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Learning her wheels in Norwich

Norwich — Berkley Vendola, 7, of Norwich was learning how to ride her bike Thursday — with a little help from her father, Rick Vendola.

She had traded her schoolbooks for pedals on the athletic field at Norwich Technical High School. While her mother, Kara Kochanski-Vendola, snapped photos with her phone, her father was giving her push-offs to get going.

Kochanski-Vendola says she and her daughter usually go for a walk every day as Berkley's recess from her schoolwork at home, as schools have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Thursday they decided to practice bike riding instead.

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