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Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply firepower. Three Woodstock running backs combined for five touchdowns as the three-time defending Vermont Division III state champions knocked off the Olympians, 35-20. The Wasps (3-1) rebounded from last week’s 24-7 loss to U-32, which snapped their 33-game winning streak in Woodstock last week. Oxbow slipped to 0-4. Woodstock was without running back and safety Dan Robinson, who wasn’t excluded from the starting lineup until Friday. Bill …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did on Friday afternoon as the Jacks held on to beat visiting Rutland 3-1 on homecoming …

82-Year-Old Transported In Route 131 Rollover Crash

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weathersfield — An 82-year-old Cornish woman was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for injuries she sustained in a single vehicle crash near the intersection of Route 131 and South Mountain Road in Weathersfield on Monday. As of Monday evening, Lillian Hodgdon’s condition was unknown. A hospital spokeswoman said Hodgdon wasn’t on a list …

Windsor Football Marches Past Oxbow

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High football team used ball control and a potent ground game to defeat Oxbow 33-13 on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce Field. “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball in the first half,” Oxbow coach Sean Murphy said. Windsor had a 33-17 advantage in plays …

Windsor Girls Soccer Defeats Bellows Falls in Overtime

Friday, September 12, 2014

Windsor — After failing to convert eight corner-kick opportunities in the second half, the Windsor High girls soccer team struck the golden goal in a more conventional way for a 2-1 overtime win over Bellows Falls on Thursday at MacLeay-Royce Field. Four minutes into overtime, Windsor junior forward …

Robert Steven Spurr

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Castlebury, Fla. — Robert “Butch” Steven Spurr, 58, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Born August 29, 1955 in Danville, Va., he grew up in Ascutney, Vt. where he graduated from Windsor High School in 1974. He continued his education in broadcast communications in Boston, Mass. at Graham …

Alva Pratt “Bill” Estey

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Weathersfield, Vt. — Alva Pratt “Bill” Estey, of Ascutney died on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at Cedar Hill Care Facility in Windsor after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. He was 87. He was born in Windsor …

Terriers Hang On to Knock Off Yellowjackets

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Windsor — When it was over, Windsor High’s field hockey team wished there was more time on the clock, while Bellows Falls was really glad when the final horn sounded. Bellows Falls threw all the punches in the first half and Windsor jabbed away in the second half, …

Proctor Library Gets Second Defeat

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weathersfield — It is back to the drawing board for the Proctor Library Trustees following the second defeat in five months of a bond proposal to expand and renovate the library in Ascutney. Trustee chairman Ernie Shand said Wednesday that he believes under state law that library officials …

Potluck Planned in Weathersfield

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weathersfield — A free potluck to celebrate land use and stewardship is set for Sept. 18, at 6 p.m., at Weathersfield Center Church. The event, hosted by the Weathersfield Land Preservation Association, is designed to encourage people to share stories about their diverse land use experiences. Land use …

Forum, Aug. 23: Candidates; Rick Perry; the Co-Op; and Bees

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Need Speaks Volumes To the Editor: Weathersfield Proctor Library has not been expanded since it was built in 1902. Perhaps more people would use it if it was bigger. I have taken my children there for functions and you sit on top of other people. I cannot …

Proctor Library Submits New Bond

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weathersfield — The Proctor Library trustees will again seek approval of a bond to expand and upgrade the library, five months after voters defeated a $1.3 million bond for the same purpose. The vote on Aug. 26, primary day, will ask for a reduced figure of $1.1 million, …

Forum, Aug. 20: Support the Candidates; Too Much for a Library; Robin Williams and Ourselves

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Consider Jim Masland, But Vote To the Editor: As we look around the world, we see the tragedies that play out when a country is ruled by a dysfunctional, corrupt government. The primaries and the midterm elections are coming up soon. Unfortunately, if history repeats itself, turnout will …