Hartland

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Juliette S. Bonfiglio

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sarasota, Fla. — Juliette S. Bonfiglio, 88, formerly of Hartland, Vt., died early Friday morning, March 27, 2015, at the Tidewater Hospice House in Sarasota. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. …

Glennis H. Durkin

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Glennis H. Durkin, 88, a resident of Redwood City, Calif., passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2015, at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Hartland. She was born in 1926 in Milwaukee, Wis. the daughter of Harry and Agnes (Furdek) Collins. She received her schooling in Wisconsin graduating from Riverside High School. She attended and graduated from St. Mary’s School …

Sugar Makers Uneasy as Cold Continues, Short Season Looms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Strafford — What is often a busy time for the Upper Valley’s sugaring community has become a bit of a thumb-twiddler, as extended cold temperatures are keeping the sap in the trees and buckets mostly bare. “We’re kind of tapped out,” said Keith Fifield, of Fifield’s Sugarhouse in …

More Than Horseplay: New-Look GMHA Gallops Into 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

South Woodstock — With springtime coming soon to the Upper Valley, the Green Mountain Horse Association picked a fitting time to welcome its new executive director — and to announce plenty of new events for the 2015 horseback …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …

Janet Winter Washburn Hammond

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Sarasota, Fla. — Janet Winter Washburn Hammond, died peacefully at her home Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Born Nov. 1, 1925, in San Francisco, Calif. the daughter of Ruth Comstock Washburn and Gould Engle Washburn. Having already lost her father at four months of age, her mother and grandmother …

Democrats Discuss Health Reforms

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hartland — About 20 people responded to a call from the Windsor County Democratic Committee and gathered in Damon Hall Monday evening to discuss how to keep the banner of health care reform raised during a period of state budget deficits and public skepticism fueled by the woes …

Laurette Marguerite Houle

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Irasburg, Vt. — Laurette Marguerite Houle, 89, of Irasburg, died peacefully at Maple Lane Nursing Home on Monday, March 9, 2015, after a year of failing health. She is survived by Adrien, her husband of 67 years; and their children: Elaine Baxter and her spouse, Thomas of Geneva, …

Three? It’s No Crowd; If It’s a Sport, Windsor’s Comstock Plays It — and Probably Well

Monday, March 9, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — A body is never at rest in the universe of Katey Comstock. The shot put flies, the basketball slaps the floor, the bowling ball bears down without mercy on the pins. Sitting is not Comstock’s …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

Melissa Brown Ambros

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — A public celebration of the life of author Melissa Brown Ambros, 97, a resident writer of Hartland for over 60 years who died Dec. 12, 2014, in Windsor, Vt., will be held Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 8 Brownsville …

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? …