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Tom Fulton, of Fairlee, Vt., braves the wreckage to turn off a water pump at the leveled sawmill building at Britton Lumber Company in Fairlee, Vt., on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Fulton, the sawmill dry kiln manager, has worked at Britton Lumber Company for 16 years. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

After Blaze, Lumber Co. Looks to Sawmill Future

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fairlee — The state Department of Labor reached out to management at Britton Lumber Company on Monday to say services are available to aid workers in the event of a layoff at the company, which saw its sawmill in Fairlee destroyed in a fire Saturday night. The four-alarm blaze leveled the sawmill building that employed 20, leaving the owner with the taxing decision of how to proceed. Jane Fortin, a regional manager with the Department of Labor, said if the company is forced to lay off workers, her office could help employees find part-time work, set up unemployment benefits, provide training services in other career …

After Fire, Fairlee Sawmill's Future Uncertain

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fairlee — In the aftermath of a four-alarm fire that destroyed the Britton Lumber Company sawmill on Saturday night, the fate of 20 workers’ employment is uncertain, and damages could be in the millions, according to its owner. “It’s still hard to believe. It’s just…” said the owner, Robert Moses, trailing off. “We …

Blaze Levels Britton Lumber Sawmill in Fairlee

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fairlee — A four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill building at the Britton Lumber plant at 7 Ely Road off Route 5 on Saturday night. No injuries were reported. Public safety officials received a 911 call about a potential fire at the Fairlee sawmill at 8:29 p.m. Saturday, and Thetford Volunteer Fire Chief Chad …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

James B. Dupont

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Port Orange, Fla. — James (Jim) Dupont, 61, also known as “Blimper”, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at his home after an illness. Jim was born in Niskayuna, N.Y. to the late Marilyn (Toon) and Alfred H Dupont, and grew up in upstate N.Y. He joined the …

Rivendell Budget Criticized But OK’d

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Orford — Despite critiques from some in attendance that the number of teachers has not declined along with the number of students in the Rivendell Interstate School District in recent years, voters in the four towns comprising the district approved a $10 million spending plan for next school …

Recycling Strains Town Dumps

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thetford — The good news is that residents want to recycle, steadily increasing the amount of recyclable material coming into Thetford’s transfer station over the past three years. The bad news is that a number of factors, including …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …

Fundraiser for Orford Family Set for March 21

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fairlee — A fundraiser will be held next weekend for an Orford family whose infant son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Mary and Richard “Pepe” Murray’s 6-month old son, Gavin, has been diagnosed with atypical …

Rivendell Towns to Vote On Budget Next Tuesday

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Rivendell Academy in Orford. Voting for the district’s elected positions will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the academy. Orford — Voters from four Upper Valley towns will be asked to approve …

Raptors Are Bedeviled Yet Again

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — When Williamstown High boys basketball coach Jack Carrier took over the program six years ago, his goal was to help the Blue Devils experience the feeling he enjoyed winning a state title with the team …

Joyous Raptors: Rivendell Soars to Championship Game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — While breaking away from any team huddle or timeout, the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team collectively shouts “All in!” — a phrase the Raptors say is indicative of their aggressive play and cohesiveness. During Thursday …

Fairlee Voters Approve Appointment Of Delinquent Tax Collector

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fairlee — A group of 95 voters were almost unanimously supportive of the budget and other measures proposed by town leaders during a two-hour Town Meeting on Tuesday morning in the Samuel Morey Elementary School Gymnasium. Under the new budget, the total amount raised by taxes will be …