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John Brown, of Bristol, Vt., racks for the next game during the weekly 8-ball tournament run by Bob Moreau at Railside Tavern in Randolph, Vt., on Nov. 17, 2014. The winner always racks the next game. Around fifteen people usually show up for the league, which runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Are You Ready for Some 8-Ball?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Randolph — With near freezing temperatures and relentless rain, Monday’s weather was downright junky. But it didn’t dissuade more than a dozen people from showing up at the Railside Tavern for the weekly 8-ball tournament, which starts in September and runs into the spring. Avid players venture from as far away as Bristol, Vt., to give the two blue-felted tables …

Sundays With Sam: Journey From the Other Side of the Valley to a Prison Cell

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The first time Sam Ramsey was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser he was 9 years old. Sam was a third-grader at Windsor’s State Street School in the spring of 2004 when, one day in math class, he lost interest — as he was prone to do — and started acting out, …

Vt. Man Arraigned On Sex Charges

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — A 51-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he molested three young children, all under the age of 10, while they were in his care at different points earlier this year. John J. Sughrue, most recently of Windsor, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on five felony charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. …

Malcolm P. Strong

Friday, October 10, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Malcolm P. Strong, 75, a resident of Windsor, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 9 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Expanding the Harvest: Vermont Law School Studies How to Get Local Food to Needy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This time of year, Heather Bagley cobbles together a handful of volunteers and heads out to the fields and orchards for the leftovers. Generally, the groups are small, and frequently the faces are the same, but the results …

Prison’s Alert System Failed

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Windsor — The community-wide alert system meant to notify residents of emergencies at Southeast State Correctional Facility — such as Monday morning’s inmate escape — did not function as intended this week because prison staff did not know how to deploy it, according to the state’s top corrections …

William Mahlon Wakefield, Sr.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — William Mahlon Wakefield, Sr., (Bill), 72, a longtime resident of Windsor died peacefully at home on Thursday evening, Oct. 2, 2014, in the company of his deeply-loved family. Born June 30, 1942, in Randolph, Vt., he was the son of the late Arthur and Merta …

Sex Offender Escapes Prison; Windsor Facility Has Minimum Security

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Windsor — State and local police canvassed parts of rural Windsor for nearly eight hours on Monday before apprehending a 23-year-old sex offender who escaped from Southeast State Correctional Facility earlier that morning. State Police Capt. Ray Keefe …

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 …