Fairlee

Fairlee Receives State Classification for Village

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fairlee — Officials say town planning is moving in the right direction following the state’s recent identification of a “designated village center” in the heart of Fairlee. The classification makes the businesses and residences within the designated boundary along Route 5 eligible for incentives, such as grants and historic preservation tax credits, without tying the area to any new state regulations. “It’s all carrots, no sticks,” Zoning Administrator Chris Brimmer said Tuesday. The Vermont Downtown Development Board voted to approve and award the status to the village core during its meeting on Monday following visits to the area by state staff, according to Brimmer and …

Sharon Boys Earn A ‘Statement Win’

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sharon — One miss led to an exhortation, a second to a plea. A third left Sharon Academy boys basketball coach Blake Fabrikant noshing on his tie. By the 19th miss, Fabrikant knew — his Phoenix wasn’t going to beat Rivendell on Friday night with its free-throw shooting. Prevail Sharon did, 68-61, helped by charity-stripe frequency (11-for-30), if not accuracy. Of course, to …

John Joseph Foster

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Topsham, Vt. — John Joseph Foster died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, after a short illness. He was with his family during his illness and at his death. John was born in Marion, Ind., Feb. 24, 1933. He was predeceased by his parents John Morrill Foster and Eleanora Lutz Foster. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sue Miller Foster; a brother …

Virginia Lee Macho (Vietje)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Friends and family of Virginia Macho Vietje of Fairlee, are invited to attend a memorial gathering in her honor on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fairlee Town Hall. Light refreshments will be provided, and all are invited to share …

Dorothea “Dot” Bancroft Phillips

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Rotonda West, Fla. — Having lived a long, healthy and active life, Dorothea “Dot” Bancroft Phillips completed her life’s journey on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Sterling House of Englewood in Rotonda West. Dot was born on July 7, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to George and Lillian Bancroft. …

Forum, Aug. 8: Poison Parsnips, Co-op Plaudits; Rethinking Mideast Headlines; The Mascoma River Greenway

Friday, August 8, 2014

Poison Parsnip, Co-op Plaudits To the Editor: Odd bedfellows, perhaps — a toxic invasive plant and the oft-discussed (of late) Co-op Food Stores. But Upper Valley residents should know about this noxious relative of our beloved carrot, and how the Co-op recently took quick action to stem its …

Engagement: Brayman — DuRona

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fairlee — Bethany Jean Brayman and Jesse Lee James DuRona have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Barbara and G. Edward Brayman, of Etna. She graduated from Hanover High School in 1996 and earned a …

Group Urges Rebuild Of Lake Fairlee Dam

Saturday, August 2, 2014

West Fairlee — Officials coordinating efforts to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam will host the first of four planned public presentations this afternoon, when they will try to persuade residents that it’s more cost-effective to replace the deteriorating …

The Case of ‘Boomerang’ Kids

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fairlee — As he celebrated his 24th birthday last month, Joe Amanatidis had plenty to be proud of. During his years at Merrimack College, in an affluent Boston suburb, the Fairlee native studied abroad in Italy, spending a …

Camp Billings Honors an Icon: After 46 Years, Bradford, Vt., Man Retiring From Full-Time Summer Post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thetford — As the sun neared its peak in the midday sky on Saturday, two young Camp Billings campers, puttering around the summer camp’s cozy maintenance garage, described camp icon Larry Drew, who in his 46 years working …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

Lebanon Introduces Elementary Principal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District continues to seek replacements for three vacant administrative positions this summer, but one leadership post has already been filled. Eloise Ginty, Mount Lebanon Elementary School’s new principal, visited the West Lebanon school …