Orford

Mary Jo Davis, of Curtains Without Borders, left, and Priscilla Clark, chairwoman of the Orford Historical Society’s exhibits committee, work on a painted stage curtain from the 1930s featuring local businesses. The curtain originally belonged to the now defunct grange in Orfordville, which held its large functions in the old Town Hall. Now owned by the town, it is cared for by the Orford Historical Society. Using donations and its own funds, the historical society had the curtain restored and returned to the old town hall building, which is now home to Town Hall Heritage Center. The work also involved a substantial number of volunteer hours by Orford residents, Schmidt said. Part of the permanent exhibit, the curtain will be on display during the heritage center’s grand opening Sunday, Aug. 9, as Orford celebrates its 250th anniversary. Carl Schmidt photograph

Orford Ready for Its 250th Birthday

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Orford — Orford will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its first settler next weekend with live music, picnics, a walking parade, historical re-enactments, artwork and more. A reading of the town charter and other events are scheduled for Sept. 26. Activities set for next Sunday include the grand opening of the Town Hall Heritage Center on 25A in Orfordville. The …

Sanders To Campaign In Claremont

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Claremont — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to Claremont on Sunday. The Vermont independent plans to hold a town meeting Sunday at 5 p.m. at The Common Man Inn & Restaurant at 21 Water St. in Claremont. Sanders knows the city well, as his son Levi lives there with his family. It’s part of a two-day swing through …

A Life: Leon C. Marsh Jr., 1931-2015; ‘Type of Person Who Is Irreplaceable’

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fairlee — He helped train the Upper Valley’s best-known elephant and taught American Army soldiers how to ski on a Japanese island at the time of the Korean War. But Leon Marsh, a round-the-clock worker who friends and family remember as firm yet fair, was probably best known as the face of Fairlee …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Grafton County Proposes Budget

Monday, May 18, 2015

North Haverhill — Grafton County’s commissioners have proposed a fiscal year 2016 budget of $40.1 million, a 2.9 percent increase over the current year that arises largely from mandatory increases in human services, health care and salary costs. A significant portion of the budget also stems from discretionary …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Green and Growing: Vermont H.S. Golf Rosters Dotted With Youth

Monday, May 4, 2015

This spring may turn out to be a season of transition for the Upper Valley’s Vermont-based high school golf programs. Rivendell has been the story the past two springs. The Raptors enter as back-to-back Vermont Division III champions …

Britton Lumber Hopes to Rebuild Sawmill

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fairlee — Almost two weeks after a four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill at Britton Lumber Co., officials there announced their intentions to rebuild the sawmill and continue the company’s other operations as usual. “That’s what’s taken two weeks …

Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Users to See Savings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley residents served by Liberty Utilities and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will pay less for electricity come May 1. The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday approved Liberty Utilities’ request to decrease its electric energy service rates, and the New Hampshire Electric …

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 …

Alice Joan Nowill

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Keene, N.H. — Alice Joan Nowill, 78, of Keene, died peacefully early Friday morning, March 13, 2015, in the comfort of her home at Bentley Commons of Keene, with her family at her side. She was born in Springfield, Mass., on June 24, 1936, to William and Lieschen …

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 …