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Jury Finds Man Guilty of Embezzlement

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / By Eric Francis

At the conclusion of his trial last week, a Bethel grandfather was found guilty of embezzling over $10,000, which had gone missing from the South Royalton gas station where he worked as a clerk.  Read More

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Twigg-Smith Pleads No Contest To Lesser Charge

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / By Eric Francis

Flanked by her father and a Windsor County victim’s advocate, a poised 15-year-old girl stood in the middle of a courtroom earlier this month and, turning to one of Barnard’s leading citizens as he sat behind the defense table only a few Read More

100-m.p.h. Chase Ends in Drug Arrest

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

A police chase that reached from New Hampshire into Tunbridge last Friday led to the arrest of a Tunbridge man on five counts, including possession of heroin.  Austin Smith, 24, was cited to court for gross negligent operation, attempting to elu Read More

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Bethel Rotary Club To Host Youth Exchange Meeting

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The Bethel Area Rotary is looking for high school students in Bethel, Rochester, South Royalton, Stockbridge, Barnard, and Tunbridge to explore the world through a Rotary Youth Exchange year living with a host family in another part of the globe to p Read More

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GOOD PROVIDERS

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

A pair of phoebe parents feed their family of five in a next along Route 12 in Bethel earlier this month. (Provided / David Aiken)   Read More

ORCA Media Makes It Easy To Be Informed on Town Mtgs.

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / By Lisa Sacks Warhol

It’s summer, you’re busy, the kids are home, but things still need to get done. Read More

Methodist Church News Notes

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / Lisa Sacks Warhol 234-5570
Bethel

Pastor Shirley Nolan is no longer Pastor of Miller Memorial Methodist Church, so the church has Pulpit Supply for the summer months and September.  Rev Louis Maxfield will serve the church on August 2, 9, and 30. Read More

East Barnard

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / Marjorie Van Alstyne 763-7036

Paige Gibbs and her brother, Oz Gibbs, attended a Gibbs cousin get-together in Castleton on Saturday, July 25. The cousins posed as a pyramid in a commemoration of a similar photo taken more than a half-century ago.  On Sunday, Aug. Read More

Barnard

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / Chloe Powell 802-999-3391

This Thursday, July 30 at the Feast and Field, Spencer Lewis brings his electric Folk Rock Project to the farm. Read More

Hancock Selex Share Updates On Village School Building

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The following summary of the Hancock Selectboard’s July 21 meeting was written from minutes submitted to The Herald.  Read More

Hancock Library

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

A special new Vermont addition to the library is “The Generation That Spanned a Bridge—Vermonters who Grew Up In the 1920s & 1930s and the Culture They Left Behind” by Jon Furman. Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The center is located at the Hancock Town Hall on Route 100, with lunch served at noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There is bingo every Friday at 11 a.m. Read More

Seeger Memorial Concert Aug. 6

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The third in the series of free band concerts at the new bandstand on the Hancock Town Green will take place Thursday, Aug. Read More

Stockbridge Selex Adopt Hazard Plan

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /
Gaysville/Stockbridge

The following summary of the Stockbridge Selectboard’s July 2 meeting was written from minutes submitted to The Herald.  The board first met at 6:30 p.m. Read More

Rochester Selex Discuss Sculpture Donation, Road Work, Mowing

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / By Martha Slater

At the Rochester Selectboard’s July 27 meeting, sculptor Jeff Breslow gave a presentation about a sculpture he is creating from a huge boulder unearthed on U.S. Forest Service land in town during repair work after Tropical Storm Irene.  Read More

$15K Grant Helps Quintowns To Prepare for the Next Flood

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The White River Partnership (WRP) and Two Rivers Regional Commission have received a $15,000 grant to “prepare for the next flood.”  Read More

Contra Dance At Pierce Hall

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

There will be a contra dance Friday, Aug. 7 from 7-10:30 p.m. at Pierce Hall on Main Street in Rochester.  Read More

Park House Golf And Dinner Event

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The 17th annual Park House Golf and Dinner Event will take place Friday, Aug. 7, and there is still time to sign up for either golf and dinner, or dinner only. Call Juli at 767-3416 for reservations.  Read More

Recycling Continues This Saturday

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

Rochester residents are reminded to bring their recycling to the town office parking lot this Saturday, Aug. 1, when a truck will be on hand to collect recyclables between 8 a.m.- noon.  For more information, call the town office at 767-3631. Read More

Granville Considers Changes To FEMA ‘Alternate’ Project

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The following summary of the Granville Selectboard’s July 20 meeting was written from approved minutes submitted to The Herald.  Read More

Pre-Ballet Class At Pierce Hall

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The Pierce Hall Community Center will offer a creative pre-ballet class for 3-to-5 year-olds on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m., starting August 11. The classes will run for five weeks, but a longer period is possible.  Read More

Granville Town Officers Needed

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / Martha Slater 767-3025
Granville

The following appointed positions are vacant for the town of Granville: animal control officer, town representative to the Granville Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc. board, and three seats on the Granville Planning Commission.  Read More

Rochester Library

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

On Thursdays, July 30 and August 6 the Teen Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. to read and discuss Rochester High School’s summer reading assignment’s. Read More

Rochester Health Clinic Update

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The Rochester Health Clinic’s office manager, Dawn Beriau, reports that since the retirement of Dr. Read More

‘Literary Events In Strafford

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / Jennifer Brown 765-4490
Strafford

On Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m., the Town House Forum in Strafford will hold the first of three literary Thursdays entitled “A Meeting of the Minds.”  Read More

Correction

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

In the engagement announcement for Samantha Bruce and Mark Wood printed in last week’s Herald, the last names of the couple were accidentally reversed.  The Herald apologizes for the error.   Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The Royalton Memorial Library at Alexander Place in South Royalton is open Tuesday-Friday, from noon- 6 p.m., and Saturday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  The library’s “Used Books and More” sale is Saturday, Aug. Read More

Hydrant Flushing Tuesday in SoRo

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

South Royalton Fire District customers can expect dirty water when flushing of hydrants takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 1, starting at approximately 10 a.m.   Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

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. Read More

Afterschool Program At Newton School

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The Orange Windsor Supervisory Union has announced that the One Planet Afterschool Program will be offered at the Newton School this fall to students in grades K-5.  Read More

Strafford Selectboard Approves Solar Energy Letter, Tax Rate

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / By Jennifer Brown

At its July 22 meeting, the Strafford Selectboard voted to approve a letter that demonstrated they were not only leaders in support of solar energy but in other renewable sources of energy as well.  Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

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.  On Wednesday, Aug. Read More

Sharon

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / Vivian Moore 763-7081

Greetings to you all! After another stay in Gifford’s wonderful hotel, I am home again. More than glad to be home, though they provide greatest care and finally I have hope of having found the break-through of these bodily chemicals.  Read More

ATV Club Travel in Chelsea Topic at Selectboard Meetings

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / By Sarah Caouette

At the Chelsea Selectboard’s July 7 meeting, the Vershire ATV club requested the use of some class three and class four roads in Chelsea to extend an already-existing and maintained trail system that runs through multiple, local municipalities. Read More

‘One Planet’ Starts Aug. 26 in Chelsea

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The Orange Windsor Supervisory Union has announced that the One Planet Afterschool Program will be offered at the Chelsea School this fall to students in grades K-5.  Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

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. Read More

Chelsea Library

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

Friday, July 31 will be a busy day at the library! From 3-6 p.m., Carter Glass will be rocking the North Common, in an event co-sponsored by the Chelsea Farmers Market.  Friday is also the summer reading program finale. Read More

Tunbridge Board, New Principal Hear from Buxton on Ed. Law

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / By Scott Beavers

The Tunbridge School Board’s July 20 meeting began by covering current issues being worked on by the board and new Principal Scott Farnsworth.  Read More

Tunbridge Baptist Church News

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / Scott Beavers 802-384-3937
Tunbridge

Worship services will move to the North Tunbridge Baptist Church for the month of August, beginning Sunday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. The outdoor service and potluck will take place this coming Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. Read More

Chelsea Residents Reminded Of Town-Wide Reappraisal

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The New England Municipal Resource Center (NEMRC), the company hired by the Town of Chelsea to conduct the town-wide reappraisal, has started work on the 2016 Grand List.  Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

Now that Tunbridge residents have completed the Great History Search on paper, it’s time for History fans, both young and experienced, to join Euclid Farnham for History Quests on the next two Saturday mornings.  Read More

Quilts Showcased In Tunbridge

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The Saturday Sewing Circle will celebrate its seventh annual Quilt and Needlework Show with the theme “Through the Generations,” with a modest showing of quilts and needlework of all kinds which will be showcased on the upper floor of the Read More

Rec Program in Full Swing, Rental Policy May Be Adopted

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / By M. D. Drysdale

Randolph’s recreation program isn’t just swimming any more.  Not that swimming isn’t still the core of the summer program. Read More

Wanted: New Name For Randolph’s ‘Warming Hut’

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

With this week’s 80-degree weather, who would want to spend it in a “Warming Hut”?  That dilemma is one reason the Randolph Recreation Committee is looking for a new name for the building that was built as a warming hut for the Read More

Tire Disposal on Green Up Day: Braintree Selex Set New Policy

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

“The Town of Braintree had several citizens who were confused or misinformed about the purpose and operation of 2015 Green Up Day,” said Braintree Selectboard Chair Tim Caulfield.  Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

There will be a Toddlertime on Friday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Preschooler Storytime on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and Wednesday, Aug. 12. There will be no Toddlertime on Friday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug. 14.  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The center at 6 Hale Street serves lunch in the “Fork and Spoon Café” Monday-Thursday at noon. The center is open to the public for lunch and all activities.  Read More

Domestic Violence Task Force Mtg.

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The public is welcome to attend a meeting of the Orange County Domestic & Sexual Violence Task Force Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 5–6:30 p.m. at the Randolph Town Offices on Summer Street in Randolph.  Read More

Braintree Approves New Tax Rate

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The following summary of the Braintree Selectboard’s July 21 meeting was written from unapproved minutes submitted to The Herald.  Read More

Brookfield Town Hall Events

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

Bingo is back, again! The third Community Bingo Night will take place Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Caller Ricky Kidder will call all types of bingo, from stamp to four corners. This event is sponsored by Frankenburg Agency.  Read More

‘Solar Coop’ Seeks Shareholders

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / By Marya Merriam

Fresh off the heels of his work on the “Solarize” campaign in Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield, Pete Thoenen is still looking to bring solar power to Randolph.  Read More

Randolph Center

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / Kevin Doering 728-4723

The Randolph Center Fire District conducted a special meeting last Friday with over 25 attendees demonstrating commitment to the local area on a Friday night in the summer. Read More

Old Home Sunday In Braintree

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /
Braintree

The Braintree Historical Society once again will host “Old Home Sunday” at the Meetinghouse on Braintree Hill on Sunday, Aug. 2.  Read More

JP’s Flea Market At Gifford Aug. 8

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

For the fourth consecutive year, JP’s Flea market will return to Gifford Park on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  The market, named for Gifford’s founder J.P. Read More

Free Chronic Pain Workshop Offered

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health are offering a free, six-week Healthier Living Workshop for people with either a primary or secondary diagnosis of chronic pain.  Participants will learn about problem solving, appropriate use Read More

Vershire

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / Laura Craft 685-4640

High summer in Vermont has arrived, as sweet corn is now for sale at the local farm stand, raspberries are in full glory and blueberry picking is gearing up. Read More

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Poco Loco

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 / By Scott Wood
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August 11 Kickoff Rally For Breast Cancer Walk

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

The American Cancer Society will host a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff rally and informational meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Read More

Shumlin on GMO Lawsuit: ‘Bring It On!’

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement after the U.S. Read More

Roxbury Hunting Cabin Burns

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

A blaze in Roxbury that destroyed much of a Randolph family’s hunting cabin in the early morning of July 27 is being investigated by state police.   Read More

Cyclist Injured By ‘Too Close’ Car

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

State police have issued an appeal for information from the public regarding a Monday evening incident on Route 14 in Sharon that left a bicyclist injured.  Police said that the rider, Shawn V. Kleinschmidt, 39, told them that at about 7 p.m. Read More

Bumpy Ride Ends With I-89 Arrest

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

A California man pulled over in Bethel last week was cited to court for driving under the influence of drugs and negligent operation—for driving on the I-89 median strip.  Just before 9 p.m. Read More

No Serious Injuries In 2-Car Collision In Pittsfield

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

On July 25, state police and the Pittsfield Fire Department were summoned to a two-vehicle crash on Route 100, though no one was seriously injured.  Richard Wilson, 84, of Randolph, and Gordon Gibbs, 33, of Castleton, collided while traveling al Read More

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CHERRIES!

Communities / Jul. 30, 2015 /

This summer has been an amazing growing season for many fruits in Central Vermont. Read More