Month: August 2013


Bakersfield – On August 31, 2013, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Ethan George Skar, to Courtney (Gray) Skar and Ryan Skar, of Bakersfield.

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Swanton – On August 30, 2013, at Northwestern Medical Center, a boy, Colton Christopher Hatin, to Joreen Hubbard Hatin and Christopher Hatin, of Swanton.

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Man denies role in heroin death

ST. ALBANS — One of two men alleged to have been involved in the drug-related death of a 23-year-old Highgate woman pleaded not guilty in Franklin County District Court on Friday. Facing four felony charges, Joshua Decker, 24, of Fairfax, entered the plea to charges of selling a regulated drug with death resulting and to three counts of heroin sales in both Fairfax and Georgia. Decker and Randy Bard, 22, of Fairfield, were arrested Thursday after a joint agency investigation determined that drugs the two men sold had led to the June 30 death of Renee Boucher, 23, of Highgate. Court records show that Decker had been under police surveillance for alleged heroin sales more than a month prior to Boucher’s death. If convicted, Decker faces a minimum of two years and up to 20 years in prison for the regulated drug sale with death resulting, and up to five years for each count of heroin sale. He could also be fined up to $100,000 for each count of heroin sale. Judge Martin A. Maley set bail at $10,000 cash and set stringent conditions as requested by Franklin County State’s Attorney James Hughes, including limiting contact between Decker and Bard, keeping Decker from leaving Franklin County and placing him under the supervision of a “responsible adult” if the bail is met. Bard is scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday, Sept....

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Dr Kapustina, NMC, VT
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