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While thunderstorms were forecast for much of Vermont and New Hampshire Wednesday afternoon, July 23, 2014, Alexis Menard, 9, of Windsor, Vt., middle, enjoyed the shower of a garden hose held by Clayton Therrien, 9, of Westfield, Vt., right, at Menard's home in Windsor, Vt. Josh Bailey, 5, of Windsor, left, and Elizabeth Carpenter, 11,  of Windsor, also cooled off in the spray. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Spray-cation

Friday, July 25, 2014

Getting relief from the heat and humidity earlier this week, Alexis Menard, 9, of Windsor, center, enjoys the shower of a garden hose held by Clayton Therrien, 9, of Westfield, Vt., at Menard’s home in Windsor. Josh Bailey, 5, of Windsor, left, and Elizabeth Carpenter, 11, of Windsor, also cooled off in the spray. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

3-D Printer Programming in Windsor

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ian Mitchell, 15, of Thetford, left, and Bradon Jarvis, 14, of Claremont, use Tinkercad, an open source design software, to create key chains, cups and slingshot planes with a 3-D printer at the American Precision Museum in Windsor on Wednesday. It was the third day of a workshop in which students use computers …

Kenworth “Ken” Coburn Pollard

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Kenworth “Ken” Coburn Pollard, 100, passed away July 21 at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction, Vt. He was able to celebrate his 100th birthday at his home in Windsor surrounded by family and friends. He was presented a Red Sox T-shirt, hat, signed ball, lots of cards, cake, and other gifts. He was born March 26, 1914, in …

Windsor, Hartford Athletes Take Home State Track Titles

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Fair Haven, Vt. — The word “dynasty” gets thrown around these days like darts at the Wednesday night league down at the bar. But we can at least say the U-32 boys track team is working on the …

Oxbow Softball Cruises Past Windsor to Advance

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — When it comes to winning dirty, the Oxbow Union High softball team has become downright filthy. An explanation: Influenced by what she witnessed on a spring trip to Long Island last year, longtime Oxbow coach Robin Wozny instituted a system of play she now calls …

Forum Letters for June 6: Capital Punishment, Conservative Credentials, Citizens Against Potholes

Friday, June 6, 2014

End Capital Punishment in N.H. To the Editor: The New Hampshire Senate has recently, by a tie vote, chosen to retain capital punishment in New Hampshire law. Michael Addison (now 33), the killer of Manchester police officer Michael Briggs, has been New Hampshire’s only death-row prisoner since his …

Windsor Baseball Plays Like a Team on a Mission

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Orford — The Windsor High baseball team made sure its first-ever meeting against Rivendell Academy wouldn’t be the last-ever game for Yellowjackets coach Don Swinyer. Senior Ethan Hill threw a complete-game four-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks, Russell Simonds had two doubles and No. 11 Windsor overcame …

Swinyer Wins in Finale

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Windsor — While the Windsor High baseball team was a 3-1 winner over Bellows Falls on Saturday, it was not a particularly happy day for followers of Yellowjacket baseball: Don Swinyer coached his last game at MacLeay-Royce Field. Job obligations have forced Swinyer to resign from a position …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

Hartford Softball Nips Windsor

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Windsor — She was at her best when it counted the most. Hartford pitcher Kaitlyn Woodward retired the final 10 batters while her teammates pushed across the tie-breaking run in the sixth inning as the Hurricanes pulled out a 6-5 win over Windsor in the final regular season …

Janice S. Johnson

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Janice S. Johnson, 67, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Tuesday morning, May 27, 2014, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor following a brief illness. She was born May 18, 1947, in Medford, Mass. the daughter of Frederick B. and …

Fundraiser Will Support Victims Of Domestic Abuse

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Windsor — A new organization hopes to provide people fleeing domestic abuse access to household items, such as cookware, linens and towels. Pots for People will hold a fundraiser on June 7, from 2-5 p.m., at The Path of Life Garden. The event will include food, music, door …

Beverly Cooley

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Melbourne, Fla. — Beverly Cooley, 81, formerly of Windsor, Vt., passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 17, 2014, surrounded by her close family. She was born in Claremont, N.H. on Sept. 13, 1932, the daughter of (coach) Omer and Eva Rousseau. She attended St. Mary’s High School and …