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Patricia Maureen (Crafts) Ackerman

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fairlee, Vt. — Patricia Maureen (Crafts) Ackerman, 85, of Fairlee died on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. She was born in Southwick, Mass. on Nov. 8, 1929, the daughter of Maurice Warren Crafts and Henrietta May Hebbel. She attended Teck High School in Springfield, Mass., and graduated from Community College of Vermont in 1977 and from Johnson State College on May 18, 1980, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Library Science. She had been employed at Thetford Elementary School for 22 years as a librarian. She was married on Oct. 7, 1950, in Springfield, Mass. to Calvin Louis Ackerman who predeceased her on March 10, 2010. …

Hartford, Regional Planners’ Visions Differ

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woodstock — An ongoing disagreement between the town of Hartford and regional planners boils down to a single question: What should Vermont look like? Or, perhaps: Who should decide what Vermont should look like? Peter Gregory, the executive director of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, has a particular vision for the Upper Valley’s …

A Book on the Bank

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jessica and Phil Mulligan, of Brighton, England, read on the bank of Lake Fairlee in West Fairlee last week. The couple were picking up their son after his time at Camp Billings, where Phil Mulligan worked 24 years ago. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Fairlee Neighbors Settle With Dollar General

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fairlee — Town officials expect Dollar General to break ground soon on a new box store along Route 5 near the Interstate 91 interchange now that the company has settled a lawsuit with neighbors concerned about the development …

Cause of Britton Lumber Sawmill Fire Left ‘Undetermined’

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fairlee — Fire investigators with the Vermont State Police said Monday they are unable to determine the cause of a weekend fire that destroyed Britton Lumber Company’s sawmill late last month, but the blaze is not considered suspicious. “Because you have so much destruction, it is really hard …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

James B. Dupont

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Port Orange, Fla. — James (Jim) Dupont, 61, also known as “Blimper”, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at his home after an illness. Jim was born in Niskayuna, N.Y. to the late Marilyn (Toon) and Alfred H Dupont, and grew up in upstate N.Y. He joined the …

Rivendell Budget Criticized But OK’d

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Orford — Despite critiques from some in attendance that the number of teachers has not declined along with the number of students in the Rivendell Interstate School District in recent years, voters in the four towns comprising the district approved a $10 million spending plan for next school …

Recycling Strains Town Dumps

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thetford — The good news is that residents want to recycle, steadily increasing the amount of recyclable material coming into Thetford’s transfer station over the past three years. The bad news is that a number of factors, including …

H.S. Notebook: Capital League Names TA’s Pomeroy Player of Year

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A visit to Saturday’s VBCA Senior All-Star Games put Eric Ward in a wistful mood. As Thetford Academy senior Michaela Pomeroy ran around the Windsor High School floor in her Division III-IV girls basketball finale, Ward thought about …