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Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Region’s Sugarhouses Prep for Open House

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Scores of sugarhouses across the Twin States will open their doors for visitors next weekend. Related activities are also scheduled in Woodstock. Vermont’s annual Maple Open House weekend features an up-close look at maple syrup production, along with various activities and treats offered by individual sites. “Each sugarhouse is different,” the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, which sponsors the event, said on its …

Birth Announcements: March 8, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital DICKINSON — A daughter, Natalee Emilia Dickinson, born on Feb. 20, 2015, to Megan and Thomas Dickinson, of Hartford. Gifford Medical Center HULFISH — A daughter, Malia Grace Hulfish, born on Feb. 11, 2015, to Syerra Decan and Alexander Hulfish, of Randolph. TOWNSEND — A daughter, Cindy Lou-Marie Townsend, born on Feb. 19, 2015, to Tara Sherwood and …

Orange Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Settled $15K Profiling Lawsuit

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Montpelier — The Orange County Sheriff’s Department last year paid a Danville, Vt., man $15,000 after he accused officers of unfairly targeting him based on his skin color, according to a lawsuit filed in court. A sheriff’s department captain in 2011 pulled over Jamaican-American Bentley Morgan for failing …

Merlin “Tuffy” Doyle

Monday, May 19, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — A graveside masonic service for Merlin “Tuffy” Doyle, 88, who died Feb. 4, 2014, will be held Friday, May 23, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Chelsea. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, VT is in charge of arrangements. …

Janice M. Felch

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ellenburg Depot, N.Y. — Janice M. Felch, 86, of Canaan Road, Ellenburg Depot, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 22, 1927, in Barre, Vt., the daughter of Purl H. and Lavena (Fuller) Mackeil. She graduated from Thompson …

Bringing Care to the Kids: Health Hub School-Based Clinics a 20-Year Success Story

Sunday, May 11, 2014

South Royalton — A weekly checkup for asthma found 11-year-old Erik Younce laughing with Frank Lamson, the pediatric nurse practitioner with Health Hub and the Strafford School-Based Health Clinic, a group of school-based clinics in the Orange Windsor …

Chelsea Town Garage Up for Vote on Monday

Friday, May 9, 2014

Chelsea — After some two decades of debate over whether to replace the town garage and where to put a new one, residents will vote Monday on whether to raise $587,000 toward building a new home on East …

Judith A. “Judy” Alexander

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Judith A. “Judy” Alexander, 60, died peacefully Sunday, April 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and close friends after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 8, 1953 in Barre, Vt. the daughter of Ernest H. and Sadie (Parshley) Kennedy. …

Judith A. “Judy” Alexander

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chelsea, Vt. — Judith A. “Judy” Alexander, 60, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, April 27, 2014, surrounded by her family and close friends. Arrangements are pending at her Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. …

At the Hospitals: April 27, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

APD Names Woodlands Administrator Lebanon — Carla M. Skinder, of Meriden, has been appointed administrator of The Woodlands, an independent living community for seniors on the campus of the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. “She has already made …

Flood Precautions Go Untested

Thursday, April 17, 2014

West Lebanon — Basements were pumped, roads were narrowed and farmlands were submerged, but for the most part, the Upper Valley was spared major damage Tuesday night as heavy rain and snow melt raised rivers less than forecast. …

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is …