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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 swift current. He ended up perched on a boulder about 70 feet from shore. The Swift Water Rescue team of Southern Vermont, …

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 prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired and unwanted …

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 a news release from the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. Theresa Ambrose, 55, of Springfield, Vt., …

Jailed Man Faces New Charge

Saturday, June 22, 2013

White River Junction — A 29-year-old Springfield, Vt., man pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice as authorities allege he tried to get witnesses to file conflicting statements regarding a pending attempted murder charge against him. According to …

Playing Is Their Passion

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Churches often feature organists or pianists who play during services, and these musicians come from all walks of life. One Upper Valley accompanist grew up surrounded by Episcopalian hymns; another played throughout his childhood and during his decades-long …

Volunteers Needed for River Cleanup

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Springfield, Vt. — Groups and individuals are needed to help with an annual cleanup of the Connecticut River watershed. Volunteers are needed to help out before, during and after the “Source to Sea Cleanup” on Oct. 4 and 5. Tasks include scouting potential trash sites, acting as a …

Man Sues Springfield School District in Alleged Racist Incident

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Springfield, Vt. — A parent has filed a federal lawsuit against the Springfield, Vt. School District, alleging that a teacher’s aide uttered a racist slur and threatened violence against his sixth grade son, and that fellow staffers did not follow school policies in reporting the incident. The allegations …

W. Windsor Game Warden Honored

Sunday, May 19, 2013

West Windsor — Stephen Majeski, of West Windsor, was recently named Vermont State Game Warden of the Year. A state game warden for eight years, Majeski received the award from Gov. Peter Shumlin on May 16 in Montpelier. …

HCRS Earns Joint Commission Recognition

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Springfield, Vt. — Springfield, Vt.-based Health Care and Rehabilitation Services has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for three years. It is the only state-designated community mental health agency in Vermont to receive the accreditation, HCRS said in a news release last week. The nonprofit provides …

Classmates Gear Up for Alumni Parade Season

Monday, May 20, 2013

By the time high school graduation rolls around, most students are ready to escape their boxy brick schools for a wide open future. But before too long, they start thinking about going back to their old school. And …

Family Sues Gun Shop, Gun Makers

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Keene, N.H. — The family of a Springfield, Vt., man who died when a revolver he accidentally dropped fired a bullet that struck him in the head has sued the shop where he purchased the weapon and several gun manufacturers, claiming a faulty safety mechanism allowed the discharge. …

New Trial Sought in Vermont Murder; Lawyers Argue Jury Denied Evidence

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Montpelier — Two years after watching a jury convict their son of murder, David and Kathy Bolaski stood outside the hushed chamber of the Vermont Supreme Court last week, hoping that a 15-minute argument that had just been …

Blue Skies

Friday, April 12, 2013

Raiford Douglas of Chester, Vt., tramps down grass silage in Springfield, Vt., earlier this week. Douglas has cows nearby at Roma-Way Farm in Chester. (Valley News - Libby March) …