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Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did on Friday afternoon as the Jacks held on to beat visiting Rutland 3-1 on homecoming day. Ashleay Wilcox had a hand in all three goals for Windsor, including a nifty score in the first two minutes off a feed from Haley Wood. Aliyeah Singelais followed not long after to put the Jacks up, 2-0. Wilcox assisted. After Rutland scored to make it 2-1 at halftime, Katey Comstock …

Board Seeks To Purchase Ski Resort

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brownsville — The Selectboard is asking residents to approve the purchase of 470 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort ski area and other resort assets to protect the property from development, expand the town’s recreational trail system and reverse the decline in property values that followed the closing of the resort. The …

Windsor Football Marches Past Oxbow

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High football team used ball control and a potent ground game to defeat Oxbow 33-13 on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce Field. “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball in the first half,” Oxbow coach Sean Murphy said. Windsor had a 33-17 advantage in plays from scrimmage in the first two periods and pounded the ground to take a 26-7 …

Ashley Wyatt Gravelle

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

West Windsor, Vt. — Ashley W Gravelle, 43, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at her home in Brownsville, Vt. Ashley used her “power of positive” to fight cancer with courage, dignity and laughter until she decided it was time to soar. Born on Dec. 14, 1970, in Manhasset, …

Viens Wrestles to Fifth Place at New Englands

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Providence, r.i. — Two-time Vermont state champion and Hartford High senior Nolan Viens led five members of the Bellows Falls-Hartford wrestling team by placing fifth at the New England High School Championships over the weekend at the Providence Career and Technical Center. Competing at 145 pounds, Viens’ finish …

Humane Society To Host Meal

Sunday, March 9, 2014

West Windsor — An Italian supper is set for April 5 in the newly renovated educational barn at Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society. The meal will be prepared by Jeanne Matos, president of the shelters board of trustees and a chef who trained at Culinary Institute of America. It …

West Windsor Residents Assail School Financing

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

West Windsor — The proposed school budget of $2.6 million passed easily by ballot at Tuesday’s Town Meeting, 113-46, but not before many residents expressed outrage over the rising costs — primarily of special education — and a …

Dramatic Roll Gives Yellowjackets State Title

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Barre, Vt. — With the drama unfolding at Twin City Lanes in Saturday’s VPA bowling championship, it would be easy to forget this is just the second year of varsity competition for the sport. Windsor sophomore Katey Comstock …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 23, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cottage Hospital Official Is ‘CEO to Know’ Woodsville — Maria Ryan, CEO of Cottage Hospital, has been named to a list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know,” compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review. Rural health care leaders face …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Elizabeth (Betty) Hines

Friday, February 21, 2014

Brownsville, Vt. — Elizabeth (Betty) Hines, 91, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Springfield Rehab and Nursing Home. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on April 12, 1922. She was married for 68 years to Leon (Bob) Hines. They met on a blind date and dated for four …

Jacks Edge Raptors

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team broke a late tie by scoring the last three points against Rivendell on Wednesday, escaping by a 34-31 score in the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. The host Yellowjackets had averaged 62 points during their last two …

Local & Regional Briefs: Saturday, Feb. 15

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mt. Ascutney Resort’s Sewer System Now Town-Owned West Windsor — After nearly two years of negotiations and legal impediments, West Windsor has finally completed its purchase of the sewer system at the shuttered Mt. Ascutney Resort. Selectboard Chairman Glenn Seward said in a news release this week that …