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Man in Springfield Shooting Charged After Note Found

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

White River Junction — One of the men involved in the June 11 Springfield, Vt., shooting that injured a convicted drug dealer has been charged with writing a letter in jail to one of his accomplices in an attempt to have him change his statement to police. Leon Jiggetts, 26, of Newark, N.J., is charged with attempted second-degree murder and three other felonies related to the shooting, in which police …

Arlene Dzewaltowski

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Arlene Dzewaltowski, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield. She was born May 24, 1935 in Springfield, Vt. the daughter of Wallace V. and Mary M. ( Klementowicz ) Lovell. She attended Springfield Schools and graduated from Springfield High School class of 1953. On Dec. 31, 1955, she married John J. Dzewaltowski …

A Life: Janice S. Johnson, 1947-2014; 'The Tougher They Were, the Harder She Worked to Help Them'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Windsor — A consummate teacher, avid crafter and dedicated volunteer, Janice “Jan” Johnson was quick to share her gifts with others. For Johnson’s colleagues, friends, and relatives, a wedding or the birth of a baby meant a handmade present from the longtime Windsor resident. And Johnson also knitted for a nonprofit that collects …

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; …

Wedding: Mariotti — Hall

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hartford — Heather Marie Mariotti and Brian Marshall Hall were married on Oct. 5, 2013. The wedding took place at Lake Morey Resort and was presided over by the bride’s uncle, Dilio Mariotti. The bride was escorted by …

Letter: Support Vt. Early Educators

Saturday, January 4, 2014

To the Editor: I encourage legislators and citizens to support S.52, a bill now in the Vermont Legislature that would allow licensed early educators to form a union if they so choose. The bill does not tell them they must form a union. Rather, it offers them the …

Arnold R. Richardson, Jr.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Arnold R. Richardson, Jr., 54, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, after struggling with multiple illnesses for many years. He was born in Vero Beach, Fla., Sept. 27, 1959, the son of Arnold (Skip) Richardson, Sr. and Delphia (Ovitt) Richardson. He was a 1979 …

Lead Testing of Children Varies Greatly by State in Northeast

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Lebanon — No amount of lead is considered to be safe in a child’s body, and public health officials say the issue is still of significant concern throughout the nation. Yet the chance that a child under the age of 2 will get screened for lead poisoning largely …

Springfield Man Sentenced For Firing Shots Downtown

Saturday, December 14, 2013

White River Junction — A Springfield, Vt., man pleaded no contest to three charges stemming from a July 2012 incident in which he fired shots at another man during a confrontation in Springfield’s business district. As part of …

Perjury Charge Filed in Murder

Saturday, December 7, 2013

White River Junction — A Springfield, Vt., man who allegedly kicked a man as he lay dying on a Chester, Vt., softball field was arraigned on a perjury charge this week. Authorities allege Timothy Arbuckle made false statements during a 2011 trial of Kyle Bolaski, who was convicted …

Letter: A Moderate in Name Only

Monday, December 2, 2013

To the Editor: It seems David Sunderland, the new chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, is more like the national Republicans than he wants us to believe. His response to Vermont voters’ repeated rejection of the Republican Party agenda is: Don’t change the policy — change the strategy. …

At the Hospitals: Nov. 24, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

HCRS Leader to Retire Springfield, Vt. ­— After 17 years at the helm, Judith Hayward, CEO of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, will retire, effective June 30, 2014. Allen Dougherty, board president, announced the retirement at HCRS’ annual …

Letter: In Defense of Our Representatives

Monday, November 18, 2013

To the Editor: In response to “Voters Need to Pay Attention” (Nov. 10), I would like to point out that the people in Springfield, Vt., who know our representatives know that they are very much in touch with the voters. They are accessible and spend an inordinate amount …