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At the Hospitals: Feb. 1, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Diabetes Education Program Earns Accreditation Windsor — The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center was recently accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Education. The certification is awarded to programs and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to diabetes education, offering quality programming to help diabetes patients self-manage the disease, the hospital said in a recent news release. To maintain accreditation, programs must meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. The Windsor hospital’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education Program is led by Nancy McCullough, a registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, supported by Virginia Quinn, …

Leigh R. Harlow

Friday, January 30, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Leigh R. Harlow, 77, a resident of Windsor, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt. He was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Windsor the son of Leigh and Francelia (Sargent) Harlow. He received his schooling in Windsor and Woodstock, and graduated from Woodstock High School in 1955. He later attended …

Win Eludes Windsor Girls Basketball

Monday, January 26, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team has let possible victories slide away when it was unable to close out the opposition late in games on several occasions this season. It happened again Monday night as Springfield won the stretch battle for a 50-46 Marble Valley League win at Windsor High. “We’ve got to find a way to finish,” said Windsor coach …

Windsor Woman Earns ‘Tree Hero’ Honor

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Windsor — It will come as no surprise to Windsor residents to hear Barbara Rhoad speak fondly of one of nature’s grandest icons. “I’ve always loved trees,” Rhoad said, providing a simple but enthusiastic response to why she …

Vt. Health Site Better, Not Best

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

White River Junction — The state’s $100-million website has sometimes been absent without leave during Vermont’s second annual campaign for expanded health insurance coverage, but that hasn’t halted progress in the effort, according to some navigators and brokers. Consider the experience of Ken Parker, a White River Junction …

Louise N. Clemence

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Louise N. Clemence, 100, of Windsor died on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Burial will be held in Highland Memorial Park in Johnston, R.I., at a later date. Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Homes, Inc., 146 Broad Street in Claremont. To view an online memorial or …

Stewart P. Washburn

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Portland, Maine — Stewart P. Washburn, 85, of Portland, Maine, formerly of South Dartmouth and Worcester, Mass., died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born in Claremont, N.H., April 6, 1929, son of the late Walter H. and Josephine E. (Dana) Washburn, and grew …

Bomb Threat Cancels Classes in Windsor

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Windsor — Police have identified “a couple” of suspects as they work to determine who wrote an apparent bomb threat on a bathroom wall at Windsor High School, which prompted an evacuation of nearly 600 students Monday morning …

Are You Ready for Some 8-Ball?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Randolph — With near freezing temperatures and relentless rain, Monday’s weather was downright junky. But it didn’t dissuade more than a dozen people from showing up at the Railside Tavern for the weekly 8-ball tournament, which starts in …

Sundays With Sam: Journey From the Other Side of the Valley to a Prison Cell

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The first time Sam Ramsey was handcuffed and placed in a police cruiser he was 9 years old. Sam was a third-grader at Windsor’s State Street School in the spring of 2004 when, one day in math class, …

Vt. Man Arraigned On Sex Charges

Thursday, November 20, 2014

White River Junction — A 51-year-old man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he molested three young children, all under the age of 10, while they were in his care at different points earlier this year. John J. Sughrue, most recently of Windsor, was arraigned in …

Police Detail Shooting, Say Man Tried To Run Down Officer

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White River Junction — A Windsor police officer shot a White River Junction man as he attempted to flee a drug stakeout in his vehicle on Sunday night, according to authorities. Jorge Burgos, 34, was listed in satisfactory condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center , a hospital spokeswoman said …

Linda M. Martin

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Derry, N.H. — Linda M. Martin, 67, of Derry passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at Merrimack Valley Hospice House of Haverhill, Mass., after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Stoneham, Mass. and was a daughter of …