris Herren ignored the warnings about substance abuse awareness and prevention. Today, the former professional basketball player urges students to take them seriously. Herren, a former 33rd overall draft …

Rough Sledding for Snowmobiles: Twin States’ Sales Remain Below Pre-Recession Levels

Sunday, February 8, 2015

East Randolph — For snowmobilers, it doesn’t get much better than last week. A white blanket draped across Northern New England, laying a thick carpet of snow to provide cover for motorized sleds that easily exceed 150 horsepower …

Business Notes: Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Randolph Center — Done right, could tackling climate change have an economic upside for the Green Mountain State? A summit later this month at Vermont Technical College will explore the possibilities. “Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change” is set for Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 …

Lo W. “Chuck” Hatch, Jr.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Randolph, Vt. — Lo W. “Chuck” Hatch, Jr., 92, of Randolph, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at Menig Extended Care Facility in Randolph. Arrangements are pending at the Day Funeral Home. …