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Springfield, VT

Springfield Hospital Pleads Case

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montpelier — Executives of Springfield Hospital told a hearing of the Green Mountain Care Board on Tuesday that the hospital was on track to post a $1 million operating loss in the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, then faced skeptical questioning about the hospital’s request for a 5.1 percent revenue increase. “If I give you this money, what does it get me in the next 10 years?” Al Gobeille, …

Springfield, Vt., Expo Focus Is Stormwater

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — A daylong expo next month in Springfield is designed to help landowners and others manage stormwater on their properties. “Slowing the Storm Surge,” sponsored by the Black River Action Team and the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, is set for Sept. 20, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, 390 River St. The rain date is Sept. 27. “We’ve …

Plea Deal Dropped for Springfield, Vt., Man

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

White River Junction — After announcing that plans for a plea deal had crumbled, lawyers made plans in court Tuesday to move toward a trial in the case of a Springfield, Vt., man charged in connection with a 2008 shooting death in Windsor County. Timothy Arbuckle, 33, pleaded not guilty in March to charges that he committed second-degree murder by acting as an …

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 …

Guy G. “Hutch” Hutchinson

Friday, May 2, 2014

Wauseon, Ohio — Guy G. “Hutch” Hutchinson, age 69, of Wauseon and formerly of Springfield, Vt., passed away late Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in his home following an extended illness. Prior to his retirement he had worked for the former Bryant Grinder Corp. in Springfield as a Service …

Letter: Guard Against Patent ‘Trolls’

Friday, April 25, 2014

To the Editor: We have been lucky in Vermont. Our governor, Legislature, attorney general and congressional delegation have all shown that they get it. They understand that patent abuse, where poorly worded patents are used in what amount to legal extortion schemes, damages Vermont businesses. Patent abuse, perpetrated …

Letter: Spreading Fear About Single-Payer

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To the Editor: Megan McArdle’s piece (“Vermont Single-Payer: Show Me the Money,” April 17) about the unaffordability of universal health care is way off the mark. If Vermont were its own country, it would rank 20th in per-capita GDP — $38,198, according to data from the Central Intelligence …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 27

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Three in Upper Valley Charged With Medicaid Fraud Woodstock — Three Upper Valley residents were among four people arraigned separately Tuesday on charges of Medicaid fraud related to in-home care services that allegedly were never provided, according to …

Leon P. Tessier

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Leon P. Tessier, 81, passed away unexpectedly on Monday evening, March 17, 2014, at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Vt. He was born July 23, 1932, in St. Albans, Vt. the son of Leon A. and Florence ( Joyal ) Tessier. He graduated from Brigham …

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, …