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Board Seeks To Purchase Ski Resort

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brownsville — The Selectboard is asking residents to approve the purchase of 470 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort ski area and other resort assets to protect the property from development, expand the town’s recreational trail system and reverse the decline in property values that followed the closing of the resort. The Selectboard believes the proposed $600,000 purchase is an opportunity to reverse the town’s financial misfortunes by transforming West Windsor from a ski resort town to one with diverse recreational opportunities, including mountain biking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding and hiking. That transformation, officials said, would help property values recover townwide and lead to …

Windsor to Hold Traffic Forum

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Windsor — The public is encouraged to bring their ideas — and concerns — on improving bicycle and pedestrian traffic downtown and along Route 5 to a meeting on the topic, set for Thursday. The “scoping study” is the next step in an action plan to implement some of the recommendations for better bicycle and pedestrian access and conditions that are part of …

Park-and-Ride’s Reopening Delayed

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hartland — Completion of the rebuilt park-and-ride at Exit 9 off Interstate 91 is being delayed because the new light poles have not arrived from the manufacturer, project supervisor Wayne Davis, of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, said Monday. Once the five poles are delivered, Davis said, it will only take a few days to install them on the concrete bases, but he …

A Life: Janice S. Johnson, 1947-2014; 'The Tougher They Were, the Harder She Worked to Help Them'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Windsor — A consummate teacher, avid crafter and dedicated volunteer, Janice “Jan” Johnson was quick to share her gifts with others. For Johnson’s colleagues, friends, and relatives, a wedding or the birth of a baby meant a handmade …

Employee Owned

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Windsor — After 28 years of being a closely-held corporation, on Aug. 1, Harpoon Brewery will have new owners. Founding partner Rich Doyle is stepping down as CEO, and he and some other shareholders are selling their stock …

Priscilla (VanWagner) Micka

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Greenfield, Mass. — Priscilla (VanWagner) Micka, 82, of Greenfield died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility. Born on July 9, 1932 in Greenfield, she was the daughter of Herbert and Dorothy (Chamberlin) Van Wagner. She was a graduate of Greenfield High School. Priscilla married …

Forum, July 19: Hartford Schools; Happy to Work at the Co-op; Israel Protects Its People

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Don’t Delay Alzheimer’s Diagnosis To the Editor: The words dementia and Alzheimer’s often evoke fear. Fear often leads to denial. Denial often leads to delay in diagnosis and help. The Annie’s Mailbox published in the July 16 edition of the Valley News includes an excellent letter on the …

Earl L. Hussey, Jr.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Earl L. Hussey, Jr., 94, a resident of Newport, N.H. and formerly of Windsor, passed away Thursday evening, July 17, 2014, at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare Center in Hanover. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be …

Water Landing

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In a successful attempt to evade the humidity, Brandon Vanderveer, 13, of Windsor, flies off the diving board on Kennedy Pond in Windsor on Monday.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Long and Winding Controversy: Short Windsor Road Has Been Source of Access Questions for Years

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Windsor — In the back of the town lister’s office, in the depths of a black filing cabinet tucked into a corner, hides an ordinary manila folder. The folder is labeled “Pump Station Road” on the left and …

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 …