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Calista “Ada” Ross

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Calista “Ada” Ross (Titus) died at her son’s home on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, she was 98. Ada was born at home on Sept. 1, 1917, in Vershire, Vt., daughter of Anna Spear Titus and Berne Titus. Ada attended Fairlee schools and graduated from Orford High School in 1935. She attended Concord Business School in New Hampshire. After business school Ada worked at an insurance office in Bradford, Vt., where she met her future husband, William Ross. With World War II looming Bill enlisted in the army and Ada went to work for the War Office in Washington, D.C. Prior to his departure, Ada and Bill were married in the Chapel at …

Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers during times of need,” organizer Brad Salzmann said in a news release. In Vermont, the …

Calista T. Ross

Friday, November 27, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Calista T. Ross, 98, of Fairlee died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at the home of her son Bill Ross in Orford, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hale Funeral Home of Bradford, Vt. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. …

Change in Plans Works for Vermont Open’s Day 1 Leader

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fairlee — Good thing Eric Dugas isn’t a creature of habit. The Massachusetts native arrived at Lake Morey Country Club for his Jeff Julian Memorial Vermont Open first round expecting to start on the golf course’s notorious par-3 …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …

Peoples Ends Rivendell’s Vermont Golf Title Reign

Friday, June 5, 2015

Killington, Vt. — Reigns end with Game of Thrones gore. They end with a silent coup d’etat. They end through neglect, decay, the failure to embrace change. And they end as Rivendell Academy saw its reign atop Vermont …

Thomas Arthur Jaffarian

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Thomas Arthur Jaffarian, 67, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in White River Jct., Vt. after a long illness. He was born on Aug. 24, 1947, in Haverhill, Mass. to Art and Margaret Jaffarian, attended Sierra High School …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including …

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the …

Aloha Foundation Names New Director

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fairlee — Christopher Overtree has been named executive director of The Aloha Foundation. The foundation operates residential summer camps, Aloha, Aloha Hive and Lanakila; Horizons Day Camp; Ohana Family Camp; and Hulbert Outdoor Center. Overtree is a camper …

Thomas Arthur Jaffarian

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Thomas Arthur Jaffarian of Fairlee, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the White River Junction VA Hospital after a long illness. He was 67 years old. The family will be having a private service. …

Voters in Three Towns Pass Bond to Fix Lake Fairlee Dam

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thetford — During all-day voting on Tuesday, the three towns along Lake Fairlee’s border green-lighted an $850,000 project to replace its ailing dam and a mechanism to share in its control. Meanwhile, the Maine resident who owns the …

Raptors Thrown a Curve: Off-Speed Pitching Serves South Royalton Baseball Well

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orford — Things really worked for Dalton McDougall. For six innings against Rivendell, the sophomore pitcher for South Royalton High was in control of a nasty curveball that helped him and his hard-hitting teammates breeze to a 9-4 …