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Andrea Ambros, of Hartland, Vt., runs down the Brownsville Trail after her second summit of Mt. Ascutney in Brownsville, Vt., on June 27, 2015. Several years ago when training for several long-distance trail running events, Ambros teamed up with Raina White to develop what they call the Ascutney Mountain Triple Ascent, a route that covers over 21 miles, summits the mountain three times and utilizes all trails on the mountain. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Three Times Is the Charm: Run, Run, Run to the Top of Mt. Ascutney

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Not everyone would call running 21 miles up and down a mountain “fun,” “stimulating” or “really nice.” Yet that’s how the handful of people who summited Mount Ascutney three times in a row last weekend described the experience. Which is not to say it was easy, even for those accomplished athletes. “Halfway up every time I was thinking to myself, …

Ellen R. K. Lemire

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Brownsville, Vt. — Ellen R. K. Lemire, 67, a longtime resident of Brownsville, passed away Friday morning, June 26, 2015, at the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H. She was born March 4, 1948, in New London, Conn. the daughter of Raymond and Ruby Jo (Reeves) Kennedy. She received her schooling in Connecticut and went on to earn her Bachelors Degree. She attended …

Ellen R.K. Lemire

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Brownsville, Vt. — Ellen R.K. Lemire, 67, a longtime resident of Brownsville, passed away Friday morning, June 26, 2015, at the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

W. Windsor to Hold Special Town Meeting

Thursday, April 30, 2015

West Windsor — Voters will meet on Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. for a special Town Meeting to decide on several articles, including whether to grant the Selectboard authority to buy Deer Run Road on the former Asctuney Mountain Resort property for $1. Town Administrator Martha Harrison stressed …

Vesta Anne Despart

Friday, April 24, 2015

West Windsor, Vt. — Vesta Anne Despart, 81, a longtime resident of West Windsor, died early Thursday morning, April 16, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vt. She was born Nov. 25, 1933 in Windsor, Vt. the daughter of Shirley and Ila (Dimick) Hammond. …

Cardinals Senior Does It All in Win Over Yellowjackets

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Windsor — Following his six-inning no-hitter in Tuesday’s season-opening, 19-0 rout of Windsor, it didn’t take long for Stevens senior Chase Hussey to determine his favorite personal accolade from the game. It wasn’t the no-no, nor his 14 …

Wanda J. Rohloff

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

West Windsor, Vt. — Wanda J. Rohloff, 63, a resident of West Windsor, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at her home in West Windsor. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Food Drive Will Benefit Reading-West Windsor Pantry

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Brownsville — A food drive is underway for the Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf, which provides food and clothing to residents of the two towns and adjacent communities that lack a food pantry. One in seven Vermonters is at risk of hunger, organizers said in a recent news release. …

W. Windsor Selectman Quits Over Land Issue

Friday, April 17, 2015

West Windsor — A special election will be held May 5 to elect a new Selectboard member following the resignation this spring of Glenn Seward, and residents will also vote on a petition article that would increase the board’s leadership from three to five members. Seward said Wednesday …

Vesta A. Despart

Friday, April 17, 2015

West Windsor, Vt. — Vesta A. Despart, 81, died early Thursday morning, April 16, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Care in Windsor, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. …

Once-Abandoned Ascutney Basin Now Has Miles of Trails

Thursday, April 16, 2015

West Windsor — The closing of Mount Ascutney Resort five years ago left an economic and recreational void in the village of Brownsville. Thanks to the Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB) and its partnership with the …

Stevens Athletic Director Steps Down

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Claremont — Aaron House, the athletic director at Stevens High for the last three years, has notified school officials that at the end of the school year he will be leaving to take a similar position at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, N.H. Citing a “professional organization …

Henry D. Riley III

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cuenca, Ecuador — Dr. Henry Drinker “Steve” Riley III, formerly of Brownsville, Vt., died suddenly on Monday, March 23, 2015, in Cuenca, Ecuador. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry D. Riley, late of Brownsville. Dr. Riley had been living in Cuenca since 2013. Steve was …