Fairlee

Norm Runnion, former editor of the Brattleboro, Vt., newspaper "The Reformer," sits in a pew at St. John's Episcopal Church in Randolph, Vt., on July 5, 1992, where he is minister-in-training. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

A Life: Norman Runnion, 1929-2015; ‘It Would Never Have Occurred to Me to Be Anything Else’

Monday, June 29, 2015

Brookfield, Vt. — Ask Norman Runnion for his life story and he’d point to a newspaper. Take the old Kansas City Journal-Post, where he played as a child while his father pounded on a manual typewriter. Or the Evanston (Ill.) Review, where he broke into journalism by pasting up the sports page for $5 a week. Or Vermont’s Brattleboro Reformer and The Herald of Randolph, where he capped a globetrotting career covering the world for wire service desks in New York, London, Paris and Washington. “I’m a newspaperman, my father was a newspaperman — I love that word, I grew up on that word,” he …

Setting Up for Summer Camp

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fairlee — Everything is in order by the time the children arrive — the grass cut, kitchens stocked, counselors trained and ready for the activity-filled weeks ahead. Locally, the annual summer camp spruce-up starts long before the season’s first reveille sounds. Thanks to the Northern winters, there’s no time to waste. “Our two …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical …

Fundraiser for Orford Family Set for March 21

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fairlee — A fundraiser will be held next weekend for an Orford family whose infant son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Mary and Richard “Pepe” Murray’s 6-month old son, Gavin, has been diagnosed with atypical …

Rivendell Towns to Vote On Budget Next Tuesday

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Rivendell Academy in Orford. Voting for the district’s elected positions will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the academy. Orford — Voters from four Upper Valley towns will be asked to approve …

Raptors Are Bedeviled Yet Again

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — When Williamstown High boys basketball coach Jack Carrier took over the program six years ago, his goal was to help the Blue Devils experience the feeling he enjoyed winning a state title with the team …

Joyous Raptors: Rivendell Soars to Championship Game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — While breaking away from any team huddle or timeout, the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team collectively shouts “All in!” — a phrase the Raptors say is indicative of their aggressive play and cohesiveness. During Thursday …

Fairlee Voters Approve Appointment Of Delinquent Tax Collector

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fairlee — A group of 95 voters were almost unanimously supportive of the budget and other measures proposed by town leaders during a two-hour Town Meeting on Tuesday morning in the Samuel Morey Elementary School Gymnasium. Under the new budget, the total amount raised by taxes will be …

Officials Call for Carpool Commutes

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lebanon — Lucy Reynard said she loves living in Fairlee, but the traffic on her daily commute to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a problem. What should be a 25-minute commute can take up to an hour, Reynard said during a lunch break Friday at the Lebanon Co-op Food …

Business Notes: Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Randolph Center — Done right, could tackling climate change have an economic upside for the Green Mountain State? A summit later this month at Vermont Technical College will explore the possibilities. “Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change” is set for Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 …

Fairlee Plans Spending on Winter Roads

Friday, February 6, 2015

Fairlee Town Meeting will take place Tuesday, March 3, at 10 a.m. at the Samuel Morey Elementary School gymnasium to vote on all warning articles and elect officers from the floor. Fairlee — Rising highway costs — including winter road maintenance, paving and repairs to Quinibeck Road — …

She’s a Keeper: Rivendell Freshman Thomson Packing Promise

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Orford — Having already coached Riley Thomson on his AAU team last summer, Rivendell Academy girls basketball coach Hank Tenney expected the freshman to be an immediate contributor for the Raptors this season. Neither coach nor player realized she’d be producing so much, so quickly. The 5-foot-8 Thomson …

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 …