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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 flaw in managerial thinking. In an effort to quiet the talk about recent firings being generated because of employee interest in collective …

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 Lucy Mackenzie’s shelter and area farms. It emphasizes the connections among all living things “and …

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 the Weathersfield Proctor Library, for which residents are collecting funds for a $1.1 million renovation. …

3 Injured in I-91 Crash

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ascutney — Three people were injured following a one-vehicle rollover accident that left part of Interstate 91 shut down for several hours Saturday afternoon. Robert Hagen, 70, of Colchester, Conn., who was sitting in the front passenger seat …

Letter: Art Scam on a Brick Wall?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

To the Editor: Looking at the photo captioned “Raining Rainbow” (Local and Regional, May 2), I couldn’t help thinking that a “living wall” would have been so much more appealing on that brick expanse than Ellsworth Kelly’s Dartmouth Panels. I’m no art critic, but allow me to play …

The Swing’s the Thing: Vermont H.S. Golfers Finally Getting on the Course

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Vermont Principals Association usually plans for its golf teams to get into action last among the spring sports, given the need to wait for the state’s courses to become playable first. It nearly didn’t work out that …

Evered W. “Giz” Hinkley

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Weathersfield, Vt. — Evered W. “Giz” Hinkley, 82, a longtime resident of Weathersfield, passed away Friday evening, May 2, 2014, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born May 18, 1931 in Weathersfield, the son of Harland A. and Maybelle (Danforth) Hinkley. He …

Letter: Majority Doesn’t Rule

Monday, May 5, 2014

To the Editor: On its front page May 1, the Valley News reported that the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill to increase the minimum wage. Failed? The vote was 54 in favor and 42 opposed. A solid majority of U.S senators voted in favor, just as …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five …

Windsor Baseball Handles Thetford

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Windsor — Every coach would like his baseball team play as Windsor did Saturday in its 10-2 win over Thetford Academy at MacLeay-Royce Field. What the Yellowjackets (1-2) did was simplify the game by throwing strikes, catching the ball on defense and putting the ball in play on …

Windsor’s Gilbert Returns to Ring

Friday, April 18, 2014

Windsor — Having gone seven months since his last fight, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert is highly anticipating tonight’s scheduled bout against Rhode Island’s Eddie Soto. That the 29-year-old welterweight will be able to do so in his home …

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 …