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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 cannot present another bond proposal for at least a year, meaning that the next logical vote would be late 2015 or Town …

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 can be contentious, organizers said in a recent news release. “Hikers might complain about mountain …

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 think of a better way to spend our tax dollars. The town could host more …

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 …

Windsor 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Carolyn Houghton Johnson

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weathersfield, Vt. —Carolyn Houghton Johnson, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born in Lyndonville, Vt. on Sept. 16, 1921, the daughter of Milo and Mary …

Windsor Mulls Adding Lacrosse Teams

Friday, August 8, 2014

Windsor — Bob Hingston knows a little about starting up a new sports program. In 1967 he was a junior at Fall Mountain Regional High School when football was introduced as a varsity sport. Hingston recalls many of the players on that first team did not even know …

Forum, July 16: Co-op Matters; Waste in Vermont; Coverage Appreciated

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Management Flaw To the Editor: Terry Appleby’s column in the Valley News (“The Co-op Serves Its Members and Workers,” July 12), intended to ease the minds of concerned friends of the Co-op regarding recent firings, instead revealed what could be the source of our discomfort — a fatal …

Registration on for Lucy Mac ‘Kids Animal Camp’

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Brownsville —Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is accepting registrations for its summer Kids Animal Camp. The 2014 schedule includes three one-week sessions, July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1, and Aug. 11-15, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. The camp, for children age 6-10, features indoor and outdoor hands-on activities at …

Bremer, in Vt., Calls for a U.S. Resurgence

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Weathersfield — U.S. diplomat L. Paul Bremer told a packed room at the Weathersfield Meeting House on Saturday that the United States must reassert its position as a global superpower. The talk was part of a fundraiser for …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …