Springfield, VT

Maria Kepler, left, and Lucia Kepler shop at the Good Buy Store on Hartford Avenue in White River Junction. Melanie Hammond photograph

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 unmet needs in our area is actually for baby care and personal care products,” Tonia White, director of SEVCA’s network of Good …

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 in Springfield,Vt. He was a successful business owner in Franklin county. He was an avid …

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 holiday tale in the children’s room, organizers said. It will also feature a raffle with …

Volunteer Spotlight: A Long Ride to Help Fellow Veterans

Sunday, July 6, 2014

White River Junction — More than a decade has passed since Larry Daigle started traveling from his home in Granville, N.Y., to White River Junction to volunteer with Friends of Veterans. It’s a long drive — 80 miles …

Upper Valley Students Score Well in Vermont Business Plan Competition

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Several local students were among the winners of a competition that challenges young people to develop their own creative business plans. Makayla Smith and Taylor Rocke, who attended River Valley Technical Center, won second place overall in the Vermont Rural Entrepreneurship Through Action Learning High …

Forum, June 29: The Science of Fluoride; Lebanon’s July 4th Offerings; Executive Orders

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Scientifically Sound Decision To the Editor: As a member of the Hartford Selectboard, I read the recent editorial on Hartford’s decision about fluoride with particular interest (“Hartford Brushes Off Fluoridation Science,” June 22). The editor’s claim that the Selectboard did not “wish to go to the trouble …

Blood Drive Memorializes Slain Veteran

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — An American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday will honor the late Army Sgt. Kevin Sheehan. Sheehan, who grew up in Springfield, was killed in combat in Iraq on May 25, 2004, at age 36. The blood drive has been organized by his widow, Heather Sheehan, …

Jeanne C. Vatne

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Jeanne Claire (Gamlin) Vatne, 83, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was born in Florence, Mass., on Sept. 25, 1930, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Shirtcliff) Gamlin. Jeanne grew up in Greenfield, Mass., and graduated from St. …

Judge OKs Bail For Bolaski

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

White River Junction — A Windsor Superior Court judge has ruled that Kyle Bolaski, the Springfield, Vt., man whose second-degree murder conviction was overturned by the Vermont Supreme Court, can be released on $100,000 bail with conditions as he awaits a new trial. The decision issued by Judge …

Vt. Shooting Suspect Held Without Bail

Saturday, June 14, 2014

White River Junction — A New Jersey man is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to four charges relating to a violent altercation Wednesday in Springfield, Vt., that police say involved a dispute over heroin and resulted in one man being shot and injuries to two …

2 Charged In Vermont Shooting

Friday, June 13, 2014

White River Junction — A shooting incident in Springfield, Vt., that injured a convicted drug dealer and wounded two other people was triggered by a dispute over heroin, according to court documents. Authorities said Leon Jiggetts, 26, of …

In Chester, Vt., Shooting, Bail for Bolaski Still Unclear

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

White River Junction — Kyle Bolaski is likely to spend another couple of weeks in jail, but his parents are still hopeful that their son, who is charged with second-degree murder but has said the shooting was in …

Darlene Fitzherbert

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Weathersfield, Vt. — Darlene Fitzherbert, 52, a long time resident of Springfield, Vt. later residing in Weathersfield, passed away at Mt. Ascutney Hospice, in the early morning of Tuesday, May 20, 2014, following a courageous and graceful battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her brothers and close …