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Just behind the Shattuck Observatory is the shed, home to the observatory's modern telescope. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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, …

Alan Sprague

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Warren, N.H. — Alan Sprague, 56, of Lake Tarleton Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Alan was born on Jan. 27, 1958, in Springfield, Vt., to Howard D. and Corinne E. (Estey) Sprague. He was a 1976 graduate of the Springfield …

At the Hospitals: Jan. 4, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

HCRS Names Adult Services Director Springfield, Vt. — Katherine Cook has been named director of the Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services program at Health Care and Rehabilitation Services . Cook joined HCRS last July as director of …

Engagement: Tarbell — Russell

Sunday, January 4, 2015

North Springfield, Vt. — Martha and Troy Tarbell, of North Springfield, Vt., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Meegan A. Tarbell, to Derreck Russell. The bride-to-be graduated from Springfield High School in 2007 and earned a bachelors …

SEVCA Seeks Personal Care Items

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hartford — This holiday season, Southeastern Vermont Community Action is collecting personal care items for families in need. “A lot of people think about donating food at this time, but it turns out that one of the biggest …

Everett B. Snide

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

South Deerfield, Mass. — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Everett B. Snide, age 71, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. He was born in Springfield, Vt., on Jan. 29,1943, the son of the late Leon Snide and Margret St. Sauver. He attended schools …

Springfield, Vt., Sets Open House

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Springfield Vt. — A holiday open house is set for Dec. 12, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Springfield Town Library. The event will include snacks, a free children’s raffle, hot spiced cider and music provided by the Comtu Chamber Players. Children’s Librarian Cheryl Cox will read a favorite …

Vermont Watershed Network Gets Grant to Document Work

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A network of 25 organizations that work to protect the health of Vermont’s watersheds has received a $7,500 grant to report on its members’ accomplishments. Watersheds United Vermont, through its fiscal sponsor the Vermont River Conservancy, will use the report to “help build a groundswell of public and …

When Your Little Pet Wants One, Too

Friday, November 7, 2014

S pringfield, Vt. — Shelley Howard was filling out a volunteer application last year at Springfield Humane Society when a little white dog leapt onto her lap. Isis, who is possibly a poodle, was being treated for Lyme …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 26, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Overnight Visiting Procedures at DHMC Lebanon — Beginning Monday , Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will require visitors to register and wear a temporary badge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., after normal business hours. The new procedures, which …

John C. Coffrin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ascutney, Vt. — John C. Coffrin, 86, a long-time resident of Lebanon, N.H., died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield, Vt. He was born Oct. 30, 1927, to Mabel Nettie (Owen) and John Coffrin Sr. in Calais, Vt. John joined the …