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At the Hospitals: July 5, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Focus Group Participants Sought For End-of-Life Care Study Springfield, Vt. — Focus groups participants are needed to help with a statewide study of Vermonter’s experiences with end-of-life care. The study is being led by the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire and several VNAs across Vermont. The results will inform health care providers about the care Vermonters desire for themselves and their loved ones at the end of life, organizers said in a news release. Vermonters over age 35 who have experienced the death of loved one in the state in the past five years are eligible to take part. Prior experience …

William C. Bacon

Friday, July 3, 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. He was born April 1, 1932, in North Randolph, Vt. the son of Arthur J. and Bessie (LaPorte) Bacon. He received his schooling in Randolph and Windsor, and attended Windsor High School. He was a veteran …

Lewis Alcala, Sr.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Lewis Alcala, Sr., 79, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the Springfield Health and Rehab. Center in Springfield. He was born Oct. 15, 1935, in Wheatland, Wyo. the son of Fernando and Lena (Vigil) Alcala. He attended schools in Wyoming. He served in the United States Navy for 4 years. He was married to Flora Rathbun on Nov. …

Authorities Confirm Man Sought in Windsor Shooting Kills Himself

Friday, June 12, 2015

Windsor — Authorities confirmed Thursday that the man found dead after a high-speed car chase Wednesday in Kansas was Jason Kendall, the Windsor man accused in the shooting death of his former girlfriend earlier this week. Vermont State …

Victim’s Friends Say Domestic Violence All Too Common

Friday, June 12, 2015

Windsor — A group of coworkers gathered at the Windsor Diner Wednesday night grabbed a quick bite to eat before a sobering task: Creating dozens of purple ribbons, the color of domestic violence awareness, to honor their friend …

Molly Elizabeth Helland

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Molly Elizabeth Helland, 23, a resident of Windsor, passed away suddenly Monday morning, June 8, 2015, at her home in Windsor. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Man Matching Windsor Murder Suspect’s Description Dead Following Police Chase in Kansas

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Windsor — A man matching the description of a Windsor murder suspect died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Wednesday night following a high-speed chase with police in western Kansas, according to authorities. While police have not …

Challenging Season Ends for Yellowjackets

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Richford, Vt. — A long week and season came to a close for the Windsor High softball team on Wednesday, as Richford junior Alex Benoit tied up the Yellowjackets’ bats in a 7-0 Vermont Division III semifinal shutout …

Search Continues for Windsor Murder Suspect

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Windsor — As police on Tuesday continued a multi-state search for homicide suspect Jason Kendall, his family extended condolences to relatives of his deceased ex-girlfriend, Molly Helland. After describing Kendall, 27, as a person of interest in Helland’s …

Police Hunt for Windsor Killer: Officials Want to Question Ex-Boyfriend

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Windsor — Authorities launched a massive manhunt extending to Massachusetts for a 27-year-old Windsor man after his estranged girlfriend was shot and killed behind her family’s Main Street home Monday morning as she left for work. Molly Helland, …

Local Roundup: Windsor’s Comstock a Three-Event State Champ

Monday, June 8, 2015

East Montpelier, Vt. — Windsor High junior Katey Comstock added more to her impressive — and growing — athletic resume by sweeping to three field-event victories at the Vermont Principals Association Division II state track and field championship on Saturday at U-32 High School. A year after claiming …

At the Hospitals: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Alice Peck Day Names RN of the Year Lebanon — Pat Ferraro, a registered nurse in Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital’s Medical Surgical Unit, was named 2015 RN of the year in celebration of National Nurses Week, held …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …