Windsor County

Former longtime retail lobbyist tapped to fill House opening

Jim Harrison was sworn in Tuesday to replace Job Tate, a Mendon Republican who stepped down last week. Harrison ran the Vermont Retail and Grocers’ Association until the end of last year.

House member giving up seat for yearlong military deployment

Republican Job Tate, of Mendon, said he will resign because he felt his constituents should be fully represented and Gov. Phil Scott’s agenda supported.

State approves solar array that will be Vermont’s largest

Coolidge Solar in Ludlow and Cavendish will benefit the state and not have “undue adverse impacts,” the PSB said. It will be four times the size of the biggest solar array currently operating.

These statistics don’t lie: Windham, Windsor have longest wait for Act 250 permits

Processing for applications in Windham and Windsor counties took an average of 50 days last year, the longest of all nine districts in the state.

Vermont domino event spurs a multimedia chain reaction

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center’s “toppling extravaganza” will mark its 10th year Monday.

Second recount comes out in Ainsworth’s favor by single vote

David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, said Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, his four-time rival, congratulated him after the tally was announced and the two hugged.

Three-vote loss in House race brings talk of recount

ROYALTON — State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, won the Windsor-Orange 1 Vermont House race by three votes Tuesday, and Republican challenger David Ainsworth said he planned to ask for a recount.

Democrats sweep Windsor County

Rep. Alison Clarkson, a Woodstock Democrat, moves up to the Senate, winning the seat vacated by John Campbell.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Vermont

News Release — SBA Aug. 26, 2016 Contact: Michael Lampton Release Number: 16-500, NH 14822 Email: [email protected] Phone: (404) 331-0333 ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all […]

Health Department announces year’s first case of West Nile Virus

A resident of Windsor County became ill with West Nile Virus in mid-June, marking the first case of the disease in Vermont in 2016. The Vermont Department of Health did not disclose the name, age, or gender of the infected person. But the department said the person has “West Nile neuroinvasive disease,” which is a […]

Owners mourn dog who was shot by officer during dogfight

“He turned around to me and said, ‘I’m going to shoot your dog.’ And I was screaming, ‘No!’ He pointed (the gun) at Diesel and shot him right in the eye and Diesel fell to the ground, and then he shot him three more times,” said Cheryl Gray.

Windsor County Prescription Drug Take Back Effort Increasingly Successful

News Release — Windsor County Sheriffs May 27, 2016 Contact: Courtney Hillhouse Tel: 802-674-2900 x 25 Email: [email protected] WOODSTOCK—On April 30th, Windsor County Sheriffs again participated in the DEA-led National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, resulting in 458 pounds of disposed medications collected for incineration. “Take-Back” efforts began in 2012 as stand-alone disposal events occurring twice […]

Dick McCormack to Seek Re-election to Vermont Senate

News Release — McCormack for Senate May 17, 2016 Contact: Dick McCormack Cell: 802-793-6417 [email protected] Dick McCormack has announced that he will be seeking reelection as State Senator for all Windsor County towns, Londonderry and Mt. Holly. McCormack will be filing petitions to have his name placed on the Democratic Party ballot for the August […]

Campbell aide Conor Kennedy running to succeed him in Senate

With Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell not running for re-election, the Windsor County Democrat’s protege, Conor Kennedy, announced Monday that he hopes to fill the seat. Kennedy, 27, served as Campbell’s deputy chief of staff for three years in the Senate. When Campbell announced his impending departure in April, he said he wanted Kennedy […]