West Windsor

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 he resigned to free himself and his wife of any insinuation that they stand to benefit personally from his involvement in the …

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 town of West Windsor, the area has once again become a destination. The western base …

Cause Unclear in Lodge Fire

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

West Windsor — A state fire investigator has ruled that the cause of a blaze that destroyed the former Ascutney Mountain base lodge last week is undetermined. Vermont State Police Detective Sgt. Steve Otis said that the fire itself does not appear to be suspicious, but he acknowledged …

After Fire, Town Will Buy Lodge

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Brownsville — The West Windsor Selectboard voted in an emergency meeting Friday to resume its effort to take over the old base lodge of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort that was destroyed by fire the day before. In …

Balancing Act: Whatever the Sport, Lebanon Sophomore Finds Success

Friday, January 9, 2015

Lebanon — Two of the coaches who call Lebanon High’s Ryan Milliken their own can describe him with five-letter words like motor and gamer. Here’s another one Milliken hopes to apply at Leverone Field House today: zippy. The …

Subzero Temperatures Hamper All-Day Firefighting Effort as Former Ascutney Lodge Burns

Friday, January 9, 2015

Brownsville — Dozens of firefighters braved subzero temperatures on Thursday to fight a fire that gutted the base lodge of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort. Frigid weather froze hoses and wore down firefighters, hindering efforts to extinguish the …

Firefighters Battle Heavy Fire Thursday Morning at Old Base Lodge at Ascutney Mountain Ski Area (VIDEO)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Brownsville — Firefighters from the Upper Valley this morning are battling a fire at the old base lodge at the former Ascutney Mountain Resort. Crews have spent more than five hours at the scene, and subzero temperatures have …

Woodstock Pulls Away From Windsor

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Windsor — Woodstock senior forward Chris Townley was kind of bummed out for most of the Wasps’ game at Windsor on Tuesday night. “I was struggling and it bothered me,” Townley said. But when the game was over, that glum feeling disappeared as Townley scored all seven of …

Gail Abbott Furnas

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Brownsville, Vt. — Gail Abbott Furnas, 93, formerly of West Windsor, Vt., died peacefully, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Galleria Woods Retirement Community, in Hoover, Ala. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Hoover. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Michael J. Fox …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Hello, My Name Is… : New H.S. Basketball Coaches Undeterred by Level of Job Turnover

Monday, January 5, 2015

You have to start somewhere. Chris Cook has found his starts in four different locations. Each time the 1996 Thetford Academy graduate and former Panther athlete takes on a new basketball coaching job, he works to build a …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …