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Danielle Drown, hospital diversion case manager, left, and Amanda Higgins, administrative and operations coordinator, help Julian Emerson, of South Ryegate, Vt., with a sentence outline assignment for his college work during Emerson's appointment at the Clara Martin Center in Bradford, Vt., on Sept. 27, 2014. Emerson, who has been coming to the Clara Martin Center for several years, is writing one of his college papers on the issue of access to mental health resources in rural areas. 
Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Randolph — For evidence of the failings and limitations of the network of public and private providers that deliver mental health care in Vermont, look at the headlines. In recent months, there were stories of the suicide of Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna a few days after she was forced to wait in a emergency room until a psychiatric …

Springfield Strives To Keep Streets Safe

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — The town of Springfield has been considering an anti-loitering ordinance to help keep drugs and criminal activity off the streets. Those efforts have led to a broader discussion of the town’s problems. Sitting in the Jenny Wren Café on Springfield’s Main Street, Kimberly Bombria said she’s seen a lot of gang activity and drug sales. She traces much of the …

Paul Nelson Schofield, Sr.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Paul, 90, died at home in Springfield on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Born June 25, 1924, in Bethel, Conn. the son of Thomas and Annie (Weston) Schofield. He served in the Navy and a veteran of World War II. He married Alice Florence Jennings, and lived the past 50 years in Vermont. Paul worked at Bryant Corporation as a quality …

Eugene Norman Duffy

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Eugene Norman Duffy, 97, passed away on Thursday morning at the Mt. Ascutney Health Care Center in Windsor, Vt. He was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Saxonville, Mass. the son of James P. and Mildred B. (Norman) Duffy. His childhood was spent in Lebanon, N.H. …

Vt. Supreme Court Orders New Bolaski Bail Hearing

Friday, May 23, 2014

White River Junction — The state Supreme Court has ordered a new bail hearing for Kyle Bolaski, who is awaiting a new trial after the Supreme Court overturned his second-degree murder conviction last month. Bolaski, 30, of Springfield, …

W. Lebanon Residents Report High Level of Bear Activity

Thursday, May 22, 2014

West Lebanon — Linda and Gary White own one of the biggest dogs in town, a 1-year-old English mastiff named Atticus who stands about 3 feet tall and weighs 140 pounds. But Atticus almost looks tiny compared to …

At the Hospitals: May 18, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Gifford Breaks Ground On Senior Living Community Randolph Center — Gifford Medical Center recently broke ground on a senior living community. For more than two years, Gifford has been working to gain approvals and move forward with the …

Ruling Doesn’t Affect 2nd Suspect’s Charges

Friday, May 16, 2014

White River Junction — The state Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn a murder conviction in a 2008 shooting death in Chester, Vt., won’t affect the charges against a second defendant in the case, the prosecutor said. Timothy J. Arbuckle, 33, is charged with second-degree murder in the …

Friends of Frogs, Savers of Salamanders: A Helping Hand for Amphibians Crossing the Road

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Whether they’re carrying toads across busy streets or tracking down vernal pools, for those trying to protect amphibians and their habitat, timing is key. “Big nights,” when the animals migrate en masse, are difficult to predict. But on …

Springfield, Vt., Woman Wins Environmental Award

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — A Springfield volunteer who led efforts to clean up the Black River in southeastern Vermont recently received an environmental award from Green Mountain Power. Kelly Stettner, who founded the Black River Action Team, was selected …

Judge: Man to Remain in Prison Ahead of New Trial in 2008 Shooting

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

White River Junction — David and Kathy Bolaski had just arrived in Kentucky to visit their son, Kyle, in prison last month when he called to let them know the news: The Vermont Supreme Court had overturned his …

Virginia Mary Alden

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Virginia Mary Alden, a life-long student of the Great Questions, went to meet her God, Answerer of all Questions, when she passed peaceably, Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the age of 93. Born in Lancaster, N.H. to William and Sarah Alden, Sept. 17, 1920, Virgina …

Evered W. “Giz” Hinkley

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Weathersfield, Vt. — Evered W. “Giz” Hinkley, 82, a longtime resident of Weathersfield, passed away Friday evening, May 2, 2014, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born May 18, 1931 in Weathersfield, the son of Harland A. and Maybelle (Danforth) Hinkley. He …