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Barbara and George Tullar in a 1945 photograph. (Family photograph)

A Life: Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar, 1929 — 2014; ‘She Committed Her Life to Her Family and Friends’

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Barbara Tullar, the matriarch of an award-winning dairy family, lived a life of hard work, kindness and humility. She took part in all aspects of her family’s modern dairy farm, including — but not limited to — driving tractors, feeding calves and managing the books. From her farmhouse kitchen, Tullar prepared enough food to feed anyone who passed through her door, listened carefully to the people in her life and led by example. And throughout her life it was clear that Tullar, who died Feb. 11, 2014, at 84, was rooted in the Upper Valley. After graduating from Thetford Academy in 1947, where …

Orford Landowners Propose Subdividing Farm

Monday, April 21, 2014

Orford — Chris and Bruce Balch have applied to subdivide Bunten Farm, a highly visible 185 -acre farm on Route 10, just south of Grimes Hill Road. The Orford Planning Board will consider the couple’s request to subdivide the parcel at its meeting tonight. One lot would include the house, barn, an eatery …

Volunteer Spotlight: Orford Woman Leads Tight-Knit Group of Quilters

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Orfordville — To the best of her recollection, Sally Arcolio has been bringing together a small group of women for an hour and a half every other Saturday at the Orford Free Library for the last 12 years. But that’s just a guess, because once the women get together and focus on the …

Rivendell School Budget Up 1.7%

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. 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 in the Rivendell Interstate School District’s will decide on a proposed …

Letter: The Balance Has Tipped Against Us

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

To the Editor: The global warming we are experiencing is unquestionably man-made. Carbon-based fossil fuels are a form of stored solar energy made from decomposed animal and vegetable matter. When we burn them we release this energy into a system, which is heated primarily by radiant heat from …

Orford Fire Chief to Be Appointed

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Orford — Debates over the budget took a back seat this year as more than 200 residents attended Town Meeting Tuesday night to debate the Selectboard’s attempts to change how volunteers become members of Orford’s volunteer fire department. …

Late Start for Maple Sugarmakers; Cold Spell Crimps Sap Flow

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hartland — Most area sugarmakers have yet to begin boiling sap into syrup, but it’s too early to say what the delayed start and lingering cold will mean for production this season. “If it comes off within the …

Raptors Are Bedeviled in Semifinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Sold-out Barre Auditorium was filled to the brim for Thursday night’s VPA Division III boys basketball semifinal between Rivendell and Williamstown. By early in the fourth quarter, some of the seats were already emptying as …

Letter: Thank the Servicemen and Women

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Honor Servicemen and Women To the Editor: Dear Town Meeting moderators: Please consider honoring the men and women who have served and are serving our country in uniform by asking them to stand and be recognized for their sacrifices in defense of our nation. Ask them to come …

Ready to Retire — Almost; Orford to Elect New Town Clerk, Look at Fire Department Structure

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Orford Town Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at Rivendell Academy middle school gym on Route 25A. Voters will consider 21 warrant articles. Australian balloting runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Orford — …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Arthur Jefferson Boynton, Jr.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Arthur Jefferson Boynton, Jr., 92, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his home in Orford. Arthur J. Boynton was born July 23, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio to Arthur J. Boynton and Ruth Bullock Boynton. He spent his early life in Woodward, Ala., but …

Jacks Edge Raptors

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team broke a late tie by scoring the last three points against Rivendell on Wednesday, escaping by a 34-31 score in the opening round of the Vermont Division III playoffs. The host Yellowjackets had averaged 62 points during their last two …