Thetford

The Lake Fairlee dam from the upstream side is shown in summer 2010. Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee will hold special Town Meetings in May to rebuild the structure. (Tri-Town Committee photograph)

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 controls Lake Fairlee’s shoreline and undertake an $850,000 project to replace it. Prior to the bond votes, officials are making their case …

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 to curb increases in school-related property taxes by consolidating many of the state’s 282 districts …

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 is, can we even get to the point where we can contemplate rebuilding the sawmill?” …

Camilla A. Cook

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Camilla A. Cook, 72, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born on Sunday, Feb. 1, 1943, in Thetford, Vt. a daughter of Lyndon L. and Aletha Emma (MacFarlane) Tatro. She attended the Post Mills …

Patricia Jean (Doyle) Holland

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ashland, N.H. — Patricia Jean (Doyle) Holland, 71, died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family, following a period of declining health. She was born in Hanover, N.H. on June 23, 1943, the daughter of William and Irene (Preston) Doyle. Pat was raised …

Local Roundup: Martin, Engineers Stifle Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High girls basketball team wasn’t upset about the possibility of allowing Blue Mountain senior Jordan Farquharson her 1,000th career point on Monday night. The Engineers were just going to make sure that if she did reach the plateau, she’d do so one point at …

A Life: Peter ‘Pano’ Rodis, 1959-2014; ‘He Wanted to Know That Everyone Was Being Treated Right’

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sharon — While Pano Rodis found many ways to help people and take on the status quo in communities and institutions of the Upper Valley, finding the time for those efforts posed a challenge. And now there is …

Local Roundup: Threesome Stomps Standards at Vermont Track Qualifier

Monday, February 9, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — It’s a fairly straightforward thing, qualifying for the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. At least in Vermont, all it required was a top-six finish, regardless of division, in any of the events staged …

‘Pompy’ Becomes a Priority: Ompompanoosuc’s E. Coli Problem Gets Renewed Attention

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Volunteer efforts to combat a long-running water quality issue in the Ompompanoosuc River have ebbed and flowed over the years as time and funding were available. But recently, residents have refocused their attention on the high E. coli …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital GAGE — A daughter, Kinley Elizabeth Gage, born on Jan. 10, 2015, to Kimberly and Adam Gage, of West Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center ALSUP — A daughter, Lola Baer, Alsup, born on Jan. 20, 2015, to Monica and A.J. Alsup, of Thetford Center. …

(Frozen) Water Hazard

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Brothers Ken Odell, left, of Strafford, and Chip Odell, of Thetford, celebrate after finally hitting their tennis balls into the first hole while playing winter golf in the David O. Cushman Memorial Tournament at Williams Field in Canaan …

South Strafford Woman Injured

Saturday, February 7, 2015

T hetford — A South Strafford woman was airlifted to the hospital following a two-car crash that closed Route 132 near Miller Pond Road for a couple of hours Friday. Lori Billian, 53, was partially ejected through the …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …