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Oscar S. Ferris

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

North Randolph, Vt. — Oscar S. Ferris, 87, died on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in the same room where he was born at his home in North Randolph after a four year illness. He was born Jan. 1, 1927, in North Randolph, the son of Donald and Vernie (Smith) Ferris. He attended school in North Randolph and later Randolph High School in Randolph, Vt. On Aug. 2, 1952, he married Marilyn Mowatt of Royalton, Vt. They lived a short time in Royalton before moving to the family farm in North Randolph. Oscar was a dairy farmer with his father before taking over their “Ferrisdale” farm. Oscar ran the farm until his retirement in 1989. He …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dartmouth Faculty, Alumni Discuss Advances in Disease Treatments Hanover — Faculty and alumni of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will discuss recent advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic and life-threatening diseases in a free medical education session on Sept. 19, from 2-4 p.m. The event, part of Geisel’s …

Video: Molten Metal at Vermont Castings

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Eighty-five tons of brake rotors and scrap iron move through the Vermont Castings Foundry in Randolph each day. It is melted, molded, drilled and ground into the parts that become wood stoves at the company's assembly plant in Bethel.   Though it was founded in 1975, the company built its foundry in 1979. "I …

Springfield Hospital Pleads Case

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Executives of Springfield Hospital told a hearing of the Green Mountain Care Board on Tuesday that the hospital was on track to post a $1 million operating loss in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, then faced skeptical questioning about the hospital’s request for a …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

APD Names Woodlands Administrator Lebanon — Timothy Martin, of Quechee, was recently appointed administrator of The Woodlands. The Woodlands is a 66-unit independent living facility on the campus of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. It is part of …

Birth Announcements: Aug. 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gifford Medical Center RIZZO — A daughter, Harper Elizabeth Rizzo, born on July 16, 2014, to Megan and Scott Rizo, of East Corinth. BARCELOW — A son, Chase Andrew Barcelow, born on July 31, 2014, to Heather and Dean Barcelow, of South Royalton. LaCROIX — A daughter, Maya …

Forum: Aug. 22: No to Glenn McCoy; Yes to Shawn Braley; Worthy Candidates

Friday, August 22, 2014

Glenn McCoy’s Nasty Scratchings To the Editor: I strongly agree in principle with those who defend the publication of Glenn McCoy’s nasty scratchings. I too am interested in all points of view that are relevant, offered in good faith, and based on appropriate evidence. Subversive imagination also makes …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Stagecoach Names Interim Leader

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Randolph — Stagecoach Transportation Services, which recently experienced a leadership change, hosted a barbecue last month at Gifford Medical Center. The barbecue, part of the hospital’s free Tuesday concert series, was a way to thank local donors for …

Medicare Ruling Could Mean $12 Million Hit to Vt. Hospitals

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Randolph — The instructions alone stretch out for 291 pages. The completed form (CMS-2552-10, if you’re playing along at home) prints out into a stack of papers more than an inch thick. And the audit and reimbursement process …

‘Provider Tax’ Prompts Different Reactions

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lebanon — Tax collectors in every state except Alaska scoop up a portion of the revenue that hospitals and other providers collect in exchange for caring for patients. Hospitals generally aren’t big fans of these so-called provider taxes, but in recent years their political attitudes toward the levies …

Entertainment Highlights: New Chandler Director to Hit the Ground Running

Thursday, August 14, 2014

While Kurt Thoma will officially take the reins at Randolph’s Chandler Center for the Arts on Sept. 1, in the meantime he’ll be riding shotgun with departing Executive Director Becky McMeekin on the stagecoach speeding toward the Aug. …