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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 …

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. …

Man Found Dead on Tracks

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White River Junction — Police are investigating the death of a 52-year-old homeless man whose body was found on the railroad tracks about 100 yards south of the White River Junction Amtrak station early Wednesday morning. Evidence suggests …

Chauncey B. “Scott” Dunham

Thursday, October 2, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Chauncey B. “Scott” Dunham, 79, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at his home after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Lebanon, N.H., the son of Clarence and Avis (Day) Dunham. He attended the Sacred Heart School …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thetford Selectboard Offers Police Chief Job Thetford — The Selectboard voted Monday to extend an offer to one of three candidates for police chief, whose name they are keeping secret until Oct. 6, the deadline for the potential hire to respond. Donn Downey, the selectman whose responsibilities include …

Burr & Burton Growls Over Hartford Soccer

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

White River Junction — After its latest loss to Burr & Burton Academy on Tuesday, the Hartford High girls soccer team may be tempted to begin conceding the first goal of the game to the Bulldogs. The Hurricanes …

White River School Defies Odds With Above Average Test Scores

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

White River Junction — For Suzan Locke’s money, what she and her fellow science teachers in the Hartford School District learn about their students lesson by lesson, field trip by field trip, day by day, means more than …

Anniversary: Kenyon — Mattson

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hartford — Susan and Robert Mattson celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with friends on Sept. 1, 2014, at the Black Rock Steakhouse Restaurant in Springfield, Vt. The couple has lived in Hartford for the last 29 years. Robert …

Wedding: Remick — Cole-Henry

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Quechee — Ashley Marie Remick and James Leslie Cole-Henry were married on July 12, 2014. The bride is the daughter of Debra Anne and Raymond Phillip Remick, of Quechee. She graduated from Hartford High School in 2006 and …