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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 …

Engagement: Leonard — Forward IV

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wilder — Tim and Theresa Leonard, of Wilder, and Thomas and Barbara Forward III, of Lyme, have announced the engagement of their children, Kaitlin Elizabeth Leonard and Thomas Chesley Forward IV. The bride-to-be, of Wilder, graduated form Hartford …

Vanpool Meeting, Pizza Party Scheduled for Bradford, Vt.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — People who live in the Bradford area are invited to a free “vanpool” pizza party on Wednesday, at 7 p.m., at Bradford Public Library. Representatives from the Vermont Agency of Transportation will discuss a state program that offers a $700 monthly subsidy for vanpools, and …

Allyson Davis Ledoux

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Allyson Davis Ledoux, 61, of Wilder, died peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, after an extended illness. Ally was born on Feb. 19, 1953, in Burlington, Vt., the daughter of Philip H. Davis and Phyllis D. Powell. She graduated from the Northfield Mount …

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, …