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Hit-and-Run Pickup Totals Parked Car

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

By Sandy Vondrasek   A pickup truck with New Hampshire plates smashed into a car parked on Randolph’s North Main Street the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 16—and rolled right on out of town.  Read More

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K9 Receives Bullet-Proof Vest

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Vermont State Police K9 Maximus received a bullet- and stab-proof vest, a donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Read More

Suspicious Men May Have Had Burglary in Mind

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

State police responded to a Chelsea residence last week after receiving notification of an attempted break-in.  A 62-year-old Chelsea woman called police just before midnight on October 5 to report that at least two individuals were trying to ga Read More

Police Called To Suicide Attempt

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

State police confirmed Wednesday that they responded to an attempted suicide on Sunday, Oct. Read More

Two Men Cited On DLS Charge

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Two area men were cited to court for driving with a suspended license (DLS).  Shawn Waldie, 35, of Northfield, was cited to court after he was pulled over at Exit 3 of I-89 in Royalton on October 6 at 11 a.m.  Police determined Waldie was d Read More

Rochester Man Arrested For Alleged Violation

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

A Rochester man violated his conditions of release by visiting his parents’ residence in Rochester, according to state police.  William Mailhiot, 35, was arrested on October 1 for the violation after police determined he had visited the Br Read More

The Silver Fern: Pursuing a Passion

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / By Lisa Sacks Warhol

What would you do if you had a chunk of “found” money burning a hole in your pocket?  Read More

East Barnard

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / Marjorie Van Alstyne 763-7036

Lucille Tancreti from Hartland and her cousin called on Marian Whitaker recently. Lucille grew up in East Barnard and attended school with most of the Leavitt children in the 1930s and 40s, before moving to Woodstock to attend high school.  Read More

Bethel-Lympus

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / Dorothy Manning 234-9429

Bobby Gould from Rutland visited his mother, Amelia Martin, last week. Read More

Rochester Shelter Team Makes Plans

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / Martha Slater 767-3025

The Rochester Shelter Team met Wednesday evening, Sept. Read More

Hanford Appointed By Gov. Shumlin

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Gov. Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The center is located at the Hancock Town Hall on Route 100, with lunch served at noon on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On Friday, Oct. Read More

Voters Approve New Fire Truck, Defeat Solar Contract Proposal

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / By Martha Slater

Rochester voters gathered Monday, Oct. 5 at the town office to vote on three articles—two pertaining to fire trucks, and one about a proposed solar contract.  Mike Harvey was elected as moderator pro-tem.  Read More

Rochester School Bd. Gets Good News on Finances

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The following summary of the Rochester School Board’s September 15 meeting was written from unapproved minutes submitted to The Herald.  Read More

Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 16

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, Oct. 16 from noon- 5 p.m. Read More

Rochester Library

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Read 1000 books before kindergarten? Wow, that sounds impossible! Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Oct. 8, 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

‘Anything Apple’ Happens Saturday

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Apple foods, a silent auction, games and activities, and a pie contest will highlight the “Anything Apple” event this Saturday, Oct. 10 from noon-4 p.m. at the Tunbridge Town Hall and Parish House lawn.  Read More

Tunbridge Ghost To Walk Sunday

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The annual Tunbridge Historical Society Ghost Walk on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. at Spring Road Cemetery will feature residents from the town’s past.  Read More

Planning Comm. Potluck Postponed

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The Tunbridge Planning Commission’s first potluck to discuss and review the town’s Agricultural Survey was scheduled to take place on October 22, but the potluck meeting has been postponed.  Read More

Granville Selex Discuss FEMA Trails, Map Project

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

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

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Mark your calendar for an afternoon with local author Jeffrey Lent, Sunday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m., when he will share from his most recent work, “A Slant of Light.”  Read More

Moss Glen Grange Chicken Pie Supper

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / Martha Slater 767-3025
Granville

The Moss Glen Grange will host a chicken pie supper this Saturday, Oct. 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Post Office Hill Road in Granville.  Tickets will be sold at the door and take-out orders will be available.   Read More

SoRo Homecoming To Include A ‘De-Feet Hunger’ Event

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The South Royalton School Homecoming weekend events on Saturday, Oct. 17 include two special events around “De-Feet Hunger” and “Stuff a Trailer” as donations and canned, boxed or bagged goods will be collected. Read More

Center for Agriculture At VLS Granted $728K

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Suddenly, Vermont Law School has an extra $728,274 to spend on researching practical programs that improve access to healthy food and support local communities economically.  Read More

Sharon

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / Vivian Moore 763-7081

My sister, Patty Hoyt, returned to Florida on Thursday. It was not an easy flight from Burlington, as the plane held a family moving to Florida with kids, cats, and dogs all in the cabin. Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The Royalton Memorial Library at Alexander Place in South Royalton is open Tuesday-Friday, from noon- 6 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Stoneware art by Monique van de Ven is on display through December 5. Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Oct. 8, 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. For more information, call 763-7386.  On Tuesday, Oct. Read More

Monthly Spanish Group at Library

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

A new monthly Spanish conversation group starts Saturday, Oct. Read More

Sharon Lodge Open House

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Sharon Lodge #105 F&AM will hold an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  If you have ever wondered about Freemasonry or are looking for something new, stop by the Lodge to find out more. Read More

Sharon Library

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

It’s been a busy month at the Baxter Memorial Library, with the preschoolers visiting the library weekly, the fourth graders visiting the display of banned books, and many people from the community stopping by.  Read More

Barnard

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / Chloe Powell 802-999-3391

Bacon and blueberry pancakes were bountiful at the BEES annual foliage breakfast this past Sunday morning.  Read More

Pittsfield Selex Learn About Proposed USFS Integrated Resource Project

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The following summary of the Pittsfield Selectboard’s September 15 meeting was written from information submitted to The Herald by selectboard member Wendy Reese.  Read More

Teen E-Summit Set for Oct. 15

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Middle and high school students interested in exploring waste reduction solutions, climate change, and other important local and global environmental issues are invited to attend the Youth Environmental Summit (YES!), November 5 at the Barre Civic Ce Read More

Internat’l Exchange Info Night Set for October 12 at RUHS

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Have you given thought to finding out what it feels like to really understand another culture, to become fluent in a second language, or to share your home with a sibling or child who will open your heart and mind to another way of viewing the world? Read More

Orange County Criminal Court

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The following cases were heard before Judge Michael C. Pratt on September 30, and all defendants were released on conditions unless otherwise noted.  Charges Dismissed   Read More

RES, Brookfield, Braintree Menus

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Monday, Oct. 12: Hot dog on bun, baked beans.  Tuesday, Oct. 13: Sausage links, French toast sticks, sweet potato fries.  Wednesday, Oct. 14: Homemade mac & cheese, dinner roll, steamed peas.  Thursday, Oct. 15: No school. Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Kimball Library will be open on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12, as usual, from 2–8 p.m.  Kimball Library’s Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m., at the library. The public is welcome to attend.  Read More

College Application Basics To Be Covered at Workshop

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Thinking about going to college? It is one of the major life decisions that students and parents/guardians make. What college should I go to? Is more expensive better? How do I afford it? Read More

Red Cross Blood Drive Today

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive Thursday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Randolph Union High School on Forest Street in Randolph.  Walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call -1800-733-2767.   Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Oct. 8, 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

Randolph Rotary Clubs Seeking Support For Christmas Charity

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

From now until November 13, Randolph residents can join local businesses and rotary clubs to send simple Christmas gifts to children in need around the world.  Read More

Brookfield Knitters Beginning Oct. 18

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Sunday evening knitting at the Brookfield Library resumes for the season on October 18. Knitting evenings will take place on the first and third Sunday evenings in the dark weather months, from 6:30-8 p.m.  Read More

Randolph Center

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / Kevin Doering 728-4723

Autumn has arrived in the Center and one sign is the rapidly growing tradition of the harvest-decorated entrance grounds of the Lake Champagne Campground. Read More

Christian Writer’s Seminar Oct. 17

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

A Christian Writer’s Seminar offering tips and techniques on how to get a book written, published, and sold, will be held Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Ridge, a church at 2252 Ridge Road in Brookfield.  Read More

Chamber’s Fall Mixer Set For Oct. 14 at Lyons Den

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The Lyons Den, one of the Chamber’s newest members, and the White River Valley Chamber of Commerce, invite everyone to the Fall Chamber Mixer on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Read More

Capstone Community Action Seeks New Board Members

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Capstone Community Action (formerly Central Vermont Community Action) is recruiting individuals who can represent low income participants to serve on its board of directors.  Read More

Fire Damages Summer Street Building

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / By Sandy Vondrasek

A fire on Randolph’s Summer Street that was about to “transition to something much bigger” was contained by firefighters early Wednesday morning.  Read More

Randolph Town Clerk Notes

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The Randolph Town Offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 12 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Regular business operations will resume Tuesday, Oct. 13.  Read More

Two Brookfield Boards To Meet

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Two Brookfield town boards, the Board of Adjustment and the Planning Commission, will meet jointly Tuesday, Oct. 13 to consider an application by Fat Toad Farm owners Judith Irving and Steve Reid.  Read More

Brookfield Church News Notes

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / Laura Rochat

The Brookfield Pond Village Church is grateful for the community support of last Saturday’s pancake breakfast. Read More

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LOST AT SEA

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

A horse grazes in a field, its body lost in the height of plants, alongside Beanville Road in Randolph Tuesday. (Herald / Tim Calabro) Read More

Classic Book on Home Brews Reissued by Tim Matson

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Today, books on homebrewing crowd bookstore shelves, homebrew clubs meet all over the country, and specialty shops in every city cater to the millions of folks brewing their own beer at home. Read More

Learn All About Vermont Soils In VTC Conference

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The public is invited to an allday “Soils Conference” at Vermont Technical College Monday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. Read More

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Poco Loco

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / By Scott Wood
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Stockbridge Selex Discuss Updating Zoning Regulations

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The following summary of the Stockbridge Selectboard’s September 17 meeting was written from minutes submitted to The Herald.  Suzanne Butterfield said she had been in contact with Rob Niebling from Rule Signs about adding to the honor rol Read More

Glad Rags Sale To Benefit Woodstock Area Non-Profits

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

Saturday, Oct. 24 will mark the 102nd sale for Glad Rags, a nonprofit based in Woodstock. The sale will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., at the Masonic Temple at 30 Pleasant Street in Woodstock.  Read More

New Culvert Done On Abbott Road

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / Jennifer Brown 765-4490

The Connecticut River Watershed Council recently announced the completion of a $120,000 culvert replacement project on Abbott Brook in Strafford that will improve flood resiliency and allow for fish passage into the Podunk State Wildlife Management A Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Oct. 8, 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, Oct. Read More

Site Plan Review In Stockbridge

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The Stockbridge Zoning Board of Adjustment will join the Planning Commission for a joint site plan review/conditional use review on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Stockbridge town office.  Read More

Culvert Work Next Monday

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 /

The Stockbridge Highway Department will be replacing a culvert on the Rover Road, near the intersection with Abbott Road on Monday, Oct. 12.  Please use an alternate route.   Read More

Vershire

Communities / Oct. 8, 2015 / Laura Craft 685-4640

Wood stove season is upon us, and I’ve started seeing active chimneys on my forays away from home. Vershire Fire and Rescue reminds everyone to have their chimneys checked and cleaned before firing up wood stoves. Read More