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Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the belts — one for each of its three active ambulances — and has used them on roughly half a dozen calls so far, according to Upper Valley Ambulance Executive Director Clay Odell. Improving both patient and responder safety inspired the decision to acquire the belts, he said. In 2014, Upper Valley Ambulance received 62 calls for what it terms “lift assists ” out of 1,041 calls total, …

Sports Notes: Windsor’s Gilbert Part of National TV Card

Friday, May 22, 2015

For years, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert has admired the exploits of Framingham, Mass., fighter Danny O’Connor. Today, he’ll have the opportunity to square up with him in the ring for the first time. Gilbert, 13-1, will be a major underdog at Boston University’s Agganis Arena when he takes on the 25-2 O’Connor in a welterweight bout that’s part of NBC’s Premier Boxing Champions …

As Fines Mount, Thetford Woman Won’t Tear Down That Wall

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thetford — The dispute over the 60-by-24-foot structure that Ruth Dwyer erected in her front yard last fall to block the view of a newly built home across the street continues to simmer. The town zoning administrator has been assessing Dwyer daily fines, which now total thousands of dollars, for her refusal to …

Elizabeth Mary Severance

Saturday, May 2, 2015

East Thetford, Vt. — Elizabeth Mary Severance passed away at age 75 at Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, N.H. on Wednesday evening, April 29, 2015 after a brief struggle with cancer. Elizabeth was born to Clifford and Mary (Gingras) Jarvis on Dec. 28, 1939, in Montpelier, Vt. She …

Alice Bartholomew Pierson

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Vershire, Vt. — Alice Bartholomew Pierson died peacefully at the age of 96, surrounded by the love and music of family members on Friday, April 24, 2015, at Mountain View of Vershire. She is loved and survived by two sons and their spouses, Mike Hebb and Kathy Thompson …

Dale A. Cummings

Friday, May 1, 2015

Post Mills, Vt. — Dale A. Cummings of Post Mills died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a four year long battle fighting lung cancer. Dale was born in Hanover, N.H. to Lawrence Cummings and Rose Robinson Cummings on July 20, 1951. He attended Thetford …

Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Lebanon Lifts Weight Limits on Roads Lebanon — Lebanon officials have lifted seasonal weight limits on posted roads throughout the city, effective today. Many roads in late winter were restricted to 6-ton weight limits, except for fuel and milk deliveries, because of mud season. For more information, call …

A Young Man’s Game: Underclassmen Look to Keep South Royalton in Contention

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

South Royalton — With five sophomores and a freshman in its starting lineup, the perennially strong South Royalton School baseball team is in a period of transition. As Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Thetford Academy showed, that doesn’t necessarily …

Ada Kurz

Thursday, April 23, 2015

East Thetford, Vt. — Ada (nee Freeman) Kurz, 99, of East Thetford, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Deputy Chief of the Fort Lee Police Department Charles John Kurz, Jr. Loving mother of David Kurz & his late wife Judy, and Donna …

Lake Fairlee Dam Owner Objects to Tri-Town Proposal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thetford — A month before three towns are set to vote on an $850,000 project to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam, its private owner is voicing objections that could call the deal into jeopardy. In phone interviews this week, Bryan Gregory, 62, a Maine resident who plans to …

3 Towns to Vote Next Month on $850,000 Project To Replace Lake Fairlee Dam

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thetford — After three years of discussions, research and planning, the selectboards of Fairlee, West Fairlee and Thetford plan to hold special Town Meetings next month asking for voter approval to take control of a deteriorating dam that …

Vermont Senate May Ease School Consolidation Requirement

Saturday, April 11, 2015

White River Junction — With the Vermont Senate this week taking up a major education reform bill, supporters touted its cost-saving potential while opponents said it could l eave uncertain the role of school boards and impose an unrealistic spending limit on school districts. The House-passed bill aims …

Britton Lumber Hopes to Rebuild Sawmill

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fairlee — Almost two weeks after a four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill at Britton Lumber Co., officials there announced their intentions to rebuild the sawmill and continue the company’s other operations as usual. “That’s what’s taken two weeks …