Springfield, VT

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 private support for this important work,” Ann Ingerson, Watersheds United program coordinator, said in a recent news release. Members of Watersheds United …

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 disease, and since her fur was matted, had recently been shaved. “She was just a …

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 include locking doors earlier and limiting entry points to the Emergency Department and North Entrance, …

At the Hospitals: May 18, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Gifford Breaks Ground On Senior Living Community Randolph Center — Gifford Medical Center recently broke ground on a senior living community. For more than two years, Gifford has been working to gain approvals and move forward with the …

Ruling Doesn’t Affect 2nd Suspect’s Charges

Friday, May 16, 2014

White River Junction — The state Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn a murder conviction in a 2008 shooting death in Chester, Vt., won’t affect the charges against a second defendant in the case, the prosecutor said. Timothy J. Arbuckle, 33, is charged with second-degree murder in the …

Friends of Frogs, Savers of Salamanders: A Helping Hand for Amphibians Crossing the Road

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Whether they’re carrying toads across busy streets or tracking down vernal pools, for those trying to protect amphibians and their habitat, timing is key. “Big nights,” when the animals migrate en masse, are difficult to predict. But on …

Springfield, Vt., Woman Wins Environmental Award

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — A Springfield volunteer who led efforts to clean up the Black River in southeastern Vermont recently received an environmental award from Green Mountain Power. Kelly Stettner, who founded the Black River Action Team, was selected …

Judge: Man to Remain in Prison Ahead of New Trial in 2008 Shooting

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

White River Junction — David and Kathy Bolaski had just arrived in Kentucky to visit their son, Kyle, in prison last month when he called to let them know the news: The Vermont Supreme Court had overturned his …

Virginia Mary Alden

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Virginia Mary Alden, a life-long student of the Great Questions, went to meet her God, Answerer of all Questions, when she passed peaceably, Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the age of 93. Born in Lancaster, N.H. to William and Sarah Alden, Sept. 17, 1920, Virgina …

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 …