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Fairlee police chief Leon Marsh waves to friend Paul Flanders of Fairlee, Vt., while patrolling Terry Hill Road on March 19, 2004. “I do more waving than anything else,” he said. “They all know me.” (Valley News - Tom Rettig)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

A Life: Leon C. Marsh Jr., 1931-2015; ‘Type of Person Who Is Irreplaceable’

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fairlee — He helped train the Upper Valley’s best-known elephant and taught American Army soldiers how to ski on a Japanese island at the time of the Korean War. But Leon Marsh, a round-the-clock worker who friends and family remember as firm yet fair, was probably best known as the face of Fairlee law enforcement — as town constable, police …

Lake Fairlee Dam Project on Hold

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thetford — The long-planned project to replace the ailing Lake Fairlee Dam this summer abruptly halted this week after the contractor and the three towns involved — Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee — parted ways over a dispute about the unsigned construction contract. Speaking for the towns, Fairlee Selectboard Chairman Frank J. Barrett Jr. said the $850,000 project, which voters in the three …

Hartford Legion Will Return to State Tourney

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford American Legion baseball team gathered for a group photo Monday night after a 12-5 defeat of Lakes Region clinched its first postseason berth in what’s estimated to be at least 15 years. There was the usual tomfoolery of hats being knocked askew and pinches to the posterior. Coach Jarrod Grassi waited through it all patiently, before making …

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 …

Fairlee Neighbors Settle With Dollar General

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fairlee — Town officials expect Dollar General to break ground soon on a new box store along Route 5 near the Interstate 91 interchange now that the company has settled a lawsuit with neighbors concerned about the development …

Cause of Britton Lumber Sawmill Fire Left ‘Undetermined’

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fairlee — Fire investigators with the Vermont State Police said Monday they are unable to determine the cause of a weekend fire that destroyed Britton Lumber Company’s sawmill late last month, but the blaze is not considered suspicious. “Because you have so much destruction, it is really hard …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …