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Republican Scott Woodward, left, and Democrat Teo Zagar are candidates for the Windsor 4-1 legislative seat. (Courtesy, left, and Seth Butler photographs)

Respectful Rivals Vie For Windsor 4-1 Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, used an unusual word to describe Scott Woodward, R-Pomfret, his political opponent in a race for the right to represent the voters of the Windsor 4-1 district, which includes Barnard, Pomfret, West Hartford and much of Quechee. The word is “friend.” “I admire and respect Scott, and he’s a really smart, reasonable guy,” …

Monique Francoise Denoeu Cone

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Monique Francoise Denoeu Cone, 85, of Hanover, died peacefully with family and friends nearby, at 12:45 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. She passed away in Hanover, after a long illness. Monique was born in Ste. Mere Eglise, France, on June 16, 1929, to Suzanne Julie Chaise Denoeu and François Denoeu, Ph. D. The Denoeus were married in Paris in …

Windsor House Seats In Play

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weathersfield — State Rep. Mark Huntley, D-Cavendish, is running for a second term against independent challenger Stu Lindberg, a truck driver, also of Cavendish, in the Windsor 2 Vermont House district representing Cavendish and Weathersfield. Huntley, 58, owns Huntley Financial Services, a Ludlow, Vt.-based investment firm that serves a limited number of private …

Henry Kessler

Friday, October 24, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Henry Kessler, 96, of White River Jct, Vermont passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living. He was born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, served in the US Navy during World War II and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. …

Mimi Cary

Thursday, October 23, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Mimi Cary passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, with her family by her side at Valley Terrace Communities in White River Junction. Born May 12, 1920, in Springfield, Mass., Helen Antoinette Moog was the daughter of Wilson T. Moog and Helen C. …

Henry Kessler

Thursday, October 23, 2014

White River Jct., Vt. — Henry Kessler, 96, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, 2014, at his residence at Valley Terrace in White River Jct. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. A full obituary will run in Friday’s newspaper. …

Hartford Athletic Field Project on Schedule

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hartford — The creation of several athletic playing fields on the Maxfield property along Route 5 is running on schedule, according to Hartford Parks and Recreation Department Director Tad Nunez, who updated the town’s Parks & Recreation Commission on the $3.1 million project earlier this month. Right now, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …