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Marjatta Lavin, owner of Skyland Arabians, listens during her arraignment at the Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction, Vt., on Nov. 14, 2014. Lavin is being charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty for the treatment of her Arabian horses. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Charges Dropped in Woodstock Cruelty Case; Homes Sought for Horses

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 64-year-old Woodstock woman agreed to give up her 23 Arabian horses in exchange for dismissal of all pending animal cruelty charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Marjatta Lavin, owner of Skyland Arabians farm, also assured prosecutors during court proceedings on Tuesday that she would not own any horses for a period of time. “Ensuring that the animals were safe was more important than trying to gain a conviction of an elderly woman,” the Windsor County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday, the day after the state dropped all 10 misdemeanor charges against Lavin. Prosecutors said they could have sought …

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 it didn’t want to play Windsor this season, he jumped at the opportunity to put …

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 a “stubborn” fire within the chimney’s walls. Spackman determined that creosote buildup had caught fire, …

Junior Center’s 32-Point Night Leads Windsor Boys

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Windsor — When Michael Bradley was a freshman, there was evidence that his high school basketball career could be something special. Now Bradley is a junior and the 6-foot-5 center had a special game as he scored 32 points as Windsor overcame a barrage of 3-point shots to …

Hoop Neophyte Leads Yellowjackets to Easy Win

Friday, December 12, 2014

Windsor — Maddie Morse never played organized basketball until her freshman year. Then she realized after soccer season was over she did not have much to do. She’s doing a lot now. On Thursday night, the junior scored 18 points as Windsor rebounded from a less-than-dazzling performance in …

‘This Is Where I Need to Be’

Saturday, November 29, 2014

West Windsor — The Brownsville General Store has a new owner and a new name, although it promises to keep its old, small town appeal. Kathy Frazer, of White River Junction, bought the 44-year old store, breakfast and …

When Your Little Pet Wants One, Too

Friday, November 7, 2014

S pringfield, Vt. — Shelley Howard was filling out a volunteer application last year at Springfield Humane Society when a little white dog leapt onto her lap. Isis, who is possibly a poodle, was being treated for Lyme …

Otter Valley Stings Windsor Football in Semifinals

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Brandon, Vt. — Maybe Otter Valley losing the coin toss was for the best. With the toss falling in No. 4 Windsor’s favor, the Yellowjackets (6-3) elected to give Otter Valley (8-1) the ball first. The top-seeded Otters didn’t waste the opportunity as Josef Scarborough collected the kickoff …

A Jack on Attack: Freshman’s Contributions Aiding Windsor’s Run

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Windsor — Early in the second half of Windsor’s Vermont Division III football quarterfinal win over U-32 on Saturday, the Yellowjacket fullback ran 50 yards up the middle for a touchdown that boosted the Windsor lead to 27-12, …

Windsor Football Advances in D-III Tourney

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Windsor — Pick your poison. Running behind a line anchored by Peter Jaarsma and Nolan Schaeffer, the Windsor trio of Russell Simonds, Trevor Worrall and Hunter Patenaude combined for 447 rushing yards as Windsor blasted U-32 47-20 in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce …

Harwood Bumps Windsor Field Hockey

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Windsor — Harwood scored two late goals to knock Windsor out of the Vermont Division II field hockey tournament with a 3-1 Friday in the quarterfinals at MacLeay-Royce Field. It also brought an end to the 42nd season for Windsor Coach Sandy Clary, who said she was surprised …

Windsor House Seats In Play

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weathersfield — State Rep. Mark Huntley, D-Cavendish, is running for a second term against independent challenger Stu Lindberg, a truck driver, also of Cavendish, in the Windsor 2 Vermont House district representing Cavendish and Weathersfield. Huntley, 58, owns …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …