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Reghan Allen, 8, of Windsor, Vt., works on his Around-the-World trick during a gathering of the Yo-Yo Club at the Windsor Public Library in Windsor, Vt., on July 22, 2015. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

At the End of Their String: Windsor Public Library Director Leads New Yo-Yo Club

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Windsor — Learning to use a yo-yo comes with a lot of ups and downs. Luckily for the members of the Windsor Public Library Yo-Yo Club, they have an expert to show them the strings — er, ropes. When director Christine Porter joined the library staff last September, little did the community know that it was getting a yo-yo master. Prior to taking the job in Windsor, Porter performed for 18 months with The Ned Show , a character education program that visits schools across the country. As part of her audition for the show, Porter had to execute certain yo-yo tricks. Porter taught herself …

Windsor’s Hingston Ready for Something New

Monday, July 20, 2015

Windsor — It’s easier for Bob Hingston to look back than ahead. “The kids are what I’ll miss the most,” he says. “In fact, I’ll just show you something I got, probably my pride and joy.” The old-school big guy with the crew cut and sociable manner gets up from a chair in …

Tax Payers In Windsor See Rate Drop

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Windsor — Owners of a median priced home in Windsor will see their property taxes fall about $100 under a new residential tax rate of $2.58 per $100 of assessed valuation set by the Selectboard Monday night. Though the municipal rate rose about 5 cents to $1.25, the school residential rate set by the state fell more than 10 cents to $1.32. That …

A Big Win, a Tough Goodbye for Windsor

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Windsor — It was a double dose of emotions for Windsor’s three-sport star Haley Wood as the senior was playing in her last regular season interscholastic event and she was there along with many others to say goodbye …

Shirley Eileen Humphreys Rice

Friday, May 29, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Shirley Eileen Humphreys Rice, 80, a long time resident of Windsor, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday evening, May 24, 2015, surrounded by family after a very long yet graceful struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Windsor, the daughter …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including …

A Spark of Brilliance: Groups Team Up for Rail Trail Hike

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Andover, n.h. — Spark! Community Center co-founder Lisa Green prefers flat, easy trails when she goes hiking while her autistic and epileptic son, 23-year-old Patrick, favors more vigorous climbs. It’s mom who’s getting the desired terrain for the …

Shirley H. Rice

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Shirley H. Rice, 80, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Sunday evening, May 24, 2015, at her home in Windsor. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

River Celebration In Windsor Includes Paddling

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Windsor — A free event on June 20 in Windsor will celebrate the Connecticut River and the people who help protect it. The annual River Celebration, held at sites along the river, is sponsored by the Connecticut River Watershed Council. Set at the Path of Life Garden and …

Francis I. Hurlburt, Sr.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Francis I. Hurlburt, Sr., 91, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Thursday morning, May 21, 2015, 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 …

Sports Notes: Windsor’s Gilbert Part of National TV Card

Friday, May 22, 2015

For years, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert has admired the exploits of Framingham, Mass., fighter Danny O’Connor. Today, he’ll have the opportunity to square up with him in the ring for the first time. Gilbert, 13-1, will be a major underdog at Boston University’s Agganis Arena when he takes …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Confirming Their Faith: Vermont’s New Catholic Bishop Makes First Visit to St. Anthony Church

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hartford — Leading a confirmation Mass at St. Anthony’s Church earlier this month, the Most Rev. Christopher Coyne, Vermont’s new Catholic bishop, spent a few minutes reflecting on names. “Lots of names, lots of beautiful names,” Coyne said …