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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 , said the appeal hinges on the …

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 …

Vt. State Senator Has Challenger

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea — A 67-year-old small businessman is launching a Republican challenge to longtime state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Orange. Chelsea resident Robert Frenier, who runs a company that buys used airport fire trucks and rebuilds them, said he is concerned that working Vermonters and senior citizens are being hurt by state-run healthcare programs and …

Learning to Live With a Loss

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Lebanon — For every athlete who gets to experience the thrill of a podium finish at the Olympics, there are hundreds of others who don’t even get the opportunity to compete. Chances to qualify are few and far …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Stronger Dollar Stores: Low-Price Retail Chains Targeting Upper Valley

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fairlee — A Dollar General store planned for Route 5 is part of the national chain’s strategy to target rural areas across the country and is the latest in the steady proliferation of small-box dollar stores in the …

Aya Itagaki

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Aya Itagaki, 79, died on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a stroke. She was born in 1934 in Otaru, Japan and immigrated 30 years later to Hanover, N.H. with her husband and her three children. Though less than 5’ tall, …

Engagement: Driscoll — Trezzi

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Fairlee — Todd and Paula Driscoll, of Fairlee, have announced the engagement of their son, Benjamin Driscoll, to Heather Trezzi. The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Rivendell Academy in 2003 and is the sous chef at Murphy’s on the Green …

Thinking and Learning: From Rivendell District’s Founding to Head of Education in Vermont

Sunday, January 19, 2014

When contacted about scheduling an interview, Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont’s new education secretary, emailed back to suggest a visit to a school instead. Arranging the visit took some time, a few weeks, and when her assistant finally sent a …

Letter: Let’s Have More School Choice

Friday, January 17, 2014

To the Editor: Are you paying attention? South Burlington’s school budget is going up 7 percent. Norwich’s is similar. Other school budgets will also increase. Recently, I learned that the Rivendell Interstate School budget is increasing 1.7 percent. The board is to be congratulated. This is the second …

Up-Tempo Raptors Save Their Best Work for After Halftime

Friday, January 17, 2014

Orford — If one thing hurt the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team during its 18-5 season a year ago, it was a tendency to lose some of its edge in the second half. That hasn’t been a problem …

Marie (Eastman) Ward

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Marie (Eastman) Ward, 85, died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at her home with family members by her side after a long illness. She was born in Vershire, Vt. on Jan. 28, 1928, daughter of Leon and Maude Eastman. She attended the South Vershire Elementary …

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: UVLG Closure Scatters Teams

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Watching in anticipation as the ball rotates down the lane, the moment between a bowler’s release at the foul line and contact with the pins can seem like an eternity. Now, just getting to that point has become a much longer journey for Upper Valley high school teams. …