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Potluck Planned in Weathersfield

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weathersfield — A free potluck to celebrate land use and stewardship is set for Sept. 18, at 6 p.m., at Weathersfield Center Church. The event, hosted by the Weathersfield Land Preservation Association, is designed to encourage people to share stories about their diverse land use experiences. Land use can be contentious, organizers said in a recent news release. “Hikers might complain about mountain bikes eroding their trails; fishing folks might …

Forum, Aug. 23: Candidates; Rick Perry; the Co-Op; and Bees

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Need Speaks Volumes To the Editor: Weathersfield Proctor Library has not been expanded since it was built in 1902. Perhaps more people would use it if it was bigger. I have taken my children there for functions and you sit on top of other people. I cannot think of a better way to spend our tax dollars. The town could host more …

Proctor Library Submits New Bond

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Weathersfield — The Proctor Library trustees will again seek approval of a bond to expand and upgrade the library, five months after voters defeated a $1.3 million bond for the same purpose. The vote on Aug. 26, primary day, will ask for a reduced figure of $1.1 million, Proctor Librarian Nancy Tusinski said Wednesday. Tusinski said trustees trimmed $200,000 from the bond request …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Woman, 19, Killed in Accident

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ascutney — A Claremont woman died Sunday evening when the vehicle she was riding in overturned on Route 131. Vermont State Police said Monday that Scotlynn Silfies, 19, was transported to Valley Regional Hospital where she died. The driver of the vehicle, Seth Smith, 20, was treated for …