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Cindy Ladue, known by her grandchildren as "Nana," making pizza with her granddaughter, Allie, at her home in Windsor in an undated photograph. (Family photograph)

A Life: Cindy Ladue

Monday, November 30, 2015

Windsor — Cindy Ladue’s battle with lung cancer left her so weak that mustering the strength just to leave the house proved a challenge during the last few months of her life. Still, Shannon Harrington wasn’t surprised to find Ladue at her front door with a plate of home-cooked food one day in June. Harrington, a close friend of Ladue’s since their Windsor High School days, had just lost her 87-year-old mother. When Ladue heard the news, she retreated to her kitchen to whip up a meal and then drove the 10 miles to Harrington’s home in Brownsville to deliver it. “Even when Cindy was …

Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers during times of need,” organizer Brad Salzmann said in a news release. In Vermont, the …

Juniper Hill Inn Under Contract

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Windsor — The owners of the Sumner Mansion Inn in Hartland have contracted to purchase the closed Juniper Hill Inn in Windsor and plan to renovate the property over the fall and winter, in time for spring re-opening. Ken Lucci and his sister Brenda Bradley, who bought Sumner Mansion only last year, plan …

Shelter for Legion Smokers

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Lebanon — Members of the American Legion Post No. 22 in Lebanon voted to ban indoor smoking nearly two years ago. Now they aim to make smokers more comfortable by constructing an outdoor smoking shelter. Though private clubs …

People in Business: Nov. 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Industrial designer Michael Porzio, of Braintree, Vt., has joined custom corporate furniture maker WallGoldfinger in Randolph. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Porzio previously held internships at Core Composites in Bristol, R.I., and with NASA …

Checking, and Connecting: Next Generation of Vermont Hunters Help Assess Herd Health

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hartford — Hunters are required to report the deer they take, but during youth deer hunting weekend in Vermont, many end up providing more information than usual. That weekend, the state’s Fish and Wildlife Department sets up game …

Area Native Charged in Colo. Murder

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

An Upper Valley native with an extensive criminal history in Windsor County has been charged with first-degree murder in Colorado after police said he shot and killed a man and dismembered the body on Halloween night. Officials are …

Windsor Elks Give Dictionaries To Third-Graders

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Windsor — Windsor Elks Lodge No. 1665 gave 108 dictionaries to third-grade students and their teachers at five local schools last month. Elks members Carol Sylvia and Norman Marshall visited Hartland Elementary School, where they gave the books to teachers Emily Morrison and Michelle Springer and their students. …

Massive School District Proposed

Sunday, November 8, 2015

White River Junction — With Vermont’s new education reform law potentially threatening $1.3 million in revenue loss from tuition students at Hartford High School, one School Board member has proposed creating a much larger school district, spanning as much as 30 miles along the Vermont side of the …

Small Farmers Worry About Effect of Clean Water Rules

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Barnard — Farmers on the east side of the Green Mountains say they want to learn more about pending regulations being implemented under a new law devised largely to protect Lake Champlain. Signed into law by Gov. Peter …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

Hartland Man Denies Flashing Gun at Driver

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

White River Junction — A 36-year-old Hartland man has pleaded not guilty to flashing his handgun at a passing motorist while waiting at the bus stop with his son. Benjamin Walker was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on …

‘We’re Not Going to Give Up’: Junior High Keeping Windsor Field Hockey Viable

Monday, October 26, 2015

Windsor — It was the biggest crowd coaches Riley White and Rebekka Dimick had seen all year. Nearly 60 people gathered on Thursday afternoon behind Windsor High School, totally engaged in a 1-1 draw between their undefeated Windsor …