Rochester

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.

Post-Irene: Report from Rochester

On either side of our narrow valley, life appears to proceed undisturbed, as if in a parallel universe. As we venture out of the valley for meetings, doctor’s appointments or critical supplies, we are struck by how ordinary everything seems. For most of Vermont, Irene was just a big rainstorm. For us, it was a deluge of Biblical proportions.

Governor to visit Granville, Hancock, Rochester

Peter Shumlin tours towns and takes questions on Vermont Public Television’s “Call the Governor” on Wednesday.

FairPoint restores service in Rochester

By midnight Wednesday, service was restored to the village center and FairPoint expects to bring more side streets and the rest of the town back to full service today.

Stuck in Rochester without power, cell service or phone

A handful of callers complained to Mark Johnson, a host on the Waterbury radio station, that they were being ignored by state officials. PHOTO GALLERY OF ROCHESTER

Forest Service offers public meetings on proposed planning rule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2011 CONTACT: Jay Strand (802) 767-4261 [email protected] ROCHESTER, VT. The USDA Forest Service will offer a public meeting to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about a recently released proposed planning rule and draft environmental impact statement (DEIS).  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 23 at […]