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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 …

Carol Gower Moser

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Leland, N.C. — Carol Gower Moser, formerly of Rumford, R.I., Montclair, N.J. and Quechee, Vt., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Leland. She is survived by G. Vance, her husband of nearly 55 years; daughters Jennifer Hunter, her husband David Hunter, of Rochester Hills, Michigan and …

Wings, Wheels, ‘Wonderful’: Event Showcases Lebanon Municipal Airport

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lebanon — A celebration of things wheeled and winged yesterday at Lebanon Municipal Airport featured helicopters, cars, a glider and, of course, planes. The inaugural Wings and Wheels attracted some 1,500 people, many with small children in tow, …

Janet L. Sorice

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Janet L. Sorice, 60, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at her home. Jan was born July 29, 1954, in Houston, the daughter of John S. and Helen (Fox) Sorice. She grew up in New Orleans and later moved to Chappaqua, N.Y., where she graduated …

On the Hunt for Monarchs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quechee — Laurie-Helise Heijn has only seen two monarch butterflies this year, and it’s bumming her out. “You’d think since I do have so much milkweed that I would have seen more than two,” she said Tuesday. “You …

Hartford Track, Field Set for Ballot

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hartford — For the third time in less than two years, voters will be presented with a bond to fund the construction of an athletic field house, a running track and a turf field at Hartford High School. After two previous bond initiatives left the project unfunded, the …

Janet L. Sorice

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Janet L. Sorice, 60, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. A full obituary will follow at a later date. …

Suspect Appeals Denial of Bail

Thursday, September 25, 2014

White River Junction — A 31-year-old Hartford man is appealing a judge’s ruling that there is enough evidence to hold him without bail pending trial in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son. Luke Theriault pleaded not guilty last month to a charge of second-degree murder in the …

Phyllis Porter Gross Sanders

Thursday, September 25, 2014

White River Jct. Vt. — Phyllis Porter Gross Sanders passed into the arms of our Lord on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the age of 93. She was born on Dec. 18, 1920, to Harry and Viola Porter of Croydon, N.H. She was predeceased by her parents, two …

Co-op Tackles Policy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hanover — A task force composed of members of the board of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society presented revisions to a policy regarding the “treatment of staff” of its Co-op Food Stores on Wednesday night in preparation for a vote on the language, which could take place as …

Phyllis B. Sanders

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

White River Junction, Vt. — Phyllis B. Sanders, 93, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …