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Arlene D. Palmer

Thursday, August 28, 2014

North Thetford, Vt. — Arlene D. Palmer, 78 passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, surrounded by family. Arlene was born March 19, 1936, in Lyme Center, N.H. to the late William and Della Thompson (Bryant). She attended Chesley School and Thetford Academy. Throughout her life she was a tireless caregiver to many. Arlene took great joy in living on the Palmer Jersey Farm with her late husband, Arthur and their children. She was dedicated to her family and her community, recognized for her service and loved by all who knew her. Mrs. Palmer was predeceased by her late husband, Arthur, brother, Daniel, daughter, Nancy and son, John. She is survived by her siblings, Daisy …

Thetford OKs Solar Plan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thetford — Voters on Tuesday approved by a wide margin a proposed 20-year bond to build a 120-kilowatt solar array on 1.5 acres of school-owned land near Thetford Elementary School. The 20-year, $345,000 bond would help pay for solar panels expected to meet about 75 percent of the school’s electricity needs. The measure was approved on a 508-139 vote. Proponents said anticipated savings …

New Thetford AD Suddenly Resigns

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thetford — Thetford Academy will start its school year today knowing that it will eventually have to find a replacement for Noah Crane as its athletic director. A conflict with his family’s interest in a New England Collegiate Baseball League team forced Crane to resign last week from the TA job he’d held for only a few weeks. Crane confirmed the move in …

Forum, July 19: What is Offensive?; Norwich Priorities; Co-op Principles

Thursday, July 17, 2014

‘Valley News’ and The Party Line To the Editor: How dare the Valley News, the official newspaper of the Upper Valley Democratic Party, print political cartoons or letters to the editor that are offensive to its base of left-wing readers. You must apologize immediately for printing cartoons or …

Archery as Meditation: In Barnet, Vt., Martial Arts Enthusiasts Learn Kyudo, ‘The Way of the Bow’

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Barnet, Vt. The archers stand tall and alert in the sunshine, arms at their sides, each holding a slender bamboo bow in one hand, an arrow in the other. One at a time, they slowly make their way …

2,200 Miles to Glory: Lyme Resident on AT Adventure

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hanover — Lucy Gamble was 7 years old when she first noticed through hikers passing through the Upper Valley on the Appalachian Trail. “I was with my dad (Thomas) crossing the Ledyard Bridge, which, of course, is part …

Man Climbs All 48 N.H. 4,000-Footers for Prouty

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The method with which Brad Taylor has chosen to contribute to the Prouty this year could be considered downright lunacy. Then again, that’s at least part of the idea. Taylor, 55, of Canterbury, N.H., is climbing Mount Moosilauke today to complete his “Full Moon 48” initiative, a summiting …

Forum, July 11: You Snubbed a Good Parade; Math Rules Don’t Add Up; Vanity and Immorality; The Co-op Debate

Friday, July 11, 2014

Paper Snubbed a Good Parade To the Editor: The Lebanon High School Alumni Day parade is a long-time tradition for us folks who live in Lebanon. It’s a big deal! It’s a fun time for classmates working on the floats as a team and a joy to behold …

Richard H. Dubie

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Richard H. Dubie of Thetford, died at his home on Friday, March 28, 2014, of natural causes. A memorial service was held July 3. Funeral arrangements were handled by Boardway & Cilley of Tunbridge, Vt. …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

Thetford Center Resident Joins Upper Valley Educators Institute

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thetford Center — Kristen Downey, of Thetford Center, has joined Upper Valley Educators Institute as associate director for secondary education. She will serve on UVEI’s faculty and assume primary responsibility for coordinating the pedagogical training of secondary education …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

Oxbow Student Dies During Trip

Friday, July 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Members of the Oxbow Union High School football team remembered teammate Sean Tillotson, who died suddenly this week at an airport in Colorado, as a hard-working athlete who thrived on helping the people around him. …