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Chris Gilbert, 29, of Hartland, keeps his keys tethered to a boxing glove keychain Friday, April 18, 2014. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Windsor’s Gilbert Returns to Ring

Friday, April 18, 2014

Windsor — Having gone seven months since his last fight, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert is highly anticipating tonight’s scheduled bout against Rhode Island’s Eddie Soto. That the 29-year-old welterweight will be able to do so in his home ring will only make it more enjoyable. Gilbert-vs.-Soto is the main in event in a pro-am card beginning at 8 p.m. at …

Breaking In the Rod and Reel

Friday, April 18, 2014

Norm Aubin, of South Reading, Vt., fishes for bass in Kennedy’s Pond in Windsor on Thursday. Aubin, who didn’t expect much from his outing because of the cold and high water of the early season, said the fishing was, “lousy, but it beats sitting in a house.” Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Giles H. Becker

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Reading, Vt. — Giles H. Becker, 91, a former longtime resident of Reading, passed away Monday morning, April 14, 2014, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. He was born June 2, 1922 in Windsor, Vt. the son of Harold G. and Bertha (Gibson) Becker. He received his schooling in Reading. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during …

Letter: Putting Children First

Friday, April 18, 2014

To the Editor: We want to begin by thanking the anonymous donor for his most generous contribution, which allows our grandson Lucian Vigneault to finish the school year at Hanover Street School in Lebanon. You chose to place a child’s well-being and stability above all else. Your good …

Spring Cleaning Up for House Tour

Friday, April 18, 2014

Vivian Carter cleans the rocks and sand caused by plows and trampling pedestrians from her garden in Windsor on Thursday. Carter’s home was built in 1814 and is one of eight homes to be included in a June …

Alan L. Johnson

Friday, April 18, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Alan L. Johnson, 84, a longtime resident of Windsor passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 16, 2014, at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield. He was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Windsor the son of Ralph and Ruth (Bartlett) Johnson. He received his schooling …

Windsor Police Probe Killing of Two Pit Bulls

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Windsor — Police are investigating the killing of two pit bulls whose bodies were found on Interstate 91 with small-caliber gunshot wounds to their heads. Windsor police were notified by a passerby on Saturday morning that there were …

Neighbors Seek Commitment To Repair Road

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Windsor — At a meeting in the visitors’ center Tuesday night, residents affected by the washouts on Brook Road caused by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 urged Town Manager Tom Marsh to use whatever money the town receives …

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fern Day, 8, left, and Gwennie Ambrose, 8, spar during a karate class taught by Cynthia Zimmick at the Windsor Recreation Center on Tuesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Letter: Heading Toward a ‘Survival Society’

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

To the Editor: We don’t have to wait for automation to kill our jobs (“Get Ready for Automation to Kill U.S. Jobs,” March 28). As writer Harold Meyerson himself points out in this op-ed piece, automation has already eliminated millions of jobs. Indeed, employment in America is under …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, April 8

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Windsor Man Sentenced For Child Porn Possession Windsor — A 26-year-old Windsor man was sentenced last week to 20 months in prison for possession of child pornography, according to a news release from the United States Department of Justice. During the sentencing on April 1 in U.S. District …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Set for April 26

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A free, anonymous drug take-back day will take place on April 26 across Windsor County. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. and locally, and a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. The no-questions-asked “take-back” will enable residents to help …

At the Hospitals: March 30, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Honored for Design Innovation Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is one of two recipients of The American College of Healthcare Architects’ inaugural Legacy Project Awards. The award, the first of its kind, celebrates design innovation …