West Windsor

Post Offices Extend Hours For Passport Services

Sunday, February 14, 2016

With more Americans traveling internationally, post offices in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine will offer extended hours for passport services this winter. “Strong travel demand from the U.S. propelled 20 million American tourists abroad through the first four months of 2015,” the Postal Service said in a news release. “According to the World Tourism Organization, that’s 7 percent more than that period the prior year, and the U.S. Postal Service …

Buzzkill: Wasps Snap Jacks’ Winning Streak

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Windsor — Somehow, even when Woodstock had a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to go, there was a feeling that Thursday’s boys basketball showdown at Windsor High was far from over. Sure enough, in a four-minute span, the lead was chewed down to 59-57 with 2:17 to play. Woodstock held on to defeat Windsor, 62-59, but getting the win was like …

Windsor Boys Take a Thriller

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Windsor — Seth Balch hit eight 3-pointers as part of a 27-point night to keep Windsor in the game, then Michael Bradley hit another one at the buzzer to give the Yellowjackets a bite-your-nails 68-65 win over Hartford on Wednesday night. A lot of people must have anticipated a big game, because a huge crowd showed up and they got their eyes filled …

Family Members Face Drug Charges

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Lebanon — A father and son from Barre, Vt., are facing drug charges after police found more than 2,500 bags of heroin and 1.6 ounces of marijuana in their West Lebanon hotel room, Lebanon police said in a Friday news release. Dylan Avery, 18, was being held on …

Ascutney Mountain Ski Trails Sold, Conserved

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Brownsville — The Trust for Public Land on Tuesday announced that it has finalized the purchase of 470 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort, a key milestone in West Windsor’s efforts to keep attracting outdoor enthusiasts to the former ski village. The purchase eventually could lead to …

Local Roundup: Canes Break Records

Monday, December 14, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Hartford High athletes recorded three school records, Windsor’s Katey Comstock ruled the shot put again and Oxbow’s running Giesing sisters accounted for a win and joined in a top-three team finish to highlight Saturday’s Vermont Princpals Association indoor track and field meet at Norwich University. …

Jacks Can’t Finish Comeback

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Windsor — Oh, so close. The Fair Haven Union High boys basketball team watched a 14-point fourth-quarter lead melt to one before finally putting Windsor down, 56-51, in an early-season battle of two of the top teams in …

Hartland Looks at Police Options

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hartland — Town officials are again considering whether to get police coverage from the neighboring department in Windsor. Hartland is weighing whether to move away from its current arrangement with the Vermont State Police, who provide 76 hours of monthly patrol and field calls during off-duty hours. Last …

Judge to Hear Motion On Shooting Evidence

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

White River Junction — More than seven years after Kyle Bolaski shot and killed a man who had chased him with a splitting maul during a confrontation at a Chester, Vt., softball field, a judge will hear a motion on whether jurors should learn about the victim’s mental …

CCC Gave New England Skiing First Boost

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — For one afternoon, the history of the ski industry in New England took center stage at the Nolin Murray Center. New England Ski Museum executive director Jeff Leich presented “The CCC and the New England …

Fire Levels Remote Vt. Cabin

Monday, November 9, 2015

Weathersfield — A fire that destroyed a disused cabin on Little Ascutney Mountain on Sunday night posed difficulties of access to firefighters who hiked up an abandoned logging trail to contain the flames. At least nine departments responded, …

Windsor Elks Give Dictionaries To Third-Graders

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Windsor — Windsor Elks Lodge No. 1665 gave 108 dictionaries to third-grade students and their teachers at five local schools last month. Elks members Carol Sylvia and Norman Marshall visited Hartland Elementary School, where they gave the books to teachers Emily Morrison and Michelle Springer and their students. …

Massive School District Proposed

Sunday, November 8, 2015

White River Junction — With Vermont’s new education reform law potentially threatening $1.3 million in revenue loss from tuition students at Hartford High School, one School Board member has proposed creating a much larger school district, spanning as much as 30 miles along the Vermont side of the …