West Fairlee

West Fairlee Preps For New Town Clerk

Friday, February 13, 2015

West Fairlee Town Meeting will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. in the Community Building to vote on 20 warning articles including appropriations. Voting by ballot to approve the operating budget and elect town officers will take place in the Community Building on Tuesday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. West Fairlee — The proposed $613,000 town budget includes spending for consulting services to help a new town clerk and a yet-to-be-hired town treasurer transition into the positions, which were held by the same person for the past decade. Staci Sargent took over as town clerk in recent months after Rhonda …

Lake Fairlee Hosts Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Monday, February 9, 2015

West Fairlee — Sunday was a hopeful day on Lake Fairlee. The crows and the eagles watched from the treetops with hopeful eyes all morning, while about 300 humans bustled about between colorful makeshift shanties on the frozen surface. The ice fishing derby, sponsored by the Upper Valley Fish and Game Club, was …

‘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 levels found in the river, which rises in Vershire and flows south for about 25 …

She’s a Keeper: Rivendell Freshman Thomson Packing Promise

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Orford — Having already coached Riley Thomson on his AAU team last summer, Rivendell Academy girls basketball coach Hank Tenney expected the freshman to be an immediate contributor for the Raptors this season. Neither coach nor player realized she’d be producing so much, so quickly. The 5-foot-8 Thomson …

Ompompanoosuc River Water Quality Is Focus Of West Fairlee Meeting

Sunday, January 25, 2015

West Fairlee — A meeting in West Fairlee next month will take a close look at water quality in the Ompompanoosuc River. The Ompompanoosuc was placed on Vermont’s impaired waters list after E. coli was found in a roughly 11-mile section of the river between the Vershire-West Fairlee …

Sharon Boys Earn A ‘Statement Win’

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sharon — One miss led to an exhortation, a second to a plea. A third left Sharon Academy boys basketball coach Blake Fabrikant noshing on his tie. By the 19th miss, Fabrikant knew — his Phoenix wasn’t going to beat Rivendell on Friday night with its free-throw shooting. …

Local Roundup: Wasps Rain Threes in Boys Hoop Win Over Hartford

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Woodstock High boys played two halves of basketball in recording their second win over Hartford in 48 hours on Monday. They scored half of their baskets from beyond the 3-point arc, mirroring leading …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Basketball Prevails on Final Shot

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Orford — Kolin Huntington nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team a stunning 55-53 victory over a determined visiting Woodsville team on Monday night. The game-winning shot was set up as …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

A Hearty Helping of Community

Sunday, December 14, 2014

West Fairlee — Everyone is welcome at the West Fairlee Congregational Church’s monthly soup suppers. But don’t expect to ladle up a bowl of delicate broth. “Most soups cost as much to make as a meal,” said Steve …

Engagement: Bacon — Hatch

Sunday, December 14, 2014

West Fairlee — Jillian Edith Bacon, of West Fairlee, and Ryan Michael Hatch, of Bradford, Vt., have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Melanie and Stuart Bacon II, of West Fairlee. She graduated from Rivendell …

Battle of the Bots at Rivendell

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Orford — The robotics competition held in the gymnasium of Rivendell Academy on Saturday went like clockwork, if the clock in question had been built by a horde of enthusiastic teens hopped up on imagination, Pop Tarts, and …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …