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During her final prom, Leah Wright turns away from her date, C-Jay, not knowing he was trying to give her a kiss, at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Ma., on June 5, 2014. C-Jay was eventually able to "steal" a kiss that night, and Leah gave a bashful grin. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

‘She Really Is Our Hero’: Windsor Family Works to Build Strong Foundation for Special-Needs Daughter

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Windsor — With dinnertime approaching in the Wright household, Leah, 22, was tapped to pick the menu. Would she like chicken, or hot dogs and hamburgers, her father, Rob Wright, asked. “Hot dogs and hamburgers,” said Leah, who had been in the hospital with stomach problems earlier in the week. “Are you sure you feel like eating all that?” her …

Online Auction Benefits Norman Williams Library

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Woodstock — An online auction to benefit Norman Williams Public Library is underway at www.32auctions.com/nwpl. The prizes include a week in an Arizona vacation home, a week in Puerto Rico, a three-day weekend in a New York City apartment and a golf trip to Naples, Fla. Bidders can also vie for a scenic flight for two, a year-long membership to Green Mountain Horse …

Arthur Florian Shumski

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Central City, Pa. — Arthur Florian Shumski, of Central City, native of Vermont, passed away comfortably Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, while surrounded by family. Born June 20, 1934. Predeceased by his parents, Lena and Stanley Shumski; brother, Hendry “Hank” Shumski; and grandson, Ryan Roberts. Survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Jane S. Shumski, Central City; brothers, Anthony Shumski, East Amherst, N.Y., …

Springfield, Vt., Expo Focus Is Stormwater

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — A daylong expo next month in Springfield is designed to help landowners and others manage stormwater on their properties. “Slowing the Storm Surge,” sponsored by the Black River Action Team and the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, is set for Sept. 20, from 9 a.m.-noon, at …

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 …

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 …

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 …