Selectboard Meetings
& Town Meetings

P.O. Box 238
Rochester, VT 05767
Phone: 802-767-3631
Email: rochestertown@comcast.net

Town Clerk/Treasurer/
Tax Collector:

Julie Smith

Assistant Clerk/Treasurer
Delinquent Tax Collector:

Rebecca Klein

Selectboard Administrative Assistant:
Joan Allen

Highway/Road Dept:
John Champion, Road Foreman
Dana Spalding



Please Donate to Rebuild Rochester Foundation

We have had a number of inquiries from people who would like to support our efforts during the Covid-19 Pandemic, so if you feel you would like to make a donation, you can make your check out to Rebuild Rochester Foundation and mail it to:

Rebuild Rochester Foundation
P.O. Box 119
Rochester, VT 05767

Every contribution will make a difference in someone’s life and it is possible that this fund will be used for other community needs we have not yet identified, since this entire enterprise is so fast moving as the virus continues to spread. The Rebuild Rochester Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization so your contribution is tax-deductable.

Bethel/Royalton Transfer Station change of hours

In light of Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order the Bethel-Royalton Transfer Station will be changing their hours to Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:00am-1:00pm, effective Friday March 27. If you would like to switch to having your trash/recycling picked up curbside, you may contact Casella Waste Systems at 802-281-4114 or Vesper Trucking at 802-356-4396. You will need to contact them directly for their rates and coverage areas. We thank you in advance for your cooperation during this national crisis

Grocery Delivering Team

Rochester and Hancock volunteers are creating a grocery shopping and delivery service to bring food to people at home in self quarantine due to the possibility of illness, or those who are particularly vulnerable to the virus due to their age or underlying health conditions. These are people who should not be out shopping.

It will begin on Monday March 30. Residents of Hancock or Rochester with this need may call the Rochester Town Office at 767-3631 to request the service. Please ask the clerk, Julie Smith for details when you call. The expectation is that payment for the groceries will be reimbursed to the town by mail.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer to help with the shopping and delivery of groceries, please email Sue Ribaudo at sue.ribaudo@gmail.com.

From the Rochester Emergency Committee and Board of Selectmen re COVID-19

This is the 2nd of a series of town mailers to provide updated information about the town’s response to COVID-19. The situation is rapidly changing, becoming increasingly urgent that people adhere to safety guidelines for social distancing, by staying home and ceasing non-essential outings. Dr. Erwin Lange of Gifford Medical Center (GMC) Rochester clinic met with us on 3/19 and shared his concerns.

>> Second notice from Town


ABLE Waste will be at the Town Office on Saturday, March 21, 2020 for recycling and garbage. 

Bethel Royalton Transfer Station Update

Letter From Bethel Royalton Transfer Station COVID 19

Youth baseball postponed

The originally scheduled March 21 first practices in the school gym are postponed until further notice due to the Coronavirus. This includes all age levels from t-ball through 12u. We will pass on to you anything we hear through the Central Vermont Cal Ripken League relating to rescheduling. Any questions please contact Recreation Director Norm at normyo@myfairpoint.net

Town Office Notice

The Rochester Town Office will be closed to the public due to efforts to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) The office staff will be working regular hours to help with phone calls, emails and other concerns you may have. Please call ahead for dog licenses, marriage licenses or Birth and Death certificates. We can process them for you by appointment. We also have drop box outside the door for payments. We will not be processing any DMV renewals until our offices re-open.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please know we are here to work with you in any way we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call.

Be safe and be well. Hope to see your smiling faces soon.

Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 8 am-4 pm

Office:  802-767-3631

Thank you,

Julie Smith

White River Valley Ambulance Press Release 3-13-20

White River Valley Ambulance Press Release 3.13.20

Governor Phil Scott Press conference today

FYI- Gov Scott will hold a live press conference on Coronavirus today at 5:30. It will be broadcast on local TV and on social media.