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John Brown, of Bristol, Vt., racks for the next game during the weekly 8-ball tournament run by Bob Moreau at Railside Tavern in Randolph, Vt., on Nov. 17, 2014. The winner always racks the next game. Around fifteen people usually show up for the league, which runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Are You Ready for Some 8-Ball?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Randolph — With near freezing temperatures and relentless rain, Monday’s weather was downright junky. But it didn’t dissuade more than a dozen people from showing up at the Railside Tavern for the weekly 8-ball tournament, which starts in September and runs into the spring. Avid players venture from as far away as Bristol, Vt., to give the two blue-felted tables …

Sundays With Sam: Journey From the Other Side of the Valley to a Prison Cell

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The first time Sam Ramsey was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser he was 9 years old. Sam was a third-grader at Windsor’s State Street School in the spring of 2004 when, one day in math class, he lost interest — as he was prone to do — and started acting out, …

Vt. Man Arraigned On Sex Charges

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — A 51-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he molested three young children, all under the age of 10, while they were in his care at different points earlier this year. John J. Sughrue, most recently of Windsor, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on five felony charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. …

Police Detail Shooting, Say Man Tried To Run Down Officer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White River Junction — A Windsor police officer shot a White River Junction man as he attempted to flee a drug stakeout in his vehicle on Sunday night, according to authorities. Jorge Burgos, 34, was listed in satisfactory condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center , a hospital spokeswoman said …

Linda M. Martin

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Derry, N.H. — Linda M. Martin, 67, of Derry passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Merrimack Valley Hospice House of Haverhill, Mass., after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Stoneham, Mass. and was a daughter of …

Virginia R. Bobin

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Virginia R. Bobin, 90, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at her home in Windsor. She was born Dec. 28, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y. the daughter of Albert and Eileen (Breen) Tolworthy. She grew up on Staten Island, N.Y. and graduated from Tottenville High School. She …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 9, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Employee of the Month Named At Mt. Ascutney Hospital Windsor — Melissa Hale has been named Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center employee of the month for October. A member of the human resources staff, Hale specializes in …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 9, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MERRITT — A son, Nathaniel Joseph Merritt, born on Oct. 11, 2014, to Catherine and Alden Merritt, of Newport. DRIVER — A son, Bradley Edward Driver, born on Oct. 21, 2014, to Kristy and David Driver, of Windsor. KENNEDY — A son, Abel Jarred Kennedy, …

Single-Payer Supporters Push Ahead

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s narrower-than-expected margin of victory — 2,088 votes with 100 percent of precincts tallied — over Republican challenger Scott Milne cast a political shadow over Shumlin’s plans to reform health care and implement a system of publicly financed universal insurance coverage. But despite the mixed …

Windsor Approves $1.5 Million Bond For Dam Repairs

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor — Voters approved a $1.5 million bond issue to be used with a state grant to make badly needed repairs to the upper dam on Mill Pond next year. The tally was 691-202, according to Town Manager Tom Marsh. Turnout for the vote was relatively high, he …

Helen Stockwell

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Helen Stockwell, 62, a resident of Windsor, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 2, 2014, at her home in Windsor. She was born May 17, 1952 in South London, England, the daughter of Sydney and Eva Maria Gertrude (Moorcock) Williamson. She received her schooling and attended …

Shear Bliss

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Joshua Jackson, of Windsor, gets his hair trimmed by Cassie George at Bob’s Barber Shop in Windsor last week. Jackson’s hair recently grew back after he underwent chemotherapy for bone cancer, which is now in remission. Valley News …

Winter Ready

Monday, November 3, 2014

Steve Rose, of Windsor, cleans his tools after putting the winter tires onto his truck in his driveway last week. He probably won’t need them for the next several days with no snow predicted. Valley News — Ariana …