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Kerrie Ramsey, of Windsor, Vt., leaves the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport, Vt., on Oct. 19, 2014, after her weekly visit with her son, Sam. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

Sundays With Sam: Journey From the Other Side of the Valley to a Prison Cell

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The first time Sam Ramsey was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser he was 9 years old. Sam was a third-grader at Windsor’s State Street School in the spring of 2004 when, one day in math class, he lost interest — as he was prone to do — and started acting out, another all-too-common trait. The teacher suggested he …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school staff to stock emergency medication to respond to heroin overdoses anytime soon. Prompted largely by publicity about a recent spike in overdoses in the region, School Board member Paul Keane suggested at a recent meeting that school nurses …

Hartford’s Pre-K Price Tag

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hartford — School district administrators are worried that a new state law supporting universal access to pre-kindergarten education could create a $150,000 budget headache. A top state educator cautioned that Hartford may be jumping the gun: It’s too early for districts to draw conclusions about the law’s impact on budgets and tax rates, …

Hartford Track Fate Uncertain

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hartford — Though voters this week soundly rejected a $3.5 million bond for a track and artificial turf field at Hartford High School, it’s unclear whether the vote spells death for a 30-year-old dream, or is just another …

Gun Retriever Sentenced for Crime

Thursday, November 6, 2014

White River Junction — An 18-year-old Springfield, Vt., man pleaded guilty to retrieving and concealing a pistol that was taken during a June home invasion in Springfield, Vt., and then discarded on a nearby street. Alex Jillson-Corbosiero picked …

Single-Payer Supporters Push Ahead

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s narrower-than-expected margin of victory — 2,088 votes with 100 percent of precincts tallied — over Republican challenger Scott Milne cast a political shadow over Shumlin’s plans to reform health care and implement a system of publicly financed universal insurance coverage. But despite the mixed …

Hartford School Bond Loses

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hartford — In a vote with heavier than expected turnout, residents rejected a proposed $3.5 million bond to pay for a track, field and other athletics facilities improvements at Hartford High School. The vote was 1,742-1,203, according to …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

Young & Old Get Out The Vote

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hartford election officials Pat Castellini, left, and Pat Taylor have a moment to talk while staffing the voter checklist in Hartford; Vivian Coburn-Stebbins says goodbye to her friend John Patterson — they are both members of the Board …

Gale Burton Davis

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Gale Burton Davis, born June 13, 1937, in Greenfield, Mass., to the late Elmer Hazen Davis and Catherine Russell Davis, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at DHMC. He was 77 years old. Gale spent his childhood in Wilder, Vt., and West …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Interstate 91 Crash Injures 2 Hartford — Two people were transported by ambulance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center around 2:30 a.m. Monday following a one-car accident on Interstate 91. Police said in a news release that a 2011 Subaru Legacy was headed north a couple miles before the I-89 …

Shirley Reynolds Coutermarsh

Monday, November 3, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Shirley Elizabeth was born to Robert Walker and Helene (Emery) Reynolds at their home in White River Jct. She attended Hartford schools, graduating from Hartford High in 1948. Her first jobs were at Newberry’s and Corner Drug, then she was a telephone operator …

Attorney Resigns In Shooting Case

Saturday, November 1, 2014

White River Junction — The attorney representing a 34-year-old Springfield, Vt., man charged in connection with a 2008 shooting death in Windsor County withdrew from the case during a court hearing on Thursday. Timothy Arbuckle’s attorney, Stephen Craddock, of Barre, Vt., filed a motion weeks earlier in Windsor …