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Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost 60 S electboard and City Council members, municipal administrators, landfill operators and representatives from solid waste committees, among other attendees, was called to discuss the findings of a long-awaited study by Ascutney-based DSM Environmental Services, which looked at ways to manage solid waste issues cooperatively. Vermont towns are particularly pressed to address these issues because of Act 148, a state law passed in 2012 which spurs towns …

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 of all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot summits between the full moons of June and …

Recreation Notes: Towns Honor Accident Victim

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tragedy afflicted Tunbridge last month when 20-year-old Jen Kinnarney, of South Royalton, died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. While both communities mourned, more than 100 friends gathered to help make things a little easier for the Kinnarney family. A double-elimination softball tournament held June 21 at the Tunbridge recreation fields …

Oxbow Freshmen Have Eyes on the Next Level

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — This fall, freshmen Josh Walls, Dametres Perry and Tristan Longmoore surprised some Oxbow Union High football supporters by contributing significantly to the Olympians’ varsity team. With a little help, they’ll have the chance to impress …

Letter: Seniors Grateful to Rivendell

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: The Orford Senior Center wishes to thank the Rivendell High cook, staff and students for sponsoring, preparing and serving a free Thanksgiving meal to all of our congregate members. We also thank the Rivendell chorus for entertaining us. The meal was delicious. We all enjoyed …

Presidential Seal of Approval for Raptor

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vershire — Scott Calhoun apparently has a fan in the White House. And not because of the Rivendell Academy senior’s exploits on the soccer field. When he isn’t competing for the Raptors, Calhoun spends his time helping others. …

Laura Janney

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Orford, N.H. — Laura Janney, a nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center who loved to hunt hares with her basset hounds and sing operatic arias, died on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Orford, N.H. She was 60. The cause of death was gallbladder cancer; she was diagnosed three years …

Laura Janney

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Vershire,Vt. — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Laura Janney of Vershire, Vt., and late of Orford, N.H. A remembrance in her honor will be celebrated at the Town Center in Vershire commencing at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, on Saturday, Nov. 9, …

Anti-aircraft Round Removed From Property in Vershire

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Vershire — A 57-millimeter anti-aircraft round was removed from a property in Vershire after the property’s owner found the device under a pile of leaves. A property owner on Taylor Valley Road found the device around 3:30 p.m. on Friday near an old house foundation in the woods. …

Benefit to Support Vershire Woman, 22, Battling Cystic Fibrosis

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Vershire — A benefit for 22-year-old Erica Ward, of Vershire, is scheduled for Saturday, starting at 6 p.m., at The Pines bar and grill, 1 Maple Ave., Chelsea. The event will include a pig roast, with music by Stone Bullet starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in …

A Benefit of Love: Event Raises Money to Help Vershire Girl Fight Cancer

Monday, October 14, 2013

White River Junction — In many ways, Sunday’s benefit for 10-year-old Courtney Powers seemed like a normal afternoon at the White River VFW. There was dancing to live bands while volunteers grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and tended …

VFW Post Organizes Benefit For 10-Year-Old Vershire Girl Battling Cancer

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

White River Junction — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2571 Men’s Auxiliary is hosting a jamboree on Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m., to benefit a Vershire family whose 10-year-old daughter is battling cancer. The event will be held at the VFW post, at 97 S. …

Developing an Eye for Art: Artists Invite Upper Valley Residents Into Studios

Monday, October 7, 2013

Corinth — Sandy Spiegel lingered by a weaver’s loom Sunday, standing in the main room of the Corinth Town Hall. The machine was owned by a friend, Kathryn Price, who this weekend was showing off her hand-dyed and …