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Earl John Beede, Jr.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pensacola, Fla. — Earl John Beede, Jr., 75, of Pensacola passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. John was born in Barre, Vt. on Aug. 27, 1939 to Earl, Sr. and Dorothy (Dot) (Clark) Beede. He spent countless hours of his youth on the baseball fields in Post Mills, Vt. with his cousins, uncles and friends. He graduated from Thetford Academy in 1957 and immediately started working for the First National Grocery Store chain. He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Carol; his children, John (Leslie) of Homestead, Fla., Michele (David) Brague of W. Wyoming, Pa., Brett, and Lisa (Rick) Ash of Ashland, N.H.; nine grandchildren: Allison (Goose), John A., Joseph, Ellen, Lauren, Nolan, …

A Boost at Boot Camp: Piermont Woman Helps Others Get Fit

Monday, August 24, 2015

West Fairlee — Looking back on the six years or so since committing herself to a healthier lifestyle, Brandi Bissonnette wishes she’d had more group support to help guide her along. Now 100 pounds lighter and a certified personal trainer, one of her goals is to help provide others with access to that …

Double Option: Olympians Have Willing Replacements at Quarterback

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Since his time playing in the Bradford Bulldogs youth football program, Dametres Perry had been friend and quarterback Tristan Longmoore’s favorite target. This fall, Perry will take his best crack at replacing him. Longmoore — who led the Upper Valley with 84 completions, 168 attempts, 1,185 yards and 10 touchdowns …

Down River

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

East Thetford residents Tracy Borst, left, and Karen Rogers ride a small raft downstream through a series of rapids on the White River near South Royalton while waiting for their ride to pick them up. Valley News — …

‘He Demanded Integrity’: Longtime Oxbow, Hanover Soccer Coach, Mentor Mike Callanan Dies

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Upper Valley soccer community is mourning the death of longtime coach and mentor Mike Callanan, who was found dead in his Hanover apartment on Saturday, the victim of an apparent heart attack. He was 72. Memorial services …

James Warren Fowle

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — James Warren Fowle of Thetford died peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2015, surrounded by family, friends and music. Jim was an art history professor who organized his life so that he had plenty of time for his family and friends, as well as his flower …

Thetford Wall Fines Hit $26,000

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thetford — Town officials say they are headed toward mediation with former gubernatorial candidate and longtime Thetford resident Ruth Dwyer, who has racked up more than $26,000 in unpaid fines for refusing to remove a 60-foot-by-24-foot partition in …

Hiker Saved In Orford

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orford — Roughly 35 rescue personnel from throughout the Upper Valley assisted the Orford Fire Department in rescuing a hiker who had a medical emergency atop Mount Cube on Tuesday evening. The woman, who authorities said had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a couple of days, was …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the …

Lake Fairlee Dam Project on Hold

Friday, July 24, 2015

Thetford — The long-planned project to replace the ailing Lake Fairlee Dam this summer abruptly halted this week after the contractor and the three towns involved — Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee — parted ways over a dispute about the unsigned construction contract. Speaking for the towns, Fairlee …

Robert J. “Frog” Fournier

Friday, July 24, 2015

East Thetford, Vt. — Robert J. “Frog” Fournier, 78, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at home in East Thetford. He was born Sept. 22, 1936, a son of Albert and Elizabeth (Roy) Fournier in St. Johnsbury, Vt. Robert graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy before enlisting in the U.S. …

The Outside Story: How to Help Fledglings — Not at All

Monday, July 20, 2015

On a recent afternoon, I was driving on my road in Thetford when I saw a baby ruffed grouse about the size of a pin cushion scurry into the bushes. I had the same impulse I did as …

Wedding: Scott — Johnson

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Thetford Center — Erika Lindsey Scott and Timothy W.S. Johnson were married in Houston, Texas, on June 7, 2015. The bride’s sister, Rehana Qzai , and brother, Terry Lindsey, and the bridegroom’s sister, Courtney Johnson, were in the …