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Gerard “Gerry” Suich

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Vershire, Vt. — Gerard “Gerry” Suich, 67, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Orford, N.H. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. A complete funeral notice should be available and published later this week. A celebration of Gerry’s life is being planned for early December at Rivendell Academy, Orford. …

Ute Michelle Porcello

Friday, November 6, 2015

Orford, N.H. — On the evening of Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, Ute Michelle Porcello passed away at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, N.H., as a result of a chronic heart condition. Ute had a passion for life, music, literature and the outdoors. Her vitality compelled her to always be the first person to swim Lake Tarlton after ice out in springtime …

Granite United Way Request Process Opens

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Granite United Way has opened its annual request for qualification process, in which nonprofits begin the process of becoming a qualified partner. Becoming a Granite United Way qualified partner enables nonprofits to take part in the organization’s community impact grant application process, join its Day of Caring Volunteer efforts and be listed in campaign materials for local and state employee giving campaigns. The …

Orford Marks a Quarter Millennium

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Orford — The planning committee for Orford’s 250th anniversary met every month for over two years to plan this weekend’s packed schedule of events, but Vice Chairman Ted Cooley knew from the beginning that bad weather could spoil …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Rescued in Lyme, Orford

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lyme — Officials are reminding hikers that thunderstorms and humidity make trails slippery at this time of year after crews rescued two Appalachian Trail hikers in separate incidents in Lyme and Orford Wednesday morning. “Care should be taken when hiking on bare rock and wet surfaces,” the New …

Hartford Legion Will Return to State Tourney

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford American Legion baseball team gathered for a group photo Monday night after a 12-5 defeat of Lakes Region clinched its first postseason berth in what’s estimated to be at least 15 years. There was the usual tomfoolery of hats being knocked askew …

Heating Aid Agency Tri-Cap to Close Offices in Lebanon, Woodsville

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Lebanon — Tri-County Community Action Program, the social service agency that provides heating-fuel assistance and other critical funding for needy North County residents, is closing five of its eight walk-in offices, including Lebanon and Woodsville, officials said Wednesday. …

Mom, Son in Class On the Cross Rivendell Trail

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Orford — Since it was built about a decade ago, sections of the Cross Rivendell Trail have been used as outdoor classrooms by the Rivendell Interstate School District. Home school teacher and mother Liss Gilbert went ahead and …

At Rivendell, Stories of Truth And Confidence

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Orford — Among the 35 seniors who collected their diplomas in the Rivendell Academy gym on Saturday, Miranda Garrow is gearing up for her freshman year at the University of Vermont, and her co-valedictorian Christian Parenti for Drew …

Peoples Ends Rivendell’s Vermont Golf Title Reign

Friday, June 5, 2015

Killington, Vt. — Reigns end with Game of Thrones gore. They end with a silent coup d’etat. They end through neglect, decay, the failure to embrace change. And they end as Rivendell Academy saw its reign atop Vermont …