December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Communities

Drivers Cited For Speeding, DLS

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

State police reported the following arrests for moving violations:  On December 16 at 2 p.m., Anna Whalen, 21, of Melrose, Mass., was stopped on I-89 in Bethel after she was clocked at 102 mph. Read More

Speed, Phone Use Lead to Crash

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

A 32-year-old Massachusetts driver was ticketed December 8, after he lost control of his van on I-89 in Sharon while using a cellphone.  State police said that Richard L. Read More

‘I Need To Use The Bathroom’

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

A Bethel 18-year-old was cited to court on a burglary charge earlier this month for allegedly removing money from an acquaintance’s wallet.  State police reported that on December 6 at 7 p.m., Michael Delisle entered an acquaintance&rsquo Read More

‘Rainbow Challenge’ Encourages Students To Eat Veggies, Fruits

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

While most people load up treats during the holidays, third- and fourth-grade students from Bethel and Stockbridge have been busy filling themselves with fresh fruits and veggies.  The students took part in the “Rainbow Challenge” le Read More

Bethel University Is Prize Finalist

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund has selected Bethel University as one of six finalists for the Cheryl King Fischer Innovation Award and a $5000 prize.  Read More

Christmas Dinner At Saint Anthony’s

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The parishioners of Saint Anthony’s Church of Bethel will once again host their annual Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25 at 12:30 p.m. Read More

Barnard Selex Consider Bids for IT, Culvert Work

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The following summary of the Barnard Selectboard’s December 9 meeting was written from minutes submitted to The Herald.  Read More

East Barnard

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / Marjorie Van Alstyne 763-7036

The Leavitt clan met last week at the home of Bud Leavitt when our cousin from the Moore side, Brad MacPherson from Massachusetts, was there. Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Dec. 24, 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

F&W’s Gift Ideas For Wildlife Fans

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Vermont Life Magazine still have some copies of the 2016 Fish & Wildlife Calendar available. Read More

Hancock Library

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

New to the shelves are a large variety of the Elm Creek Quilts novels by Jennifer Chiaverini, “Tricky Twenty-Two” by Janet Evanovich, and “A Lifetime of Vermont People” by Peter Miller.  The next Valley Readers discussion Read More

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December Feast

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

A rafter of turkeys feasts on a field, still bare of snow on Tuesday, December 15. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Rochester School Holiday Concert Showcases Students in K-12

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Directed by music teacher Holly Mugford, students in grades K-12 at the Rochester School presented a holiday concert of choral and instrumental music Thursday, evening, Dec. 17 in the school auditorium. Read More

Strafford Selectboard Approves Pay Raise for Town Employees

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / By Jennifer Brown

On December 16, the Strafford Selectboard clarified that any selectboard member or the constable could contact the road crew foreman about a road problem in case of emergency. Read More

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Uh, Oh. Verizon and AT&T Might Be in Trouble…

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

I’m talking about cell phones, in case you weren’t sure. Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / Jennifer Brown 765-4490
Strafford

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. Read More

VINS Has New Winter Schedule, Environmental Ed. Programs

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee has announced a new winter schedule and monthly winter-themed environmental education programs.  The VINS Nature Center will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Read More

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SoRo M.S. Science Program Receives ExxonMobil Grant

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

M&N Mini Mart and Summit Distributing, LLC have selected the South Royalton Middle School science department for a $500 Exxon- Mobil Educational Alliance Grant. Read More

SU Transition Board Working Toward Strategic Planning Goal

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / By Jo Levasseur

When the Vermont Board of Education approved the merger of Windsor Northwest and Orange- Windsor Supervisory Unions on January 20, 2015, the two SUs created a transition board to study and act upon how to govern the schools within one district, with Read More

Rising Sun Lodge Presents Awards

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

On December 13, the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge hosted a roast beef Christmas dinner for 18 members and guests.  Part of the program included presenting service awards. Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Dec. 24, 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. Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Dec. 24, 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

Reading and Discussion Group For Veterans, Service Members

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Combat veterans and current service members are invited to attend a 14-week reading and discussion group co-led by a US Navy Veteran and a Dartmouth Professor of Classics. Free copies of Homer’s Odyssey will be provided to participants.  Read More

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Not Quite White for Christmas

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

A light dusting of snow covered the ground Sunday morning in Randolph. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Rabies Confirmed in Chelsea

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / By Cornelia Cesari

One night last week, a skunk wriggled through a three-inch gap under the fence to come after my dogs. They must have been thrilled. Read More

Chelsea Historical Society Calendars

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The Chelsea Historical Society has pictorial calendars for sale at the Flanders Market, Will’s Drug Store, and at the WRC Garage—all in downtown Chelsea.   Read More

Chelsea Library

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The library will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25. It will be open on Saturday, Dec. 26 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 28, 1-6 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1-6 p.m.; and Wednesday, Dec. Read More

Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Dec. 24, 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. For more information, call 685-2290.  The center will be closed on Friday, Dec. Read More

Sharon

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / Vivian Moore 763-7081

One of the first gifts to those shepherds of long ago was wonder— rather appropriate this morning as I wonder where is all the Sharon news?  Read More

Winter Evenings Talks Start Soon

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / Scott Beavers 802-384-3937
Tunbridge

The Tunbridge Public Library’s 12th Winter Evenings season of free Friday evening talks begins Friday, Jan. Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The library is getting ready for the coming year, including a new season of Winter Evenings that kicks off on Friday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. Read More

Selex Talk of Zoning, Dogs, and Various Policies

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / By M. D. Drysdale

In its Dec. 15 meeting, the Randolph Selectboard covered several items in addition to approving a solar display for the landfill and demolition of a small dam in the White River (see separate stories). Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Dec. 24, 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

The Force Awakens Randolph Moviegoers

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / By Tim Calabro

“I’m exhausted,” admitted Tammy Tomaszewski Tuesday as she considered the Star Wars rush at the Playhouse Theatre this past week. Read More

‘Healing Arts For Women’ Group To Meet

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Healing Arts for Women, an ongoing arts program for women who have experienced trauma (physical or emotional abuse, grief and loss, illness, or another difficult experience, will hold a series of three Wednesday evening meetings in the Red Clover Roo Read More

Gifford To Host Free Presentation On Downsizing

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Do you need to prepare for your retirement years?  Gifford will offer a free presentation, “Downsizing to a Smaller Living Space,” with Brooks and Susan Barron of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, on Tuesday, Jan. Read More

Randolph Playhouse Co-op Announces Raffle Winners

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Five lucky people are winners of raffle prizes in the Playhouse Cooperative’s Buy-the-Building Fund Drive, according to board member Susan Delattre.  Read More

On Heels of Successful Year, WRCC Plans for More in 2016

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The White River Craft Center at Kimball House on Randolph Avenue will host its next free community lunch on Friday, Jan. 29 from 11:30-1 p.m.  Read More

Randolph’s Energy Comm. Is Best in Vt.

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Selectman Richburg reported to the Selectboard recently that Randolph’s Energy Advisory Committee was named the “2015 Best Energy Committee” by the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network. Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The library will be closed for the holidays on December 24 and 25, but will be open on Saturday, Dec. Read More

Pond Village Church News

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / Laura Rochat
Brookfield

The Brookfield Church in Pond Village recently welcomed some new faces at worship service and coffee.  The building renovation plans continue with completion of the portico roofs, except for painting, which will be completed in the spring. Read More

Brookfield Library

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The Brookfield Public Library has passes to borrow for the ECHO Museum, the Vermont History Museum, and the Shelburne Museum.  The passes give free or discounted entrance for a group of four people. Stop by the library to check one out.  Read More

Brookfield Town Clerk News

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Holiday hours at the Brookfield Town Office are as follows: December 22 and 23, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; December 24, closed; December 29, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; December 30, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and December 31, closed.   Read More

Orange County Criminal Court

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The following cases were heard before Judge Michael C. Pratt on December 9, and all defendants were released on conditions unless otherwise noted. Read More

Braintree Selex OK Purchases, Thanks to Year-End Surplus

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The following summary of the Braintree Selectboard’s December 15 meeting was written from unapproved minutes submitted to The Herald.  Read More

On Heels of Successful Year, WRCC Plans for More in 2016

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The White River Craft Center at Kimball House on Randolph Avenue will host its next free community lunch on Friday, Jan. 29 from 11:30- 1 p.m.  Read More

Circus Smirkus Wins Top Award

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Circus Smirkus, Vermont’s award-winning international youth circus, has won an Impact Award by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Read More

Orange County Criminal Court

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The following cases were heard before Judge Michael C. Pratt on December 16, and all defendants were released on conditions unless otherwise noted.  Charges Dismissed   Read More

St. Michael’s College Leaders Urge End to ‘Divisive Rhetoric’

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The following statement was issued by the president of Saint Michael’s College, Jack Neuhauser, and his cabinet on December 15 in response to recent world and national news revealing a growing climate of intolerance.  “Saint Michael& Read More

TRORC Launches Multi-Faceted Water Quality Outreach Project

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Through a grant provided by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee regional Commission (TRORC) has launched a multi-faceted outreach effort focused on improving water quality in compliance with Act 64: Read More

Consider Being A Fresh Air Host This Summer

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The holiday season is a great time to think about becoming a volunteer host family to a New York City child.  Read More

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Poco Loco

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 / By Scott Wood
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‘Beetlemania’ Book Released: ‘Carabidae of Vt. and N.H.’

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Author and entomologist Ross T. Bell left no stone unturned during his lifetime of research on the 495 species of ground beetles in Vermont and New Hampshire.  Read More

PCAVT Board Makes Changes

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAVT) recently announced the results of the 2015 elections for board officers.  Read More

Peace Corps Announces Top Volunteer-Producing States

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The Peace Corps has released its 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country. Read More

Homeowners Have Access To ‘Heat Saver Loans’

Communities / Dec. 24, 2015 /

The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) has a new website to help Vermont homeowners learn about and access the PSD’s Heat Saver Loan. Read More