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West Fairlee Hires Treasurer

Thursday, August 27, 2015

West Fairlee — The town has hired Joseph MacPherson, a certified public accountant from Vershire, to serve as its first treasurer appointed by the Selectboard since a long-time treasurer moved out of town last year. Voters approved a measure to transition the position from elected to appointed during Town Meeting in March following the departure of Rhonda Cook, who had served as both town clerk and treasurer for about a …

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 …

Some Preseason Kicks

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Rivendell Academy’s Quenla Haehnel, left, battles a foe from Leland & Gray during a preseason jamboree in Orford on Saturday. The Raptors start their season on Sept. 3 against Thetford. Valley News — Tris Wykes …

Birth Announcements: July 26, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center HILL — A son, Devin Raymond Hill, born on July 12, 2015, to Tracy Lynn and Jason Wayne Hill, of Canaan. RHOADS — A daughter, Natalie Pepper Rhoads, born on July 21, 2015, to Becky and Jared Rhoads, of Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center EVANS — …

Hartford Legion Will Return to State Tourney

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

White River Junction — The Hartford American Legion baseball team gathered for a group photo Monday night after a 12-5 defeat of Lakes Region clinched its first postseason berth in what’s estimated to be at least 15 years. There was the usual tomfoolery of hats being knocked askew …

Nancy Brewster Taylor

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Alexandria, Va. — Nancy Brewster Taylor, (formerly of Tunbridge, Vt.), passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. at the age of 81. She was born at the Taylor Valley family home in Vershire, Vt., the fifth daughter of the late Efford E. and Dorothy (Tolson) Taylor. She …

Foraging for Flour: Norwich Man Gathers Acorns for Baking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

In the fall, the ground under most oak trees in the Upper Valley is littered with acorns, plump nuts the size of the end of a thumb, filled with golden, fleshy meat. It seemed a shame to waste …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Mom, Son in Class On the Cross Rivendell Trail

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Orford — Since it was built about a decade ago, sections of the Cross Rivendell Trail have been used as outdoor classrooms by the Rivendell Interstate School District. Home school teacher and mother Liss Gilbert went ahead and …

In the Kitchen: Elixir’s Chef Started Cooking at an Early Age

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Elixir Executive Chef Chad Lumbra believes a fine dining restaurant can distinguish itself through little things. A pinch of salt or a properly placed garnish could be what makes the difference between you and someone down the street, …

At Rivendell, Stories of Truth And Confidence

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Orford — Among the 35 seniors who collected their diplomas in the Rivendell Academy gym on Saturday, Miranda Garrow is gearing up for her freshman year at the University of Vermont, and her co-valedictorian Christian Parenti for Drew …

Jacqueline T. (Tullar) Bailey

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Ipswich, Mass. — Jacqueline T. (Tullar) Bailey, 70, of Pond Edge Lane, Ipswich and beloved wife of Lawrence E. Bailey, died Monday, June 8, 2015, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers following her extended illness. Born in Vershire, Vt. July 6, 1944, daughter of the late Rendell …

Peoples Ends Rivendell’s Vermont Golf Title Reign

Friday, June 5, 2015

Killington, Vt. — Reigns end with Game of Thrones gore. They end with a silent coup d’etat. They end through neglect, decay, the failure to embrace change. And they end as Rivendell Academy saw its reign atop Vermont …