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Eight-year-old Avery Howard, of Springfield, Vt., holds Isis, who just had a dog treat on Nov. 1, 2014. (Medora Hebert photograph)

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 disease, and since her fur was matted, had recently been shaved. “She was just a hot mess,” said Howard, a mother of three who lives in Springfield, Vt. But, as it turns out, she is also “just the sweetest dog that you will ever meet.” It wasn’t long before Howard called her husband. “I think we may have found our next child,” she told him. “A furry …

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 near the 15-yard line and rampaged through a hole in Windsor’s special-teams unit on way …

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, sending the Jacks on the way to the semifinals. While there may not be anything …

Swinyer Wins in Finale

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Windsor — While the Windsor High baseball team was a 3-1 winner over Bellows Falls on Saturday, it was not a particularly happy day for followers of Yellowjacket baseball: Don Swinyer coached his last game at MacLeay-Royce Field. Job obligations have forced Swinyer to resign from a position …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

Hartford Softball Nips Windsor

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Windsor — She was at her best when it counted the most. Hartford pitcher Kaitlyn Woodward retired the final 10 batters while her teammates pushed across the tie-breaking run in the sixth inning as the Hurricanes pulled out a 6-5 win over Windsor in the final regular season …

Sale Ends Ski Era at Ascutney

Friday, May 30, 2014

Brownsville — With the news this week that the owners of the shuttered Ascutney Mountain Resort have sold the last four ski lifts, the likelihood the mountain will ever reopen for downhill skiing has all but vanished. “In …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

Windsor Baseball Outlasts Springfield

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Windsor — In a battle of two team trying to make something of what remains of the baseball season, Windsor broke a 3-3 tie with two unearned runs in the sixth inning to back the four-hit pitching of Ethan Hill as the Yellowjackets downed Springfield on Saturday morning …

The Swing’s the Thing: Vermont H.S. Golfers Finally Getting on the Course

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Vermont Principals Association usually plans for its golf teams to get into action last among the spring sports, given the need to wait for the state’s courses to become playable first. It nearly didn’t work out that …

Frederic A. Jenks

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bowdoin, Maine — A memorial service for Fred Jenks, who died April 1, 2014, will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2 p.m. at the Brownsville Community Church, 66 Brownsville-Hartland Road, Brownsville, Vt. All those who knew Fred are invited to attend this service celebrating his life. …

W. Windsor To Vote on Sewer Project

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

West Windsor — The cost of the estimated $2.1 million construction of a sewer line through the village of Brownsville from the Ascutney Mountain Resort is expected to be paid through a combination of state grants and a $750,000 loan to be paid back by residents over 20 …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …