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At the Hospitals: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services Names New CEO Springfield, Vt. — George Karabakakis, a longtime employee of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, was recently appointed chief executive officer of HCRS. The nonprofit is the state-designated community mental health agency for Windsor and Windham counties. During his more than 20 years with HCRS, Karabakakis has held several positions in the organization, …

Windsor Gets $1 Million Grant

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Windsor — The town has received a nearly $1 million state grant that can go toward much needed repairs to the dam on Kennedy Pond, Town Manager Tom Marsh announced Friday. Marsh said the hope is that residents will pass a $1.5 million bond issue in November, giving the town $2.5 million to address one of the two parts of the dam in …

Volunteering for Vermont 50 Means Plenty of Work, Rewards

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brownsville — Mike Silverman began volunteering for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports 18 years ago as a way to make friends. Now he’s guaranteed at least 1,350 of them every year. Silverman, 60, is in his 15th year as director of the Vermont 50 mountain bike race and ultra run, the popular endurance …

New Staff Members Join HCRS in Hartford, Springfield, Vt.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Several new employees recently joined the staff of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services. Terrisa Clark has joined the agency’s Windsor office as a community outreach specialist. New employees in the Hartford office are Tyler Hain and Emily Puffer, both of whom have taken case manager …

Stitching Up Childhood Friends

Friday, August 1, 2014

Windsor — When I heard about Sue Spears’ new teddy bear clinic at the Windsor Public Library, I immediately wanted to take my childhood teddy bear, Pink Bear, to Spears, so she could work her magic. When I …

Boy Scouts of America Award Windsor Man for His Service

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Windsor — Physician Fred Lord, of Windsor, recently received the Boy Scouts of America’s Silver Beaver Award. The award recognizes Lord’s longstanding and outstanding service to Vermont’s youth, the Green Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America …

Spray-cation

Friday, July 25, 2014

Getting relief from the heat and humidity earlier this week, Alexis Menard, 9, of Windsor, center, enjoys the shower of a garden hose held by Clayton Therrien, 9, of Westfield, Vt., at Menard’s home in Windsor. Josh Bailey, …

3-D Printer Programming in Windsor

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ian Mitchell, 15, of Thetford, left, and Bradon Jarvis, 14, of Claremont, use Tinkercad, an open source design software, to create key chains, cups and slingshot planes with a 3-D printer at the American Precision Museum in Windsor …

Kenworth “Ken” Coburn Pollard

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Kenworth “Ken” Coburn Pollard, 100, passed away July 21 at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction, Vt. He was able to celebrate his 100th birthday at his home in Windsor surrounded by family and friends. He was presented a Red Sox T-shirt, hat, signed …

Earl L. Hussey, Jr.

Tuesday, July 22, 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, N.H. He was born June 1, 1920 in Worcester, Mass. the son of Earl L. and …

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 …

Employee Owned

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Windsor — After 28 years of being a closely-held corporation, on Aug. 1, Harpoon Brewery will have new owners. Founding partner Rich Doyle is stepping down as CEO, and he and some other shareholders are selling their stock …

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 …