Red Cross, severe shortage of type O blood

REGION – The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient … Continued

HCRS trains Mt. Ascutney Hospital staff in mental health first aid

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  SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, announced that it is collaborating with Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center to train hospital staff in Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First Aid is … Continued

Grace Cottage Family Health welcomes Dr. Ted Lefer


TOWNSHEND, Vt. – Dr. Ted Lefer is now accepting new patients at Grace Cottage Family Health in Townshend. For the past three years, he has been a family medicine physician in Talent, Ore. A native of New York City, Dr. … Continued

Market outlook for 2019: uncertainty is certain

REGION – To say the financial markets were a bit bumpy in 2018 may be an understatement. The S&P 500 was down 6.2 percent for the year, the first time this key index fell since 2008, during the financial crisis. … Continued

Enjoy fresh salads all year round


LONDONDERRY, Vt. – Green Mountain Gardeners invites you to join your neighbors and local gardeners Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at 11 a.m., to learn about growing organic indoor greens. The presentation is open to the public and will take place … Continued

Learn hands-only CPR at Neighborhood Connections

LONDONDERRY, Vt. – According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. Would you know what … Continued

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