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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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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.
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Couple retire as caretakers on Stratton Mountain after more than 50 years

STRATTON, Vt. — Stratton Mountain is the place both the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail were conceived. Hugh and Jeanne Joudry have been looking over Stratton’s trails for 54 years. Every spring making the trek up the mountain to live in a small cabin at the top. Their first time up was memorable.

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.

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.

Vermont's primary early voting starts Friday

LUDLOW, Vt. — Early voting in Vermont starts Friday for the primary election. Municipalities around the state are gearing up to get ballots mailed out to people who’ve already requested them. “Since our primary is in early August, a lot of people are on vacation. So this just...

Jeld-Wen closes Springfield plant, lays off 80

Springfield, VT — Just a day after hiring a new chief financial officer, window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen announced it will close it’s Springfield plant and merge operations with the company’s Ludlow location. As a result, 80 employees were recently informed that they would be laid off.

Wrecked plane removed from river after pilot survives crash

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. — A team of salvage experts worked alongside experienced divers and firefighters Thursday to remove a plane from the longest river in New England — a day after a pilot from Vermont survived crashing into the water. "We don’t want (the wreckage) out there another day...

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...

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...

SUV rolls into pole in Weathersfield, driver hospitalized

One person was injured Thursday morning in a traffic accident along Austintown Warren Road. A 911 caller reported that the driver was still inside an SUV that landed on its side, up against a pole north of Salt Springs Road. The driver, whose name has not been released, was taken...