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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, …

That’s More Like It: Region’s Fall Foliage Tourism Seen Returning to Pre-Irene Levels

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Quechee — At the Route 4 Country Store in Quechee, owner Margie Battaglia says the roadside deli, known for its maple-smoked pork and beef barbecue and hand-made chocolates, is seeing “thousands” of customers each weekend. Across the road, at the KOA campground, owner Mike Scruggs says the upgraded 30-acre facility for bus-size campers …

Online Auction Benefits Norman Williams Library

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Woodstock — An online auction to benefit Norman Williams Public Library is underway at www.32auctions.com/nwpl. The prizes include a week in an Arizona vacation home, a week in Puerto Rico, a three-day weekend in a New York City apartment and a golf trip to Naples, Fla. Bidders can also vie for a scenic flight for two, a year-long membership to Green Mountain Horse …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

A New Home for the Arts

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The rhythmic downbeat of a nail gun punctuated the whining chorus of power tools this week at the new Artistree Community Arts Center and Gallery as the clock is winding down toward next Saturday’s soft opening of the …

Woodstock Runs Over Springfield for 33rd Straight Victory

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Before Friday night’s game began, Woodstock coach Ramsey Worrell knew what kind of team he had, but was not sure what kind of team Springfield was going to be putting on the field. “I really don’t what to expect, but I like the coach and …

Ruth M. Pratt

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Our very special angel, Ruth M. Pratt arrived in heaven on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ruth passed peacefully at the home of her daughter Debbie in Woodstock. She was born March 26, 1924, the daughter of Robert and Stella (Harvey) Manley. She attended Schools in …

All Lit Up

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Joan Staple, of Pomfret, left, Martha Leonard, of Barnard, and Pat Alden, of Woodstock, marvel over the new light fixtures hanging from the jury room at the Windsor County Courthouse in Woodstock on Friday. The court opened after …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with …

Jane Anne Deignan

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Jane Anne Deignan, 87, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and caregivers at Cedar Hill Continuing Care in Windsor, Vt. Jane was born on March 11, 1927 in Illinois, the daughter of John E. and Lucille (Condon) Dunn. As a …

Ruth M. Pratt

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Ruth M. Pratt, 90, passed peacefully at the home of her daughter Debbie in Woodstock early Thursday morning Aug. 28, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

Patricia “Trish” Jane Swanson

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Patricia “Trish” Jane Swanson, age 67 of Woodstock, passed away with her daughter by her side in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014; a day where the sun would rise and smile down upon us, celebrating her freedom from chronic health issues. …

Hanging on the Telephone: Bradley Hoping For Call to Join Ryder Cup Team

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Woodstock — Some folks stress about Christmas. Professional golfers stress about late August. In a week, however, Keegan Bradley could be celebrating like Santa Claus left him a puppy under the tree. On Monday evening, on live television, …