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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 years she helped out on the family …

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 …

A Life: Richard C. Hatch, 1925 – 2014; 'He Was Just a Sweet Man to Everyone'

Monday, April 14, 2014

Norwich — For decades, the first person students saw when walking to Marion Cross School was Dick Hatch, who knew each child by name, called some by pet names such as “chickadee” and delivered high-fives as he ushered them safely through the crosswalk on Church Street. Known at school as Mr. Hatch, he …

Britton Lumber Is Sold to CPA

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Fairlee — A 67-year-old family business is changing hands in January. Britton Lumber Co., which started in 1946 in Hartland and now has two divisions on Ely Road in Fairlee, is being sold to Robert E. Moses, of Lebanon. “This is the kind of buyer who has a …

Still Getting in Sync: Panthers Win, But Still Look to Improve

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team has returned its entire nucleus from last year’s Vermont Division III semifinalist. Now the Panthers just need to work on returning to form. Thetford improved to 2-0 with Tuesday’s 44-23 …

Gift of Giving in Bradford, Vt.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — Fifteen years after he handed the reins of Operation Santa Claus to younger volunteers, Larry Coffin holds close to his heart the memory of The Three Wise Guys who undertook a long journey west in …

Oxbow Freshmen Have Eyes on the Next Level

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — This fall, freshmen Josh Walls, Dametres Perry and Tristan Longmoore surprised some Oxbow Union High football supporters by contributing significantly to the Olympians’ varsity team. With a little help, they’ll have the chance to impress …

Thetford Energy Program Honored at Fairlee Climate Conference

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Fairlee — The Thetford Energy Committee was honored Saturday at a statewide energy conference for a home weatherization program that became the model for a statewide campaign. More than 260 people, many of them from municipal energy commissions …

Lake Morey Resort Giving a Few Lessons

Saturday, December 7, 2013

For years, Fairlee’s Lake Morey Resort has celebrated winter with a slate of athletic activities on and around the lake. This year, the LMR staff will be taking participants to school. Inspired by the 2014 Winter Olympics, the resort will stage its first Ice Sports University weekend Jan. …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 1, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital STEARNS — A daughter, Lily Mae Stearns, born Nov. 16, 2013, to Tiffany Chapman Sykes and Raymond A. Stearns, of Orford. DRURY — A daughter, Leah Elizabeth Drury, born Nov. 25, 2013, to Erin and Kevin Drury, of West Fairlee. …

Shirley Elaine Webster

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Brattleboro, Vt. — Shirley Elaine Webster, 85, died Tuesday evening Nov. 19, 2013, at Thompson House Nursing Home following a long illness. Born in Hanover, N.H. on Jan. 27, 1928, daughter of Esther and Louis Ackerman being the 8th child. She was a resident of Brattleboro for many …

Strong Winds Cut Power in Upper Valley

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cornish — Several thousand Upper Valley homes lost power following Sunday’s severe wind, though most were back on line by evening. Cornish was one of the harder hit towns, as all 272 of its residents served by the New Hampshire Electric Co-op were without power at 5:30 p.m. …

Letter: Seems Like It Just Happened

Sunday, November 24, 2013

To the Editor: Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, was a typically overcast late fall day in the Upper Valley. I was a fifth-grader in the Hanover Elementary School, then located on Lebanon Street in downtown Hanover. It was early afternoon, and we were between classroom activities. I fancied myself …