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Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the belts — one for each of its three active ambulances — and has used them on roughly half a dozen calls so far, according to Upper Valley Ambulance Executive Director Clay Odell. Improving both patient and responder safety inspired the decision to acquire the belts, he said. In 2014, Upper Valley Ambulance received 62 calls for what it terms “lift assists ” out of 1,041 calls total, …

Aloha Foundation Names New Director

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fairlee — Christopher Overtree has been named executive director of The Aloha Foundation. The foundation operates residential summer camps, Aloha, Aloha Hive and Lanakila; Horizons Day Camp; Ohana Family Camp; and Hulbert Outdoor Center. Overtree is a camper alumnus of Lanakila, a boys camp, and spent 17 years on the camp’s staff, eventually …

Thomas Arthur Jaffarian

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Thomas Arthur Jaffarian of Fairlee, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the White River Junction VA Hospital after a long illness. He was 67 years old. The family will be having a private service. …

Green and Growing: Vermont H.S. Golf Rosters Dotted With Youth

Monday, May 4, 2015

This spring may turn out to be a season of transition for the Upper Valley’s Vermont-based high school golf programs. Rivendell has been the story the past two springs. The Raptors enter as back-to-back Vermont Division III champions …

Jean Louise (Dent) Ward

Friday, May 1, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Jean Louise (Dent) Ward, 88, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Valley Terrace. A complete obituary will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, N.H. …

Quick Actions by Bystanders Help Save Heart Attack Victim

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hanover — When Weiping Liu saw a bicyclist collapse on Route 120 near the Lebanon town line last week, he knew what to do. In fact, he had prepared precisely for this sort of situation starting 13 years …

Lake Fairlee Dam Owner Objects to Tri-Town Proposal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thetford — A month before three towns are set to vote on an $850,000 project to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam, its private owner is voicing objections that could call the deal into jeopardy. In phone interviews this week, Bryan Gregory, 62, a Maine resident who plans to …

Reginald E. Bishop

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Reginald E. Bishop, 75, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, April 17, 2015, at his home in Fairlee. Born March 9, 1940, in Brattleboro, Vt., Reginald was the son of Ervin and Maxine (Ray) Bishop. Reg grew up in Wilmington, Vt., …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …