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Turning Point employee Brandy Cheney speaks candidly about growing up with an alcohol addiction and becoming free from the addiction while talking to sixth-graders during their health class at Hartland Elementary school in Hartland, Vt., on Jan. 8, 2015. 
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Valley Parents: After Getting Sober, Brandy Cheney Counsels Young People

Friday, February 5, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — The turning point for Brandy Cheney came on a summer night in 2014, when she hopped into her car to pick up a relative, even though she was intoxicated. The Bellows Falls police pulled her over and charged her with DUI. Cheney, now 24, had grown up in a family where addiction was common. She had joined the Army after graduating from high school and managed to stay clean for a while. But when she broke her back during a training exercise and was prescribed Oxycontin, her life quickly spiralled downward. And then there was the DUI, which she describes as a …

Volunteer Spotlight: New Women’s Club Seeks Members

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Windsor — A fledgling women’s club is looking for new members. Like the international organization it belongs to, the General Federation of Women’s Club of Southern Windsor County focuses on domestic violence awareness and prevention. Recently, the club put together two dozen personal care kits for victims of domestic violence and for people …

Carol Ann Wing

Friday, January 29, 2016

Springfield, Vt. — Carol Ann Wing, 71 of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, following a brief illness. Born in 1944 in Jamaica, N.Y., to Laurence and Evelyn Wilson, Carol grew up in Rockville Center, N.Y. Carol graduated from DePauw University in 1966, majoring in education and minoring in music. She later earned a master’s degree in education at Adelphi University. …

CRPT Talks Trails at Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hanover — Spur trails, new campsites and incorporating the Appalachian Trail were some of the topics discussed at the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail annual meeting Tuesday at Howe Library. The CRPT, a series of access points and primitive campsites spanning the trail’s source in northern New Hampshire to …

Film Student Video Highlights Black River Volunteers

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — A volunteer group that’s been working for 15 years to clean up the Black River is featured in a new YouTube video. Dartmouth College film students Alex Moushey, Katie Toal and Lily Morrison created the 10-minute documentary outlining the mission of the Black River Action …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 29, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Dartmouth Cardiologist Will Lead Medical Society Hanover — John R. Butterly, a cardiologist and a professor of medicine at Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been elected president of …

Mental Health Agency Lays Off a Dozen

Friday, November 20, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The nonprofit agency designated by the state of Vermont to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment in communities in Windsor and Windham counties laid off 12 employees this week. Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont Inc. Chief Executive George Karabakakis announced the …

National Chain Applies to Buy Five Vermont Nursing Homes

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A national nursing home chain that is facing U.S. Justice Department charges of fraud and inadequate staffing is seeking regulators’ approval for its purchase of five Vermont homes, an acquisition that would make it the largest nursing home operator in Vermont and New Hampshire. A certificate of need …

Priscilla R. Bean

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Priscilla R. Bean 92, passed away on Friday evening, Nov. 6, 2015, at Valley View Home in Fairlee, Vt. She was born April 7, 1923, in Springfield, Vt. the daughter of Lewis E. and Isabel (Smith) Rumrill. She attended Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer …

Susan Wickenden Hunter

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Susan Wickenden Hunter died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Amherst, Mass., due to complications of a neurological disease which she had borne with bravery and good humor for the past eleven months. A Memorial Service will be held for Susan on Sunday, Nov. …

Susan Wickenden Hunter

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Susan Wickenden Hunter died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Amherst, Mass. due to complications of a neurological disease, which she had borne following a year-long struggle with neurological disease, which she had borne with bravery and good humor for the past eleven months. …

Claremont Man Rescued in Car Fire

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Two passers-by from Maryland rescued a 66-year-old Claremont man from a fiery crash on Interstate 91 northbound early Friday morning in Springfield, according to a news release from Vermont State Police. Gene Farnham was pulled …