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Danielle Drown, hospital diversion case manager, left, and Amanda Higgins, administrative and operations coordinator, help Julian Emerson, of South Ryegate, Vt., with a sentence outline assignment for his college work during Emerson's appointment at the Clara Martin Center in Bradford, Vt., on Sept. 27, 2014. Emerson, who has been coming to the Clara Martin Center for several years, is writing one of his college papers on the issue of access to mental health resources in rural areas. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap

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 Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna a few days after she was forced to wait in a emergency room until a psychiatric …

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 she’s seen a lot of gang activity and drug sales. She traces much of the …

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 lived the past 50 years in Vermont. Paul worked at Bryant Corporation as a quality …

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 …

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 …