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Norm Runnion, former editor of the Brattleboro, Vt., newspaper "The Reformer," sits in a pew at St. John's Episcopal Church in Randolph, Vt., on July 5, 1992, where he is minister-in-training. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

A Life: Norman Runnion, 1929-2015; ‘It Would Never Have Occurred to Me to Be Anything Else’

Monday, June 29, 2015

Brookfield, Vt. — Ask Norman Runnion for his life story and he’d point to a newspaper. Take the old Kansas City Journal-Post, where he played as a child while his father pounded on a manual typewriter. Or the Evanston (Ill.) Review, where he broke into journalism by pasting up the sports page for $5 a week. Or Vermont’s Brattleboro Reformer and The Herald of Randolph, where he capped a globetrotting career covering the world for wire service desks in New York, London, Paris and Washington. “I’m a newspaperman, my father was a newspaperman — I love that word, I grew up on that word,” he …

Setting Up for Summer Camp

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fairlee — Everything is in order by the time the children arrive — the grass cut, kitchens stocked, counselors trained and ready for the activity-filled weeks ahead. Locally, the annual summer camp spruce-up starts long before the season’s first reveille sounds. Thanks to the Northern winters, there’s no time to waste. “Our two …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical …

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 …

James B. Dupont

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Port Orange, Fla. — James (Jim) Dupont, 61, also known as “Blimper”, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at his home after an illness. Jim was born in Niskayuna, N.Y. to the late Marilyn (Toon) and Alfred H Dupont, and grew up in upstate N.Y. He joined the …

Rivendell Budget Criticized But OK’d

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Orford — Despite critiques from some in attendance that the number of teachers has not declined along with the number of students in the Rivendell Interstate School District in recent years, voters in the four towns comprising the district approved a $10 million spending plan for next school …

Recycling Strains Town Dumps

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thetford — The good news is that residents want to recycle, steadily increasing the amount of recyclable material coming into Thetford’s transfer station over the past three years. The bad news is that a number of factors, including …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …