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At the Hospitals: Nov. 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Longtime VA Cardiologist Retires Hartford — Cardiologist James Bell has retired after a 41-year career at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction. Dr. Bell has played a “significant role in the education of Dartmouth medical students and with Geisel School of Medicine” and selflessly served the Upper Valley for many years, the VA said in a news release. He was honored with a ceremony Tuesday at the medical center. Bell completed his bachelor’s degree at Harvard in 1965 and graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1969. In 1974 he joined the medical center, where he was chief of cardiology …

People in Business: Nov. 22, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Industrial designer Michael Porzio, of Braintree, Vt., has joined custom corporate furniture maker WallGoldfinger in Randolph. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Porzio previously held internships at Core Composites in Bristol, R.I., and with NASA in Houston. At Core Composites, Porzio was a prototype drafter. At NASA, he designed and …

Developer, Opponents In Talks

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Randolph — The District 3 Environmental Commission on Friday extended a key filing deadline by 90 days after two prominent environmental groups opposed to the construction of a welcome center, condos, a hotel and other buildings along Interstate 89 at the Exit 4 interchange agreed to meet with the developer for negotiations. Representatives …

Randolph Developer Selling Inn

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Randolph — Citing his age and the scope of his work, developer Jesse “Sam” Sammis has put the Three Stallion Inn and Montague Golf Club on sale for a combined listing of $4.15 million. At 77, Sammis, who is seeking Act 250 approval for a 172-acre mixed-use development …

D-H Merger Puts Strain on Harvest Hill

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lebanon — The pending absorption of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital into the sprawling medical care system operated by Dartmouth-Hitchcock will leave a nonprofit owner of housing for affluent Upper Valley seniors standing on its own in an …

Randolph Firehouse ‘Total Loss’

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Randolph — An official assessment of the damage to the Randolph Village Fire Department following a fire there Sept. 1 shows that the building, contents and apparatus are a “total loss,” according to a news release from the town. The assessment was completed by the Vermont League of …

Randolph Copes With Fire Aftermath

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Randolph — Still reeling from a fire which heavily damaged the Randolph Village Fire Station and three of the department’s four trucks on Tuesday morning, the town’s Selectboard met to take stock of the situation and plot its next steps. Though the total cost of the damage remains …

Randolph Fire Station Burns

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Randolph — As one of the first to respond to an early morning call to his own fire station, all longtime Randolph Village volunteer firefighter Larry Thurston could do was watch as the building burned. Most of the …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel Name Surgery Chair Lebanon — Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and associate chairwoman of clinical affairs at the University of Michigan Health System, has been named chairwoman of …

Randolph-Area Kids Program Serves 2,756 Summer Meals

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Randolph — A summer program for needy kids provided 2,756 meals this summer, an increase of almost 1,000 over last year. Organized by the Randolph Area Food Shelf, the program works to prevent kids from being hungry and to ease the burden of increased food costs for families …

Births: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gifford Medical Center BESTENBOSTEL — A son, Caleb David Bestenbostel, born on Aug. 13, 2015, to Natasha Alix and Richard Bestenbostel, of Randolph. CONNIFF — A son, Lucas Alexander Conniff, born on Aug. 13, 2015, to Jennifer White and Robert Conniff III, of East Randolph. LUNNA — A …

Hartford, Regional Planners’ Visions Differ

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woodstock — An ongoing disagreement between the town of Hartford and regional planners boils down to a single question: What should Vermont look like? Or, perhaps: Who should decide what Vermont should look like? Peter Gregory, the executive …

Randolph Project Adds Farmland

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Randolph — The developer of the proposed mixed-use project near the Interstate 89 interchange in Randolph has reduced the area he would use for buildings in response to state concerns that the initial proposal would have paved over …