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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 …

Windsor Routs Springfield Under the Lights

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Windsor — Russell Simonds scored two first-half touchdowns and had an interception as Windsor High’s football team rolled all over Springfield, 40-8, in the first night game played in Windsor. The game was played in a heavy rain …

Romaine “Puggy” Potwin

Saturday, October 4, 2014

East Barnard, Vt. — Romaine “Puggy” Potwin, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, at Cedar Hill Health Care in Windsor, Vt. Puggy was born on March 6, 1933, in East Barnard, Vt., the son of Harold and Merle (Loura) Potwin. He served in the United States Navy and …

William Mahlon Wakefield Sr.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — William Mahlon Wakefield Sr., (Bill), 72, a longtime resident of Windsor, died in peace at home on Thursday evening, Oct. 2, 2014, with the company of his much-loved family. A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Valley News. Knight Funeral Home …

Gerald “Jardy” Jarvis Rice

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Gerald “Jardy” Jarvis Rice, 84, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away quietly next to the love of his life early Sunday morning, Sept. 28, 2014, at his home in Windsor. He was born Aug. 4, 1930. in Claremont, N.H., the son of Gerald Henry …

Windsor Soccer Outlasts MSJ in OT

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Windsor — There’s only one stat that means anything. On Tuesday, Mount St. Joseph’s girls soccer team had a decisive 16-9 advantage in shots on goal. But the only statistic that mattered was goals scored, and Windsor had the edge in that category after Maryam Orogi’s goal with …

At the Hospitals: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services Names New CEO Springfield, Vt. — George Karabakakis, a longtime employee of Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, was recently appointed chief executive officer of HCRS. The nonprofit is the state-designated community mental health …

Windsor Gets $1 Million Grant

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Windsor — The town has received a nearly $1 million state grant that can go toward much needed repairs to the dam on Kennedy Pond, Town Manager Tom Marsh announced Friday. Marsh said the hope is that residents will pass a $1.5 million bond issue in November, giving …

Volunteering for Vermont 50 Means Plenty of Work, Rewards

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brownsville — Mike Silverman began volunteering for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports 18 years ago as a way to make friends. Now he’s guaranteed at least 1,350 of them every year. Silverman, 60, is in his 15th year …

Hay Fever: Obstacles Add Challenges, Fun for Woodstock Runners

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Woodstock — For its one home race every year behind the Woodstock Racquet & Fitness Club, the Woodstock Union High cross country team tries to simulate the course layout of Thetford Academy, which hosts the VPA state championships …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Plymouth, n.h. — It took about 20 minutes for the Hanover High girls soccer team to get warmed up Monday, but once the Marauders shook off the cobwebs from their bus ride to Plymouth, they exploded for a …