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Tom Fulton, of Fairlee, Vt., braves the wreckage to turn off a water pump at the leveled sawmill building at Britton Lumber Company in Fairlee, Vt., on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Fulton, the sawmill dry kiln manager, has worked at Britton Lumber Company for 16 years. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

After Blaze, Lumber Co. Looks to Sawmill Future

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fairlee — The state Department of Labor reached out to management at Britton Lumber Company on Monday to say services are available to aid workers in the event of a layoff at the company, which saw its sawmill in Fairlee destroyed in a fire Saturday night. The four-alarm blaze leveled the sawmill building that employed 20, leaving the owner with the taxing decision of how to proceed. Jane Fortin, a regional manager with the Department of Labor, said if the company is forced to lay off workers, her office could help employees find part-time work, set up unemployment benefits, provide training services in other career …

After Fire, Fairlee Sawmill's Future Uncertain

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fairlee — In the aftermath of a four-alarm fire that destroyed the Britton Lumber Company sawmill on Saturday night, the fate of 20 workers’ employment is uncertain, and damages could be in the millions, according to its owner. “It’s still hard to believe. It’s just…” said the owner, Robert Moses, trailing off. “We …

Blaze Levels Britton Lumber Sawmill in Fairlee

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fairlee — A four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill building at the Britton Lumber plant at 7 Ely Road off Route 5 on Saturday night. No injuries were reported. Public safety officials received a 911 call about a potential fire at the Fairlee sawmill at 8:29 p.m. Saturday, and Thetford Volunteer Fire Chief Chad …

Boys Soccer Playoffs: Hazen Burns Rivendell in Opening Round

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Orford — Because of injuries, many players on the Rivendell Academy boys soccer team were forced to play more extensively or in unfamiliar positions this season. The end result is also unfamiliar for the Raptors — a loss …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Fairlee Plan Fosters Business

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fairlee — A town plan recently approved by voters charts a map for the town’s future and should help town leaders to cluster new businesses near the entrance to Interstate 91. The document — Fairlee’s first town plan …

Gloria Jeanne Flanders-Williams

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fairlee, Vt. — Gloria Jeanne Flanders-Williams of Fairlee passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, following a long illness. She was born to Paul C. Flanders and Gladys Dickinson Flanders on Feb. 2, 1949. Known to her friends and family as Jeannie, she enjoyed visiting with friends, …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center TELLIER — A son, Eivan Michael Tellier, born on July 26, 2014, to Stephanie and Brandon Tellier, of Fairlee. ALDRICH — A son, Kellen Daniel Aldrich, born on Sept. 2, 2014, to Kristina and Alden Aldrich of Enfield. TULLMAN — A daughter, Sage Rose Tullman, …

Gray Matter: Thetford Soccer Shuts Out Rivendell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thetford — Experienced in many sports, Brandon Gray has learned that an aggressive approach can lead to success no matter what the game. It’s helped him lead the Thetford Academy boys basketball team in scoring each of the …

Local Roundup: Oxbow No Pushover, but Wasps Prevail

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High football team didn’t find out until Friday it would be down a running back Saturday against Oxbow due to illness. Luckily for the Wasps, they had plenty of others to supply …

Asked to Restore the Past

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fairlee — A Fairlee couple who run several businesses along Route 5 are battling state efforts that would have them remove vinyl siding and other modern renovations made to their 194-year-old farmhouse in recent years and replace them …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley …