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The action of a Dungeon and Dragons game is interspersed with jokes and playful ribbing at Dragon Maze Gaming Center in Newport, N.H., on April 8, 2014. "We kind of make it our own within the confines of the game," said Dragon Maze co-owner Reggie DuBois, who serves as Dungeon Master to help guide the unique story that develops within each campaign. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Battling Dragons in Newport: Gamers Gather to Play, Slay ... And Stay All Day

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Newport, N.H. — Business owners usually have a pretty good idea of what time they’ll lock up shop on a given night. But not Paul DuBois and Reggie DuBois, brothers who own a gaming center on North Main Street. “A role-playing game has no beginning and end,” Reggie DuBois said. People don’t go home because they slew the dragon. “They …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Man Rescued from Black River In Springfield, Vt. Springfield, Vt. — A man was rescued from the Black River Tuesday morning. Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson said the man, who was not identified, went in the water around 7 a.m. and was unable to return because of the swift current. He ended up perched on a boulder about 70 feet from shore. The …

Prescription Drug Take-Back Set for April 26

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A free, anonymous drug take-back day will take place on April 26 across Windsor County. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. and locally, and a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends. The no-questions-asked “take-back” will enable residents to help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired and unwanted …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 24, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

HCRS Leader to Retire Springfield, Vt. ­— After 17 years at the helm, Judith Hayward, CEO of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, will retire, effective June 30, 2014. Allen Dougherty, board president, announced the retirement at HCRS’ annual …

Letter: In Defense of Our Representatives

Monday, November 18, 2013

To the Editor: In response to “Voters Need to Pay Attention” (Nov. 10), I would like to point out that the people in Springfield, Vt., who know our representatives know that they are very much in touch with the voters. They are accessible and spend an inordinate amount …

Fire Decimates Furniture Maker

Friday, November 15, 2013

Springfield, Vt. — A fine furniture maker lost his woodworking shop and his livelihood early Wednesday in a fire that also damaged his 18th century home. David Heinz, who lives at 316 Parker Hill Road, was awakened around 6:30 a.m. by a passer-by on his way to work. …

Letter: An Alternative to Bullying

Friday, November 15, 2013

To the Editor: The story about 300-pound football player Richie Incognito and his travails has struck me as very ironic. Recently reported in the media as a “bully,” Incognito appears to have a history of troublesome, confusing and sometimes violent relationships with teammates, opponents and others. The term …

Ernest J Guerin

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Enfield, N.H. — Ernest J Guerin, 78, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at home surrounded by family. He was born Aug. 14, 1935 in Chateaugay, N.Y., A son of Joseph and Mary (Lawrence) Guerin. Ernest and his beloved wife Marie LaBombard Guerin of fifty-five years were married January …

Biomass Plant Suffers Setback During Review

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

North Springfield, Vt. — In a major blow to the proposed North Springfield biomass electric generating plant, a hearing officer for the Vermont Public Service Board has recommended that the project be denied a state certificate of public good. In a 124-page ruling released late Friday afternoon, PSB …

Letter: Voters Need to Pay Attention

Sunday, November 10, 2013

To the Editor: There is no question in my mind that many of us are enduring hard times. I recently discovered a fact about Vermont’s state representatives concerning their daily food reimbursement. Vermont representatives receive $61 daily for food on top of their salary. I could not believe …

Man Sentenced For Child Sex Assault

Thursday, October 31, 2013

White River Junction — When Peter Gusha was asked if he had anything to say after he was sentenced to five years in prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting a Hartland girl, he simply said, “I’m sorry. I’m very …

Ethel Mary (Martin ) Pfenning

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Springfield, Vt. — Ethel Mary (Martin ) Pfenning, 65, passed away Tuesday morning Oct. 22, 2013, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Jan. 31, 1948, in Claremont, N.H. the daughter of Charles William and Lillian Alice (Laporte) Martin. She was employed at …

Edward J. Raynor

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lancaster, N.H. — Edward J. Raynor, 72, passed away in his sleep Sunday morning, Oct. 20, 2013, at Country Village Genesis Eldercare Center, Lancaster, after a long illness. Mr. Raynor was born in Canaan, N.H. on July 21, 1941, the son of Albert and Rose (Geebe) Raynor. He …