Old Christ Church restoration connects local mission and facility maintenance

News Release — Episcopal Church in Vermont June 19, 2017 Contact: Maurice L. Harris [email protected] Tel: (513) 704-8395 Old Christ Church Restoration Highlights Ties Between Local Mission, Facility Maintenance BETHEL, VERMONT—When asked to describe the Old Christ Church in Bethel, Vermont, two parishioners recently wrote, “just pulling in the driveway you get the sense that […]

Royalton voters approve merger

The ‘yes’ vote sets the stage for mergers in seven school districts in the White River region.

Act 46 revisions have some looking to step off current path

Rochester is already well along in the process of finding a merger partner, but some residents wonder if new options written into the law let them back up and go a different way.

With second merger vote looming, Royalton asks, ‘What if?’

Residents met this week to hear about their options, which also hinge on what happens in a revote in Rochester that’s scheduled after theirs.

White River Valley school district merger fails

Anti-merger advocates in South Royalton suggested that residents would lose their school if they voted for the district consolidation plan.

Rebecca Holcombe: Mergers leading to improved choices and options

After a long process of community conversations, the school districts of Rochester, Bethel and Royalton vote Tuesday on a merger plan.

Woman sentenced to 26 years to life for 2011 Bethel shootings

Emily Perkins shot and killed Scott Hill, 48, during what police have said was a drug deal gone bad. Emma Jozefiak, then 19, was shot in the head but survived and was found three days later.

Pop-up Shops Launch a New Life for Historic Bethel Block

News Release — Better Block Project December 4, 2016 Contact: Kevin Barry [email protected] 802-234-5157 Lisa Warhol [email protected] Temporary holiday marketplace features local artisans and sets the stage for renovation Project is first major outcome from Bethel’s successful Better Block Project BETHEL, VT – What does it take to turn a vacant block into a bustling […]

Downtown Bethel to Undergo Weekend Transformation

News Release — AARP Sept. 26, 2016 Contact: David Reville, Communications Director AARP Vermont 802-951-1303 Unique community-development demonstration project promotes a more livable, walkable, vibrant downtown….five years after Irene devastation. BURLINGTON, VT September 26, 2016 — The first weekend of October will see a transformation of downtown Bethel into a more walkable area with pop-up […]

Downtown Bethel Undergoing Vermont’s First Extreme Town Makeover

News Release — Bethel Revitalization Initiative September 23, 2016 Contact: Rebecca Sanborn Stone, Organizer, Bethel Revitalization Initiative 802-392-8037 [email protected] David Reville, Communications Director, AARP Vermont 802-951-1303 National “Better Block” demonstration project comes to VT, promoting a more livable, walkable, vibrant downtown. Unique “do-it-yourself” revitalization project brings community together to create the town they want BETHEL, […]

GW Plastics Wins Plastics News’ 2015 ‘Sustained Excellence’ Award

News Release — GW Plastics June 2, 2016 Contact: Rebecca Murphy Inside Sales and Marketing Coordinator GW Plastics, Inc. 239 Pleasant Street Bethel, VT 05032 (802) 234-9941 [email protected] Vermont-based advanced manufacturing company honored at Plastics News’ Executive Forum BETHEL, VT (June 2, 2016) – GW Plastics is pleased to announce that it has been selected […]

Dick McCormack to Seek Re-election to Vermont Senate

News Release — McCormack for Senate May 17, 2016 Contact: Dick McCormack Cell: 802-793-6417 [email protected] Dick McCormack has announced that he will be seeking reelection as State Senator for all Windsor County towns, Londonderry and Mt. Holly. McCormack will be filing petitions to have his name placed on the Democratic Party ballot for the August […]

Bethel is Awarded $15,000 Sponsorship for Community Revitalization Demonstration Project

News Release — AARP Vermont May 18, 2016 Contact: David Reville, Communications Director AARP Vermont 802-951-1303 BURLINGTON, VT – After an extensive review of several very qualified applicants, AARP Vermont has selected Bethel, VT to receive a $15,000 sponsorship aimed at a downtown revitalization demonstration project slated for late this summer. AARP, town officials and […]

FairPoint expands coverage in Barnard, Bethel and Tunbridge

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications in northern New England, has expanded broadband to more than 140 homes and businesses in Barnard, Bethel and Tunbridge.