LeFevre EMS applies for nonprofit status

LeFevre EMS applies for nonprofit status

There are 19 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Sep 1, 2010, titled LeFevre EMS applies for nonprofit status. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

LeFevre Emergency Medical Service is in the middle of reorganization and wants to emerge as a nonprofit corporation.

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John

Essex Junction, VT

#1 Sep 1, 2010
I found it rather odd that there are no quotes from Mary Hoyt, only a office worker....Did Ms. St. Martin become the president of Lefevre at some point and it was missed ? This sounds like a scheme her boyfriend dreamed up.
The Brit

Lewiston, ME

#2 Sep 1, 2010
Federal & state agencies should be blamed for failing to stop Ponzi scheme with their track record of 30 years.
DAVE AND GREG

Claremont, NH

#3 Sep 1, 2010
This companies track record is horrible in paying bills debts .All the new paint and titles will do nada Zippo nothing been there done that Sorry Mary Hoyt, Dave & Jillian Cenate, dedicated employs yes but same ole same ole
Kevin

Keene, NH

#4 Sep 1, 2010
Dave a dedicated employee ?? Since Lefevre main source of revenue is transfers maybe he should do his job and actually do the transfers instead of turning them down at night so he can cuddle with Jillian on the couch, That's the problem there, everyone wants a title, You have Bellimer "Ems Chief", Jesse Moore "Captain" there tryin to be omeone there not, What Mary needs is to take all the damm titles away, bring back Carl Mattson or Jim Smith to run the place and then it would get turned around. And before anyone ask, I work there I know what goes on.
Weemsy

Lewiston, ME

#5 Sep 1, 2010
Mary, If I was a community, I wouldn't want to contract with a service that has changed names twice in a little over a year. Admits that the “economy” has been rough on them.

Not sure Your plan is going to work for you actually.
Katherine St Martin

Bellows Falls, VT

#6 Sep 2, 2010
Throughout this commentary there is a glaring omission of any mention of LeFevres preserving the twenty-odd jobs that employees returned to this past spring. With unemployment at an all-time high, I would be interested to hear how one might justify the loss of these jobs and crucial EMS services from an in-state company that has long contributed to southern Vermonts local economy.
Those familiar with stringent state and IRS guidelines would know that nonprofit status could not be obtained with a mere change in name and paint color. We readily acknowledge that there are a great deal of improvements to be made at LeFevres both internally and externally. Mr. Weiss-Tisman has failed to mention that part of our conversation where I detailed the companys complete overhaul of its management structure, policies and operations. We are entering a new era of transparency and accountability, and will be regularly soliciting the public for feedback and constructive criticism in the coming months.
As to Ms. Hoyt - she continues to be actively involved in the administration of LeFevre EMS as its President, giving the final word on all key decisions. Those who have kept the best interests of LeFevres and our local EMS community at the forefront would know of her more than justified reasons for doing so behind the scenes at this present time.
Please direct further inquiries and concerns regarding this reorganization to: [email protected]
wondering

Wellesley, MA

#7 Sep 2, 2010
I would like to know why earlier this year when all those people were laid off, only certain ones where asked back. I find it funny that there were dedicated employees who were standing by them through all that but only the ones that are buddy buddy with Dave got asked back, and then they hired new employees, what about the employees that stood by them and never talked bad about the company. I still don't think it is right that those employees that were dedicated and have families to support were not asked back because for some reason Dave didn't want them no matter how good they were at there job.

Since: Sep 10

Bellows Falls, VT

#8 Sep 2, 2010
As this is a public forum it would be inappropriate for me to respond to individual situations with names on here. I would be happy to privately respond to such questions via email, [email protected]

FYI - I do not originate from Wolcott, CT, but instead from Langdon, NH.
Yogi

Lewiston, ME

#9 Sep 2, 2010
Ms. St Martin you have an insurmountable task ahead of you and why? 30 years of old GR and his penchant for not paying his bills. if he had a professional billing clerk when he got audited by the state Peter Cobb who found a complete year of bills never sent out just maybe Gerry would have been able to pay his bills. Rather doubtful though. Fast forward to the past few years when Joan got taken away to the Retreat and Windham Center, poor Amanda while mom was rehabbing. We cant forget all those crashes in 2 states that she was not even supposed to be driving and your insurance windfall when she totaled with Gramps in the back. But the employees who had money taken from their checks had it stolen and got left high and dry by dear old Joan and GR. They all went to see Tommy in France had a wonderful time while Greg and his wife got stuck with huge hospital bills

Things are always going to turn around with Mr. Booth and wife but never happened and did capt. Jessie get assaulted by ??? well you know that story Jessie he told everyone that GR was doing 10k a week now that he didn’t have to do 911 Rockingham. GR had 26 years no bid contracts to get his act together it never happened did it?
Mary has been there all those years and she is a very pleasant woman with a heart of gold but in over her head and now you want to parrot Rescue Inc and how that fine organization is run. It wont happen with Dave or Jillian at the helm. I am not signing up with my family to the non profit you want to run. Donate to that. Bernie Madoff loves scams.

You had a fallen down drunk running the answering service but at least he did his job more than I can say for a few over the years...Enough said.
JimmyMitchellthe Prophet

Bellows Falls, VT

#10 Sep 2, 2010
Jimmy, maybe Lefevre should / could hire you to restructure their business. You are the master at utilizing legal loop-holes...
WMasure

Bellows Falls, VT

#11 Sep 2, 2010
Rockingham Fire should take over EMS service for Lefevre, I could run it. I know I'm short and simple minded, but I could run it, honest.
GCross

Bellows Falls, VT

#12 Sep 2, 2010
No, we have been asked by Medicaid to take over medicaid service calls and no, Mr. Masure is much to small to get into our rigs. He would suffer bruises to his forehead from trying to leap into the rigs - the step boards are that low...
Yogi

Lewiston, ME

#13 Sep 2, 2010
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Jimmy, maybe Lefevre should / could hire you to restructure their business. You are the master at utilizing legal loop-holes...

Thank you for your prompt reply, more than we expected, but with your privileged information on legal loop-holes leaks per usual the
investigators are coming to town.

Rest assured you will be involved now.

Thank you
Kevin

Essex Junction, VT

#14 Sep 2, 2010
Katie you and your boyfirend are 1/2 the problem there, You seem to think your someone your not, Once again I have seen nothing about what Mary thinks of any of this, and wondering had it right, what happend to all the people who stood by Gerry for years and years ? Bellimere screwed them, he wants complete control and power and does not have a clue as to what he is doing. But as long as he gets to cuddle on the couch with Jillian at night who cares right ????? Best thing Mary could do is hire Jim Smith, Carl Matteson, or Al Lambert to run that place.
Blackstar

Lewiston, ME

#15 Sep 3, 2010
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S_Spillar

Derry, NH

#16 Sep 4, 2010
I think that if you are too imature to put YOUR name to a post or are to insecure with your opinions that maybe you shouldn't be responding at all. You can tell by the wording they are truly not from companies or people using childish jabs. I think it's time we all grow up. Good luck to Lefevere. Who knows a miracle can happen.
Jolly Roger

Lewiston, ME

#17 Sep 4, 2010
Teen fights for her life after Lempster ATV crash
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By MICHAEL COUSINEAU
New Hampshire Union Leader Staff
1 hour, 35 minutes ago

427 Cell phone video captured.

LEMPSTER – A teenager sustained life-threatening injuries while practicing on an ATV at the Jolly Roger Moto-Sports Park yesterday.

The 18-year-old woman was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon with head and neck injuries, said Fire Chief Barbara Chadwick. The woman doesn't live in New Hampshire.

"She landed with her front wheel and went over (the handle bars) head first," Chadwick said.

The accident happened just before 1 p.m. during practice, so there were few spectators, she said. Practice was halted temporarily, she said.

Officials at the track, situated about 20 miles north of Keene, couldn't be reached.
CT River Rat

Claremont, NH

#18 Sep 9, 2010
Opiate conference features big names


Published: September 9, 2010
By Robert Smith

A conference on opiate drug abuse this Friday will feature addresses from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Sen. Patrick Leahy who will speak at the statehouse event.

The conference, sponsored by the U.S. Attorney’s office for Vermont, will bring experts from different perspectives of opiate drug abuse to talk about what needs to be done in Vermont.

The event, which begins at 9 a.m., will include participation from federal Chief Judge William Sessions III, Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell, Vermont Health Commissioner Wendy Davis and Robert Bick, director of substance abuse services at Howard Mental Health Center.

Should include particpants who recoverd from this abuse.
Jolly Roger

Lewiston, ME

#19 Sep 10, 2010
ATV racer dies

8 hours, 50 minutes ago

LEMPSTER – A Connecticut teen, injured in an ATV crash Saturday in Lempster, has died.

Angela Maher, 18, of Tolland, Conn. died Wednesday night in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She had suffered a brain stem stroke after being thrown over the handlebars of her ATV at the Jolly Roger Moto-cross Track.

Maher was hurt during a practice session at the track Saturday afternoon. She had been in critical condition at the hospital after the crash.

Her family decided to donate her organs, according to Facebook page set up in her memory.

Fire Chief Barbara Chadwick told the Keene Sentinel Maher suffered a brain stem stroke and was declared brain dead shortly after the crash.

Maher, a New England ATV-MX racer, was among the top women in her class, the Sentinel reported.

YOUR COMMENTS

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My deepest sympthaies to Angela's family, friends and fellow racers. May your spirit live on the track and protect us all.
- Race lover, Manchester NH

Godspeed and my prayers are with her family and loved ones. It is nice to see during the hardest of times that family is carrying on her memory with donation to the organ bank.
- Jay, Southern N.H.

Sad and tragic.

Perhaps it's comforting to know she did not suffer.

The line between fun and stun is very thin.
- Zoom, NH

Investigations will look at track records and EMS provider

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