Windsor

Newell D. Staples

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Newell D. Staples, 92, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at The Willows of Windsor in Windsor. He was born June 15, 1923, in Hanover, N.H. a son of Daniel and Eva (Newell) Staples. He graduated from the Mechanic Arts High School in Boston, Mass. in 1941 and attended General Radio School in Cambridge, Mass. for a year before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Newell served as …

Windsor Cop Who Shot Suspect Is Under Fire

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Windsor — Last November, the Windsor Police Department chalked up what seemed like a victory in its local war on drugs. Two officers had set up a drug-buy sting. When their target’s car allegedly sped toward them, one of the officers opened fire, wounding the driver. Still, no cops were hurt, and a …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Hires Assistant Women’s Rugby Coach

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanover — Matthew Cameron joined the Dartmouth College women’s rugby program as an assistant to head coach Katie Dowty on Friday. A Bard College graduate, Cameron served as an assistant coach at his alma mater through 2009, working with the school’s first women’s team in 2005. He moved to the Brandeis University women’s rugby football club as head coach in 2010, helping the …

Low Numbers Means No Field Hockey in Windsor

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Windsor — Windsor High School suspended its field hockey program for the coming season on Thursday, citing low numbers and a lack of success in finding new recruits. Jim Taft, Windsor’s first-year athletic director, confirmed the decision. He …

Kenneth G. “Smitty” Smith

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Kenneth G. “Smitty” Smith, 82, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2015, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born April 17, 1933 in Thetford, Vt. the son of Daniel and Sylvia (Waterman) Smith. He …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 16, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Gifford Medical Center Earns Energy Star Certification Randolph — Gifford Medical Center has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification. The certification signifies that the building meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA …

Windsor Southeast Mulls School Choice Options

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Windsor — For the residents of four Vermont towns in the lower part of the Upper Valley, it’s a choice about choice — school choice. As the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union’s school districts in Hartland, Weathersfield, Windsor and West Windsor seek to, under pressure from the state, consolidate …

Hanover Nursing Home Ranks in Lowest Tier After Inspection

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hanover — An area nursing home that changed ownership 14 months ago was recently cited by state inspectors for several deficiencies in patient care, including a failure to provide eating assistance to a patient with dementia who lost 23 pounds. The citations contributed to Hanover Terrace Health and …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 9, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Valley Regional President To Lead Health Advisory Council Claremont — Peter Wright, president and CEO of Valley Regional Healthcare, has been tapped to lead Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network’s Public Health Advisory Council. The council will help …

Church Communities Unite for Windsor County Pastor

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Windsor — Members of two United Methodist churches in Windsor County are organizing a benefit dinner today for their pastor, Earl Dionne, who is fighting an aggressive form of head and neck cancer. Dionne, pastor of the Rachel …

Leonard A. Lasure

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Leonard A. Lasure, 82, a resident of Windsor and formerly of Hartland, passed away Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He was born April 1, 1933 in Hartland the son of Lee D. and Florence (Rockwood) Lasure. He received …

Leonard A. Lasure

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Leonard A. Lasure, 82, a resident of Windsor and formerly of Hartland, passed away Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are …

Mt. Ascutney Projects Break-Even for 2016 Budget

Monday, August 3, 2015

Windsor — After two straight years of losing money in its health care operations, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is projecting that in its upcoming fiscal year it will break even in its core business — but only just barely. In a July 1 letter and budget …