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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 …

Local Roundup: Phoenix Rising at Right Moment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bethel — Playing without two starters, Tanner James and Brandon Tracy stepped up to help lead the Sharon Academy boys basketball team to a 73-38 victory over host Whitcomb on Monday night. James finished with 17 points, eight …

Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Orford, N.H. — Barbara Wilder Anderson Tullar, 84, died on February 11, 2014 at her home in Orford surrounded by family. She and her husband George Tullar, married for 64 years, moved to Orford in 1956, where they began the family farm. George and Barbara combined their last …

Letter: Mike Cryans for Executive Council

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To the Editor: The entire northern half of the state has a critically important election coming up on Town Meeting Day. We need to elect a new executive councilor to fill the seat formerly held by the fantastic champion of the people in this sprawling district, the late …

Local Roundup: Second Quarter Key for Thetford Academy

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Thetford — All the pieces clicked together in the second quarter for the host Thetford boys basketball team. Down by four after the first quarter, the Panthers erupted for 23 points in the second en route to beating …

Letter: Justice Tempered With Mercy

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

To the Editor: This is a thank you to Judge Albert J. Cirone Jr. for his years of service to the citizens and State of New Hampshire (“Lebanon Judge Leaves Bench,” front page, Jan. 30). I write as someone who appeared in front of Judge Cirone thousands of …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Grafton County Appoints New Commissioner

Thursday, January 30, 2014

North Haverhill — Filling the seat left vacant by the death of Ray Burton, state Rep. Linda Lauer, D-Bath, was appointed Grafton County commissioner Monday in a 17-4 county delegation ballot vote. “I’m grateful and humbled by the …

Spaulding — Kilduff

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Engagement: Spaulding — Kilduff …

Spaulding — Kilduff

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Engagement: Spaulding — Kilduff …

Thinking and Learning: From Rivendell District’s Founding to Head of Education in Vermont

Sunday, January 19, 2014

When contacted about scheduling an interview, Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont’s new education secretary, emailed back to suggest a visit to a school instead. Arranging the visit took some time, a few weeks, and when her assistant finally sent a …