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Turning Point employee Brandy Cheney speaks candidly about growing up with an alcohol addiction and becoming free from the addiction while talking to sixth-graders during their health class at Hartland Elementary school in Hartland, Vt., on Jan. 8, 2015. 
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Valley Parents: After Getting Sober, Brandy Cheney Counsels Young People

Friday, February 5, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — The turning point for Brandy Cheney came on a summer night in 2014, when she hopped into her car to pick up a relative, even though she was intoxicated. The Bellows Falls police pulled her over and charged her with DUI. Cheney, now 24, had grown up in a family where addiction was common. She had joined the Army after graduating from high school and managed to stay clean for a while. But when she broke her back during a training exercise and was prescribed Oxycontin, her life quickly spiralled downward. And then there was the DUI, which she describes as a …

Volunteer Spotlight: New Women’s Club Seeks Members

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Windsor — A fledgling women’s club is looking for new members. Like the international organization it belongs to, the General Federation of Women’s Club of Southern Windsor County focuses on domestic violence awareness and prevention. Recently, the club put together two dozen personal care kits for victims of domestic violence and for people …

Carol Ann Wing

Friday, January 29, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — Carol Ann Wing, 71 of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, following a brief illness. Born in 1944 in Jamaica, N.Y., to Laurence and Evelyn Wilson, Carol grew up in Rockville Center, N.Y. Carol graduated from DePauw University in 1966, majoring in education and minoring in music. She later earned a master’s degree in education at Adelphi University. …

People in Business: Jan 24, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Jessica Willis, of Springfield, Vt., has been promoted to director, business strategy and marketing operations, at Maponics, the White River Junction-based spatial data company that specializes in mapping areas and populations of interest. Willis, who previously served as …

Business Notes: Jan 17, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Windsor — The building formerly known as the Inn at Windsor, which had been owned by the Mascoma Savings Bank since 2014, when the bank foreclosed on the property, finally has a new owner: Steve Heim, a Boston real estate investor and residential contractor who specializes in renovating …

Agricultural History Talk Kicks Off Osher Series

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — Springfield Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s spring series will open with a program about the history of farming in the Twin States. Agriculture in the Connecticut River Valley: Its Ups and Downs Through the Centuries is set for Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Nolin …

Raffle Supports Library Events

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — A benefit raffle at Springfield Town Library’s annual open house last month raised $610. The money supports the Friends of the Springfield Town Library’s budget, which funds “things that we can’t do with the regular …

N.H., Vt. Working to Bolster Care Support Services

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Both New Hampshire and Vermont in recent years have beefed up support systems to guide patients and families in arranging long-term care. Such help is especially important as the states pursue plans to de-emphasize the role of skilled …

Police Charge Man Following High Speed Chase in Twin States

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Police Charge Man Following High Speed Chase in Twin States Claremont — Police say no one was injured when a Swanzey, N.H., man led police on high-speed chase that started in Vermont and ended in the driveway of the Lambert Building Supply Company in Claremont on Wednesday morning. …

Reward Issued for Bank Suspect

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

White River Junction — The U.S. Marshals Service has issued up to a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a 31-year-old Weathersfield man wanted in connection with three December bank robberies. Matthew Martin is …

Family Members Face Drug Charges

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Lebanon — A father and son from Barre, Vt., are facing drug charges after police found more than 2,500 bags of heroin and 1.6 ounces of marijuana in their West Lebanon hotel room, Lebanon police said in a Friday news release. Dylan Avery, 18, was being held on …

At the Hospitals: Dec. 13, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Boards of Trustees Elect Chair, New Board Members Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s boards of trustees elected a new chair and three new members at its meeting earlier this month. Anne-Lee Verville, of Hopkinton, N.H., will begin her term as board chair on Jan. 1. She succeeds outgoing chair …

At the Hospitals: Dec. 13, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

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