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Advocates Help With Health Care

Monday, November 24, 2014

Good news for Upper Valley consumers shopping during the open enrollment period that began Nov. 15 for health insurance coverage required by the Affordable Care Act: It appears that help is readily available. Consider navigator Sandy Singer of Capstone Community Action in Randolph. During last year’s enrollment, she worked with hundreds of people who needed help finding insurance. Most chose to get covered, and about 95 percent of those who …

Sundays With Sam: Journey From the Other Side of the Valley to a Prison Cell

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The first time Sam Ramsey was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser he was 9 years old. Sam was a third-grader at Windsor’s State Street School in the spring of 2004 when, one day in math class, he lost interest — as he was prone to do — and started acting out, …

Hartford Schools: No to Overdose Drug

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hartford — Citing a number of reasons, including the safety of school nurses, the Hartford School District has indicated that it will not ask school staff to stock emergency medication to respond to heroin overdoses anytime soon. Prompted largely by publicity about a recent spike in overdoses in the region, School Board member Paul Keane suggested at a recent meeting that school nurses …

Barbara Hathorn

Sunday, November 9, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Barbara (Cross) Hathorn, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at the Lebanon Center Genesis in Lebanon, N.H. Born on Aug. 27, 1929, in Newport, N.H., she was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Emery) Cross. Raised and educated …

Hartford Track Fate Uncertain

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hartford — Though voters this week soundly rejected a $3.5 million bond for a track and artificial turf field at Hartford High School, it’s unclear whether the vote spells death for a 30-year-old dream, or is just another …

Gun Retriever Sentenced for Crime

Thursday, November 6, 2014

White River Junction — An 18-year-old Springfield, Vt., man pleaded guilty to retrieving and concealing a pistol that was taken during a June home invasion in Springfield, Vt., and then discarded on a nearby street. Alex Jillson-Corbosiero picked …

Single-Payer Supporters Push Ahead

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s narrower-than-expected margin of victory — 2,088 votes with 100 percent of precincts tallied — over Republican challenger Scott Milne cast a political shadow over Shumlin’s plans to reform health care and implement a system of publicly financed universal insurance coverage. But despite the mixed …

Hartford School Bond Loses

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hartford — In a vote with heavier than expected turnout, residents rejected a proposed $3.5 million bond to pay for a track, field and other athletics facilities improvements at Hartford High School. The vote was 1,742-1,203, according to …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

Young & Old Get Out The Vote

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Hartford election officials Pat Castellini, left, and Pat Taylor have a moment to talk while staffing the voter checklist in Hartford; Vivian Coburn-Stebbins says goodbye to her friend John Patterson — they are both members of the Board …

Gale Burton Davis

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Gale Burton Davis, born June 13, 1937, in Greenfield, Mass., to the late Elmer Hazen Davis and Catherine Russell Davis, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at DHMC. He was 77 years old. Gale spent his childhood in Wilder, Vt., and West …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Interstate 91 Crash Injures 2 Hartford — Two people were transported by ambulance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center around 2:30 a.m. Monday following a one-car accident on Interstate 91. Police said in a news release that a 2011 Subaru Legacy was headed north a couple miles before the I-89 …

Shirley Reynolds Coutermarsh

Monday, November 3, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Shirley Elizabeth was born to Robert Walker and Helene (Emery) Reynolds at their home in White River Jct. She attended Hartford schools, graduating from Hartford High in 1948. Her first jobs were at Newberry’s and Corner Drug, then she was a telephone operator …