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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 …

Pomfret Hunter Bags Mega Moose

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pomfret — As Kevin Rice, Pomfret’s fire chief, scouted for bull moose in the wilds of the Northeast Kingdom early one morning late last month, he ventured to a wet, clear-c ut property in Bloomfield, Vt. There, he …

Fire Officials: Checking Smoke Alarms Could Save Your Life

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White River Junction —Functional smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent, and almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with missing, broken or un-powered smoke alarms. That’s according to research from the National Fire Protection Association, which …

AG Wants Nonprofit’s Board Removed

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

White River Junction — The Attorney General’s Office has asked a judge to unseat the board of directors of a White River Junction-based nonprofit that provides parental visitation services, alleging the board members failed for years to rein in an executive director accused of overpaying herself. The petition …

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 …

Wedding: Tompkins — Gidley

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hartford — Vonnetta Tompkins and Philip T. Gidley were married on July 5, 2014. The wedding took place in the gardens of The Kings Contrivance Restaurant, Columbia, Md. The bride’s dress had a boat neckline with cap sleeves …

Wedding: Doton — Cichonski

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Barnard — Eliza Doton and Paul Cichonski were married on Aug. 16, 2014, at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. The wedding ceremony was performed by the bride’s father, a justice of the peace. The bride wore her …

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center TELLIER — A son, Eivan Michael Tellier, born on July 26, 2014, to Stephanie and Brandon Tellier, of Fairlee. ALDRICH — A son, Kellen Daniel Aldrich, born on Sept. 2, 2014, to Kristina and Alden Aldrich of Enfield. TULLMAN — A daughter, Sage Rose Tullman, …

Vt. Police Ease Into Hand-Held Device Ban By Issuing Warnings

Saturday, October 4, 2014

White River Junction — Police said Friday they are focusing more on warnings — rather than fines — in the first couple of weeks as motorists in Vermont adjust to the state’s new requirement that drivers deploy a hands-free device if they are using a cellphone. “Out of …

In a Case of Role Reversal, SJA Dominates Hartford

Friday, October 3, 2014

White River Junction — Once a bottom-feeder in Vermont Division I, the St. Johnsbury Academy football team showed Hartford on Friday that things have certainly changed. Senior Hilltoppers QB Colton Hudson threw for 219 yards — breaking his …

Fun with Friends

Friday, October 3, 2014

Center for Cartoon Studies student Peter Basch frames up his view of Sophie Yanow, a fellow at the school, right, while taking a break from their work with student Hannak Kaplan, left, in White River Junction on Wednesday. …