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Twin States discuss health care access issues
07-21-2024 4:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WINDSOR — Two events in the Upper Valley this week highlighted the challenges facing rural health care systems in the Twin States, along with a tentative step forward in making that care sustainable. On Monday evening, about 30 people gathered in the...

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Out & About: Library puzzle contests aim to bring in new patrons
06-28-2024 4:31 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Those who like jigsaw puzzles — and have an appetite for friendly competition — should consider taking part in a team contest at the Windsor Public Library.The Great Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge, scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. Monday, July 15,...


A Life: Mary Louise Sayles ‘had a lot of compassion’
06-24-2024 4:58 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

WINDSOR — After years in nursing, Mary Louise Sayles had developed her own vision for care, but finding a place to make that vision a reality seemed a long shot.Sayles, in her early 50s, was administrator of the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity...


Out & About: Windsor church gets designation ‘of significance’
06-14-2024 6:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Around the turn of the 19th century, a young architect and builder arrived in Windsor to oversee the construction of Old South Church.More than 200 years later, the few years that Asher Benjamin, who later became a famous architect, spent in...


Windsor graduates celebrate commencement with gratitude
06-08-2024 4:35 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

WINDSOR — The Windsor High School Class of 2024 celebrated its commencement Friday inside Harry Ladue Gymnasium with plenty of thank yous, words of hope and encouragement for the graduates’ future, and a little rock 'n roll.Moved inside because of...


Yellowjackets too kind in softball tournament defeat
06-05-2024 3:49 PM

By BEN HOOKE

WINDSOR — When the Windsor Yellowjackets were on their softball game, they could challenge just about anyone in the state. But when they weren’t, things could get ugly in a hurry.The dual nature of Windsor’s season played out in microcosm in Tuesday’s...


Developers of planned Windsor park seek donations for matching grant
05-12-2024 5:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Plans for a new park and recreational amenities in downtown Windsor could get a boost from a state program that provides matching funds for community projects. Windsor Railyard Recreation, a nonprofit organization led by businessman Terry...


Stocking Windsor’s Kennedy Pond
04-12-2024 10:17 AM


Windsor jam company’s expansion plans bear fruit
04-11-2024 6:26 AM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

WINDSOR — A growing fruit preserves manufacturer in Artisans Park is close to financing a $2.7 million expansion of their building to enable the company to keep pace with increasing customer demand.Blake Hill Preserves, which makes specialty jams,...


Voters approve Mount Ascutney School District budget
04-03-2024 12:51 PM

WINDSOR — Voters in the two-town Mount Ascutney School District approved a $14.8 million operating budget at the polls on Tuesday.The budget, which Windsor and West Windsor voters approved 305-214, is up from last year’s $13.7 million, but below...


Strafford school principal heads to Windsor
03-31-2024 7:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

STRAFFORD — The Newton School is searching for a new principal following Tracy Thompson’s February announcement that she will not return after this school year ends in June.But Strafford’s loss is Windsor’s gain. Thompson has been hired as the Windsor...


Mount Ascutney School District annual meeting preview
03-29-2024 4:13 PM

Contested races: Elections for school officers for the two-town district were held in early March.Budget and spending articles: The proposed operating budget is $14.8 million, which is up from last year’s $13.7 million budget. The board originally...


Out & About: Windsor Diner serves up free meals to seniors through new program
03-15-2024 5:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WINDSOR — Theresa Taylor shuffled a couple dozen tickets containing the names of older adults behind the counter at the Windsor Diner, which she has owned for around 15 years.Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Taylor was used to seeing groups of seniors...


Reed is elected to Mount Ascutney School District Board
03-06-2024 3:40 PM

WINDSOR — Megan Reed beat out David Taft for the remaining two-years on a seat representing Windsor on the two-town Mount Ascutney School District Board.Reed earned 450 votes to Taft’s 397.With 144 votes, Amy McMullen was elected as a write-in...


Voters approve West Windsor town officer changes
03-06-2024 3:37 PM

WEST WINDSOR — In paper ballot votes from Tuesday’s floor meeting, West Windsor voters opted to allow the Selectboard to appoint a town clerk and town treasurer.The vote on the town clerk article was approved 64 to 47, while the vote on town treasurer...


Incumbents reelected to Windsor Selectboard
03-06-2024 11:18 AM

WINDSOR — Incumbents Tera Howard and Ryan Palmer were reelected to the Selectboard by Australian ballot Tuesday. Howard defeated challenger Eric Saltonstall for a two-year term on the board, 442 to 107, and Palmer won an uncontested race for a...


Head Start preschools close in White River Junction and Windsor
03-04-2024 7:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WINDSOR — Staffing shortages will leave Windsor and White River Junction without Head Start preschools next year.Southeastern Vermont Community Action, or SEVCA, which administers Windsor County’s Head Start preschool programs, announced the closures...


Windsor Southeast school boards make cuts to reduce tax hikes
02-29-2024 8:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

HARTLAND — Each board within the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union is playing its part in a last-minute effort to reduce demands on the state education fund in what has become a zero-sum game of educational funding this year.School budget votes for...


Windsor Black History Month event speaker seeks to engage audience in conversation
02-26-2024 8:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WINDSOR — Famous figures such as Martin Luther King and George Washington Carver are often the faces of Black History celebrations. But in a talk this week in recognition of Black History Month, Joe Major wants to focus on people his audience probably...


Annual Meeting preview: Mt. Ascutney School District elections continue despite budget delay
02-25-2024 11:30 AM

Contested races: Megan Reed and David Taft are vying for the remaining two-years on a seat representing Windsor on the two-town board. Elizabeth Burrows is unopposed for a three-year West Windsor seat. No one filed for a three-year seat representing...


Town Meeting preview: West Windsor considers allowing Selectboard to appoint treasurer and clerk
02-25-2024 10:49 AM

Articles of note: Voters will be asked whether to authorize the Selectboard to appoint a town clerk and town treasurer, and to eliminate the position of town lister and appoint a professional assessor.Contested races: Officers will be elected from the...

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