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Mary Harrington

Sitting in the living room of her Hinsdale home, Mary Harrington raps her knuckles on a side table when talking about how good her health has been since having a stent inserted 11 years ago. On the Thursday before Independence Day weekend in 2003, she could tell something was wrong but couldn’t articulate exactly what. […]

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Charmaine and Doug Vinton and their dog Butters

Charmaine Vinton

Finding summer employment is part of the job description for most teachers. Charmaine Vinton was fortunate that when the school bell rang for the final time every June, she had a standing opportunity at her father’s medical practice in the town of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. What Charmaine didn’t count on, however, was having that […]

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Art and Sue Greenbaum

Art and Sue Greenbaum

One of the constants during Art and Sue Greenbaum’s life in the Brattleboro community has been their home. Since moving from Long Island more than 40 years ago, they have maintained the same residence in the Hillwinds neighborhood. It was there they raised their two daughters, Coree and Kari, taking them on ski trips to […]

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Senator Gannett relaxing with his beloved dog Toby

Remembering Senator Robert Gannett (1917-2012)

The passing of Senator Robert Gannett last August, at the age of 94, was widely acknowledged as a loss not just in Brattleboro, but the entirety of Vermont. That’s because even in the early days of establishing his law practice in town with James L. Oakes, Gannett immersed himself in politics on the state level […]

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Dr. Chris Appleton

Dr. Chris Appleton

The next time you’re down in the basement of BMH, maybe heading to the Maple View Cafe for lunch, stop and say hello to Chris Appleton, DO, who along with Dr. Bill Doyle runs the hospital’s pathology department and laboratory services. Being a pathologist means spending a lot of time analyzing tissue and blood samples, […]

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Charles Cummings

Charles Cummings Chuck Cummings is descended from a long and storied line of attorneys in his native Fall River, Massachusetts. In the late nineteenth century, his grandfather was the mayor of that town along the Rhode Island border for two separate terms. The Honorable John W. Cummings was held in such esteem that John Singer […]

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Arthur and Carol Westing

Carol Westing says she fell in love with Vermont when she and Arthur visited on their honeymoon. The Michigan native had never been to New England until she and Arthur took that three-week camping trip. “I kept saying, this is it. I just know this is where we’ve got to live. Arthur had started a […]

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Karen Hein

“Even when I was an intern in the Bronx, I would be on from midnight to 4:00 am and then I’d get in the car and come to Vermont. It was always a magnet,” says Dr. Karen Hein, who bought a dilapidated house in Jacksonville at a time when she was still finishing her medical […]

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Stephen and Jane Baker

Anyone who knows Stephen Baker wouldn’t be surprised to hear that, upon learning Brattleboro Memorial Hospital wanted to honor him and his wife, Jane, at the February 12 “Giving from the Heart” Gala, his first reaction was to keep it low-key. “But Jane and our son, Jim, pointed out that the family has been very […]

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Paula Marie

When Paula Marie was a young girl, she would unwittingly upset her mother by telling her she was moving to California the minute she turned 18 years old. Now she’s 19 and on the verge of moving out of her family home in Guilford to an apartment in Brattleboro, and that might end up being […]

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