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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 …

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 …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lebanon Bridge Maintenance To Impact Traffic Patterns West Lebanon — Motorists traveling between Hartford and West Lebanon today may wish to seek alternate routes. Traffic on the Route 4 temporary bridge between Hartford and West Lebanon is scheduled to be restricted to one-way due to maintenance scheduled to …

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 …

Woodstock Rules Regional X-C Meet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

North Springfield, Vt. — Katherine Bassette is more than just a two-time state champion pole vaulter. On Tuesday, the Woodstock senior added the Southern Vermont cross country title to her growing list of accomplishments as the Wasps dominated the boys’ and girls’ meet held at the picturesque North …

School Notes: Hartford’s Dothan Brook School Wins Award for Positive Behavior Program

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction — At Hartford’s Dothan Brook Elementary School, students, teachers, staff and parents are promoting climate change as a positive thing. How positive? Last week, the Vermont Agency of Education named the kindergarten-to-grade-5 institution as an “Examplar School” for the third year in a row, for …

Andrea Bryony North

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Bryony North, 48, passed suddenly Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1965 in Corbridge, England the daughter of Peter and Rosalind (McLean) Mellor. Bryony grew up in Barrington, …

VA Seeks Personnel Nationwide

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lebanon — Caregiver shortages that have forced veterans to wait for care from the Veterans Health Administration are early indicators of a more general problem in health care, the Cabinet secretary who oversees the 340,000-employee medical care system …

One Man Tackles Quechee Gorge Traffic

Monday, October 13, 2014

Quechee — Kipp Miller and his wife of 43 years, Liz, have owned the Quechee Gorge Gift Shop since 1980. Wearing suspenders, a wristwatch and the stubbly evidence of a rough shave, Miller watched the perpetual negotiations between …