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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. …

Charles B. Osgood

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Weathersfield, Vt. — Charles B. Osgood, 73, beloved father and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Weathersfield on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2013. He was born and raised in Vermont and lived in Connecticut for 19 years before returning to Vermont. Charlie worked at various jobs throughout …

Proposed Hydropower Line Would Run from Quebec to Ludlow, Vt.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Montpelier — A New York company announced Thursday it hopes to build a 150-mile power line from the Canadian border under Lake Champlain and then across Vermont to the town of Ludlow where it would plug into the …

Union-32 Ends Jacks’ Season in Quarterfinal

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Windsor — Both Windsor and U-32 came into Friday’s Vermont Division II field hockey quarterfinal on hot streaks, but it was the Raiders that continued playing well with a 2-0 win at MacLeay-Royce Field. Windsor, which had a sluggish first half, played much better in the second half, …

Charles B. Osgood

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Weathersfield, Vt. — Charles B. Osgood, 73, a resident of Weathersfield, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, 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. …

Windsor County Drug Take-Back Day Is Saturday

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Hartford — Expired and unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped for free off at sites throughout Windsor County on Saturday, as part of an effort to combat prescription drug abuse. The anonymous, “no questions asked” collections will take …

Brownsville Couple Survives Hiking Scare

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Weather along the peaks of the White Mountain National Forest’s Presidential Traverse can be extremely unpredictable. For Ray Barnard and Stephanie Watkins, it was extremely uncomfortable. Met with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain atop Mount Madison’s rocky summit …

Windsor Man Keeps Those Chains Moving

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Windsor — It’s a volunteer job that’s utterly necessary, but goes without notice and is only appreciated by a precious few. Those few can see Bill Cole every Saturday — without fail — whenever Windsor High has a …

Effort Is Underway to ‘Button Up’ Vermont

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Strafford — At the town recycling center on Saturday, Energy Committee Chairwoman Dori Wolfe set out apple cider and a box of doughnuts to entice recyclers to learn more about weatherizing their homes, but most of those who …

A Rosy Season for Apples

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Weathersfield — Roy Mark, who owns Wellwood Orchards near Weathersfield Center Road, sat down at his workbench late Friday morning, his hands cloaked in oversized green rubber gloves glistening with the mashed remnants of apples. Mark, 70, had …

Another Day, Another Overtime Win for Jacks

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Windsor — With time winding Wednesday, the scoreboard told a somber tale to the Windsor High field hockey team. It was all Springfield. For nearly 52 minutes, Springfield had controlled the flow of the game, and held a 1-0 lead with time winding down. But with 7:34 to …