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Following a bomb threat and student evacuation earlier in the day, Windsor schools assistant principal Tiffany Cassano talks with a colleague inside the school to retrieve an iPod left in the school building by Cody Comstock, 11, left, while waiting with his sister Katey Comstock, right, and their nephew Tycen Comstock, 7, middle, Monday, November 24, 2014. Students were moved to the nearby recreation center following the discovery of the threat early in the day, then were either picked up by parents or bussed home. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Bomb Threat Cancels Classes in Windsor

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Windsor — Police have identified “a couple” of suspects as they work to determine who wrote an apparent bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Windsor High School, which prompted an evacuation of nearly 600 students Monday morning and the cancellation of the remainder of the school day. Police Chief Bill Sampson said officials believe one person acted alone in …

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, …

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, …

Windsor Football Advances in D-III Tourney

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Windsor — Pick your poison. Running behind a line anchored by Peter Jaarsma and Nolan Schaeffer, the Windsor trio of Russell Simonds, Trevor Worrall and Hunter Patenaude combined for 447 rushing yards as Windsor blasted U-32 47-20 in a Vermont Division III quarterfinal game on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce …

Fatal Accident in Windsor

Monday, October 27, 2014

A 59-year-old Keene, N.H., woman died Friday after her car ran into some ledge off Interstate 91 in Windsor. Officials said Nancy Ann Southwell was driving north near mile-marker 55 around 9:50 a.m. when the accident occurred. Authorities …

Harwood Bumps Windsor Field Hockey

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Windsor — Harwood scored two late goals to knock Windsor out of the Vermont Division II field hockey tournament with a 3-1 Friday in the quarterfinals at MacLeay-Royce Field. It also brought an end to the 42nd season for Windsor Coach Sandy Clary, who said she was surprised …

Windsor House Seats In Play

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weathersfield — State Rep. Mark Huntley, D-Cavendish, is running for a second term against independent challenger Stu Lindberg, a truck driver, also of Cavendish, in the Windsor 2 Vermont House district representing Cavendish and Weathersfield. Huntley, 58, owns …

Deciding Who They Want to Be: Young Adults With Special Needs Make Transition From School

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leah Wright, 22, has spent the past few months settling back into the town she lived in until she was 11. After graduating from Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, she returned to Windsor, where she and …

‘She Really Is Our Hero’: Windsor Family Works to Build Strong Foundation for Special-Needs Daughter

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Windsor — With dinnertime approaching in the Wright household, Leah, 22, was tapped to pick the menu. Would she like chicken, or hot dogs and hamburgers, her father, Rob Wright, asked. “Hot dogs and hamburgers,” said Leah, who …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CHASE — A son, Mateo Armani Chase, born on May 1, 2014, to Wendy and Charles Chase, of Hartford. MERLO — A daughter, Alexandra Ruth Merlo, born on Oct. 8, 2014, to Sarah and Daniel Merlo, of Windsor. Gifford Medical Center HAMLETT — A son, …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Edith Washburn

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Edith Washburn, 98, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor. She was born in Taftsville, Vt. on May 30, 1916, the daughter of Clarence and Floy (Greene) Washburn. Edith lived in Taftsville until 1958. Edith graduated from Woodstock High …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the …