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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. Prevail Sharon did, 68-61, helped by charity-stripe frequency (11-for-30), if not accuracy. Of course, to gain a 30-6 advantage in foul-shot attempts, …

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 Foster. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sue Miller Foster; a brother …

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. Glen attended elementary school in South Corinth through 8th grade leaving school to work on …

William “Bill” Luczynski

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Kennewick, Wash. — William “Bill” Luczynski, 87, of Kennewick, formerly of Bennington, Fairlee, Norwich, Vt. and Naples, Fla., passed away on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Kennewick. He was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Stamford, Vt., the son of Antoni Luczynski Sr. and Mary (Sheppeta) Luczynski. The son …

Treasure Island Caretakers Urge Town to Maintain Role

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thetford — The live-in, year-round caretaker model used to maintain a town-owned access point to Lake Fairlee has been called into question by the recreation director, who has suggested that converting a caretaker house at Treasure Island into …

A New Cook in the Kitchen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford High girls basketball coach Chris Cook, top, puts the Hurricanes through a dribbling drill during the first day of state-sanctioned workouts on Monday. A former boys hoop coach at Rivendell Academy, Cook is Hartford’s fourth coach in …

Someone to Believe In: Mom’s Hard Work, Sacrifice Helps Daughter Earn College Diploma

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fairlee — Ginny Macomber had been up since 4:30 a.m. The yellow cake with strawberries and whipped cream frosting that she had special ordered was safely stored away. The balloons, after a bit of finagling, were corralled in …

Barbara Ellen (Lange) Smith

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Barbara Ellen (Lange) Smith, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Blue Spruce Home for the Elderly in Bradford, Vt. She was born in Pike, N.H., in her grandparents’ home on Feb. 14, 1932, the daughter of William and Rowena (Hartley) Lange. She received her …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fairlee Man Pleads Not Guilty To 130-mph Car Chase St. Johnsbury, Vt. — A Fairlee man pleaded not guilty in Caledonia Superior Court to charges that he led police on a drunken car chase on Interstate 91 and around Lake Morey in Fairlee early Friday morning. Richard Pike, …

MacDonald Leading Frenier for Senate

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Randolph — Incumbent Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, appears to have retained his Orange Senate district seat against a feisty challenge posed by Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea. With nine of 11 districts reporting, MacDonald, 71, a former teacher, led with 55.7 percent of the vote. He won Thetford …

John E. Roberts

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — John E. Roberts, 65, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He leaves behind his wife, Roberta; his children, Stephen, Cauley and his wife, Rachel, Lila and her partner, Elizabeth, and Sarah. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Maya, Brittany, Ashley, …

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, …

John E. Roberts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — John E. Roberts, 65, of Fairlee, Vt., died Friday, October 24, 2014, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements with service details and a full obituary are pending and will be published at a later date. The Hale Funeral Home and Cremation …