West Fairlee

A young camper runs to retrieve his sandals at the end of the day at Treasure Island in West Fairlee, Vt., on July 15, 2013. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Treasure Island Caretakers Urge Town to Maintain Role

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thetford — The live-in, year-round caretaker model used to maintain a town-owned access point to Lake Fairlee has been called into question by the recreation director, who has suggested that converting a caretaker house at Treasure Island into health and safety accommodations for a children’s summer camp could be a better use of the property. Laurel Mackin, who has served …

A New Cook in the Kitchen

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hartford High girls basketball coach Chris Cook, top, puts the Hurricanes through a dribbling drill during the first day of state-sanctioned workouts on Monday. A former boys hoop coach at Rivendell Academy, Cook is Hartford’s fourth coach in as many years, following Steve Landon (now the boys coach), Ed Kehoe and Bill Soule, …

Someone to Believe In: Mom’s Hard Work, Sacrifice Helps Daughter Earn College Diploma

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fairlee — Ginny Macomber had been up since 4:30 a.m. The yellow cake with strawberries and whipped cream frosting that she had special ordered was safely stored away. The balloons, after a bit of finagling, were corralled in the back seat of her 2001 Volvo station wagon. The dozen pink roses — her …

A Life: Lillian T. DeVaux, 1921 — 2014: ‘They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore’

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thetford — Independent and resilient, Lillian DeVaux withstood many challenges and saw many changes during almost 93 years as a lifelong Vermonter. DeVaux was “tough when she needed to be tough and frugal when she needed to be …

Fastest For 48

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lebanon — Orford hiker Andrew Thompson normally has no problems falling asleep, but on July 6 he uncharacteristically tossed and turned through the night. Too bad for Thompson, because he wouldn’t be getting much sleep at all over the next 3½ days. The 38-year-old former Appalachian Trail through-hike …

Birth Announcements: Aug. 24, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gifford Medical Center RIZZO — A daughter, Harper Elizabeth Rizzo, born on July 16, 2014, to Megan and Scott Rizo, of East Corinth. BARCELOW — A son, Chase Andrew Barcelow, born on July 31, 2014, to Heather and Dean Barcelow, of South Royalton. LaCROIX — A daughter, Maya …

Rivendell 2014-15 Bus Routes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vivian Ann Sleath

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rochester, Vt. — Vivian Ann Sleath, 59, of Rochester, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. She was born Aug. 17, 1954, in Savannah, Ga.; the daughter of Robert and Loretta (Raymond) Sleath. She graduated from Rochester High School and attended University of Vermont …

Forum, Aug. 6: The Great War; Sharing the Wealth; Rewriting Gaza Headlines, Neighbors Need Help

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Great War, Reconsidered To the Editor: Nicola Smith did a fine job in describing the many ways the Great War influenced “almost everything that happened afterward,” inviting thoughtful contributions from our community. Jim Fox interestingly pointed out that Rudyard Kipling’s history of the Irish Guards in World …

Forum, Aug. 5: Oppression in Palestine; Co-op Coverage; Gun Sense; Health Insurance for the People

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Oppression in Palestine To the Editor: I am writing in deep appreciation of the letter from Mary J. Wilson in the Valley News (“The Abuse in Palestine,” July 18). I am not anti-Semitic. I have great respect for the Jewish religion and for Jewish people and their many …

Engagement: Mitchell — Rouse

Sunday, August 3, 2014

West Fairlee — Donald and Coralie Mitchell, of West Fairlee, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Penny Mitchell, to Adam Rouse. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Rivendell Academy and a 2013 graduate of Blue Ridge …

Group Urges Rebuild Of Lake Fairlee Dam

Saturday, August 2, 2014

West Fairlee — Officials coordinating efforts to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam will host the first of four planned public presentations this afternoon, when they will try to persuade residents that it’s more cost-effective to replace the deteriorating …

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 …