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Mary Ann Blickarz

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Mary Ann Blickarz, 65, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after battling a long illness. She was born Nov. 4, 1948, in Hanover, N.H., a daughter of Richard and Pauline (Gee) Rosenbeck. Mary Ann attended schools in Wilder, where she lived all of her life, and graduated from Hartford High School and later from Castleton State College. She taught in the Hartford School District for 16 years before beginning an in-home day care, Merry Hands Daycare, which she operated for 27 years. Mary Ann was an avid Boston Celtics fan and enjoyed reading and cooking, but most of all loved time with her family, especially her …

Hartford Police Eye Possibly Tainted Heroin in Overdoses

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hartford — After two deaths and seven other heroin-related overdoses in the Upper Valley this month, police are concerned that drugs being circulated may be tainted. Hartford police are awaiting the test results of a heroin sample, which should shed light on possible contaminants. Based on reports in Rutland, Vt., the heroin being trafficked in the Upper Valley may have been laced with …

Local & Regional Briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Emerge Family Advocates Board Agrees to Resign White River Junction — The board of Emerge Family Advocates, a nonprofit that provides parental visitation services, has agreed to resign in the wake of accusations that the nonprofit’s executive director, Raymona Russell, overpaid herself to the tune of $5,000 to $10,000 per year over the past three years. The Attorney General’s Office announced on Monday …

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 …

Wedding: Donka — O’Hara

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wilder — Emilie Donka and John O’Hara were married on Aug. 9, 2014, overlooking Lake Fairlee at Lake Morey Resort. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, Mark Donka. Justice of the Peace Suzanne Butterfield, …

Engagement: Ricker — Klosterman

Sunday, October 19, 2014

White River Junction — Allyn and Charlene Ricker, of White River Junction, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Allyson Elizabeth Ricker, to David Michael Klosterman. The bride-to-be graduated from Hartford High School in 2002 and earned a …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Events at VA Medical Center Will Support Homeless Veterans White River Junction — A free event to support homeless Vermont veterans is set for Tuesday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River …

That’s More Like It: Region’s Fall Foliage Tourism Seen Returning to Pre-Irene Levels

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Quechee — At the Route 4 Country Store in Quechee, owner Margie Battaglia says the roadside deli, known for its maple-smoked pork and beef barbecue and hand-made chocolates, is seeing “thousands” of customers each weekend. Across the road, …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CHASE — A son, Mateo Armani Chase, born on May 1, 2014, to Wendy and Charles Chase, of Hartford. MERLO — A daughter, Alexandra Ruth Merlo, born on Oct. 8, 2014, to Sarah and Daniel Merlo, of Windsor. Gifford Medical Center HAMLETT — A son, …

Triple Truck Accidents Delay I-91 Traffic

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hartford — An accident that shut down a portion of both Interstate 91 southbound lanes for nearly six hours early Thursday morning in Hartford was one of three overnight tractor-trailer incidents that Vermont State Police and other workers …

Suspect in WRJ Stabbing Says He Doesn’t Pose a Threat

Friday, October 17, 2014

White River Junction — After being accused of stabbing a neighbor early Tuesday, Henry Chalmers, 46, was charged with aggravated assault on Wednesday morning, ordered by a judge to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Wednesday afternoon, and returned …

As Rank and File Revolt, Hartford Police Chief Search a Flop

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hartford — The long-term leadership of the town’s police department remains in flux after another fruitless search for a police chief came to a close. Meanwhile, the department’s employees formally indicated that they didn’t support the public safety director who oversaw the department for more than a year. …

Vt. Candidates To Discuss Human Rights, Economy

Thursday, October 16, 2014

White River Junction — A candidate forum hosted by a group of environmental and social justice organizations has drawn interest from at least 10 candidates who have indicated they will attend, according to an organizer of the People’s Forums on Human Rights and the Economy. The forum, scheduled …