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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, …

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, a close friend of the bride’s parents, performed the ceremony. The bride wore a white …

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 bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Vermont in 2006. She is employed …

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 …

Competency Evaluation Ordered

Thursday, October 16, 2014

White River Junction — The 46-year-old White River Junction man who allegedly stabbed a neighbor Tuesday night was ordered to undergo an inpatient competency evaluation during his arraignment in Windsor Superior Court on Wednesday. A mental health screener …

White River Junction Man Suspected in Assault

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

White River Junction — Apartment residents who were woken by the sounds of yelling outside their downtown building early Tuesday morning said they went back to sleep without realizing that a neighbor had been stabbed just yards away. As of Tuesday night, Hartford police were still searching for …

Waiting For the Bus

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Best friends Nicole Phelps and Dan Flanders, both of White River Junction, wait for the bus in White River Junction on Tuesday. Behind them is the former site of Blodgett Supply Company, which had been in the location …