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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 …

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. …

At the Hospitals: Feb. 23, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cottage Hospital Official Is ‘CEO to Know’ Woodsville — Maria Ryan, CEO of Cottage Hospital, has been named to a list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know,” compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review. Rural health care leaders face …

Women’s Club Contest to Honor Teens’ Acts of Kindness

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Windsor — A local women’s club says it’s time to honor teenagers who do “simple acts of kindness.” The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Southern Windsor County is accepting nominations of students at Green Mountain, Hartford, Springfield, and Windsor high schools. “Every day, hundreds of teens go …

Woman Pleads Guilty to a Lesser Charge in Fatal Accident

Thursday, February 13, 2014

White River Junction — A Springfield, Vt., woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a downgraded charge of negligent operation in a February 2012 accident that left another Springfield woman dead. Ling Wang, 50, had previously been charged with gross …

Patricia L. Barton

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reading, Vt. — Patricia L. Barton, 56, died at her home on Saturday evening, Feb. 8, 2014, in Reading. Pat was born on Sept. 16, 1957, in Hanover, N.H. the daughter of David and Edna (Townsend) Luce. Pat graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1975. She worked …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Feb. 5

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hartford Man Pleads Guilty To Obstruction Charge, Gets Furlough Hartford — A 20-year-old Hartford man, who had already spent a month in prison, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice last month over an incident in which shots were fired into a Hartford resident’s bedroom. Joseph O’Keefe pleaded guilty to …

Calling All Ham Radio Operators: Springfield Radio Fest is Saturday

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — A free amateur radio swap fest is set for Saturday from 9 a.m.–noon at the First Congregational Church, 77 Main St. The event is sponsored by the Connecticut Valley FM Association and supported by the American Radio Relay League. “Hams” are invited to set up …

Where the Students Are the Teachers: At ‘Shiremont,’ People With Disabilities Learn, Lead, Grow

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lebanon — On the first day of the semester, nine people wander into the fine arts room at Lebanon College, taking seats at tables arranged in a rectangle. Outside, the wind pushes dry leaves across the concrete walkway; …