Fairlee

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 in Whittier, Calif., and served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He is survived by his sons, Thomas A. Jaffarian, Jr. and Derek V. Jaffarian; his daughter, Lindsay Jaffarian Holm; four grandchildren; and a sister. The family will be having a private service. Condolences may be expressed to Thom’s family in an online guestbook at knightfuneralhomes.com. Anyone wishing to make donations in Thom’s name should make them …

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 her 100th strikeout of the season, while allowing three earned runs to pick up the …

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 …

Neighbors of Newmont Farm’s 200-Acre Pumpkin Field Complain of Herbicide Drift

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Newbury, Vt. — Martha Griswold felt tired and short of breath last summer. Her co-workers told her she didn’t seem herself. Initially she attributed her symptoms to a recent return to a full-time job as the interim director …

Jean Louise (Dent) Ward

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Jean Louise (Dent) Ward of Fairlee passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living in Hartford, Vt. surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Ward was born in Hanover, N.H. on June 14, 1926, which was also her mother’s birthday. The …

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 …