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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. …

Letter: Serving the Needs of a Group

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

To the Editor: This is a follow-up to the excellent letter by David and Shirley Montgomery on Dec. 12 (“Don’t Be Fooled By Labels”) in response to Steve Nelson’s Dec. 8 column. The letter discussed how the word “socialistic” has come to be regarded as horrible. It’s not …

Hartford Opens With Win

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

White River Junction — The Hartford High boys basketball team took an aggressive approach to getting to the hoop on Monday night, and the strategy paid off in a 63-56 win over Woodstock in the rivals’ season opener at Hartford High School. The Hurricanes’ attack of the hoop …

Yellowjackets Pop Minutemen in Season Opener

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball no longer produces the run-and-gun numbers like it used to, but the Yellowjackets can still ramp it up on occasion, as they did Saturday afternoon in a 59-50 win over Mill River in the season opener for both teams. The contest …

Watch Out, Rudolph

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tammy Allen, of Weathersfield, gets Blaze ready with antlers, a silver garland and a red nose before yesterday’s 29th annual Equestrian Parade, part of Woodstock’s 30th annual Wassail Weekend. Allen said she stayed up until 11:30 Friday night …

Robert Brochu

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Weathersfield, Vt. — Robert Brochu, 73, of Weathersfield, Vt., died at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Janice; and their grown children, Robert Brochu Jr., Eugene Brochu, Michael Brochu, and Karlyn (Brochu) Grant; ten grandchildren; his brother, Dr. Richard Brochu, of …

Robert J. Brochu

Friday, December 6, 2013

Weathersfield, Vt— Robert J. Brochu, 73, a resident of Weathersfield, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Dec. 4 at his home in Weathersfield. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Times May Change; Ladue Doesn’t: Windsor Hoop Coach Still Enjoys the Game

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Windsor — After all these years, the fire still burns. When Harry Ladue was 20 years old, he started helping with the Windsor High School boys basketball program. When the Windsor basketball season began Monday night with the …

Worrell Is D-III Coach Of the Year

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nobody asked all that much from Ramsey Worrell this autumn. Just take over the Woodstock High football program from the man who coached it to a boatload of state championships over more than three decades. And keep the Wasps competitive. And near the top of Vermont Division III. …

Contemplating Cauliflower at Windsor High

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nick Lebau, a Windsor High School junior, pretends to be a cauliflower, while fourth-graders, from left, Hallie Buffum, Can Liu, Joshua Epstein and Karen Kapuscinski line up to taste broccoli and cauliflower during a “Harvest Lesson’’ taught by …

Windsor Talks School Goals: Downsized, But Not In Decline

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Windsor — Self-confident students with a well-rounded academic experience who are problem-solvers and involved in the community. That was a small sampling of the ideas presented at a community forum Monday night on the future of Windsor’s schools. …