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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 …

Officials Call for Carpool Commutes

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lebanon — Lucy Reynard said she loves living in Fairlee, but the traffic on her daily commute to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a problem. What should be a 25-minute commute can take up to an hour, Reynard said during a lunch break Friday at the Lebanon Co-op Food …

Business Notes: Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Randolph Center — Done right, could tackling climate change have an economic upside for the Green Mountain State? A summit later this month at Vermont Technical College will explore the possibilities. “Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change” is set for Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 …

Fairlee Plans Spending on Winter Roads

Friday, February 6, 2015

Fairlee Town Meeting will take place Tuesday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at the Samuel Morey Elementary School gymnasium to vote on all warning articles and elect officers from the floor. Fairlee — Rising highway costs — including winter road maintenance, paving and repairs to Quinibeck Road — …

She’s a Keeper: Rivendell Freshman Thomson Packing Promise

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Orford — Having already coached Riley Thomson on his AAU team last summer, Rivendell Academy girls basketball coach Hank Tenney expected the freshman to be an immediate contributor for the Raptors this season. Neither coach nor player realized she’d be producing so much, so quickly. The 5-foot-8 Thomson …

Fairlee Receives State Classification for Village

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fairlee — Officials say town planning is moving in the right direction following the state’s recent identification of a “designated village center” in the heart of Fairlee. The classification makes the businesses and residences within the designated boundary …

Sharon Boys Earn A ‘Statement Win’

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sharon — One miss led to an exhortation, a second to a plea. A third left Sharon Academy boys basketball coach Blake Fabrikant noshing on his tie. By the 19th miss, Fabrikant knew — his Phoenix wasn’t going to beat Rivendell on Friday night with its free-throw shooting. …

John Joseph Foster

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Topsham, Vt. — John Joseph Foster died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, after a short illness. He was with his family during his illness and at his death. John was born in Marion, Ind., Feb. 24, 1933. He was predeceased by his parents John Morrill Foster and Eleanora Lutz …

Glen Ira Ordway, Sr.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Glen Ira Ordway, Sr., 85 of Fairlee died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, after a 10 week battle following complications from surgery. Born Sept. 22, 1929, at the family home on Hackett Hill in Bradford, Vt., he was the son of Eugene and Mildred (Hackett) Ordway. …

Local Roundup: Wasps Rain Threes in Boys Hoop Win Over Hartford

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Woodstock High boys played two halves of basketball in recording their second win over Hartford in 48 hours on Monday. They scored half of their baskets from beyond the 3-point arc, mirroring leading …

Expansion Underway for Growing North Haverhill Senior Center

Sunday, January 11, 2015

North Haverhill — On a ny given weekday, Horse Meadow Senior Center might serve 175 lunches in the dining room, send out 90 home-delivered meals, and offer an exercise class, writers’ group and bingo, all the while buzzing …