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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, …

‘She Really Is Our Hero’: Windsor Family Works to Build Strong Foundation for Special-Needs Daughter

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Windsor — With dinnertime approaching in the Wright household, Leah, 22, was tapped to pick the menu. Would she like chicken, or hot dogs and hamburgers, her father, Rob Wright, asked. “Hot dogs and hamburgers,” said Leah, who had been in the hospital with stomach problems earlier in the week. “Are you sure …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 19, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CHASE — A son, Mateo Armani Chase, born on May 1, 2014, to Wendy and Charles Chase, of Hartford. MERLO — A daughter, Alexandra Ruth Merlo, born on Oct. 8, 2014, to Sarah and Daniel Merlo, of Windsor. Gifford Medical Center HAMLETT — A son, Colton James Hamlett, born on Sept. 20, 2014, to Samantha Blakeney and James Hamlett, of …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Edith Washburn

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Edith Washburn, 98, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor. She was born in Taftsville, Vt. on May 30, 1916, the daughter of Clarence and Floy (Greene) Washburn. Edith lived in Taftsville until 1958. Edith graduated from Woodstock High …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the …

Edith Washburn

Friday, October 17, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Edith Washburn, 98, died Wednesday evening Oct. 15, 2014, at the Mt Ascutney Hospital in Windsor. Arrangements for a Monday service are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt. A full obituary will appear in Saturdays paper. …

Triple Truck Accidents Delay I-91 Traffic

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hartford — An accident that shut down a portion of both Interstate 91 southbound lanes for nearly six hours early Thursday morning in Hartford was one of three overnight tractor-trailer incidents that Vermont State Police and other workers …

Windsor Senior Following Her Mom’s Cleats

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Windsor — Haley Wood is a field hockey player. She also plays basketball and softball, which gives her something to do between the fall and her on-the-road field hockey sojourns in the summer. All that field hockey paid …

Chester C. “Chet” Lapine

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Chester C. “Chet” Lapine, 95, a resident of Windsor, and a former longtime resident of Hartland, passed away Monday morning, Oct. 13, 2014, at the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H. He was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Hartland, Vt. the son of Frank and …

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 …

Woodstock Judge Tapped for High Court

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Woodstock — An Upper Valley native with a reputation for bipartisanship was named Monday to the Vermont Supreme Court. Judges and attorneys who know Judge Harold “Duke” Eaton Jr., said the appointment reflects his ability to set politics …

Yellowjackets Getting Used to Saving Best for Last

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Windsor — The mental part of sports is sometimes just as important as the physical performance. On Monday, the Windsor High girls soccer team trailed Leland & Gray, 3-1, and the Yellowjackets looked like they didn’t belong on …