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Chris Gilbert, 29, of Hartland, keeps his keys tethered to a boxing glove keychain Friday, April 18, 2014. 
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Windsor’s Gilbert Returns to Ring

Friday, April 18, 2014

Windsor — Having gone seven months since his last fight, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert is highly anticipating tonight’s scheduled bout against Rhode Island’s Eddie Soto. That the 29-year-old welterweight will be able to do so in his home ring will only make it more enjoyable. Gilbert-vs.-Soto is the main in event in a pro-am card beginning at 8 p.m. at …

Breaking In the Rod and Reel

Friday, April 18, 2014

Norm Aubin, of South Reading, Vt., fishes for bass in Kennedy’s Pond in Windsor on Thursday. Aubin, who didn’t expect much from his outing because of the cold and high water of the early season, said the fishing was, “lousy, but it beats sitting in a house.” Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Giles H. Becker

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Reading, Vt. — Giles H. Becker, 91, a former longtime resident of Reading, passed away Monday morning, April 14, 2014, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. He was born June 2, 1922 in Windsor, Vt. the son of Harold G. and Bertha (Gibson) Becker. He received his schooling in Reading. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during …

Cosmos Save Best For Last, Stun WHS

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — That’s why they play four quarters. In the first half last night at Dressel Gym, host Springfield had a three-point second quarter and at one point during the first half had just two points in a nine-minute span. That futility helped visiting Windsor gain a …

Windsor Care Facility to Expand

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Windsor —The Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community, citing an increasing demand for assisted-living and care services for people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, said Monday it would build a $10.6 million, two-level addition at its Route 5 facility. The new 42,000 square foot wing will include a 20-bed …

KUA Tops Brooks

Monday, February 3, 2014

Staff Reports Meriden — The visitors arrived late because of bus trouble, then scored the game’s first five points. It was all Kimball Union after that in a 61-34 girls basketball victory over the Brooks School on Saturday. With Miranda Judd contributing two three-point plays combined with the …

Windsor Police Chief To Retire in September

Friday, January 31, 2014

Windsor — Police Chief Stephen Soares has been instrumental in increasing police visibility in Windsor and stabilizing the department’s staff over the past six years. Now he plans to take a step back from law enforcement and spend …

Robert B. Rowland

Friday, January 31, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Robert B. Rowland, 87, a resident of Windsor, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home in Windsor. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Lynn MacGillivray

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Lynn MacGillivray, 71, a resident of Windsor, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning Jan. 28, 2014, in her home. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Sept. 28, 1942, the daughter of Robert and Janet Gilray and was raised in Chatham, N.J. She has a sister Anne …

Local Roundup: Hanover Topples Concord

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

West Lebanon — After seeing a big lead vanish in the blink of an eye, Ben Acker scored a game-winning goal late in the third period to lift Hanover to a 5-4 boys hockey victory over Concord at …

Elizabeth B. “Betty” Cross

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Elizabeth B. “Betty” Cross, 76, a resident of Windsor, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 27, 2014, at the Cedar Hill Continuing Healthcare Center in Windsor. She was born Oct. 16, 1937, in Windsor the daughter of Eugene and Elinor (Edson) Blackington. She received her schooling …

Where the Students Are the Teachers: At ‘Shiremont,’ People With Disabilities Learn, Lead, Grow

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lebanon — On the first day of the semester, nine people wander into the fine arts room at Lebanon College, taking seats at tables arranged in a rectangle. Outside, the wind pushes dry leaves across the concrete walkway; …

Letter: Justice Was Served

Friday, January 24, 2014

To the Editor: I read the Associated Press article in the Valley News on Jan. 17 about the botched execution of a convicted killer (“Execution Goes Awry in Ohio,” front page). I am not a believer in capital punishment, but reading the circumstances about Dennis McGuire and his …