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Plea Deal Dropped for Springfield, Vt., Man

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

White River Junction — After announcing that plans for a plea deal had crumbled, lawyers made plans in court Tuesday to move toward a trial in the case of a Springfield, Vt., man charged in connection with a 2008 shooting death in Windsor County. Timothy Arbuckle, 33, pleaded not guilty in March to charges that he committed second-degree murder by acting as an accessory to Kyle Bolaski in the death …

Self-Guided Garden Tours Include Windsor County

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Five gardens in Vermont’s Windham and Windsor counties will be open to the public for self-guided tours on Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tours, held rain or shine, include vegetable gardens, English-inspired garden rooms and an artist’s studio. Visitors may begin at any of the locations. Cider Hill Gardens & Art Gallery, owned by Sarah and Gary Milek, contains …

Man Involved in Springfield, Vt., Shooting Misses Arraignment

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

White River Junction — Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a New Jersey man for allegedly possessing heroin and cocaine at the time that he was shot in Springfield, Vt., in June. Joseph Atkinson, of Union City, N.J., who will turn 20 on Thursday, did not appear at Windsor Superior Court on Tuesday for his scheduled arraignment on the drug charges. A …

The Black River’s Best Friend

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Graduation speeches and other motivational talks often urge listeners to find their passion. But as sometimes happens, Springfield resident Kelly Stettner’s passion found her. And it changed her life. 6:15 a.m. Just past dawn on …

RiverSweep, Stormwater Expo Coming In September

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — The Black River Action Team will sponsor two events next month. The 15th annual RiverSweep is set for Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers in Springfield can register and pick up work gloves and trash bags at the Citizen’s Bank drive-up in the …

Water Testing, Other BRAT Activities

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — The Black River Action Team may be best known for its annual cleanup of the Black River, but its programs include everything from recycling fishing line to water testing. Initially, Kelly Stettner, the nonprofit’s founder, had been reluctant to get involved with the testing. “There’s …

New Staff Members Join HCRS in Hartford, Springfield, Vt.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Several new employees recently joined the staff of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services. Terrisa Clark has joined the agency’s Windsor office as a community outreach specialist. New employees in the Hartford office are Tyler Hain and Emily Puffer, both of whom have taken case manager …

Man in Springfield Shooting Charged After Note Found

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

White River Junction — One of the men involved in the June 11 Springfield, Vt., shooting that injured a convicted drug dealer has been charged with writing a letter in jail to one of his accomplices in an attempt to have him change his statement to police. Leon …

Arlene Dzewaltowski

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Arlene Dzewaltowski, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield. She was born May 24, 1935 in Springfield, Vt. the daughter of Wallace V. and Mary M. ( Klementowicz ) Lovell. She attended Springfield Schools and graduated from …

A Life: Janice S. Johnson, 1947-2014; 'The Tougher They Were, the Harder She Worked to Help Them'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Windsor — A consummate teacher, avid crafter and dedicated volunteer, Janice “Jan” Johnson was quick to share her gifts with others. For Johnson’s colleagues, friends, and relatives, a wedding or the birth of a baby meant a handmade …

Amy J. Parent

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Topsham, Vt. — Amy J. Parent, 43 died on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a short illness. She was born April 9, 1971 in Springfield, Vt. the daughter of Robert Baker and Theresa “Terry” (Carpenter) Carty. She attended school in …

Springfield Library Book Sale Will Feature 10,000 Volumes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — About 10,000 books, as well as audio and visual materials, will be featured at the town library’s annual book sale on July 19. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the former National Guard Armory on Fairground Road, next to …

Volunteer Spotlight: A Long Ride to Help Fellow Veterans

Sunday, July 6, 2014

White River Junction — More than a decade has passed since Larry Daigle started traveling from his home in Granville, N.Y., to White River Junction to volunteer with Friends of Veterans. It’s a long drive — 80 miles …