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A young camper runs to retrieve his sandals at the end of the day at Treasure Island in West Fairlee, Vt., on July 15, 2013. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

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 health and safety accommodations for a children’s summer camp could be a better use of the property. Laurel Mackin, who has served …

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 as many years, following Steve Landon (now the boys coach), Ed Kehoe and Bill Soule, …

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 the back seat of her 2001 Volvo station wagon. The dozen pink roses — her …

Gloria Jeanne Flanders Williams

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Gloria Jeanne Flanders Williams, 65, of Birchmeadow Road in Fairlee died on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A complete obituary with service details will appear at a later date. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hale Funeral Home and …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike …

Arthur James Dupont

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Port Orange, Fla. — Arthur James (AJ) Dupont, 25, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Port Orange on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. AJ was born in Hanover, N.H. on March 1, 1989, son of James and Mary (Durgin) Dupont. He lived in Fairlee, Vt. until 2005 when …

Rivendell 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Birth Announcements: Aug. 17, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center GEARON — A son, Fergal Harry Julius McColough Gearon, born on July 12, 2014, to Laura Elizabeth Clauson and Eamonn Peter Bede Gearon, of Hanover. NEEDHAM — A daughter, Immagene Maple Needham, born on July 22, 2014, to Kasey and Jason Needham, of Vershire. SLEATH-WILMOT …

Virginia Lee Macho (Vietje)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Friends and family of Virginia Macho Vietje of Fairlee, are invited to attend a memorial gathering in her honor on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairlee Town Hall. Light refreshments will be provided, and all are invited to share …

Dorothea “Dot” Bancroft Phillips

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Rotonda West, Fla. — Having lived a long, healthy and active life, Dorothea “Dot” Bancroft Phillips completed her life’s journey on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Sterling House of Englewood in Rotonda West. Dot was born on July 7, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to George and Lillian Bancroft. …

Forum, Aug. 8: Poison Parsnips, Co-op Plaudits; Rethinking Mideast Headlines; The Mascoma River Greenway

Friday, August 8, 2014

Poison Parsnip, Co-op Plaudits To the Editor: Odd bedfellows, perhaps — a toxic invasive plant and the oft-discussed (of late) Co-op Food Stores. But Upper Valley residents should know about this noxious relative of our beloved carrot, and how the Co-op recently took quick action to stem its …

Engagement: Brayman — DuRona

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fairlee — Bethany Jean Brayman and Jesse Lee James DuRona have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and G. Edward Brayman, of Etna. She graduated from Hanover High School in 1996 and earned a …

Group Urges Rebuild Of Lake Fairlee Dam

Saturday, August 2, 2014

West Fairlee — Officials coordinating efforts to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam will host the first of four planned public presentations this afternoon, when they will try to persuade residents that it’s more cost-effective to replace the deteriorating …