Sandri Sunoco in Chester lauded for alcohol prevention; Hospital welcomes new team member; Vt. law school offers enviro-journalism fellowships

Sandri Chester

From left, Sandri Chester Sunoco employees Jennifer Carleton and Ragnheather Bonnett with Victoria Silsby of the Collaborative.

In early fall of 2015, Sandri Sunoco in Chester worked to prevent underage drinking and successfully passed a State of Vermont Department of Liquor Control Compliance Check.

Sandri Chester Sunoco at the time of the compliance check followed procedures and did not sell alcohol to a minor.

Windsor County Prevention Partners and The Collaborative recently presented Sandri Chester Sunoco with a Retailer Recognition Certificate acknowledging its important role in a healthy community.

Retailer Recognition promotes the efforts licensed stores and employees commit to each day. Not selling alcohol to minors is an integral part of retailers’ responsibilities and helps youth stay alcohol free and the community as a healthy place to live and work.

Store manager Angie LaDuc said, “We at Sandri Chester Sunoco are doing our part to keep minors from obtaining alcohol.”

Windsor County Prevention Partners is a partnership of law enforcement, prevention and community organizations working to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking and prescription drug abuse for those 12 to 25. The prevention coalitions making up WCPP include: Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership, the Collaborative, Ottauquechee Community Partnership, Black River Area Community Coalition and Health Connections of the Upper Valley as well as the Vermont Department of Health White River Junction office.

For more information on preventing underage drinking and youth substance use, visit or contactthe Collaborative at 802-824-4200 or and Facebook at thecollaborativeus.

Springfield Hospital welcomes new Hospitalist team member

Dr. Chapman

Dr. Dean Chapman

Springfield Hospital welcomes Dr. Dean W. Chapman to its Hospitalist team.

Chapman joins fellow hospitalists Drs. Thornton Cody, Carol Burgess, Barbara Dalton and Vitaliano Sicilia and Katrina Taylor, DO, JoElla McCarragher, MSN, ACNP-BC, and Sandra Youmatz, MSN, NP.

Hospitalists are physicians who focus on the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research and leadership within hospital medicine.

Chapman received his B.A. in English from Oberlin College in Ohio. He went on to receive his Doctor of Ministry at Columbia Theological Seminary, then attended the University of Central Florida, earning his MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Chapman completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, served as a Hospitalist at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin and, most recently, at Canton Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam, N.Y.

Law school seeks environmental journalism fellows


Vermont Law School is seeking applications from qualified environmental journalists for its 2016 Summer Media Fellowships. Selected journalists will participate in VLS’s Summer Session, during which internationally recognized scholars and leaders in environmental law and policy gather to share their expertise.

Fellowships are open to full-time journalists who cover issues related to the environment, from climate change to clean water and air to sustainable food systems. Fellows audit one two-week Summer Session course and have access to Vermont Law School’s distinguished faculty and visiting policy leaders. Fellows receive a stipend, free housing and books, and a tuition waiver.

The 2016 Summer Session features courses in a variety of categories, including ethics and environmental justice, food and agriculture, energy, and environmental business. For a full schedule of 2016 Summer Session courses, visit In addition to attending class, fellows present on a topic of their choice as part of Summer Session’s “Hot Topics” series, covering a wide range of current environmental issues.

Former VLS Media Fellows include Natalie Allen of CNN, Tim McDonnell of Mother Jones and Climate Desk and Zoë Schlanger of Newsweek.

“Vermont Law School encourages members of the press to ‘think like a lawyer, report like a journalist,’” said Associate Dean Melissa Scanlan, director of the Environmental Law Center.

Fellows are selected based on work history and samples, commitment to covering environmental law, and their potential for increasing understanding of environmental law and policy issues nationwide. The application deadline for 2016 is Wednesday, March 2. For more information and to apply, visit, call 802-831-1228, or email

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