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Bethel Drive-In Launches Projector Campaign

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bethel — For more than a decade, Regina Franz and Adam Gerhard held onto the dream of owning a drive-in theater. Last year, it came true when they took over the operation of the Randall Drive-in Theatre in Bethel. To make it happen, they poured money into the leased facility, repairing the Tropical Storm Irene-damage screen, fixing the projector and cleaning up the area where 185 cars can park. But …

Abutters Appeal New Store in Fairlee

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fairlee — The Development Review Board’s March 11 approval of a Dollar General store, south of Wing’s Supermarket on Route 5, now faces formal opposition from two abutters. Susanne Pacilio and Meredyth Morley submitted their notice of appeal to the Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court on April 5, within the allotted 45-day appeal period. Pacilio, who recently joined Fairlee’s Planning Commission …

Shirley Anne Armstrong Bolles

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Shirley Anne Armstrong Bolles, 86, of Birch Meadow Road in Fairlee died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Lebanon Center Eldercare in Lebanon, N.H. She was born in Glouchester, Mass. on May 7, 1927, the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Williams) Armstrong. She was married to Donald Holcomb Stocking on April 13, 1946, together they had five children, In her younger …

Letter: A Musical Sensation

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

To the Editor: As a new resident of the Upper Valley, I’ve been availing myself lately of the many cultural opportunities in the area. Recently, I attended the North Country Community Theatre’s 21st Annual Teen Show, Seussical the Musical. I was astounded by the quality of the performance, …

Raptors Are Bedeviled in Semifinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Sold-out Barre Auditorium was filled to the brim for Thursday night’s VPA Division III boys basketball semifinal between Rivendell and Williamstown. By early in the fourth quarter, some of the seats were already emptying as …

Fishing in Fairlee

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ice fishermen work to drill a hole late in the day on Lake Morey in Fairlee recently.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Chasing Pucks in Fairlee

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Will Guerin, 8, Henry Werner, 8, and Carter Guerin, 8, all of Lyme, chase a puck while playing hockey on Lake Morey in Fairlee.Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Fairlee Budget Approved, But Voters Reject Study of Lake Morey Road

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fairlee — Fairlee voters made quick work of town business, passing a town budget of nearly $743,000 and a highway budget of more than $207,500 without discussion in an hour-long Town Meeting on Tuesday. But they also voted down an article on the warning that would have appropriated …

Fairlee Drive-In Promises To Stay Open

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fairlee — A last-minute surge of pledges to a Kickstarter campaign that ends today may not help the Fairlee Drive-In’s current effort to purchase a business-saving projector, but it has given the owners hope for a future effort. If this campaign fails to reach the $77,200 that the …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Jacks Edge Raptors

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team broke a late tie by scoring the last three points against Rivendell on Wednesday, escaping by a 34-31 score in the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. The host Yellowjackets had averaged 62 points during their last two …

Fairlee Sought Modest Budget, And Got It

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fairlee Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 4 at 10 a.m. at the Samuel Morey Elementary School Gymnasium to act upon 12 warning articles, including approval of the town’s operating and highway budgets. Nominations to town offices …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …