LOCAL NEWS

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Former president and chief executive officer of Springfield Hospital and Springfield Medical Care Systems Tim Ford filed suit in United States District Court Wednesday, seeking punitive damages against the hospital board and Quorum Health, a hospital management company, fo…

CLAREMONT — A discussion about the significant difference between a “forensic audit” and a “financial audit” consumed nearly the first hour of Wednesday’s Claremont City Council meeting, after a request for an audit discussion at a previous council meeting invoked the wrong terminology.

CLAREMONT — Often lost in the modern debate over best career paths after high school are available options beyond the “college or straight-to-work” scenario. Educators at River Valley Community College made a compelling case for their program’s advantages, which they say is an integral tool …

CLAREMONT — Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D- District 2) held a federal funding workshop at the Makerspace Wednesday morning to introduce Claremont area organizations, communities and businesses to federal, state and local grant and loan opportunities to support economic development throughout…

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NEWPORT — The 13th annual Hawaiian Shirt Open took place at the Newport Golf Club on Sunday. This annual event keeps growing to support graduating seniors at Sunapee a… Read more

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MANCHESTER, Vt. — Former champion Frankie Sanborn fired a 2-under par 70 to win medal honors Thursday and will lead a field of 32 into match play at the Vermont Mid-Am… Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — There was reason for the optimism pervading the first football practice at Springfield on Monday: A quarterback who played with poise well beyond hi… Read more

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We hope everyone is taking advantage of all the wonderful fresh veggies and berries available right now. It’s hard to find the time to cook and freeze, or can or freeze them, but when we have two feet of snow on the ground, it will be so nice to have the summer and fall reminders. Blueberry … Read more

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SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of nine new professionals whose talents will augment HCRS’ services in the Hartford, Springfield, and Brattleboro regions. Read more

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CAVENDISH, Vt. — How many times have you driven along route 106 and seen the “Indian Stones” sign? If you had a chance to examine the stones, you’d see that they describe the birth of a European descent child in 1754. While the Stones may be in Reading, the birth took place in Cavendish on w… Read more

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DUMMERSTON, Vt. — Sept. 27-29 an expected 65 lesbian¨ gay¨ bisexua transgender and queer LGBTQ people living in small towns and rural communities from around the Northeast will gather for the 5th annual Out in the Open Summit for rural small town LGBTQ folks. Read more

REGIONAL NEWS

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success.

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Twenty-five years later, Bellows Falls resident Paul Reis says he still wants closure with the Ben & Jerry’s company over alleged incidents that occurred when Reis worked as an employee in Ben & Jerry’s North Springfield factory.

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Southern Windsor County Incubator, founded by the Black River Innovation Campus and the Springfield Regional Development Corporation, received a $235,162 economic development grant, to fund their entrepreneurial hub and technology campus at the old Park Street School.

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If you have not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A, please consider doing so. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus which spreads through fecal to oral transmission. Normally, the state of New Hampshire averages about seven cases a year. Since Novemb… Read more

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VERMONT — It’s ironic that an administration, which has given huge, unnecessary tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires and plays fast and loose with so many laws, rules, facts and norms, wants to end food stamp benefits for 3 million Americans, including thousands of Vermont families. Read more

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NEW HAMPSHIRE — We’re not saying it’s going to happen, but the warning signs are there: If the state doesn’t increase Medicaid rates to care for the poor, some of the state’s nursing homes will close. Read more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir. The book by the man whose leaks of classified documents transformed the debate about government surveillance is coming out September 17. Read more

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On my way to work and then driving home again, I pass Otter Pond in Georges Mills. I am in the habit of looking at every body of water I drive by to see waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds. I was surprised earlier this summer to see two loons floating on the glass-like surface of Otter Pond. Read more