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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 …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

Reflecting on Independence

Saturday, July 5, 2014

West Lebanon — About halfway through a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, America’s wars wound down in Afghanistan and tensions rose in Iraq, and the Supreme Court extended religious rights to privately held businesses, the Valley News …

Yaunita L. Burnham

Friday, July 4, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Yaunita L. Burnham, 63, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 25, 2014, at her home in Windsor. She was born Aug. 28, 1950, in Randolph, Vt. the daughter of Orlo P. and Effie (Spencer) Kribstock. She received her schooling in Hartford, …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

FEMA, Engineers Seek Compromise on Windsor’s Brook Road

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Windsor — The saga of Brook Road, which was severely damaged in Tropical Storm Irene almost three years ago and remains impassable in parts, could see a final resolution on federal funding for repairs within the next few months. Town Manager Tom Marsh said Monday he the town …

A Life: Ashley Wyatt Gravelle, 1970 — 2014, "She Never Stopped Moving"

Monday, June 30, 2014

West Windsor — The annual West Windsor Forest 5 & Dime trail race normally draws a little under 200 participants. But o nce word got out that this year’s event would double as a barbecue to celebrate the …

Volunteer Readers, Drivers for Blind Needed

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Windsor — The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is seeking volunteer readers and drivers to help blind Vermonters with day-to-day activities. Clients of VABVI often cannot see well enough to read printed materials, even with the use of magnification, the nonprofit said in a recent …

Alice E. Frost

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Alice E. Frost, 86, of Windsor, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at The Willows of Windsor. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 3 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Rochester, with Pastor Thomas Harty, officiating. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by …

Yaunita L. Burnham

Friday, June 27, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Yaunita L. Burnham, 63, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 25, 2014, at her home in Windsor. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Clarence Albert Webster

Friday, June 27, 2014

Jacksonville, Fla. — Clarence Albert Webster born July 16, 1917, in Windsor, Vt., passed away Monday, June 23, 2014. Crypt side services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Garden Cloister Mausoleum Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be …