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Notes From The Garden: Daylilies Are an Excellent Choice for the Garden and Plate

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What one kind of flower would you bring with you if you were being sentenced to life on a deserted island? Would you pick peonies for their big, bold blossoms and tantalizing smell? Or perhaps primroses for their bountiful blossoms and willingness to spread? A better choice might actually be daylilies. They’ll grow just about anywhere, are generally untroubled by pests and diseases — and you can eat them! This is daylily season, and a good time to buy some more for your garden. Let’s start with the common orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva). Most gardens have some. You’ll also see it by the side of …

Forum, Aug. 20: Support the Candidates; Too Much for a Library; Robin Williams and Ourselves

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Consider Jim Masland, But Vote To the Editor: As we look around the world, we see the tragedies that play out when a country is ruled by a dysfunctional, corrupt government. The primaries and the midterm elections are coming up soon. Unfortunately, if history repeats itself, turnout will certainly not be universal. Individuals who don’t vote probably consider themselves very patriotic; we would …

Windsor 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Martin L. Miller, Sr.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Martin L. Miller, Sr., 73, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Elm Wood Center after a short illness. He was born June 12, 1941, in Waterville, Vt., son of Leroy P. Miller Sr. and Dora M. Farnham. Mr. Miller was an active member of the …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Todd Bennett Quinlan

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Paltz, N.Y. — With great sadness, we mourn the passing of Todd Bennett Quinlan, age 61, on Friday, July 4, 2014. Todd died at his home in New Paltz. Born on June 10, 1953, in Windsor, Vt., he was the son of the late Ralph L. and …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

Reflecting on Independence

Saturday, July 5, 2014

West Lebanon — About halfway through a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, America’s wars wound down in Afghanistan and tensions rose in Iraq, and the Supreme Court extended religious rights to privately held businesses, the Valley News …

Yaunita L. Burnham

Friday, July 4, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Yaunita L. Burnham, 63, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 25, 2014, at her home in Windsor. She was born Aug. 28, 1950, in Randolph, Vt. the daughter of Orlo P. and Effie (Spencer) Kribstock. She received her schooling in Hartford, …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

FEMA, Engineers Seek Compromise on Windsor’s Brook Road

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Windsor — The saga of Brook Road, which was severely damaged in Tropical Storm Irene almost three years ago and remains impassable in parts, could see a final resolution on federal funding for repairs within the next few months. Town Manager Tom Marsh said Monday he the town …

A Life: Ashley Wyatt Gravelle, 1970 — 2014, "She Never Stopped Moving"

Monday, June 30, 2014

West Windsor — The annual West Windsor Forest 5 & Dime trail race normally draws a little under 200 participants. But o nce word got out that this year’s event would double as a barbecue to celebrate the …

Volunteer Readers, Drivers for Blind Needed

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Windsor — The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is seeking volunteer readers and drivers to help blind Vermonters with day-to-day activities. Clients of VABVI often cannot see well enough to read printed materials, even with the use of magnification, the nonprofit said in a recent …