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Fairlee police chief Leon Marsh waves to friend Paul Flanders of Fairlee, Vt., while patrolling Terry Hill Road on March 19, 2004. “I do more waving than anything else,” he said. “They all know me.” (Valley News - Tom Rettig)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

A Life: Leon C. Marsh Jr., 1931-2015; ‘Type of Person Who Is Irreplaceable’

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fairlee — He helped train the Upper Valley’s best-known elephant and taught American Army soldiers how to ski on a Japanese island at the time of the Korean War. But Leon Marsh, a round-the-clock worker who friends and family remember as firm yet fair, was probably best known as the face of Fairlee law enforcement — as town constable, police …

Lake Fairlee Dam Project on Hold

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thetford — The long-planned project to replace the ailing Lake Fairlee Dam this summer abruptly halted this week after the contractor and the three towns involved — Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee — parted ways over a dispute about the unsigned construction contract. Speaking for the towns, Fairlee Selectboard Chairman Frank J. Barrett Jr. said the $850,000 project, which voters in the three …

Hartford Legion Will Return to State Tourney

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford American Legion baseball team gathered for a group photo Monday night after a 12-5 defeat of Lakes Region clinched its first postseason berth in what’s estimated to be at least 15 years. There was the usual tomfoolery of hats being knocked askew and pinches to the posterior. Coach Jarrod Grassi waited through it all patiently, before making …

Thomas Arthur Jaffarian

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Thomas Arthur Jaffarian, 67, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt. after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 24, 1947, in Haverhill, Mass. to Art and Margaret Jaffarian, attended Sierra High School …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Voters in Three Towns Pass Bond to Fix Lake Fairlee Dam

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thetford — During all-day voting on Tuesday, the three towns along Lake Fairlee’s border green-lighted an $850,000 project to replace its ailing dam and a mechanism to share in its control. Meanwhile, the Maine resident who owns the …

Raptors Thrown a Curve: Off-Speed Pitching Serves South Royalton Baseball Well

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orford — Things really worked for Dalton McDougall. For six innings against Rivendell, the sophomore pitcher for South Royalton High was in control of a nasty curveball that helped him and his hard-hitting teammates breeze to a 9-4 …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Newbury Talks Herbicide Plan

Friday, May 15, 2015

Newbury — A pumpkin grower involved in a dispute about an herbicide traveling from farm fields to neighboring lands has committed to working to prevent such drift in the future and improving communication with neighbors. A public meeting drew about 50 people to the Newbury Elementary School on …

Glen Ira Ordway, Sr.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Graveside funeral services for Glen Ira Ordway, Sr., 85 of Fairlee, who died Saturday, Jan, 10, 2015, will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 2 p.m. in the family lot in the East Corinth New Cemetery in East Corinth, Vt. The Hale Funeral …