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Donald Newton walks past the historic house he owns on Route 5 in Fairlee, Vt., on Sept. 16, 2014. Newton is appealing an Act 250 decision that requires him to undo renovation to the house. Officials said the renovations ruined the house's historic characteristics. 
(Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)

Asked to Restore the Past

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fairlee — A Fairlee couple who run several businesses along Route 5 are battling state efforts that would have them remove vinyl siding and other modern renovations made to their 194-year-old farmhouse in recent years and replace them with more historically appropriate features, such as wooden windows and clapboards. Donald and Joyce Newton, who tend apartment units, rent UHauls, sell …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide …

Engagement: Harrington — Poirier

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fairlee — Dawn Woodward, Cecil Britch and John Harrington, along with Kristin Souza and Philip Poirier II, have announced the engagement of their children, Jasmine Kathryne Harrington and Philip Lawrence Poirier. The bride-to-be graduated from Rivendell Academy in 2009 and is employed as a department supervisor at JC Penney in West Lebanon. The …

Group Urges Rebuild Of Lake Fairlee Dam

Saturday, August 2, 2014

West Fairlee — Officials coordinating efforts to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam will host the first of four planned public presentations this afternoon, when they will try to persuade residents that it’s more cost-effective to replace the deteriorating …

The Case of ‘Boomerang’ Kids

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fairlee — As he celebrated his 24th birthday last month, Joe Amanatidis had plenty to be proud of. During his years at Merrimack College, in an affluent Boston suburb, the Fairlee native studied abroad in Italy, spending a …

Camp Billings Honors an Icon: After 46 Years, Bradford, Vt., Man Retiring From Full-Time Summer Post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thetford — As the sun neared its peak in the midday sky on Saturday, two young Camp Billings campers, puttering around the summer camp’s cozy maintenance garage, described camp icon Larry Drew, who in his 46 years working …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

Lebanon Introduces Elementary Principal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District continues to seek replacements for three vacant administrative positions this summer, but one leadership post has already been filled. Eloise Ginty, Mount Lebanon Elementary School’s new principal, visited the West Lebanon school …

Forum, June 24: DEET; A Rising GOP; IRS ‘Lies’; Health Care in the U.S. and Britain

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DEET Is Safe to Use Against Ticks To the Editor: As a follow-up to Cecelia Blair’s letter (“Protection Against Ticks,” Forum, May 15), in addition to wearing high-top boots, I would urge folks to apply the repellent DEET to boots and exposed skin. DEET is not a “poisonous …

Cohase Garden Tour Today Includes Tea at Lake Morey

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fairlee — The third annual Cohase Garden Tour will take place today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps and directions for the self-guided tour are available at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee. This year’s tour features the formal gardens of Lake Morey Resort; meandering gardens at a …

Leaving the Nest: Rivendell Academy Graduates 29

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Orford — Keri Gelenian, Rivendell Academy’s head of school and principal, urged the members of Saturday’s graduating class to feel free to return to the school in the coming years. He and …

Jane (DeGoosh) Cramer

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Jane (DeGoosh) Cramer died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She was born on June 26, 1929, to the late Howard Elmer DeGoosh and Nettie Pushee DeGoosh. Jane was the sixth of 13 children. Jane graduated from Orford High School in …