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Tom Fulton, of Fairlee, Vt., braves the wreckage to turn off a water pump at the leveled sawmill building at Britton Lumber Company in Fairlee, Vt., on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Fulton, the sawmill dry kiln manager, has worked at Britton Lumber Company for 16 years. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

After Blaze, Lumber Co. Looks to Sawmill Future

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fairlee — The state Department of Labor reached out to management at Britton Lumber Company on Monday to say services are available to aid workers in the event of a layoff at the company, which saw its sawmill in Fairlee destroyed in a fire Saturday night. The four-alarm blaze leveled the sawmill building that employed 20, leaving the owner with the taxing decision of how to proceed. Jane Fortin, a regional manager with the Department of Labor, said if the company is forced to lay off workers, her office could help employees find part-time work, set up unemployment benefits, provide training services in other career …

After Fire, Fairlee Sawmill's Future Uncertain

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fairlee — In the aftermath of a four-alarm fire that destroyed the Britton Lumber Company sawmill on Saturday night, the fate of 20 workers’ employment is uncertain, and damages could be in the millions, according to its owner. “It’s still hard to believe. It’s just…” said the owner, Robert Moses, trailing off. “We …

Blaze Levels Britton Lumber Sawmill in Fairlee

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fairlee — A four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill building at the Britton Lumber plant at 7 Ely Road off Route 5 on Saturday night. No injuries were reported. Public safety officials received a 911 call about a potential fire at the Fairlee sawmill at 8:29 p.m. Saturday, and Thetford Volunteer Fire Chief Chad …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Battle of the Bots at Rivendell

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Orford — The robotics competition held in the gymnasium of Rivendell Academy on Saturday went like clockwork, if the clock in question had been built by a horde of enthusiastic teens hopped up on imagination, Pop Tarts, and …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

New Oxbow Hoop Coach Looks to Right the Ship

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The coach the Oxbow Union High School boys basketball team didn’t know it would have nearly saw the players he didn’t know he’d be coaching get a victory the Olympians didn’t appear to be in …

Yule Log

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Shannon Bergholm, of Fairlee, rolls a log with her husband, David, at their home earlier this month. David had felled the tree in their front yard a few months ago because falling branches kept interfering with their electricity. …

Frank Andrew Dailey

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ashland, N.H. — Frank Andrew Dailey, 69, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Catholic Memorial Hospital in Manchester, N.H. The youngest of four children of Arthur Dailey and Luna (Dunham) Dailey, he was born Oct. 31, 1945, in North Calais, Vt. His family later moved to …

A Mountain of Land in Thetford: 208-Acre Conservation Area Donated to UVLT

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thetford — Upper Valley Land Trust Stewardship Director Jason Berard was hopeful a giant white ash tree on Ely Mountain might be the largest of its species in Vermont. Orange County forester David Paganelli joined UVLT staff and …

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 …