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Safety and Permits Compliance Officer Becky Eastman, of Fairlee, Vt., embraces Sawmill Dry Kiln Manager Tom Fulton, also of Fairlee, Vt., by the remains of the sawmill building at Britton Lumber Company in Fairlee, Vt., on Sunday, March 29, 2015. "It's like losing a member of the family," Fulton said. A four-alarm fire leveled the building on Saturday night. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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. “It’s still hard to believe. It’s just…” said the owner, Robert Moses, trailing off. “We have millions of dollars invested in this. …

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. The blaze was called in at 8:38 p.m. by Chad Whitcomb, chief of the Thetford Volunteer Fire Department, who was the first to arrive on …

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 face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Someone to Believe In: Mom’s Hard Work, Sacrifice Helps Daughter Earn College Diploma

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fairlee — Ginny Macomber had been up since 4:30 a.m. The yellow cake with strawberries and whipped cream frosting that she had special ordered was safely stored away. The balloons, after a bit of finagling, were corralled in …

Barbara Ellen (Lange) Smith

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Barbara Ellen (Lange) Smith, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Blue Spruce Home for the Elderly in Bradford, Vt. She was born in Pike, N.H., in her grandparents’ home on Feb. 14, 1932, the daughter of William and Rowena (Hartley) Lange. She received her …

Local & Regional Briefs for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fairlee Man Pleads Not Guilty To 130-mph Car Chase St. Johnsbury, Vt. — A Fairlee man pleaded not guilty in Caledonia Superior Court to charges that he led police on a drunken car chase on Interstate 91 and around Lake Morey in Fairlee early Friday morning. Richard Pike, …

MacDonald Leading Frenier for Senate

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Randolph — Incumbent Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, appears to have retained his Orange Senate district seat against a feisty challenge posed by Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea. With nine of 11 districts reporting, MacDonald, 71, a former teacher, led with 55.7 percent of the vote. He won Thetford …

John E. Roberts

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — John E. Roberts, 65, passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He leaves behind his wife, Roberta; his children, Stephen, Cauley and his wife, Rachel, Lila and her partner, Elizabeth, and Sarah. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Maya, Brittany, Ashley, …

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, …

John E. Roberts

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — John E. Roberts, 65, of Fairlee, Vt., died Friday, October 24, 2014, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements with service details and a full obituary are pending and will be published at a later date. The Hale Funeral Home and Cremation …

Rivendell Girls Stifle Winooski

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Rivendell’s defense swarmed Winooski and allowed zero shots on goal for the final hour of the game. With some help from the high-powered offense and the home-field crowd, the second-seeded Raptors (12-1-2) defeated the No. 15 Spartans (4-11), 5-0, in the first round of the Vermont …

Caledonia District Has Three-Way Race

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bradford — When it comes to electing someone to represent their views on health care at the Statehouse, voters in the Caledonia Senate district have three distinct choices — one of three candidates for the district’s two seats …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Hazen Burns Rivendell in Opening Round

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Because of injuries, many players on the Rivendell Academy boys soccer team were forced to play more extensively or in unfamiliar positions this season. The end result is also unfamiliar for the Raptors — a loss …