Fairlee

The Lake Fairlee dam from the upstream side is shown in summer 2010. Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee will hold special Town Meetings in May to rebuild the structure. (Tri-Town Committee photograph)

3 Towns to Vote Next Month on $850,000 Project To Replace Lake Fairlee Dam

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thetford — After three years of discussions, research and planning, the selectboards of Fairlee, West Fairlee and Thetford plan to hold special Town Meetings next month asking for voter approval to take control of a deteriorating dam that controls Lake Fairlee’s shoreline and undertake an $850,000 project to replace it. Prior to the bond votes, officials are making their case …

Golf Tournament Will Help Spark Community Center

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fairlee — A golf tournament next month will benefit Spark, a community center for people with special needs. The nonprofit opened last summer in Lebanon. Spark’s second annual golf tournament is set for May 11 at Lake Morey Resort. It opens with registration and a buffet lunch at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 2 p.m. The $75 registration fee includes greens …

Margaret Council

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Brookfield, Vt. — Margaret ‘Peg’ Council of Brookfield passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction, with two of her sons by her side. She was 85. Peg was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. She met and married William Council (Sr.) in the mid-1950’s and they had three boys together. Wanting to raise her kids …

Britton Lumber Hopes to Rebuild Sawmill

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fairlee — Almost two weeks after a four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill at Britton Lumber Co., officials there announced their intentions to rebuild the sawmill and continue the company’s other operations as usual. “That’s what’s taken two weeks …

Fairlee Neighbors Settle With Dollar General

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fairlee — Town officials expect Dollar General to break ground soon on a new box store along Route 5 near the Interstate 91 interchange now that the company has settled a lawsuit with neighbors concerned about the development …

Cause of Britton Lumber Sawmill Fire Left ‘Undetermined’

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fairlee — Fire investigators with the Vermont State Police said Monday they are unable to determine the cause of a weekend fire that destroyed Britton Lumber Company’s sawmill late last month, but the blaze is not considered suspicious. “Because you have so much destruction, it is really hard …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …