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Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Lawmakers: Prison Closing No ‘Done Deal’

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Windsor — Two top Windsor County Democrats in the Vermont Legislature say a proposal to close Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor is not a “done deal.” Instead, lawmakers will weigh the pros and cons of closing the facility in the coming weeks, as well as all other possible options to patch a budget gap totaling $113 million. “The decision to close the …

Marguerite M. “Maggie” Silloway

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Marguerite M. “Maggie” Silloway, 89, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Tuesday morning, March 17, 2015, at her home in Windsor. She was born July 10, 1925 in St. Johns, Newfoundland the daughter of Michael and Maud (Hickey) Moore. She received her schooling in Newfoundland. As a young lady, she was employed at Reader’s Digest in the graphic design …

Lakers Stun Top-Seeded Jacks

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Windsor — Stifled by a fourth-quarter man-to-man defense, the top-seeded Windsor High boys basketball team lost in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game to Lake Region Friday night, 54-48. Leading 42-38 after three quarters, Windsor got just one field goal in the final eight minutes as the eighth-seeded …

Joyce Eileen Braley

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Joyce Eileen Braley, 73, a resident of Windsor passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Feb.18, 2015, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. She was born May 21, 1941, in Wilder, Vt., the daughter of Roderick and Bernice (Campbell) Thurston. She received her …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Valley Regional Hospital Named to Harvard Pilgrim 2014 Honor Roll Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital was recently named to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s seventh annual Hospital Honor Roll. The 2014 Honor Roll recognizes adult acute care hospitals scoring …

Marijuana Forum Set In Hartland

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hartland — A free forum on the issue of legalizing marijuana in Vermont is set for Thursday, at 7 p.m., at Damon Hall. The forum, hosted by the Windsor County Democratic Committee, will present both sides of the question, which state legislators will consider this session. Speakers Matt …

Franklin Albert Silfies, Sr.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Franklin “Frank” Silfies, Sr., 71, of Ascutney Street in Windsor died on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, following a five-year battle with cancer. He was born June 3, 1943, in Northampton, Pa., the son of Franklin H. and Salome (Keefer) Silfies. Frank graduated from Norwich University …

Newport Boys Rule Widsor

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newport — An aggressive defense and 10 baskets from 3-point land sent Newport to a 59-48 win over Windsor in an across-the-river rivalry game at nearly-packed Wheeler Gym on Friday night. When Newport athletic director Doug Beaupre found out that Windsor had two open dates after Stevens decided …

Joyce E. Braley

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Joyce E. Braley, 73, a resident of Windsor, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements …

Dale Lehman Stein

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Dale L. Stein, 89, passed away on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. He died peacefully at his home in Windsor, Vt. where he and his wife had retired in 1986. As an artist, he had a particular sensitivity and capability with color and his chosen mediums …

West Windsor Home Saved From Wood Stove Chimney Fire

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

West Windsor — A homeowner’s instinct to quickly call the fire department when he noticed something wasn’t right with his chimney spared his home major damage on Tuesday. Fire Chief Mike Spackman said the department responded to a home on Rush Meadow Road around 8:30 a.m. and extinguished …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …