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Republican Scott Woodward, left, and Democrat Teo Zagar are candidates for the Windsor 4-1 legislative seat. (Courtesy, left, and Seth Butler photographs)

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, West Hartford and much of Quechee. The word is “friend.” “I admire and respect Scott, and he’s a really smart, reasonable guy,” …

Republican Milne Says ‘I Think I’ve Got a Shot’

Thursday, October 23, 2014

West Lebanon — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne said Wednesday that Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has pursued a “reckless” single-payer health care policy while ignoring concerns about the jobs climate and property taxes. He noted that Shumlin and the Democratically controlled Legislature had passed progressive legislation to move Vermont toward a single-payer system …

Paul Towne

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tucson, Ariz. — Paul Towne, 77, was born Feb. 26, 1937, to Lee and Helen Longe Towne, Sr. in South Pomfret, Vt., and passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Tucson. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Ellie); two children, Peter Towne and Pammi Towne of Vt.; four grandchildren, Joseph Lendway, Mary Cary, Jesse Henry, Codi Towne; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Suzanne …

North Pomfret Farm Family’s Two Sons Return for the Summer to Help Make the Cheese

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Pomfret — Between haying, cheesemaking and the myriad chores required of a dairy farmer, warm weather days at Thistle Hill, an organic farm in North Pomfret, are packed full. Luckily, owners Janine and John Putnam have some …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with …

Hanging on the Telephone: Bradley Hoping For Call to Join Ryder Cup Team

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Woodstock — Some folks stress about Christmas. Professional golfers stress about late August. In a week, however, Keegan Bradley could be celebrating like Santa Claus left him a puppy under the tree. On Monday evening, on live television, …

Forum, Aug. 21: When Shall We Overcome Racism?; Turning the Other Cheek in Dorchester; Co-op Transparency

Thursday, August 21, 2014

When Shall We Overcome Racism? To the Editor: It rips my heart out and utterly stuns me that even now, in this wonderfully blessed nation, it is unsafe to be born with dark skin. When will this end? And how do we end it? Having grown up in …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Forum, Aug. 15: The Importance of Staging; Ovation for the Orchestra

Friday, August 15, 2014

An Omission in the Production To the Editor: Opera North’s performance of My Fair Lady at the Lebanon Opera House had all the virtues identified by Nicola Smith in her review: strong lead actors, familiar and evocative music, and a satisfying finish as a production (“Opera North Opens …

Marion Carson Milne

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Washington, Vt. — Marion Carson Milne, 79, died peacefully at her home in Washington on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The daughter of William and Augusta Carson, Marion was born the 11th of 12 children in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Jan. 2, 1935. Only seven of the 12 children lived …

Boards Weigh Closing Elementary Schools in Barnard, Bridgewater

Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodstock — School boards in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union are expected to hear more information in coming weeks about a plan to close two of the district’s elementary schools, a consolidation that would leave Barnard and Bridgewater without a public school within their towns and reconfigure the …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …