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Commentary: Ken Burns' documentary on youth mental health crisis is essential viewing

At the invitation of Monadnock Family Services, writer David Blistein, Co-Director Erik Ewers, and Producer Julie Coffman showed a 30 minute preview of the four hour film they call “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness” in Keene a few days ago. Interesting as the filmmakers were to the audience, the impact in the room belonged to Yanerry, a brave young woman participating in the film. She captivated the audience by telling why and how she wanted her painful struggle to be a part of this poignant call to break the silence that most often surrounds mental illness. You’ll soon be reading about this engaging adult in People magazine.
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NH rescuers pull plane out of Connecticut River

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. - Rescuers in Charlestown, New Hampshire, worked to pull a small plane that crashed Wednesday, out of the Connecticut River. The plane crashed after the pilot reported engine problems, hitting power lines before going into the water. The pilot was seriously hurt and is still hospitalized. 
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What to do: Saturday, June 25

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Let’s take a look at what’s happening in our region for Saturday, June 25, 2022. What better way to kick off summer than by picking your own fresh fruit? Wellwood Orchards in Springfield, Vt. is hosting a Strawberry Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Springfield, no stranger to factory shutdowns, hopeful laid-off workers can find work in hot market

JELD-WEN, a window and door manufacturer, laid off 80 workers at its North Springfield site on Wednesday, and plans to let go of 10 more. The state Department of Labor aims to connect those who lost their jobs with local firms looking for workers. Read the story on VTDigger here: Springfield, no stranger to factory shutdowns, hopeful laid-off workers can find work in hot market.

Letter to the Editor: Why I am supporting Becca Balint for U.S. Congress

This letter is from Colchester resident Ruth Blauwiekel. Vermonters have a crucial decision to make on Primary Day, August 9: who among the Democratic Party candidates should be our choice to replace Congressman Peter Welch?. I am supporting Becca Balint of Brattleboro. Becca is a consensus-builder; after serving three terms...

Multi-alarm fire burns at lumber mill in Greenfield

GREENFIELD, N.H. — Crews battled a multi-alarm fire at a sawmill in Greenfield on Saturday. The fire started around 1:20 p.m. at Kennebec Lumber Company on Sawmill Road, according to Southwest Mutual Fire Aid. Photos and video from the scene showed flames and a large plume of smoke coming...

North Springfield manufacturer to close plant, layoff 80 workers

NORTH SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (WCAX) - A North Springfield manufacturing business has announced it is closing and laying off dozens of workers. It was very quiet at Jeld-Wen’s massive plant in North Springfield day Friday two days after it was announced that 90 employees were losing their jobs. “It’s very...

Roger Wood Talks Nursing Shortage Solutions With Colby Sawyer

In the midst of a serious nursing shortage in New Hampshire, one college is taking an aggressive stance to educate new nurses. That is Colby Sawyer College in New London. The college is in the midst of a $10.5 million fundraising campaign to build a 20,000+ square-foot building to serve as a hub for academic and clinical training. Associate publisher and podcast producer Roger Wood speaks to Kevin Finn, Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing & Health Sciences and Director of Clinical Partnerships about the planned expansion.

Paul R. Disney, Celebration of Life

ANDOVER, Vt. – The children and grandchildren of Paul R. Disney, who passed away on Oct. 6, 2021, will celebrate his life at Andover Community Church on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at 1 p.m. Refreshments will follow. His friends and colleagues are invited to attend. Afterward, there will be a private interment at East Hill Cemetery.

Bolton man hospitalized following stabbing

Jeld-Wen, a North Carolina company, makes windows and doors and has two plants in Vermont -- North Springfield and Ludlow. Lawmakers and state officials from around the region are reacting to Friday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional protections for abortion. Will...