Windsor

Stewart P. Washburn

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Portland, Maine — Stewart P. Washburn, 85, of Portland, Maine, formerly of South Dartmouth and Worcester, Mass., died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born in Claremont, N.H., April 6, 1929, son of the late Walter H. and Josephine E. (Dana) Washburn, and grew up in Windsor, Vt. He graduated in 1947 from Windsor High School, in 1951 from the University of Vermont, and in 1953 …

Bomb Threat Cancels Classes in Windsor

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Windsor — Police have identified “a couple” of suspects as they work to determine who wrote an apparent bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Windsor High School, which prompted an evacuation of nearly 600 students Monday morning and the cancellation of the remainder of the school day. Police Chief Bill Sampson said …

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, …

Malcolm P. Strong

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Malcolm P. Strong, 75, a resident of Windsor, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 9, 2014, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born Nov. 7, 1938, in Claremont, N.H. the son of Lloyd and Phebe (Stillson) Strong. He received his …

Mt. Ascutney Renovations OK’d

Friday, October 10, 2014

Montpelier — The state’s Green Mountain Care Board met Thursday and readily approved Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center’s plan to spend $6 million on renovations — but only after pausing to reflect on the adequacy of the …

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 …