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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, …

Jobs for Those With Disabilities Is Focus Of Meeting

Sunday, October 26, 2014

White River Junction — A free workshop about employment and people with disabilities is set for Thursday, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Upper Valley Haven, 713 Hartford Ave. The topics include reasonable workplace accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act; “Ticket to Work” and other incentive programs …

Lebanon Man, 23, Faces Charges After Crash

Sunday, October 26, 2014

White River Junction — Police arrested a 23-year-old Lebanon man for allegedly fleeing the scene after the pickup truck he was driving flipped and struck an apartment building on Sykes Mountain Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Friday. Christopher Gage Goodwin was cited for driving under the influence and …

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, …

That’s How She Rolls

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Larry Papineau, of Wilder, watches his dog Daisy roll around on his front lawn earlier this week. “It may look cute, but she’s just found something smelly,” he said. Valley News — Ariana van den Akker …

Respectful Rivals Vie For Windsor 4-1 Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, used an unusual word to describe Scott Woodward, R-Pomfret, his political opponent in a race for the right to represent the voters of the Windsor 4-1 district, which includes Barnard, Pomfret, …

Monique Francoise Denoeu Cone

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Monique Francoise Denoeu Cone, 85, of Hanover, died peacefully with family and friends nearby, at 12:45 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. She passed away in Hanover, after a long illness. Monique was born in Ste. Mere Eglise, France, on June 16, 1929, to Suzanne …

Windsor House Seats In Play

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weathersfield — State Rep. Mark Huntley, D-Cavendish, is running for a second term against independent challenger Stu Lindberg, a truck driver, also of Cavendish, in the Windsor 2 Vermont House district representing Cavendish and Weathersfield. Huntley, 58, owns …

Henry Kessler

Friday, October 24, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Henry Kessler, 96, of White River Jct, Vermont passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living. He was born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, served in the US Navy during World War II and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. …

Mimi Cary

Thursday, October 23, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Mimi Cary passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, with her family by her side at Valley Terrace Communities in White River Junction. Born May 12, 1920, in Springfield, Mass., Helen Antoinette Moog was the daughter of Wilson T. Moog and Helen C. …

Henry Kessler

Thursday, October 23, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Henry Kessler, 96, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, 2014, at his residence at Valley Terrace in White River Jct. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. A full obituary will run in Friday’s newspaper. …