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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. Michael Coughlin, CEO of Tri-Cap, said the closings later this month are intended to save on administrative costs. “We will provide the same available services,” Coughlin said from his Berlin, N.H., office Wednesday. “But we will use more electronic mail and regular mail to reach clients.” Human services directors in the Upper Valley questioned how it will be possible to respond to client needs — which also …

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 used the whole 36-mile route for hers. Gilbert and her 9-year-old son/student, Alex, recently through-hiked …

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 University in New Jersey. Next stop for Tim Stimson and Dakota Floyd: the U.S. Army. …

Orford Town Meeting 2015 Results

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Orford Number of Voters: 198 Number on Checklist: na Selectboard: John Adams Planning Board 3 yrs: P. Chase Kling Planning Board 3 yrs: Harry Osmer …

Orford Approves Pay Raises

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Orford — After two paper ballots and one recount, voters at Town Meeting Tuesday night approved a municipal budget of $1.04 million that includes an increase of more than $31,000 for the Orford Volunteer Fire Department and four-figure …

Raptors Are Bedeviled Yet Again

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — When Williamstown High boys basketball coach Jack Carrier took over the program six years ago, his goal was to help the Blue Devils experience the feeling he enjoyed winning a state title with the team …

Joyous Raptors: Rivendell Soars to Championship Game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — While breaking away from any team huddle or timeout, the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team collectively shouts “All in!” — a phrase the Raptors say is indicative of their aggressive play and cohesiveness. During Thursday …

For the Love of Dogs: Orford Woman Raises, Races 13 Canines

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Orford — The members of Fran Plaisted’s family like to dig in the yard and bring dirt into the house. Whenever there’s a deer in the yard, they let her know with their voices. The youngest like to …

She’s a Keeper: Rivendell Freshman Thomson Packing Promise

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Orford — Having already coached Riley Thomson on his AAU team last summer, Rivendell Academy girls basketball coach Hank Tenney expected the freshman to be an immediate contributor for the Raptors this season. Neither coach nor player realized she’d be producing so much, so quickly. The 5-foot-8 Thomson …

Margaret Bettmann May

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Orford, N.H. — Margaret Bettmann May, 93, known to all who knew her as Marge, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, N.H. She was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Fredrick and Marie Bettmann. Marge moved …

Sharon Boys Earn A ‘Statement Win’

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sharon — One miss led to an exhortation, a second to a plea. A third left Sharon Academy boys basketball coach Blake Fabrikant noshing on his tie. By the 19th miss, Fabrikant knew — his Phoenix wasn’t going to beat Rivendell on Friday night with its free-throw shooting. …

Sophronia Emerson Gardner

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

North Haverhill, N.H — Sophronia Emerson Gardner affectionately known as “Betty” or “Mrs. Gardner” passed away in complete peace and serenity on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at the age of 99 at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill where she had resided since 2009. At the …

Local Roundup: Wasps Rain Threes in Boys Hoop Win Over Hartford

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Woodstock High boys played two halves of basketball in recording their second win over Hartford in 48 hours on Monday. They scored half of their baskets from beyond the 3-point arc, mirroring leading …