A Tribute to Dana L. Haskin, Jr.

January 18th, 2017

Dana L. Haskin, Jr. – 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 16, 2017 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. He was born to the late Dana L. Haskin, Sr. and Edith (Bryant) Haskin on August 31, 1930 in Providence, RI.

Dana was a 1949 graduate of Montpelier High School and then proudly pursued a military career culminating in 33 years of combined service as a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force and the Vermont Air National Guard. He served in the  Korean War as a left gunner on the B29 and with the Vermont Air Guard F89J Flight Group A. He received many medals and awards, notably the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Vermont National Guard Commendation Medal.

On March 23, 1952, he married Eleanor Farr in Waitsfield, Vermont. First living in Texas as Dana continued his service, they later returned to Waitsfield to help Eleanor’s mother operate the Waitsfield-Fayston Telephone Company, as it was known then. Throughout the 1960’s and 70’s, Dana and Eleanor invested their time and energy to grow the company, investing in technology to bring state of the art telephone, cable TV and eventually Internet service to the Mad River Valley. In 1994, the company expanded its customer base to additional communities in the Champlain Valley and is now known as Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom. Dana was immensely proud of the company and all who helped build it. Dana and Eleanor raised four children, two that continue to run the company today.

Dana was an active community member serving as past-president of TANE (Telephone Association of New England), was one of the founding members of the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, a member of the Waitsfield Volunteer Fire Department, and for many years taught Hunter Safety Education. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, collecting and researching firearms, time at ‘camp’, spending time with his family and many canine companions over the years.

Dana was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Eleanor G. Haskin on May 3, 2015, and daughter Susan Haskin Simms on July 14, 2003. Dana is survived by son Eric and his wife Anna of Waitsfield, son Gregg and his wife Roberta of Berlin, son Scott of Hinesburg, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a sister Ann Haskin Ways of Glendale, CA and brother Father Jay Haskin of Stowe. Dana was also predeceased by his stepmother, Marguerite Haskin.

Funeral services will be held at the Waitsfield United Church of Christ on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow at Waitsfield Telecom in Waitsfield. Interment services with full military honors will be held in the Waitsfield Village Cemetery this spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, PO Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit or the funeral home Facebook page.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 11:00 AM

Waitsfield United Church Of Christ
4335 Main Street
Waitsfield, Vermont 05673
A reception will follow the service at Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom.

Tips For Managing Your Spam (GreyMail)

May 29th, 2015

Now that Green Mountain Access has migrated your email account to our new Zimbra email platform, you will notice some changes in how your spam is managed. Your spam is now being managed outside of your email box by GreyMail. GreyMail puts you in control of managing your spam and allows you to customize your settings to fit your personal preferences. Here are some frequently asked questions and tips for managing your settings.

How do I check my spam for my email account?
You will receive a Daily Digest email once a day with a summary of your spam and a link to access it. You can also login to your account at any time to check your spam or manage your spam settings (see next question).

How do I manually check my spam or manage my spam settings?
There are several ways to access your settings.
– Go to
– From the Daily Digest email that you receive, simply click on the My Account link.
– From the webmail login page, click on the GO TO SPAM button.

How long does my spam remain in GreyMail?
Everything older than 35 days is automatically deleted.

How can I change the frequency that I receive the Daily Digest email?
The digest delivery frequency can be set to daily, weekly, monthly, or never. By default, the Daily Digest is sent out daily. Once you are logged into the GreyMail interface, simply click the Settings tab and choose your preferred notification option.

How do I release an email that is quarantined, but is not spam?
From the daily digest you can highlight the message and simply click the View button. Or, once you have clicked View, you will see options displayed at the bottom. Click the Messages tab, highlight the message you want, then click Release and it will be forwarded to your inbox.

How can I block certain emails from coming to my inbox?
From the Daily Digest email, click My Account, then click on the Policies tab, scroll down to where it says Enemies, type the email address in the field and then click the plus (+) sign. To remove the email address, click on the email address and then hit the red x.

How can I make sure I always receive emails from a specific sender?
From the Daily Digest email, click on My Account, click on the Policies tab, scroll down to where it says Friends, type the email address in the field and then click the plus (+) sign. To remove the email address, click on the address and then hit the red x.

How does GreyMail identify potential spam?
Indentifying spam is a fluid process and no system is perfect as spammers are constantly refining their techniques to get around spam filters. GreyMail identifies spam based on a combination of techniques used to identify suspected email messages including, virus detection, blacklists, message rate throttling, reputation scores, graphic image analysis, pattern rules, string based text rules, and other techniques.

Have Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have on the new email platform.

Green Mountain Access Tech Support
Phone: 888.321.0815

Watch Our Video – Connecting Family, Friends & Neighbors

November 24th, 2014

It’s been ten years since we’ve produced a long form video so this year we partnered with Mt. Mansfield Media to tell the “WCVT story.”  Our goal was simple: Capture what makes us unique and get at the essence of what makes us different from the large conglomerates.  Thank you for being a part of our Vermont story.

It’s a marvel that meandering through these rural villages and farms is a fiber optic digital communications network as powerful as any in the world.  And in these small Vermont towns people seeking quality of life are connecting to the network to offer exceptional Vermont products and services both nationally and worldwide.

The story of how local businesses have found success on the back roads of Vermont goes back more than one hundred years.  Its the the story of the birth of the telephone and one tenacious Vermont family.

WatchESPN Available To Waitsfield Cable Subscribers

September 29th, 2014

Waitsfield Cable Standard and Preferred customers can now get access to ESPN content through the WatchESPN website. To access, you must first register for access to WatchTVeverywhere. There is no extra charge to use it, you only need to have a cable television package that includes the network you want to watch. Content from channels including A&E, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNBC, CNN, E!, Esquire, Golf, Hallmark, History, HLN, Lifetime, and Lifetime Movie Network, MSNBC, NBC Sports, Oxygen, Syfy, TBS, Turner Classic Movies, Tennis, TNT, TruTV, USA, and more are now available. Once logged in, users are presented with a complete list of all the networks available to them.

For more information and to register for access, click here.