Weathersfield

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 …

Three? It’s No Crowd; If It’s a Sport, Windsor’s Comstock Plays It — and Probably Well

Monday, March 9, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — A body is never at rest in the universe of Katey Comstock. The shot put flies, the basketball slaps the floor, the bowling ball bears down without mercy on the pins. Sitting is not Comstock’s …

Weathersfield: Proctor Library Measure Fails, But Budgets Win Approval

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Weathersfield — During all-day balloting on Tuesday, voters defeated a $238,000 bond issue for a new fire truck and a $30,000 request for the library’s capital improvement fund. They also elected Lynn Esty to a two-year term on the Selectboard over Mike Todd, 296-183. The rest of the …

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? …

Lakers Stun Top-Seeded Jacks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Windsor — Stifled by a fourth-quarter man-to-man defense, the top-seeded Windsor High boys basketball team lost in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game to Lake Region Friday night, 54-48. Leading 42-38 after three quarters, Windsor got just one field goal in the final eight minutes as the eighth-seeded …

Weathersfield Man Arraigned in Robbery

Friday, February 27, 2015

White River Junction — A Weathersfield man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to robbing a Springfield, Vt., credit union late last month. Matthew Martin, 30, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony count of grand larceny. He was released on $25,000 cash bail. According to a …

Perkinsville Woman Rejoins Air Patrol; Mom Swears Her In

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Edith R. Fellows, of Perkinsville, was recently sworn back into the Civil Air Patrol by her mother, Maj. Kathleen R. Fellows. Edith Fellows, an international security specialist, first joined the Catamount Composite Squadron nearly two …

Newport Boys Rule Widsor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newport — An aggressive defense and 10 baskets from 3-point land sent Newport to a 59-48 win over Windsor in an across-the-river rivalry game at nearly-packed Wheeler Gym on Friday night. When Newport athletic director Doug Beaupre found out that Windsor had two open dates after Stevens decided …

West Windsor Home Saved From Wood Stove Chimney Fire

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

West Windsor — A homeowner’s instinct to quickly call the fire department when he noticed something wasn’t right with his chimney spared his home major damage on Tuesday. Fire Chief Mike Spackman said the department responded to a home on Rush Meadow Road around 8:30 a.m. and extinguished …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

Jacks Pull Away From Hurricanes

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Windsor — Hartford High kept it close for a while, but couldn’t keep up as Windsor celebrated senior day with a 62-46 boys basketball win Saturday. Having trailed by slim margins early, the visiting Hurricanes built a 28-25 …