Fairlee

Jean Louise (Dent) Ward

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Jean Louise (Dent) Ward of Fairlee passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Valley Terrace Assisted Living in Hartford, Vt. surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Ward was born in Hanover, N.H. on June 14, 1926, which was also her mother’s birthday. The eldest child of Thomas Johnstone and Ellen (Carter) Dent, she attended school in Hanover graduating from Hanover High School in 1945. While in school, she was a member of the Eastern U.S. Women’s Ski Team and invited to the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz Switzerland, but was unable to compete due to an injury. Through a mutual acquaintance, Jean met Robert Nelson Ward and they married …

Green and Growing: Vermont H.S. Golf Rosters Dotted With Youth

Monday, May 4, 2015

This spring may turn out to be a season of transition for the Upper Valley’s Vermont-based high school golf programs. Rivendell has been the story the past two springs. The Raptors enter as back-to-back Vermont Division III champions — the first such titles by a boys sports team at the interstate school district …

Jean Louise (Dent) Ward

Friday, May 1, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Jean Louise (Dent) Ward, 88, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Valley Terrace. A complete obituary will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, N.H. …

William “Bill” Luczynski

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Kennewick, Wash. — William “Bill” Luczynski, 87, of Kennewick, formerly of Bennington, Fairlee, Norwich, Vt. and Naples, Fla., passed away on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Kennewick. He was born Dec. 18, 1926, in Stamford, Vt., the son of Antoni Luczynski Sr. and Mary (Sheppeta) Luczynski. The son …

Treasure Island Caretakers Urge Town to Maintain Role

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thetford — The live-in, year-round caretaker model used to maintain a town-owned access point to Lake Fairlee has been called into question by the recreation director, who has suggested that converting a caretaker house at Treasure Island into …

A New Cook in the Kitchen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford High girls basketball coach Chris Cook, top, puts the Hurricanes through a dribbling drill during the first day of state-sanctioned workouts on Monday. A former boys hoop coach at Rivendell Academy, Cook is Hartford’s fourth coach in …

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 …