September 28, 2017 RSS feed / Communities

Lawmakers Evaluate Rural Police Coverage

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / By Cyrus Ready-Campbell

The Senate Committee on Government Operations is asking residents for ideas about how to improve Vermont’s law enforcement system.  Read More


Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

The Herald’s story in last week’s paper about the Randolph Union High School’s volleyball team and its coach, Leah Gifford, contained an inaccuracy.  The article stated that Gifford had started the girls’ volleyball team, Read More

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Selex Review System for $$ Requests

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / By Lisa Campbell

At the Bethel Selectboard’s September 25 meeting, David Sambor of the Bethel Revitalization Initiative (BRI) asked for permission to use the town hall this winter for a monthly movie night geared towards children and families. Read More

Dollar General Abandons Appeal

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / By Sandy Vondrasek

The Dollar General retail store chain has apparently abandoned its quest to build a store north of Bethel.  Last week, the Ohio-based Zaremba Group, which develops plans and does the permitting for the discount store chain, withdrew an appeal be Read More

Lympus Church Wood Raffle

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / Dorothy Manning – 234-9429

After a successful raffle, the winning ticket for the wood raffle was drawn and Kerry Hazard of Chelsea won the prize of two cords of dry hardwood.  The wood was donated by Dana Cole Levesque and delivery is donated by James Hill Builder. Read More


Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / Chloe Powell – 802-999-3391

Last Sunday, on a particularly warm late September evening, farmers and friends gathered under the striped yellow and white tents over bowls of food grown on site by the Feast and Field Farmers. Read More

Rochester Selectboard Plans Site Visit to Pine Gap Road

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / By Martha Slater

The Rochester Selectboard’s Sept. 25 meeting began with the board voting to apply to renew the town’s village designation with the Vermont Agency of Housing and Community Development.  Read More

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School Committee Considers Educational Changes at RES

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / By Martha Slater

The Rochester-Stockbridge School 706b Study Committee met Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Rochester School. Read More

Medicare Workshop Oct. 4 in Rochester

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

The Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA) will offer its free “Medicare and You” workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 3-5 p.m. at the Rochester Town Offices.  Read More

Quintown Senior Center News

Communities / Sep. 28, 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

Pittsfield Library

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

This Saturday, Sept. Read More

Hancock Library Friends Book Sale

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

The Friends of the Hancock Free Public Library will sponsor a bag sale at their Book Shed at the former library building on Route 125 in Hancock on Saturday, Oct. Read More

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Royalton Library Gets Grant, Bond Vote Is October 24

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / By Jo Levasseur

Royalton Memorial Library is moving closer to its goal of renovation for handicapped accessibility this month, due to a conditional historic preservation grant from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, and a successful petition for a bond vote Read More

South Royalton Senior Ctr. News

Communities / Sep. 28, 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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Clever Clovers 4H Members Cover New England Fairs

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / By Alexis Taylor-Young

The Clever Clovers 4H club members received recognition and awards this week through participation at either the Tunbridge Fair or the The Big E in Springfield, Mass.  Selected to perform stage presentations at the Big E were Geneva Audette and Read More

Royalton Library

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

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


Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / Vivian Moore – 763-7081

On Monday, Sept. 18, Sharon Historical Society members and friends enjoyed the presentation of more about the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire and Vermont by Michelle Sherburne. Read More

Help for Families Seeking Asylum

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

Vermont Law School students have created a forum to assist asylum seekers and detained families facing deportation.  Anyone interested may attend the Credible Fear Interview (CFI) Observer training 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. Read More

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Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

A brace of ducks swims along a wetland near Royalton Turnpike on Monday. (Herald / Tim Calabro)   Read More

Free Verse Fest Sunday, Oct. 1

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

Everyone is invited to come to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Free Verse Farm at 34 Baraw Hill Road in Chelsea, this Sunday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and kick off a season of fundraising for their new herb drying and processing space.  Read More

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Chelsea Senior Center News

Communities / Sep. 28, 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. New members are always welcome. On Friday, Sept. Read More

Farmers Market Season Ending

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

This Friday, Sept. 29 is the last day of the summer markets for the Chelsea Farmer’s Market.  “Many thanks to everyone who shopped and vended at the market this year,” said Jennie Martin. Read More

Vt. Sheep & Wool Festival At Tunbridge Fairgrounds

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

The 29th Annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival will be held the weekend of September 30 and October 1 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. The festival is open Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., rain or shine.  Read More

Tunbridge, Chelsea Merger Vote Set, Oct. 6 Deadline for Board Candidates

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

Last week the State Board of Education (BOE) approved a revised merger plan that had been drafted by a new Chelsea Tunbridge 706 Committee.  This week the committee issued a press release describing the new plan and urging citizens to consider r Read More

Tunbridge Civic Club Mtg. Oct. 2

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / By Scott Beavers

The Tunbridge Civic Club’s annual meeting will be held downstairs at the Tunbridge Town Hall on Monday, Oct. 2, beginning at 7 p.m. Read More

Tunbridge Library

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

The new ArtSpace exhibit (“Landscapes of New England”) features impressionistic paintings by Pat Little. Come in and see these scenes come together in amazing detail as you get some distance from them. Read More

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Bluegrass Music Fundraiser For Tunbridge Bridge Repair

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

In an effort to raise money for repairing a footbridge at the Tunbridge World’s Fairground that was heavily damaged due to flooding on July 3, Candi Sawyer, event producer of the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, has announced a one-day Bluegrass Read More

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Main Street Storefront Now Alive with Artwork

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / By M. D. Drysdale

Walkers along Main Street in Randolph this week were surprised (and delighted) to see what appeared to be a brand new store created over the weekend in the building which most recently housed the Art of Vermont.  The windows were full of colorfu Read More

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Randolph Town Treasurer’s Notes

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

The FY 2018 property tax bills for the town of Randolph have been mailed. If you are a property owner in Randolph and have not received your property tax bill, contact the treasurer’s office immediately at 728-5433, ext. Read More

Series of Classic Movies Continues at Playhouse

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

This Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30, the Playhouse Theater on Main Street in Randolph will show “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” the second film in Stephen Spielberg’s Indiana Jones series, at 7:30 p.m.  Read More

Kimball Library

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

Toddlertime is on Friday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Toddlertime on October 6 and 13.  There will be no Preschooler Storytimes on Wednesdays, Oct. 4 and 11.  Legos for all ages is held on Wednesdays from 2:30–4:30 p.m. Read More

Watch ‘Harry And Snowman’ At Brookfield Old Town Hall

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

The popular film fest at the Brookfield Old Town Hall concludes this Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. with “Harry and Snowman.”  Read More

Randolph Senior Center News

Communities / Sep. 28, 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

RUHS, Brookfield, Braintree, RES Menus

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

Monday, Oct. 2: Grilled cheese sandwich, baked beans.  Tuesday, Oct. 3: Shepherd’s pie, corn.  Wednesday, Oct. 4: Ham & egg on English muffin, sweet potato fries.  Thursday, Oct. Read More

Stockbridge Selex Get Tax Report

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

Susie Pelletier, the town’s delinquent tax collector, distributed a copy of the current outstanding tax list and noted that the current amount due is $30,887. Read More

State Architectural Historian Leads Strafford Walking Tour

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

State Architectural Historian Devin Colman will lead a walking tour of Strafford Village on Saturday, Sept. 30. The tour will begin at the Senator Justin Morrill State Historic Site at 10 a.m. and is expected to last for an hour.  Read More

Bicycle Racers from Throughout VT Expected for ‘Gravel Enduro’ Race

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

As many as 150 bicycle racers are expected to show up Oct. Read More

Community Music Night in Gaysville

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

The Gaysville Community Church on Route 107 in Gaysville will host a community music night on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to come to this event, which will feature music by local talent. Read More

Strafford Senior Center News

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / Jennifer Brown – 765-4490

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


Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 / Laura Craft – 685-4640

Summer has returned, at least for a few days. As I write this, it is feeling like early August, but the angle of the sun has changed, and sunlight is pouring into the house far more than it does in mid-summer. Read More

150 Runners Expected at ‘Foliage 15’

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

The second annual “Vermont Foliage 15” running race will return to Randolph on October 7. Read More

Second Annual Brew Fest Will Complement Races

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

To go along with the strenuous sporting events scheduled for next Saturday, Oct. Read More

Keep Eye Out for Scammers, Warns IRS

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

Following the emergence of new variations of widespread tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service today issued another warning to taxpayers to remain on high alert and protect themselves against the ever-evolving array of deceitful tactics scammers use Read More

Homeless Veteran Stand Down Sept. 30 at Barre Auditorium

Communities / Sep. 28, 2017 /

The Barre Area Veterans Council (BAVC) will host a homeless Veterans Stand Down, a free, all-day event on Saturday Sept. 30 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Barre Auditorium.  Read More