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John Dean Wright, Jr.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Weathersfield, Vt. — John Dean Wright, Jr. was born in Brookline, Mass., the youngest of three children born to John Dean Wright and Edith Maude (Hammond) Wright, both born and raised in Vermont. He grew up in Newtonville, Mass., attending Newton High School. During his high school years he took both piano and voice lessons and developed a life-long love of classical music. He also joined the glee club and …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical …

Road Closure Expected in Weathersfield

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Weathersfield — Baltimore Road will be closed to through traffic from July 1 to Aug. 14 at a point 0.9 mile west of Route 106. The closure, just west of 811 Baltimore Road, will allow the town to replace a large culvert damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Homes on the road will remain accessible either from the Route 106 or town of Baltimore …

Kenneth Spaulding

Friday, May 29, 2015

Weathersfield, Vt. — Kenneth Spaulding, 90, a resident of Weathersfield, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Confirming Their Faith: Vermont’s New Catholic Bishop Makes First Visit to St. Anthony Church

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hartford — Leading a confirmation Mass at St. Anthony’s Church earlier this month, the Most Rev. Christopher Coyne, Vermont’s new Catholic bishop, spent a few minutes reflecting on names. “Lots of names, lots of beautiful names,” Coyne said …

Jacks Honor 1975 Team, Bow to Rutland

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Windsor — Apparently, a loss at Hanover helped fuel Windsor’s drive to the Vermont state baseball championship in 1975. On Saturday, before Windsor’s game with visiting Rutland, the Yellowjackets’ state championship team of ’75 was honored, and there …

Gerald L. “Jerry” Russell

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Ascutney, Vt. — Gerald L. “Jerry” Russell, 72, a longtime resident of Ascutney, passed away Tuesday afternoon, May 12, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Aug. 31, 1942, in Montpelier, Vt., the son of Herbert and Evelyn (Verney) Russell. He attended grade …

Bicycling to Safety: Windsor Event Gives Children an Education on Wheels

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor Recreation Department wants as many kids as possible to get outside on bicycles this summer — safely. The department Saturday held its annual “Bike Rodeo” event, which for the last decade or so has …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Charlestown Woman Faces Charges in Crash

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Weathersfield — A 23-year-old Charlestown woman who collided with a motorcyclist on Route 5 in Weathersfield over the weekend was charged with grossly negligent operation of a motor vehicle on Monday. Carly Larmie will answer to the felony charge in Windsor Superior Court on June 30, according to …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …