Fairlee

Patricia Maureen (Crafts) Ackerman

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Patricia Maureen (Crafts) Ackerman, 85, of Fairlee died on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. She was born in Southwick, Mass. on Nov. 8, 1929, the daughter of Maurice Warren Crafts and Henrietta May Hebbel. She attended Teck High School in Springfield, Mass., and graduated from Community College of Vermont in 1977 and from Johnson State College on May 18, 1980, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Library Science. She had been employed at Thetford Elementary School for 22 years as a librarian. She was married on Oct. 7, 1950, in Springfield, Mass. to Calvin Louis Ackerman who predeceased her on March 10, 2010. …

Hartford, Regional Planners’ Visions Differ

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woodstock — An ongoing disagreement between the town of Hartford and regional planners boils down to a single question: What should Vermont look like? Or, perhaps: Who should decide what Vermont should look like? Peter Gregory, the executive director of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, has a particular vision for the Upper Valley’s …

A Book on the Bank

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jessica and Phil Mulligan, of Brighton, England, read on the bank of Lake Fairlee in West Fairlee last week. The couple were picking up their son after his time at Camp Billings, where Phil Mulligan worked 24 years ago. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

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 …

Britton Lumber Hopes to Rebuild Sawmill

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fairlee — Almost two weeks after a four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill at Britton Lumber Co., officials there announced their intentions to rebuild the sawmill and continue the company’s other operations as usual. “That’s what’s taken two weeks …