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Letter: Weakening Local Control

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

To the Editor: I want to express my utter disappointment in the attempt by the Vermont House Committee on Education to railroad through H883, a bill that would in essence take away from voters local control and, therefore, democratic power. Taking away local control from towns and pitting larger towns against smaller towns with regard to funding public education is a decision that should not be taken lightly, quickly or …

Letter: Nothing Changes at Dartmouth

Friday, April 4, 2014

Nothing Changes at Dartmouth To the Editor: I would like to add my voice to that of Gretchen Spalding Wetzel (Forum, April 1) and others who have written to protest the verdict in the Parker Gilbert trial. The office where I worked at Dartmouth during the 1980s employed a student who played on the women’s rugby team. Although the women regularly attended the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 2

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

After Year on Job, Weathersfield Police Chief Resigns Weathersfield — William Davies has resigned a year after being hired as police chief. Town Manager Jim Mullen said in a news release Tuesday that Davies, who took over as chief after Richard Brown retired, has accepted a job with the U.S. Marshals Service protecting federal courthouses. His last day in Weathersfield is April 7. …

Jacks Edge Raptors

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team broke a late tie by scoring the last three points against Rivendell on Wednesday, escaping by a 34-31 score in the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. The host Yellowjackets had averaged 62 points during their last two …

Building for Books: Weathersfield Voters Consider Library Expansion

Monday, February 17, 2014

Weathersfield Town and School Meeting will be held Monday, March 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Weathersfield School and Tuesday, March 4, with Australian Balloting from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney. …

Cosmos Save Best For Last, Stun WHS

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — That’s why they play four quarters. In the first half last night at Dressel Gym, host Springfield had a three-point second quarter and at one point during the first half had just two points in a nine-minute span. That futility helped visiting Windsor gain a …

Letter: Cursive Still an Important Skill

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

To the Editor: Thank you for the Jan. 28 article (“In Age of Keyboards and Computers, Is Cursive Writing Losing Its Grip?”) on the question of the value of cursive writing in today’s world. Personally I am concerned that computers, cell phones, etc., are “taking over,” and that …

KUA Tops Brooks

Monday, February 3, 2014

Staff Reports Meriden — The visitors arrived late because of bus trouble, then scored the game’s first five points. It was all Kimball Union after that in a 61-34 girls basketball victory over the Brooks School on Saturday. With Miranda Judd contributing two three-point plays combined with the …

Local Roundup: Hanover Topples Concord

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

West Lebanon — After seeing a big lead vanish in the blink of an eye, Ben Acker scored a game-winning goal late in the third period to lift Hanover to a 5-4 boys hockey victory over Concord at …

James Calvin Payne

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Perkinsville, Vt. — James Calvin Payne of Perkinsville, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Calvin would have turned 16 on March 6. Calvin had passions for aggressive inline skating, freestyle skiing, parkour, and technology. He enjoyed photography, drawing, and making things. Calvin was fiercely …

Yellowjackets Handle Cards

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Windsor — Ross Dole and Ivy Desilets had big plans for the Stevens High girls basketball problem. Together, the coaching duo planned to restructure the girls program in Claremont from the grade school teams through the high school. …

Windsor Basketball Makes Big Comeback

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Windsor — Stevens High boys basketball coach Scott MacNamee has never liked having his team play in the Windsor gym. “We never do well over here,” he said. Well, he probably likes it a lot less after what happened Wednesday night as Windsor, down by 20 points in …

Cosmos Edge Windsor Boys

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Chris Ficklin, who vomited three times during the second half, threw up the biggest shot of the night when his 3-pointer from the corner with 15 seconds left was the difference in a 39-37 Springfield win over Windsor in a Marble Valley League boys basketball …