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Bethel Selectboard Meets New Town Road Foreman

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / By Lisa Campbell

Town Manager Greg Maggard began the Bethel Selectboard’s August 14 meeting by introducing Allen Patton, Bethel’s new road foreman, who moved to Bethel with his family from Colorado. Read More

WRVA Will Offer Free EMT Training

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / By Martha Slater

White River Valley Ambulance (WRVA) is working in partnership with local First Responder organizations and some fire departments to recruit and train more First Responders. Read More

Middle Branch Grange News

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Middle Branch Grange met for their regular meeting on August 4, with 20 members present. Read More

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Rochester Board Approves Tuitioning of H.S. Students

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The following is a summary of minutes given to The Herald by board clerk Jessica Arsenault.  Read More

Rochester Selectboard Continues Discussion of Pine Gap Road

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / By Martha Slater

At the Rochester Selectboard’s August 14 meeting, Marty and Kristen Maher were present for continued discussion about wintertime access to property they own in a remote part of the Bingo section of town.  Read More

RHS Grad Brings ‘Questival’ to Vt.

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / By Martha Slater

Ethan White, a 2011 Rochester High School graduate, now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he works for a company called Cotopaxi.  Read More

Rochester Library

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The second floor of the Rochester Public Library will be closed to the public this Saturday, August 19 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. A selection of new books, normally shelved on the second floor, will be available in the main library. Read More

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Royalton Selex Consider Road Issues, Hire Brock

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / By Jo Levasseur

Paul Kelley of the Otto Merrill Road attended the August 8 meeting of the Royalton Selectboard to discuss drainage issues on the Class 4 section of the road adjacent to his property.  Read More

Broad Brook

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / Sara Tuthill – 802-233-7307

Our dog, Bella, has a chronic condition known as mega-esophageal disease, in which the musculature of the esophagus no longer moves food along into her belly as it ought to, thereby causing great difficulty swallowing, and significant bouts of gaggin Read More

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HealthHUB Clinic Expands Its Dental Hygiene Services

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

HealthHUB is a school-based health clinic providing services to schools in the White River Valley Supervisory Union and Orange North Supervisory Union.  Read More

Royalton Library Challenge Results

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The Royalton Memorial Library has announced the results of its summer reading challenge on a sign in front of the building.  Read More

Sharon

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

This week begins with another loss for a family of our community and the White River area, as Marge Holmes went home to her Lord on Sunday. Out sympathies are offered to her family and friends—she was a very vibrant, giving, and active lady. Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The Royalton Memorial Library at 23 Alexander Place in South Royalton is open Tuesday-Friday, from noon-6 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Paula Smith’s story times for toddlers and preschoolers are every Thursday at 10 a.m. Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The South Royalton Senior Center is located at the Royalton Academy Building at 4266 Vt. Route 14 in South Royalton. Lunches are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. For more information, call 763-7386. Read More

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Tunbridge Fair Singers Are Sought

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The Tunbridge Church invites singers of all levels and abilities to be part of a group making music on Sunday of the World’s Fair, Sept. 17, at the church.  Read More

Strafford Selex Proceed With Road Repairs from Flooding

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / By Jennifer Brown

On August 9, the Strafford Selectboard made it a priority to proceed with fixing the road damage from the July 1 flooding. The disaster declaration has been requested by Governor Scott, but not yet issued, so FEMA funds are still uncertain. Read More

Free Ice Cream Social

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The United Church of Chelsea will host its annual free Ice Cream Social this Saturday, Aug. 19 from 2-4 p.m. on the North Common in Chelsea.  Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Did you think you missed the chance to see Great American Eclipse in its totality? Read More

Vershire

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / Laura Craft – 685-4640

August is a quiet time in Vershire. We’re between Vershire Day and Fall Festival, and people are enjoying the last days before school starts again, with weather that is finally warm enough for swimming. Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The Chelsea Senior Center is located at the United Church of Chelsea at 13 North Common in Chelsea. It is open on Mondays and Fridays and serves lunch at noon. For more information, call 685-2290. Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The center is located at Barrett Memorial Hall at the junction of Vt. Route 132 and the Justin Morrill Highway, in South Strafford. Lunches are served on Wednesdays at noon. For more information, call 765-4121. New members are always welcome.  Read More

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Selex Okay Two Fall Events, Agree To Buy a Sidewalk Plow

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / By Dave Crosby

The Randolph Selectboard dealt with plans for September and October events at their August 10 meeting. Present were Chair Trini Blaisdell, Michael Hildenbrand, Jerald Ward, and Larry Satkowitz; Ross Evans was absent. Read More

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Brief Delays as Firehouse Construction Begins

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Starting yesterday morning, drivers in downtown Randolph discovered a delay at the north end of the Main Street Bridge.  An excavation across Route 12 at that point was being dug to bring utilities to the past and future site of the Village Fire Read More

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ArtsBus Stop

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The Arts Bus will be making a stop at Chandler Gallery on Main Street in Randolph this Saturday, Aug. 19 from 1-3 p.m. Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Toddlertime is on Fridays at 10:30 a.m., and Preschooler Storytime is at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Legos for all ages is held on Wednesdays from 3–4:30 p.m., with Legos provided.  Read More

Lively Storytelling, Hip-Hop This Week at Brookfield OTH

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

This Thursday, Aug. 17, come listen to local storytellers tell their tales of “Growing Up in Brookfield” in the late 1940’s, 50s and 60s. Read More

Hancock VFD Auction Aug 26

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / news@ourherald.com

The Hancock Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual auction fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 26, beginning at 10 a.m. Read More

Barnard

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

As I sit on my porch early this morning waking with my coffee, I look out onto my richly saturated colorful gardens and prepare to welcome children to my home for Camp Red Clover this week.  Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Located at the Hancock Town Hall on Route 100, the center is open to the public and community members are welcome for lunch and activities. Lunch is served at noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is bingo every Friday at 11:15 a.m. Read More

Chicken Pie Supper In Brookfield

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

There will be a chicken pie supper at the Grange Center in Brookfield on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m.  Read More

Free Community Supper August 22

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

This month’s free community supper will be a barbecue sponsored and prepared by the Randolph Rotary Club on Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 5-6 p.m. Read More

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Barn Deconstructed

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

A work crew begins the task of removing the roof of the red barn along Route 66 in Randolph at the property that was once the site of a grand development scheme. Read More

Randolph Woman Opens ‘Blooming Treasures’

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 / By Maegan Winters

Blooming Treasures, under the new ownership of Tina Hicks Brady, opened August 8, at the site of the former Take Two consignment shop on Salisbury Street in Randolph.  The new store sells a wide variety of goods, including shoes, clothing, acces Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The center at 6 Hale Street is open for the public Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and serves lunch in the Fork and Spoon Café at noon. Read More

Fish & Wildlife: It’s Turkey Brood Survey Month

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Wild turkeys are found throughout most of Vermont, but their reproductive success is monitored annually by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department with help from “citizen scientists” who report the number and size of turkey families th Read More

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Calm

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Water lily pads create a mat of greenery atop Pickle Pond in Brookfield. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

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Ready to Roll

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

A Bethel school bus catches the last of the evening’s rays. Buses will soon be rolling as school throughout the White River Valley begins later this month. (Herald File / Tim Calabro)   Read More

SoRo School Opening Day

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

The new student orientation/ pizza lunch is on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 11:30 a.m. All new students are welcome, and existing students will be there to give tours of the school.  The middle school ice cream social is Tuesday, Aug. Read More

Randolph Technical Career Center Ready To Start a New School Year

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

RTCC will start the year with more than 125 students coming from seven “sending” high schools. Read More

Sharon Elementary School Ready for New School Year

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Parents should receive a welcome back letter from their child’s classroom teacher in the next couple of weeks. Read More

SoRo Bus Routes

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Bus: 58, Royalton-1, AM   Judy Lyman  Read More

Rochester Classes Begin Tuesday, August 29 for All

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Classes begin at the Rochester School on Tuesday, Aug, 29 for all students in grades PreK-12.  Catherine Martin has been hired as the new Physical Education teacher, and Ryan Veilleux was hired as the administrative assistant at the high school Read More

Braintree, Brookfield and Randolph Elementary Schools Open August 28

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

This school year, the principals at the Orange Southwest elementary schools—Erica McLaughlin, Pat Miller, and David Roller—will continue to work as a collaborative leadership team, to support the needs of all students, families and staff Read More

Orange Southwest Bus Routes

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

Brookfield Bus Routes BUS #18, AM Read More

Newton School Event Aug. 28

Communities / Aug. 17, 2017 /

On Monday Aug, 28, the Newton School in South Strafford will host “Start the Year Right Night” beginning at 5 p.m. Read More