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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 …

Letter: Let’s Legalize Marijuana

Saturday, January 18, 2014

To the Editor: Lately, marijuana has taken a top slot in the national news. Large sums of money are being spent to investigate, capture, try and imprison those who produce, package and sell it. In spite of this effort, the supply has not been cut off. Whenever society …

Up-Tempo Raptors Save Their Best Work for After Halftime

Friday, January 17, 2014

Orford — If one thing hurt the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team during its 18-5 season a year ago, it was a tendency to lose some of its edge in the second half. That hasn’t been a problem …

A Little Help From New Friends

Monday, January 13, 2014

Feeling unsteady on his prosthetic leg after a day on the Connecticut River ice, Curtis Judd, of Thetford, bums a ride on a sled pulled by Andrew Avery, of Lebanon, left, in Norwich Sunday. Judd met Avery and …

Pauline Eleanor Cole

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Piermont, N.H. — Pauline Eleanor Cole passed away at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, N.H. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. She was a long time resident of Piermont, before living at Mt. Ridge Nursing Home, Franklin, N.H. She was 89 years young. Pauline was born April 13, 1924, …

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: UVLG Closure Scatters Teams

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Watching in anticipation as the ball rotates down the lane, the moment between a bowler’s release at the foul line and contact with the pins can seem like an eternity. Now, just getting to that point has become a much longer journey for Upper Valley high school teams. …

Hunters Bag Fewer Bears in 2013

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

With black bears dining more often in the wild than in cornfields and other man-made eateries around the Twin States, hunters on both sides of the New Hampshire/Vermont border bagged dozens fewer trophies in 2013 than the year …

Letter: Advice for the New Year

Monday, December 30, 2013

To the Editor: It is that time to start thinking about the new year, and many might be saying “Oh no” to themselves when thinking about those short-lived promises on what improvements they intend to make. Let me make a few suggestions. First, don’t commit yourself to promises …

Calvin Ronald Dyke

Friday, December 27, 2013

Orford, N.H. — Calvin Ronald Dyke, 73 of Orford passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, from declining health. He was born in Orford on May 21, 1940, the son of Benjamin and Dorothy (Dow) Dyke. He attended Orford High School. Calvin was married to Jane Borger Hayward and …

Still Getting in Sync: Panthers Win, But Still Look to Improve

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team has returned its entire nucleus from last year’s Vermont Division III semifinalist. Now the Panthers just need to work on returning to form. Thetford improved to 2-0 with Tuesday’s 44-23 …

Letter: Thank You, Councilor Burton

Saturday, December 14, 2013

To the Editor: Our great state of New Hampshire and its citizens gratefully thank Councilor Ray Burton for his unwavering public service for nearly 40 years. Ray Burton, the dean of the New Hampshire Executive Council, had a great impact on all of us in New Hampshire, including …