Springfield, VT

Mark Alan Schoff

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Mark Alan Schoff, 51, of Springfield passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 9:20 a.m. after a month long battle resulting from an unexplained cardiac arrest on June 15, 2015. Mark was born March 12, 1964, in Springfield. Mark graduated from Springfield High School in 1982 and after basic training in Paris Island, S.C. served three years in the United States Marine Corp achieving the rank of Lance Corporal before his honorable discharge in 1986. Apart from his duty stations from Okinawa and Calif. with the USMC, he lived his entire life in Springfield. Mark was a successful business owner; MASSystems, working as a Stone Artisan/Mason during the summer months …

Sheila (Kathy) Fenwick

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Villages, Fla. — Sheila (Kathy) Fenwick, 67, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, after a brief illness under the care of the Villages Hospice House. Kathy was born Nov. 10, 1947, in Springfield, Vt., the daughter of the late Raymond and Martha Prinsen. She grew up in Reading, Vt., and raised her own family there. After marrying William Fenwick on April …

At the Hospitals: July 5, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Focus Group Participants Sought For End-of-Life Care Study Springfield, Vt. — Focus groups participants are needed to help with a statewide study of Vermonter’s experiences with end-of-life care. The study is being led by the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire and several VNAs across Vermont. The results will inform …

Exploring the ‘Cool Science’

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Comfortable temperatures and, with luck, some vacation time, make summer the perfect season to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But don’t forget life after the sun goes down. Star parties and viewings at local observatories offer a …

New HCRS CEO Also Has Deferred Compensation Package

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont, in the wake of controversy about the deferred compensation package it arranged for longtime and now former Chief Executive Judith Hayward, is salting away money for her successor. Disclosure earlier this year that Hayward had collected $686,000 …

Paul Putnam

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Paul Putnam passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015, peacefully in the early morning hours. He was born on May 19, 1961, in Springfield, Vt. Son of Roberta and Arthur Putnam, Paul graduated from Green Mountain Union High School, class of 1979. Paul was a …

Volunteer Spotlight: He Has the Drive to Serve Fellow Veterans

Sunday, June 7, 2015

White River Junction — Lawrence “Larry” Cayia has been retired for years, but he still has a regular commute. Four days a week, the Essex Junction, Vt., resident brings veterans from Chittenden County to their appointments at the …

At the Hospitals: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Alice Peck Day Names RN of the Year Lebanon — Pat Ferraro, a registered nurse in Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital’s Medical Surgical Unit, was named 2015 RN of the year in celebration of National Nurses Week, held …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …

People in Business: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jay L. Clausen, of New London, a scientist with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, recently received his doctorate in natural resources and earth systems sciences from the University of …

Tax Filing Details Top D-H Payouts

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lebanon — The $675,000 severance payment awarded by Dartmouth-Hitchcock during 2013 to a “former senior advisor” to its chief executive barely made a public ripple or financial splash. Nor did the $320,000 “change of control payment” made to a staff physician who had been working as an executive …

HCRS Policy Hid Loss

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont Inc., a social service agency already under fire after disclosures of a controversial $686,000 payment to a former chief executive, lost $1.8 million operating small group homes …

HCRS Tax Returns Were Silent on Calif. Operation

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The decision by Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont Inc. to launch a new venture 3,000 miles away and the resulting $1.8 million flow of red ink attracted little, if any, notice outside the agency. That’s not surprising. HCRS, which receives millions of …