Springfield, VT

Maria Kepler, left, and Lucia Kepler shop at the Good Buy Store on Hartford Avenue in White River Junction. Melanie Hammond photograph

SEVCA Seeks Personal Care Items

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hartford — This holiday season, Southeastern Vermont Community Action is collecting personal care items for families in need. “A lot of people think about donating food at this time, but it turns out that one of the biggest unmet needs in our area is actually for baby care and personal care products,” Tonia White, director of SEVCA’s network of Good …

Everett B. Snide

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

South Deerfield, Mass. — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Everett B. Snide, age 71, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. He was born in Springfield, Vt., on Jan. 29,1943, the son of the late Leon Snide and Margret St. Sauver. He attended schools in Springfield,Vt. He was a successful business owner in Franklin county. He was an avid …

Springfield, Vt., Sets Open House

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Springfield Vt. — A holiday open house is set for Dec. 12, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Springfield Town Library. The event will include snacks, a free children’s raffle, hot spiced cider and music provided by the Comtu Chamber Players. Children’s Librarian Cheryl Cox will read a favorite holiday tale in the children’s room, organizers said. It will also feature a raffle with …

Vermont Watershed Network Gets Grant to Document Work

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A network of 25 organizations that work to protect the health of Vermont’s watersheds has received a $7,500 grant to report on its members’ accomplishments. Watersheds United Vermont, through its fiscal sponsor the Vermont River Conservancy, will use the report to “help build a groundswell of public and …

When Your Little Pet Wants One, Too

Friday, November 7, 2014

S pringfield, Vt. — Shelley Howard was filling out a volunteer application last year at Springfield Humane Society when a little white dog leapt onto her lap. Isis, who is possibly a poodle, was being treated for Lyme …

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 …

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 …

‘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 …

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 …