Vermont town loses only pharmacy after less than a year of operation

VISITED CHELSEA – – ASKING
RESIDENTS WHERE THEY’LL
GET THEIR MEDS NOW.  
 
 
 
WITH COOLER AIR, FALL
FOLIAGE AND FLU SEASON
APPROACHING — CHELSEA
RESIDENTS ARE FINDING THEMSELVES IN A FAMILIAR
PLACE — LACKING A LOCAL
PHARMACY. ON SEPTMEBER 5TH THE
MEDECINE SHOPPE’S
MINIATURE
OUTPOST AT THE CHELSEA
HEALTH CENTER ROLLED ITS
SHUTTER CLOSED FOR THE FINAL TIME. THOUGH IT DIDN’T STOCK MUCH
— INCLUDING MANY
OVER-THE- COUNTER MEDS AND
SOME CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCES — IT WAS A
LIFELINE FOR MANY RESIDENTS IN CHELSEA

NOW CHELSEA RESIDENTS HAVE TO DRIVE AT LEAST A HALF HOUR
— NORTH TO BARRE OR WEST TO
RANDOLPH

LIZ CONNOR IS THE CLERK AT
WILL’S STORE IN DOWNTOWN CHELSEA. WILL’S IS A CONVENEICE
STORE AND COMMUNITY HOT
SPOT — OFFERING DAY-LONG
D-V-D RENTALS OF THE LATEST
FILMS —
FOR GROCERY SHOPPING OR PERSCRIPTIONS, EVERYONE
HERE STILL DRIVES TO BARRE

THE MEDICINE SHOPPE
TRANSFERRED ALL
PERSCRIPTIONS TO ITS
LOCATION IN BARRE IT WILL SHIP THEM TO CUSTOMERS FOR A
FEE — BUT LOCALS SAY THE
SHIPPING ISNT ALWAYS
RELIABLE —

FOR 85- YEAR OLD MAURICE
MCCULLOUGH WHO HAS LIVED IN
CHELSEA HIS WHOLE LIFE , ITS A SIGN OF THE TIMES.

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