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Volunteers Lee Michaelides, left, of Norwich, Vt., Nick Krembs, of Norwich,Vt., and Jim Petrillo, of Thetford, Vt., move a large stone onto the edge of the trail on Gile Mountain in Norwich, Vt., on Sept. 2, 2015. The project, headed up by the Norwich Conservation Comission and the Upper Valley Trails alliance, is using scores of volunteers and horse-power provided by Mike and Bruce, two Belgian draft horses owned by Bruce Streeter of Streeter Woods Farm in Orford, N.H., to install stone steps along eroded trail sections. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Stepping Stones

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bruce Streeter, of Orford, guided his Belgian draft horses Mike, left, and Bert up Gile Mountain, where a team of volunteers waited to unload the large stones that soon will be steps in eroded spots of the trail in Norwich. Norwich volunteers Lee Michaelides, left, and Nick Krembs, and Jim Petrillo, of Thetford, moved a large stone using the horses. …

Hikers Pack Up, Clean Out Appalachian Trail

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Coined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service in the 1960s, the “leave no trace” principle encourages visitors of the outdoors to take out everything they bring into the wilderness. A few Appalachian Trail thru hikers did even better this year — leaving the national scenic trail even more pristine than when …

Margaret May

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Orford, N.H. — Committal services for Margaret May, 93, who died on Jan. 26, 2015, will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Family lot in the Orford Street Cemetery. The Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. are in charge of arrangements. …

Old Orford Farm Begins New Era

Monday, March 16, 2015

Orford — Faces at the helm of the historic Bunten Farm have changed in recent months, but many of the activities taking place on the 185-acre parcel along Route 10 in Orford will remain the same. Bradford, Vt., dairy farmer Paul Knox purchased the property in mid-December and …

Fundraiser for Orford Family Set for March 21

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Fairlee — A fundraiser will be held next weekend for an Orford family whose infant son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Mary and Richard “Pepe” Murray’s 6-month old son, Gavin, has been diagnosed with atypical …

Rivendell Towns to Vote On Budget Next Tuesday

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on 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 from four Upper Valley towns will be asked to approve …

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 …