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Fairlee

Fairlee Receives State Classification for Village

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fairlee — Officials say town planning is moving in the right direction following the state’s recent identification of a “designated village center” in the heart of Fairlee. The classification makes the businesses and residences within the designated boundary along Route 5 eligible for incentives, such as grants and historic preservation tax credits, without tying the area to any new state regulations. “It’s all carrots, no sticks,” Zoning Administrator Chris Brimmer said Tuesday. The Vermont Downtown Development Board voted to approve and award the status to the village core during its meeting on Monday following visits to the area by state staff, according to Brimmer and …

Sharon Boys Earn A ‘Statement Win’

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sharon — One miss led to an exhortation, a second to a plea. A third left Sharon Academy boys basketball coach Blake Fabrikant noshing on his tie. By the 19th miss, Fabrikant knew — his Phoenix wasn’t going to beat Rivendell on Friday night with its free-throw shooting. Prevail Sharon did, 68-61, helped by charity-stripe frequency (11-for-30), if not accuracy. Of course, to …

John Joseph Foster

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Topsham, Vt. — John Joseph Foster died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, after a short illness. He was with his family during his illness and at his death. John was born in Marion, Ind., Feb. 24, 1933. He was predeceased by his parents John Morrill Foster and Eleanora Lutz Foster. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sue Miller Foster; a brother …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Asked to Restore the Past

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fairlee — A Fairlee couple who run several businesses along Route 5 are battling state efforts that would have them remove vinyl siding and other modern renovations made to their 194-year-old farmhouse in recent years and replace them …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley …

Engagement: Harrington — Poirier

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fairlee — Dawn Woodward, Cecil Britch and John Harrington, along with Kristin Souza and Philip Poirier II, have announced the engagement of their children, Jasmine Kathryne Harrington and Philip Lawrence Poirier. The bride-to-be graduated from Rivendell Academy in …

Forum: Sept. 6: High Gas Prices in Fairlee; 9/11 Revisited; A Cheer for a Yankees Fan

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fairlee Gas Prices Are Too High To the Editor: I can’t help but wonder who is making the decision to gouge the citizens of Fairlee with gasoline prices. The adjacent town gas stations are charging 20 cents less than all three gas stations in Fairlee; prices here are …

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 …