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Terry Wing embraces Springfield police officer Doug Johnston during a community vigil held in memory of Wing's son, Wesley, on South Street in Springfield, Vt., on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Wing was shot on South Street on April 18, 2015, and later died from his injuries. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Residents Still in Fear After Vigil Held for Springfield, Vt., Shooting Victim

Monday, April 27, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Residents on Sunday evening held a vigil near the site of last week’s fatal shooting on South Street, lending support to the family of Wesley Wing and pledging to address the challenges of drugs and violence facing their town. About 200 people lit candles in the twilight, assembled in a semicircle less than 30 yards from where …

At the Hospitals: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Conference at DHMC Explores Child Abuse Issues Lebanon — A recent professional conference at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center explored the issue of child abuse, including its connection to medical costs. Three Twin State professionals were honored at the April 9 event for their efforts to prevent child abuse. A collaboration between Children’s Hospital at …

Suspect in Fatal Springfield, Vt., Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

Saturday, April 25, 2015

White River Junction — A 30-year-old man who eluded police for five days pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a father of four in Springfield, Vt., last weekend. Gregory A. Smith, acting through his public defender at Windsor Superior Court, waived his right …

At the Hospitals: Jan. 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

HCRS Recognizes Staff At Annual Meeting Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services recently presented length of service and other awards to employees and community partners. Lynn Boyle, field services director for the Vermont Agency of Human Services, received the agency’s annual Community Partnership Award for being …

Subzero Temperatures Hamper All-Day Firefighting Effort as Former Ascutney Lodge Burns

Friday, January 9, 2015

Brownsville — Dozens of firefighters braved subzero temperatures on Thursday to fight a fire that gutted the base lodge of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort. Frigid weather froze hoses and wore down firefighters, hindering efforts to extinguish the …

Alan Sprague

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Warren, N.H. — Alan Sprague, 56, of Lake Tarleton Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Alan was born on Jan. 27, 1958, in Springfield, Vt., to Howard D. and Corinne E. (Estey) Sprague. He was a 1976 graduate of the Springfield …

At the Hospitals: Jan. 4, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

HCRS Names Adult Services Director Springfield, Vt. — Katherine Cook has been named director of the Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services program at Health Care and Rehabilitation Services . Cook joined HCRS last July as director of …

Engagement: Tarbell — Russell

Sunday, January 4, 2015

North Springfield, Vt. — Martha and Troy Tarbell, of North Springfield, Vt., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Meegan A. Tarbell, to Derreck Russell. The bride-to-be graduated from Springfield High School in 2007 and earned a bachelors …

SEVCA Seeks Personal Care Items

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hartford — This holiday season, Southeastern Vermont Community Action is collecting personal care items for families in need. “A lot of people think about donating food at this time, but it turns out that one of the biggest …

Everett B. Snide

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

South Deerfield, Mass. — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Everett B. Snide, age 71, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. He was born in Springfield, Vt., on Jan. 29,1943, the son of the late Leon Snide and Margret St. Sauver. He attended schools …

Springfield, Vt., Sets Open House

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Springfield Vt. — A holiday open house is set for Dec. 12, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Springfield Town Library. The event will include snacks, a free children’s raffle, hot spiced cider and music provided by the Comtu Chamber Players. Children’s Librarian Cheryl Cox will read a favorite …

Vermont Watershed Network Gets Grant to Document Work

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A network of 25 organizations that work to protect the health of Vermont’s watersheds has received a $7,500 grant to report on its members’ accomplishments. Watersheds United Vermont, through its fiscal sponsor the Vermont River Conservancy, will use the report to “help build a groundswell of public and …

When Your Little Pet Wants One, Too

Friday, November 7, 2014

S pringfield, Vt. — Shelley Howard was filling out a volunteer application last year at Springfield Humane Society when a little white dog leapt onto her lap. Isis, who is possibly a poodle, was being treated for Lyme …