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As registered nurse Celeste Bailey observes, Ryan Guidotti, of Lebanon, adjusts a patient while preparing her for a colonoscopy at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in August. When Guidotti graduated from Project Search at Dartmouth last year, his supervisor in the endoscopy department recognized that he could excel beyond cleaning scopes, which is what he was trained for originally, and began to train him as a tech. Now, Guidotti works full time as a tech, setting up rooms for colonoscopies and removing polyps, among other duties. Valley News — Sarah Priestap

Deciding Who They Want to Be: Young Adults With Special Needs Make Transition From School

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leah Wright, 22, has spent the past few months settling back into the town she lived in until she was 11. After graduating from Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, she returned to Windsor, where she and her family have been laying the groundwork for the next chapter of her life. On the weekdays, while her parents are working, …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there in a performance that left the Golden Tornadoes gasping all day. The senior ran for …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the Jacks used two touchdown runs and a TD toss from running back Russell Simonds for …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Hartford Field Hockey Back for Seconds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

White River Junction — After losing more than half of last year’s roster to graduation and attrition, the Hartford High field hockey team has been learning to do a little more with a lot less all season. Now …

Mill River Grinds Down Woodstock Football

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Woodstock — Football teams that force four turnovers win games. Football teams that can’t move the pigskin much more than the length of a field over four quarters don’t. Count Woodstock’s 25-13 loss to Mill River at James McLaughlin Field on Friday night plenty of the former, but …

Hay Fever: Obstacles Add Challenges, Fun for Woodstock Runners

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Woodstock — For its one home race every year behind the Woodstock Racquet & Fitness Club, the Woodstock Union High cross country team tries to simulate the course layout of Thetford Academy, which hosts the VPA state championships …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …

Area Schools Aim For Consolidation

Monday, September 22, 2014

Woodstock — Consolidation talks will continue in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union without the pre-K through sixth grade Barnard Academy, which has decided that it will keep its doors open for the foreseeable future. After a year of study, the supervisory union’s joint elementary study committee will present …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did …

David A. Fowler, Jr.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Bridgewater, Vt. — David A. Fowler, Jr. passed away suddenly in Claremont, N.H. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, of a fatal heart attack. David was born in Rutland, Vt. on Jan. 12, 1980, to Michelle (Belisle) Fowler and David A. Fowler, Sr. He graduated from Woodstock Union High …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Police Urge Residents To Avoid Capped Bottles Claremont — Police are advising people to stay away from any capped soda bottles they may encounter following an incident Tuesday morning. Police said they were called to a location near the power station on Lafayette Street for a “report of …