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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: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did …

Board Seeks To Purchase Ski Resort

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brownsville — The Selectboard is asking residents to approve the purchase of 470 acres of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort ski area and other resort assets to protect the property from development, expand the town’s recreational trail system …

Windsor to Hold Traffic Forum

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Windsor — The public is encouraged to bring their ideas — and concerns — on improving bicycle and pedestrian traffic downtown and along Route 5 to a meeting on the topic, set for Thursday. The “scoping study” is the next step in an action plan to implement some …

Park-and-Ride’s Reopening Delayed

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hartland — Completion of the rebuilt park-and-ride at Exit 9 off Interstate 91 is being delayed because the new light poles have not arrived from the manufacturer, project supervisor Wayne Davis, of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, said Monday. Once the five poles are delivered, Davis said, it …

Windsor Football Marches Past Oxbow

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High football team used ball control and a potent ground game to defeat Oxbow 33-13 on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce Field. “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball in the first half,” Oxbow coach Sean Murphy said. Windsor had a 33-17 advantage in plays …

Raymond Henry Perron

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Raymond Henry Perron, 76, of Windsor passed away on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, N.H. after a long battle with dementia. Raymond was born on Nov. 20, 1937, in Manchester, N.H. to Henry and Blanche (Daneault) Perron and graduated from …

Forum, Sept. 12: Solar Power Looks Good to Me; Hartford Police Academy; Hard Times for College Grads

Friday, September 12, 2014

Solar Power Looks Good to Me To the Editor: The SunCommon solar company is in negotiation with a neighbor in East Barnard and we are unsure whether to remain part of the global warming problem or become part of the solution. New technology can be upsetting. Vermont has …

Windsor Girls Soccer Defeats Bellows Falls in Overtime

Friday, September 12, 2014

Windsor — After failing to convert eight corner-kick opportunities in the second half, the Windsor High girls soccer team struck the golden goal in a more conventional way for a 2-1 overtime win over Bellows Falls on Thursday at MacLeay-Royce Field. Four minutes into overtime, Windsor junior forward …

Warren T. “Jim” Becker

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Windsor, Vt. — Warren T. “Jim” Becker, 67, a lifelong resident of Windsor passed away Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Windsor on March 11, 1947, the son of …