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At the Hospitals: Aug. 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Opens New Acute Rehabilitation Center Windsor — The new acute inpatient rehabilitation center at Mt. Ascutney Hospital has opened its doors to patients. The 10-bed facility includes a simulation kitchen, transitional apartment, therapeutic workshop, space for family members to stay overnight and private patient rooms. It is located in Mt. Ascutney’s former nursing home, which will eventually …

Springfield, Vt., Girl Dies at Dam

Friday, July 31, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The 15-year-old daughter of the Springfield man who was shot to death in April after confronting a suspected drug user in his neighborhood has died. Casey Wing has been identified as the girl who died on Saturday after falling 85 feet at the North Springfield Dam. Police have said her death is under investigation, but is not considered suspicious. An …

Windsor Police Officer Involved in Shooting Back on Payroll

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Windsor — A police officer who was charged with a felony after shooting a suspect during a drug sting is working a desk job for the Windsor Police Department while his criminal case is pending. Detective Ryan Palmer was placed on unpaid leave earlier this month after he was indicted on two criminal …

Windsor Tech Company to Help Purify Water in Mexican Schools

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Windsor — Seldon Technologies could add more than 20 jobs by February through a contract with a Mexican company to supply water purification devices for public schools in Mexico, officials at the Windsor-based nanotechnology company said Wednesday. Paul …

William C. Bacon

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — William C. Bacon, 83, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Tuesday evening, June 30, 2015, at his home in Windsor surrounded by family. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Notes From the Garden: Patriotic Blooms Outlast the Booms of July 4th

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Among my earliest memories is one from a Fourth of July celebration back when I was just a tadpole — in 1949, perhaps. My sister and I sat on the hood of our parents’ 1938 Buick, a big …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Birth Announcements: June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center DARLING — A son, Jacob Eli-Roy Darling, born on April 19, 2015, to Crystal and Thomas Darling, of Grantham. FIELDS — A son, Cian Willis Fields, born on May 23, 2015, to Brittany Lynn Grant-Paul and Nathan Zane Fields, of Windsor. …

Windsor Man, 58, Charged With Sexual Assault Pleads Not Guilty, Denied Bail

Friday, June 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 58-year-old Windsor man is being held without bail on charges that he repeatedly sexually abused a girl under the age of 13. Richard J. Coleman faces two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct …

Windsor Solar Proposal Would Be Largest in Vt.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Windsor — Green Mountain Power and groSolar are proposing to build a 4.9 megawatt solar farm on 50 acres of open space just south of the Southeast State Correctional Facility in what would be the utility’s largest solar …

Musicians Cooperative Throws a Bash

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A new musicians cooperative is kicking off the summer season with seven hours of music and food Sunday at the Old Farmers Exchange in Windsor. The BYOB event, which is being organized by Caballbreakeradio, features nine bands and …

Bearing Witness to the Trees: They Give Shade, Shape Memories and Can Be the Root of Controversy

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Windsor — “Trees,” Elizabeth Weber mused, “get more character, more and more interesting — people, too — as they get older.” Weber, 75, of Brownsville, still remembers trees from her idyllic childhood summers in Windsor. Her grandmother, Fannie …

The Best Medicine: Longtime Mt. Ascutney Physician, Known for His Humor, Says Goodbye

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Windsor — Beach Conger is an old-school country doctor with some not so old-school twists. Take, for example, his pink tutu — two words that you’d be hard-pressed to find so closely associated with another medical professional of …