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Bethel Drive-In Launches Projector Campaign

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bethel — For more than a decade, Regina Franz and Adam Gerhard held onto the dream of owning a drive-in theater. Last year, it came true when they took over the operation of the Randall Drive-in Theatre in Bethel. To make it happen, they poured money into the leased facility, repairing the Tropical Storm Irene-damage screen, fixing the projector and cleaning up the area where 185 cars can park. But …

Abutters Appeal New Store in Fairlee

Friday, April 18, 2014

Fairlee — The Development Review Board’s March 11 approval of a Dollar General store, south of Wing’s Supermarket on Route 5, now faces formal opposition from two abutters. Susanne Pacilio and Meredyth Morley submitted their notice of appeal to the Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court on April 5, within the allotted 45-day appeal period. Pacilio, who recently joined Fairlee’s Planning Commission …

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 …

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 …

Letter: A Real Loss in Fairlee

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

To the Editor: If you drive down Main Street in Fairlee, you can’t help but feel a sense of sadness as you look at the empty building on the corner of Bridge Street. Not long ago, the building was a place where many gathered in the morning. Some …

Letter: Play Is Anything But ‘Dated’

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

To the Editor: My husband and I went to see The Shadow Box presented by the Parish Players in Thetford. The play focused on three families engrossed in the drama of end-of-life decisions, their feelings and coming to terms with mortality. It was poignant, heartbreaking and at times …

Letter: Seniors Grateful to Rivendell

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: The Orford Senior Center wishes to thank the Rivendell High cook, staff and students for sponsoring, preparing and serving a free Thanksgiving meal to all of our congregate members. We also thank the Rivendell chorus for entertaining us. The meal was delicious. We all enjoyed …

Joanne Linda (Peavey) Wheeler

Friday, November 15, 2013

West Newbury, Vt. — Joanne Linda (Peavey) Wheeler, 70, of Rogers Hill Road, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born in Newbury, Vt., June 22, 1943, the daughter of  James and Pearl (Green) Peavey. She married James Wheeler …

Presidential Seal of Approval for Raptor

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vershire — Scott Calhoun apparently has a fan in the White House. And not because of the Rivendell Academy senior’s exploits on the soccer field. When he isn’t competing for the Raptors, Calhoun spends his time helping others. …

Letter: Safe Hiking Practices

Thursday, October 31, 2013

To the Editor: The Oct. 19 Valley News reported two rescues of hikers who were stranded on challenging trails in the Presidentials after nightfall. I celebrate their good fortune of being rescued by New Hampshire Fish and Game wardens and volunteer personnel, including an Appalachian Mountain Club hut …

Letter: Spooked by Our Growing Debt

Thursday, October 31, 2013

To the Editor: I’m scared! Are you scared of the horrendous debt that keeps piling up? It isn’t just Washington, although the federal government leads the pack. Add up the $17 trillion debt and all the unfunded mandates, and it is frightening. I’m scared for all the children …

Fairlee Dam Fix To Cost Less

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thetford — The cost of repairing the aging dam at Lake Fairlee looks to be significantly lower than initially projected. An engineering report estimates that repairs could cost as little as $450,000, officials said. That is more than …