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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 Jiggetts, 26, of Newark, N.J., is charged with attempted second-degree murder and three other felonies related to the shooting, in which police …

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 Springfield High School class of 1953. On Dec. 31, 1955, she married John J. Dzewaltowski …

A Life: Janice S. Johnson, 1947-2014; 'The Tougher They Were, the Harder She Worked to Help Them'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Windsor — A consummate teacher, avid crafter and dedicated volunteer, Janice “Jan” Johnson was quick to share her gifts with others. For Johnson’s colleagues, friends, and relatives, a wedding or the birth of a baby meant a handmade present from the longtime Windsor resident. And Johnson also knitted for a nonprofit that collects …

Glassblower Featured at Springfield Library Meeting

Monday, March 17, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Glassblower Nicholas Kekic will be the guest speaker at Springfield Town Library’s annual meeting, set for April 2 at 6:30 p.m. Kekic, the owner of Tsuga Studios in Chester, Vt., is a third-generation glassblower. He sells his work nationwide and also exhibits in local venues, …

Vt. Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder in 2008 Killing

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

White River Junction — What started as a misdemeanor simple assault charge for a Springfield, Vt., man related to the 2008 shooting death of Vincent Tamburello Jr. has been changed to second-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison. Deputy Franklin County State’s Attorney John …

Letter: What Do Politicians Know of Health Care?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

To the Editor: I read with amusement Chuck Gregory’s attack on John McLaughry and his views on health care (Forum, Feb. 28). I know John. He is an intelligent, compassionate individual who does his research. His qualifications to speak on this issue are impressive. When an individual cannot …

Fishing Brothers in Windsor

Monday, March 3, 2014

Brothers Edward Goodspeed, of Springfield, Vt, left, and Bill Goodspeed, of Wilder disassemble, their auger while fishing on Lake Runnemede in Windsor on Sunday. The pair said they try to get together to fish monthly throughout the year. …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 23, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cottage Hospital Official Is ‘CEO to Know’ Woodsville — Maria Ryan, CEO of Cottage Hospital, has been named to a list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know,” compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review. Rural health care leaders face …

Women’s Club Contest to Honor Teens’ Acts of Kindness

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Windsor — A local women’s club says it’s time to honor teenagers who do “simple acts of kindness.” The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Southern Windsor County is accepting nominations of students at Green Mountain, Hartford, Springfield, and Windsor high schools. “Every day, hundreds of teens go …

Woman Pleads Guilty to a Lesser Charge in Fatal Accident

Thursday, February 13, 2014

White River Junction — A Springfield, Vt., woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a downgraded charge of negligent operation in a February 2012 accident that left another Springfield woman dead. Ling Wang, 50, had previously been charged with gross …

Patricia L. Barton

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reading, Vt. — Patricia L. Barton, 56, died at her home on Saturday evening, Feb. 8, 2014, in Reading. Pat was born on Sept. 16, 1957, in Hanover, N.H. the daughter of David and Edna (Townsend) Luce. Pat graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1975. She worked …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Feb. 5

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty To Obstruction Charge, Gets Furlough Hartford — A 20-year-old Hartford man, who had already spent a month in prison, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice last month over an incident in which shots were fired into a Hartford resident’s bedroom. Joseph O’Keefe pleaded guilty to …

Calling All Ham Radio Operators: Springfield Radio Fest is Saturday

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — A free amateur radio swap fest is set for Saturday from 9 a.m.–noon at the First Congregational Church, 77 Main St. The event is sponsored by the Connecticut Valley FM Association and supported by the American Radio Relay League. “Hams” are invited to set up …