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At the Hospitals: Oct. 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Overnight Visiting Procedures at DHMC Lebanon — Beginning Monday , Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will require visitors to register and wear a temporary badge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., after normal business hours. The new procedures, which include locking doors earlier and limiting entry points to the Emergency Department and North Entrance, will help protect patients, staff and visitors of the medical center during evening and overnight hours, the hospital said in a statement. “Many hospitals across the country have adopted similar visitor access procedures, and they have been shown to be effective in securing facilities during overnight hours.” From 8-11 p.m., visitors will …

John C. Coffrin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ascutney, Vt. — John C. Coffrin, 86, a long-time resident of Lebanon, N.H., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born Oct. 30, 1927, to Mabel Nettie (Owen) and John Coffrin Sr. in Calais, Vt. John joined the Navy after graduating High School, and was a veteran of World War II. Upon his …

‘She Really Is Our Hero’: Windsor Family Works to Build Strong Foundation for Special-Needs Daughter

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Windsor — With dinnertime approaching in the Wright household, Leah, 22, was tapped to pick the menu. Would she like chicken, or hot dogs and hamburgers, her father, Rob Wright, asked. “Hot dogs and hamburgers,” said Leah, who had been in the hospital with stomach problems earlier in the week. “Are you sure …

Online Auction Benefits Norman Williams Library

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Woodstock — An online auction to benefit Norman Williams Public Library is underway at www.32auctions.com/nwpl. The prizes include a week in an Arizona vacation home, a week in Puerto Rico, a three-day weekend in a New York City apartment and a golf trip to Naples, Fla. Bidders can …

Arthur Florian Shumski

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Central City, Pa. — Arthur Florian Shumski, of Central City, native of Vermont, passed away comfortably Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, while surrounded by family. Born June 20, 1934. Predeceased by his parents, Lena and Stanley Shumski; brother, Hendry “Hank” Shumski; and grandson, Ryan Roberts. Survived by his loving …

Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Randolph — For evidence of the failings and limitations of the network of public and private providers that deliver mental health care in Vermont, look at the headlines. In recent months, there were stories of the suicide of …

Springfield Strives To Keep Streets Safe

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — The town of Springfield has been considering an anti-loitering ordinance to help keep drugs and criminal activity off the streets. Those efforts have led to a broader discussion of the town’s problems. Sitting in the Jenny Wren Café on Springfield’s Main Street, Kimberly Bombria said …

Paul Nelson Schofield, Sr.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Paul, 90, died at home in Springfield on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Born June 25, 1924, in Bethel, Conn. the son of Thomas and Annie (Weston) Schofield. He served in the Navy and a veteran of World War II. He married Alice Florence Jennings, and …

Assistance for Laid-Off Springfield Workers Is Topic of Meeting

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Workers hit by layoffs at a Springfield manufacturing company may be eligible for special assistance, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Affected employees of Precision Contract Manufacturing, including onsite leased workers from Westaff and Tri State Professionals, are invited to an informational meeting Monday …

Shirley C. White

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Shirley C. White, 81, passed away on Thursday afternoon Sept. 11, 2014, at the Elmwood Center in Claremont, N.H. She was born May 8, 1933 in Rutland, Vt., the daughter of Andrew Joseph and Gladys (Stoddard) Langton. She attended schools in Fairhaven, Rutland and Springfield, …

White River Junction Clinic Gets Boost

Saturday, September 13, 2014

White River Junction — An injection of $187,000 in federal funds will allow Randolph-based Gifford Medical Center to offer primary care to patients at its Twin River Health Center, a medical center executive said Friday. The money is included in $295 million in nationwide funding from the Health …

Floyd Nelson Roberts

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Floyd Nelson Roberts, LtCol, USAF (Ret), 75, lost his 15-year battle with cancer on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his home. He was born on June 13, 1939, to Kenneth and Mary (Nowalk) Roberts in Scranton, Pa. He attended elementary school in Newark, N.J. until …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 7, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

HCRS to Help With Vt. Family Program Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services will collaborate with a program designed to help Vermont families overcome temporary, short-term financial crises and avoid the need for ongoing assistance. Reach …