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At the Hospitals: Aug. 31, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Geisel, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Raise Record in Gifts Hanover — Charitable gifts for Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock during the fiscal year ending June 30 totaled $36.7 million, a new 12-month record in charitable giving for the academic medical center. A combination of broad-based support and major gifts from individuals were key to the year’s fundraising success, the medical school said in a recent news release The donations came from more than 35,000 individuals, foundations and organizations, including more than 1,500 employees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School. Forty-eight donors made gifts of $100,000 or more to the campaign, which exceeded the previous year’s …

Fire When Ready

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Though retired from hunting, Don Colburn, of Windsor, still regularly visits the Hartland Cove Shooting Range in Hartland to practice using his black powder pistols, including his 36-caliber Remington, a replica of a Civil War-era firearm. Colburn enjoys shooting black powder guns for several reasons: “They’re fun, cheaper, and just as accurate (as …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

APD Names Woodlands Administrator Lebanon — Timothy Martin, of Quechee, was recently appointed administrator of The Woodlands. The Woodlands is a 66-unit independent living facility on the campus of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. It is part of APD Lifecare, which also includes Harvest Hill, an assisted living facility on the APD campus. …

Priscilla (VanWagner) Micka

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Greenfield, Mass. — Priscilla (VanWagner) Micka, 82, of Greenfield died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility. Born on July 9, 1932 in Greenfield, she was the daughter of Herbert and Dorothy (Chamberlin) Van Wagner. She was a graduate of Greenfield High School. Priscilla married …

Forum, July 19: Hartford Schools; Happy to Work at the Co-op; Israel Protects Its People

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Don’t Delay Alzheimer’s Diagnosis To the Editor: The words dementia and Alzheimer’s often evoke fear. Fear often leads to denial. Denial often leads to delay in diagnosis and help. The Annie’s Mailbox published in the July 16 edition of the Valley News includes an excellent letter on the …

Earl L. Hussey, Jr.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Earl L. Hussey, Jr., 94, a resident of Newport, N.H. and formerly of Windsor, passed away Thursday evening, July 17, 2014, at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare Center in Hanover. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be …

Water Landing

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In a successful attempt to evade the humidity, Brandon Vanderveer, 13, of Windsor, flies off the diving board on Kennedy Pond in Windsor on Monday.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Long and Winding Controversy: Short Windsor Road Has Been Source of Access Questions for Years

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Windsor — In the back of the town lister’s office, in the depths of a black filing cabinet tucked into a corner, hides an ordinary manila folder. The folder is labeled “Pump Station Road” on the left and …

Martin L. Miller, Sr.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Martin L. Miller, Sr., 73, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Elm Wood Center after a short illness. He was born June 12, 1941, in Waterville, Vt., son of Leroy P. Miller Sr. and Dora M. Farnham. Mr. Miller was an active member of the …

Forum, July 9: The Dangers of Alcohol; Co-op Shoppers; Amtrak on Track

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Dangers of Alcohol To the Editor: The article, “Addiction and Alcoholism Hit Men, Women Differently” on June 30 failed to mention the chief differences between men and women — pregnancy and nursing. The effects of alcohol on a developing fetus unfortunately can be devastating. Everyone should know …

Todd Bennett Quinlan

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Paltz, N.Y. — With great sadness, we mourn the passing of Todd Bennett Quinlan, age 61, on Friday, July 4, 2014. Todd died at his home in New Paltz. Born on June 10, 1953, in Windsor, Vt., he was the son of the late Ralph L. and …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

Reflecting on Independence

Saturday, July 5, 2014

West Lebanon — About halfway through a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, America’s wars wound down in Afghanistan and tensions rose in Iraq, and the Supreme Court extended religious rights to privately held businesses, the Valley News …