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The action of a Dungeon and Dragons game is interspersed with jokes and playful ribbing at Dragon Maze Gaming Center in Newport, N.H., on April 8, 2014. "We kind of make it our own within the confines of the game," said Dragon Maze co-owner Reggie DuBois, who serves as Dungeon Master to help guide the unique story that develops within each campaign. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Battling Dragons in Newport: Gamers Gather to Play, Slay ... And Stay All Day

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Business owners usually have a pretty good idea of what time they’ll lock up shop on a given night. But not Paul DuBois and Reggie DuBois, brothers who own a gaming center on North Main Street. “A role-playing game has no beginning and end,” Reggie DuBois said. People don’t go home because they slew the dragon. “They …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Man Rescued from Black River In Springfield, Vt. Springfield, Vt. — A man was rescued from the Black River Tuesday morning. Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson said the man, who was not identified, went in the water around 7 a.m. and was unable to return because of the swift current. He ended up perched on a boulder about 70 feet from shore. The …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Set for April 26

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A free, anonymous drug take-back day will take place on April 26 across Windsor County. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. and locally, and a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. The no-questions-asked “take-back” will enable residents to help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired and unwanted …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 27

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Three in Upper Valley Charged With Medicaid Fraud Woodstock — Three Upper Valley residents were among four people arraigned separately Tuesday on charges of Medicaid fraud related to in-home care services that allegedly were never provided, according to …

Leon P. Tessier

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Leon P. Tessier, 81, passed away unexpectedly on Monday evening, March 17, 2014, at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Vt. He was born July 23, 1932, in St. Albans, Vt. the son of Leon A. and Florence ( Joyal ) Tessier. He graduated from Brigham …

Glassblower Featured at Springfield Library Meeting

Monday, March 17, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Glassblower Nicholas Kekic will be the guest speaker at Springfield Town Library’s annual meeting, set for April 2 at 6:30 p.m. Kekic, the owner of Tsuga Studios in Chester, Vt., is a third-generation glassblower. He sells his work nationwide and also exhibits in local venues, …

Vt. Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder in 2008 Killing

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

White River Junction — What started as a misdemeanor simple assault charge for a Springfield, Vt., man related to the 2008 shooting death of Vincent Tamburello Jr. has been changed to second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Deputy Franklin County State’s Attorney John …

Letter: What Do Politicians Know of Health Care?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

To the Editor: I read with amusement Chuck Gregory’s attack on John McLaughry and his views on health care (Forum, Feb. 28). I know John. He is an intelligent, compassionate individual who does his research. His qualifications to speak on this issue are impressive. When an individual cannot …

Fishing Brothers in Windsor

Monday, March 3, 2014

Brothers Edward Goodspeed, of Springfield, Vt, left, and Bill Goodspeed, of Wilder disassemble, their auger while fishing on Lake Runnemede in Windsor on Sunday. The pair said they try to get together to fish monthly throughout the year. …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 23, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cottage Hospital Official Is ‘CEO to Know’ Woodsville — Maria Ryan, CEO of Cottage Hospital, has been named to a list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know,” compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review. Rural health care leaders face …

Women’s Club Contest to Honor Teens’ Acts of Kindness

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Windsor — A local women’s club says it’s time to honor teenagers who do “simple acts of kindness.” The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Southern Windsor County is accepting nominations of students at Green Mountain, Hartford, Springfield, and Windsor high schools. “Every day, hundreds of teens go …

Woman Pleads Guilty to a Lesser Charge in Fatal Accident

Thursday, February 13, 2014

White River Junction — A Springfield, Vt., woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a downgraded charge of negligent operation in a February 2012 accident that left another Springfield woman dead. Ling Wang, 50, had previously been charged with gross …

Patricia L. Barton

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reading, Vt. — Patricia L. Barton, 56, died at her home on Saturday evening, Feb. 8, 2014, in Reading. Pat was born on Sept. 16, 1957, in Hanover, N.H. the daughter of David and Edna (Townsend) Luce. Pat graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1975. She worked …