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Springfield, VT

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 control technician, where he retired from. He …

Assistance for Laid-Off Springfield Workers Is Topic of Meeting

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Workers hit by layoffs at a Springfield manufacturing company may be eligible for special assistance, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Affected employees of Precision Contract Manufacturing, including onsite leased workers from Westaff and Tri State Professionals, are invited to an informational meeting Monday at 10 a.m. at 307 South St., Room B118, Springfield. Those who have been laid …

Shirley C. White

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Charlestown, N.H. — Shirley C. White, 81, passed away on Thursday afternoon Sept. 11, 2014, at the Elmwood Center in Claremont, N.H. She was born May 8, 1933 in Rutland, Vt., the daughter of Andrew Joseph and Gladys (Stoddard) Langton. She attended schools in Fairhaven, Rutland and Springfield, Vt. She returned to school in Windsor, Vt. graduating in 1962. Shirley married Paul White …

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, …

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. …