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#tbt to 1969: Windsor football during the time of the Windsor prison

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ABOVE: Windsor makes a yardage gain during its game against Lebanon in the shadow of the state prison in Windsor on Oct. 18, 1969. Windsor won, 19-8, as part of an 8-0 season that captured a share of the Vermont Division II title. (Middlebury was also undefeated and shared the state title, which was based at the time on regular season records instead of a postseason playoff tournament.) This year, Windsor is taking on Woodstock in the Vermont Principals’ Association Division III championship on Saturday, and the prison closed for good last week, after 208 years in operation.

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Scary drive for Hanover woman when a turkey gets launched through the windshield on I-91 in Windsor

Representational turkey. (Greenfield Recorder/Paul Franz)

How about this Vermont State Police news release?

SUMMARY OF CRASH: On (Wednesday) at approximately (12:41 p.m.), VSP Westminster was notified of a single vehicle crash versus turkey on Interstate 91 in the area of mile marker 58 northbound in the Town of Windsor. Upon the arrival of troopers, it was determined that vehicle #1 operated by (Clare Maurer) was traveling northbound in the travel lane when a turkey flew into her windshield on the driver’s side. As a result of the impact, the turkey broke through the windshield and came to rest in the rear compartment of the vehicle. Maurer who was covered in glass as a result of the turkey traveling through the windshield, suffered multiple lacerations but was able to safely slow her vehicle to a stop in the breakdown lane.

 

Windsor Fire Department assisted at the scene. Due to the hole in the windshield, the vehicle was towed from the scene.  Maurer was treated and released.

Kudos to Maurer for being able to pull over in that situation — sounds frightening.

And heads up, everybody. I have long kept an eye out for darting deer, but I didn’t realize I had to have turkeys on my radar, too.

Big news roundup: Dartmouth-Hitchcock shooting, former Windsor officer acquitted, and spotlight on Claremont in response to racism

1. Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to First-Degree Murder of Mother at Hospital

A Rhode Island man accused of shooting and killing his 70-year-old mother while she was being treated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s intensive care unit on Tuesday afternoon was ordered held without bail during a Wednesday appearance in Grafton County Superior Court. Read more.

Travis Frink, of Warwick, Rhode Island, stands with his attorney, Public Defender Rebecca McKinnon, during his arraignment in Grafton County Superior Court in North Haverhill, N.H., on Sept. 13, 2017. Frink, 48, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 70-year-old mother, Pamela Ferriere, on Tuesday in the intensive care unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. (AP Photo/Valley News, Jennifer Hauck)

 

2. DHMC Reflects on Response, Repercussions in Wake of Fatal Shooting

“This is a resilient organization,” said John Kacavas, D-H’s chief legal officer and general counsel, in a news conference outside a D-H office building on Wednesday afternoon in Lebanon. “Patient care was always the top priority. Patient care remains the top priority. Patient care will be the top priority. Doctors and nurses are caring for patients. Food preparers are preparing food. Housekeepers are keeping house.” Read more.

Technician Halla Sampito and her co-workers disassemble surgical case carts to clean the instruments in the central sterile reprocessing unit at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., on Sept. 13, 2017. The day before, Sampito was on her way in to work the 3-11 p.m. shift and was delayed when the hospital was locked down due to an active shooter incident. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

 

3. At Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a Scene of Confusion, Panic

“We heard receptionists screaming to go out of the building; everybody was running all down the hallway,” recalled Alexis Thibault, who was at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for an appointment when a “code silver,” an alert for an active shooter, sounded over the PA system. Read more.

Hanover EMT Jeremy LaBombard helps a patient who was evacuated due to an active-shooter lock down during his treatment at the main entrance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center campus in Lebanon, N.H., Tuesday, September 12, 2017. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

 

4. Jury Acquits Former Windsor Police Officer in 2014 Shooting

The panel of nine women and three men deliberated for nearly six hours before returning not guilty verdicts on two charges: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and reckless endangerment. Read more.

Ryan Palmer hugs two friends, who wished to be unidentified, after a jury finds him not guilty during his trial on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction, Vt. Palmer was charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor reckless endangerment. (Valley News – Charles Hatcher) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

 

5. Claremont Reflects on Racism After Biracial Boy Injured

Hundreds of activists, clergy and concerned residents gathered in Broad Street Park on Tuesday to spread a message of tolerance and resilience following the injuries suffered last month by an 8-year-old biracial boy in an episode his family has characterized as a “lynching.” Read more.

A chorus of “We Shall Overcome” rises from a gathering against racism in Broad Street Park in Claremont, N.H., Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The demonstration was inspired by violence last month against an 8-year-old biracial boy that occurred while he played with a group of teenagers outside his home. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.