Springfield, VT

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Exploring the ‘Cool Science’

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Comfortable temperatures and, with luck, some vacation time, make summer the perfect season to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But don’t forget life after the sun goes down. Star parties and viewings at local observatories offer a good chance to kick back and look up. And chances are, you’ll receive an enthusiastic welcome. Erek Alper, a Dartmouth graduate student in physics and astronomy, looks forward to the “big Q and A” sessions that break out at the college’s Shattuck Observatory on Observatory Road. Students, couples on a date night, families with kids — all sorts of people show up during public viewing hours. And …

New HCRS CEO Also Has Deferred Compensation Package

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont, in the wake of controversy about the deferred compensation package it arranged for longtime and now former Chief Executive Judith Hayward, is salting away money for her successor. Disclosure earlier this year that Hayward had collected $686,000 — funded through three annual contributions of $150,000 and a fourth of $200,000 — prompted …

Paul Putnam

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Paul Putnam passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015, peacefully in the early morning hours. He was born on May 19, 1961, in Springfield, Vt. Son of Roberta and Arthur Putnam, Paul graduated from Green Mountain Union High School, class of 1979. Paul was a self-employed carpenter for over 25 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting with his son, …

Perkinsville Woman Rejoins Air Patrol; Mom Swears Her In

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Edith R. Fellows, of Perkinsville, was recently sworn back into the Civil Air Patrol by her mother, Maj. Kathleen R. Fellows. Edith Fellows, an international security specialist, first joined the Catamount Composite Squadron nearly two …

Roger P. Chalifour

Friday, February 20, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Roger P. Chalifour, 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield. He was born in Berlin, N.H. on Nov. 23, 1935, the son of John and Leda (Florida) Chalifour and had lived in Claremont from 1941 until 1993. …

Sunk

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Trent Briere, 14, of Springfield, Vt., digs his grandfather’s snow machine from a bank along Route 12 in Charlestown on Monday. Briere, who is staying with his grandparents during school vacation, said he wanted to surprise them by …

Heroin Operation Alleged: 2 Upper Valley Men Face Trafficking Charges

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

White River Junction — Two Upper Valley residents have pleaded not guilty to felony charges after authorities allege they were transporting 1,100 bags of heroin from Massachusetts when police pulled them over in Springfield, Vt. Walter Emery, 20, …

No Static at All

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Above: Peter Kelleher, of Cavendish, Vt., takes a closer look at a solid-state motor designed and built by Steve Kempe, of Springfield, Vt., at the Connecticut Valley FM Association’s Amateur Radio Swap Fest at Veterans of Foreign Affairs …

Brian Martin

Monday, February 2, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Brian Martin, 63, died suddenly at home on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. His wife and son were present at the time. Brian was born in Springfield, Vt. on Nov 4, 1951. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1969. He then attended Paul Smiths College …

Robert Newell Eames

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Charlestown, N.H. — It is somehow fitting that Bob at age 69, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2015, shortly after his idol, Joe Cocker, who had also succumbed to lung cancer. In 1958 Bob moved to Springfield, Vt. from Mansfield, Mass. with his parents, Leonard and Shirley …

Project Search Meetings Set

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lebanon — A school-to-work program for people with cognitive and physical disabilities will hold three informational meetings this winter. Project Search provides employment and education opportunities to people with disabilities. The program is for students in their last year of high school eligibility. Those interested in applying to …

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 …