Rochester

Montpelier-Roxbury the only one of week’s mergers to get nod

A Cabot-Danville-Twinfield school district unification failed in two of the communities, while Rochester backed out of its earlier endorsement of a combination with Royalton and Bethel.

Tale of three towns: Act 46 realities pressure small schools

Cabot and Rochester will vote this week on plans that would discontinue their high schools, while Ludlow has already rejected one.

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.

Green Mountain National Forest Announces Annual Youth Fishing Derby in Rochester

News Release — Green Mountain National Forest May 4, 2017 Media Contact: Ethan M. Ready, Public Affairs Officer Voice: (802) 747‐6760 Cell: (802) 558‐8176 [email protected] ROCHESTER, VT. (May 4, 2017) – The Rochester and Middlebury Ranger Districts of the Green Mountain National Forest, in partnership with Rochester’s Route 100 Lion’s Club, is hosting its Annual […]

Panel pans plan to extend phase-out of ‘phantom’ students

In the waning days of the 2017 legislative session, a Rochester lawmaker tried to buy more time for a provision that allows small schools to artificially lower tax rates, but the House didn’t go for it. Rep. Sandy Haas, P-Rochester, proposed an amendment that would have given school districts one more year before the state […]

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.

FairPoint expands coverage in Rochester

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

FairPoint expands coverage in Braintree and Rochester

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications in northern New England, has expanded broadband to more than 40 homes and businesses in Braintree and Rochester.

New England Forestry Foundation conserves organization’s largest community forest

New England Forestry Foundation is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Braintree Mountain Forest, located in Braintree and Rochester, Vermont.

FairPoint expands coverage in Bethel, Pittsfield, Rochester and Stockbridge

News Release — FairPoint Communications Sept. 11, 2013 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802.658.7351 [email protected] SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (Sept. 11, 2013) – FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications in northern New England, has expanded broadband to more than 190 homes and businesses in Bethel, Pittsfield, Rochester and Stockbridge. FairPoint’s new fiber-based, […]

Two years after Irene: Shumlin tempers pride in rebuilding with somber reminders of devastation

Governor tours hard-hit areas of Wilmington, Taftsville, Killington and Rochester.