Tag Archives: Windsor County

Local News
August 29, 2018

Romancing the stone in south-central Vermont

By Julia Purdy

Vermont is famous for its commercially valuable mineral resources, from marble, slate and granite to talc and calcium carbonate. But less well known is a rock that occurs throughout Vermont in the everyday landscape: schist.

Although schist does not feature prominently in…

State News
August 1, 2018

Gray seeking Windsor County Senate seat

By Stephen Seitz

Springfield resident Randy Gray is one of three Republicans hoping to represent Windsor County in the next legislative session.

The other two are Jack Williams of Weathersfield and Wayne D. Townsend of Bethel. They seek to replace incumbent Democrats Alice Nitka (Ludlow),…

State News
August 1, 2018

McCormack’s hat, back in the ring

By Stephen Seitz

BETHEL—Democratic Sen. Dick McCormack is hoping to represent Windsor County in the state Senate once again. McCormack was appointed to fill an unexpired term in 1989 and has been re-elected ever since. He and fellow Democratic incumbents Alice Nitka of Ludlow, and…

Local News
June 6, 2018

Act 46 plan recommends 18 school district mergers

By Stacey Peters and Colin Meyn, VTDigger

The education secretary released a long-awaited — and for many anxiety-inducing — report Friday, June 1, recommending which school districts should merge.

Acting Education Secretary Heather Bouchey recommended 18 consolidations, under a mandate written into the school district…

Local News
May 23, 2018

Windsor County plans to erase marijuana convictions

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

“Expungement Day” for those with misdemeanor marijuana convictions in Windsor and Chittenden counties will take place next month.

State’s Attorneys from both counties have said they were working out the details for expunging convictions for certain marijuana convictions in light…

Local News
April 25, 2018

Mason Wade begins campaign for Windsor County Senate seat

ROCHESTER—Mason Wade filed with the Vermont Secretary of State, April 23, for Windsor County Senate seat. It was “the first date possible for independent candidates to do so,” he said in a news release that day. Wade, from Rochester, Vt. described himself as “63 years…

State News
April 4, 2018

Vt. is ripe for digital economic development

By Alison Clarkson, Senator, Windsor County

Both bodies of the Vermont Legislature have now passed three major measures to improve firearm safety in our state. These bills: S.221, H.422 and S.55, are designed to keep guns out of the hands of those who intend harm…

News Briefs
May 18, 2017

18 arrested for sale of heroin, cocaine

WINDSOR COUNTY—During the week of May 8, members of the Vermont Drug Task Force(VDTF) conducted arrest operations in Windsor County after several months of investigation. The Vermont Drug Task Force was assisted by the Springfield Police Department, the State Police Westminster Barracks, the Chester Police…

Local News
November 9, 2016

Rutland, Windsor County voters stick with incumbents for Senate seats

By Polly Lynn Rutland County county voters re-elected three republican incumbents for the state Senate seats: Kevin Mullin, Peg Flory and Brian Collamore will all return to Montpelier. Mullin received the highest vote totals with 14,553, followed by Flory with 13,984 and Collamore with 13,482….

Local News
June 23, 2016

Windsor/Rutland County primary races set

By Stephen Seitz The candidates have been set for the primary elections, this year to be held on Aug. 9. The state is scheduled to deliver the ballots to the towns by June 24. Warnings for the primary election can be posted between June 30…