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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 …

Engagement: Rice — Anderson

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Windsor — Pamela and Michael Rice, of Windsor, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Kacey Christine Rice, to Cory William Anderson. The bride-to-be graduated from Windsor High School in 2008 and earned a bachelor’s degree in early …

Robert Steven Spurr

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Castlebury, Fla. — Robert “Butch” Steven Spurr, 58, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Born August 29, 1955 in Danville, Va., he grew up in Ascutney, Vt. where he graduated from Windsor High School in 1974. He continued his education in broadcast communications in Boston, Mass. at Graham …

Terriers Hang On to Knock Off Yellowjackets

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Windsor — When it was over, Windsor High’s field hockey team wished there was more time on the clock, while Bellows Falls was really glad when the final horn sounded. Bellows Falls threw all the punches in the first half and Windsor jabbed away in the second half, …

Police Charge Springfield, Vt., Man With Rape

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Claremont — Police have charged a Springfield, Vt., man with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault in connection with an alleged attack last month in a secluded area off River Road. Zachary Jones, 30, was arraigned in Circuit Court in Claremont on Tuesday and was being held …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 31, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Geisel, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Raise Record in Gifts Hanover — Charitable gifts for Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock during the fiscal year ending June 30 totaled $36.7 million, a new 12-month record in charitable giving for the …

Fire When Ready

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Though retired from hunting, Don Colburn, of Windsor, still regularly visits the Hartland Cove Shooting Range in Hartland to practice using his black powder pistols, including his 36-caliber Remington, a replica of a Civil War-era firearm. Colburn enjoys …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

APD Names Woodlands Administrator Lebanon — Timothy Martin, of Quechee, was recently appointed administrator of The Woodlands. The Woodlands is a 66-unit independent living facility on the campus of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. It is part of …

Veterans’ Event Includes Paddling, Bonfire, Yoga

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Windsor — A free outing for veterans is set for Sept. 6 at Great River Outfitters, 36 Park Road, Windsor. The daylong event is open to disabled and able veterans and their immediate family members. It includes a guided trip down the Connecticut River on canoes, kayaks and …

Road Closures, Roadblocks Set for Windsor Thursday

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Windsor — With roadwork underway in Windsor, motorists should expect roadblocks on Interstate 91 and a temporary closure of Route 44. Rolling roadblocks will be used to divert traffic on Interstate 91 northbound and southbound while girders are being set, beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday and continuing throughout …

Notes From The Garden: Daylilies Are an Excellent Choice for the Garden and Plate

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What one kind of flower would you bring with you if you were being sentenced to life on a deserted island? Would you pick peonies for their big, bold blossoms and tantalizing smell? Or perhaps primroses for their …