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Top row: Democrat Mark Huntley, left, and Independent Stuart Lindberg are candidates for the Windsor 2 seat. Bottom row: Democrat Anne Gallivan and Republican Job Tate are candidates for the Rutland-Windsor 1 seat. (Courtesy photographs)

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 Huntley Financial Services, a Ludlow, Vt.-based investment firm that serves a limited number of private clients and corporations, and has previously served …

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 her family have been laying the groundwork for the next chapter of her life. On …

‘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 had been in the hospital with stomach problems earlier in the week. “Are you sure …

Escapee Wasn’t Allowed Outside Grounds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Windsor — The inmate who used gardening “clippers” to escape from prison in Windsor on Monday was not part of the group of inmates allowed to participate on work crews outside the campus, but he was afforded the …

Windsor Routs Springfield Under the Lights

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Windsor — Russell Simonds scored two first-half touchdowns and had an interception as Windsor High’s football team rolled all over Springfield, 40-8, in the first night game played in Windsor. The game was played in a heavy rain …

Romaine “Puggy” Potwin

Saturday, October 4, 2014

East Barnard, Vt. — Romaine “Puggy” Potwin, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Cedar Hill Health Care in Windsor, Vt. Puggy was born on March 6, 1933, in East Barnard, Vt., the son of Harold and Merle (Loura) Potwin. He served in the United States Navy and …

William Mahlon Wakefield Sr.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — William Mahlon Wakefield Sr., (Bill), 72, a longtime resident of Windsor, died in peace at home on Thursday evening, Oct. 2, 2014, with the company of his much-loved family. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. Knight Funeral Home …

Gerald “Jardy” Jarvis Rice

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Gerald “Jardy” Jarvis Rice, 84, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away quietly next to the love of his life early Sunday morning, Sept. 28, 2014, at his home in Windsor. He was born Aug. 4, 1930. in Claremont, N.H., the son of Gerald Henry …

Windsor Soccer Outlasts MSJ in OT

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Windsor — There’s only one stat that means anything. On Tuesday, Mount St. Joseph’s girls soccer team had a decisive 16-9 advantage in shots on goal. But the only statistic that mattered was goals scored, and Windsor had the edge in that category after Maryam Orogi’s goal with …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services Names New CEO Springfield, Vt. — George Karabakakis, a longtime employee of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, was recently appointed chief executive officer of HCRS. The nonprofit is the state-designated community mental health …

Windsor Gets $1 Million Grant

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Windsor — The town has received a nearly $1 million state grant that can go toward much needed repairs to the dam on Kennedy Pond, Town Manager Tom Marsh announced Friday. Marsh said the hope is that residents will pass a $1.5 million bond issue in November, giving …

Volunteering for Vermont 50 Means Plenty of Work, Rewards

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brownsville — Mike Silverman began volunteering for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports 18 years ago as a way to make friends. Now he’s guaranteed at least 1,350 of them every year. Silverman, 60, is in his 15th year …

Hay Fever: Obstacles Add Challenges, Fun for Woodstock Runners

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Woodstock — For its one home race every year behind the Woodstock Racquet & Fitness Club, the Woodstock Union High cross country team tries to simulate the course layout of Thetford Academy, which hosts the VPA state championships …