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Ellen L. Blowey

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

West Newbury, Vt. — Ellen L. Blowey, 85, of West Newbury, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 18, 1929, in Westford, Mass., the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Morton) Stone. Ellen worked at Fort Deven in Ayer, Mass., and then moved to West Newbury in 1986, where she worked in the kitchen at Brookside Nursing Home in Bradford, Vt., and also had volunteered at Orford Senior Center years ago. Her pastimes included crocheting and embroidering and she loved to read Danielle Steel and Nora Robert books. She loved spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her five children, …

Gray Matter: Thetford Soccer Shuts Out Rivendell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thetford — Experienced in many sports, Brandon Gray has learned that an aggressive approach can lead to success no matter what the game. It’s helped him lead the Thetford Academy boys basketball team in scoring each of the last two seasons and earn numerous dirt-track wins as a late models auto racer. Quick …

Susan Turpin

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Orford, n.h. — Susan Turpin died on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at age 70 at her home in Orford. Born Susan Virginia Talley in Queens, N.Y., in 1944, Susan was the second of six children. She attended New York City public schools, and obtained a B.A. in Anthropology from State University of New York, Stony Brook. She met her husband and life partner, Ned …

Scott Brown Stumps in Upper Valley

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Orford — Come Maple Weekend in New Hampshire, Peter Thomson knows he can count on fellow Orford residents Keith and Karen Wertman to help welcome visitors to his Mount Cube Sugar Farm and ring up their purchases of …

Letter: Quakers Working to End Death Penalty

Thursday, March 20, 2014

To the Editor: The Hanover monthly meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) honors the supreme value of each life and the transformative power of love to change lives, and opposes actions of the state to end lives. Quakers have long worked with many other faith groups …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 21

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Write-In Candidate Elected To Rivendell Board Orford — Vershire voters elected Jean MacDonald to the Rivendell School Board for a one-year term with ballots cast before, during and after the district’s annual meeting at Rivendell Academy, Tuesday. As …

Rivendell District’s Budget Approved

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Orford — In an efficient hour-long meeting, voters from the four communities of the Rivendell Interstate School District approved a budget of $9.8 million from the gym floor at Rivendell Academy on Tuesday evening. Also by voice vote, attendees said ‘yes’ to a $50,000 allocation for a capital …

Letter: What’s Up at the Coolidge Foundation?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

To the Editor: A recent news item from Vermont Public Radio reports that The Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in Plymouth, Vt., will pay Amity Shlaes, a New York-based conservative writer, annual compensation of $250,000 to serve as its CEO over the next four years. Seems a bit strange, …

Rivendell School Budget Up 1.7%

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. 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 in the Rivendell Interstate School District’s will decide on a proposed …

Letter: The Balance Has Tipped Against Us

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

To the Editor: The global warming we are experiencing is unquestionably man-made. Carbon-based fossil fuels are a form of stored solar energy made from decomposed animal and vegetable matter. When we burn them we release this energy into a system, which is heated primarily by radiant heat from …

Orford Fire Chief to Be Appointed

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Orford — Debates over the budget took a back seat this year as more than 200 residents attended Town Meeting Tuesday night to debate the Selectboard’s attempts to change how volunteers become members of Orford’s volunteer fire department. …

Late Start for Maple Sugarmakers; Cold Spell Crimps Sap Flow

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hartland — Most area sugarmakers have yet to begin boiling sap into syrup, but it’s too early to say what the delayed start and lingering cold will mean for production this season. “If it comes off within the …

Raptors Are Bedeviled in Semifinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Sold-out Barre Auditorium was filled to the brim for Thursday night’s VPA Division III boys basketball semifinal between Rivendell and Williamstown. By early in the fourth quarter, some of the seats were already emptying as …