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Lebanon High School junior Jill Dion, 16 hugs volunteer Michael Whitman of Lyme at the conclusion of the Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness in Lebanon's Colburn Park Sunday, September 7, 2014. Dion, one of the event's primary organizers this year, cited her experiences with several friends who have considered suicide, and the support she received from staff at Lebanon High School as reasons for her involvement in the event. "It's a really busy time of the year, but this has really become a priority," she said.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide and strategies for preventing it. Rather than …

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 frugal,” said DeVaux’s friend of more than 20 years, Judy Pease, of Lebanon. “They don’t …

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 speed record holder now has a new mark to crow about, having climbed all 48 …

Sunday Forum: The Solar Display in Norwich; A Nation With Declining Health Care; How the Rich Prevail

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Solar Tracker Is Beneficial To the Editor: It saddens me to think of what an ill reception the tracking solar panel on Union Village Road in Norwich has had (“Norwich Home Solar Panel Heats Up Green Energy Conundrum,” June 7). I no longer live in Norwich, though I …

Leaving the Nest: Rivendell Academy Graduates 29

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Orford — Keri Gelenian, Rivendell Academy’s head of school and principal, urged the members of Saturday’s graduating class to feel free to return to the school in the coming years. He and …

Devils Rule the Den, Capture State Track Crown

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chester, Vt. — Last season, the Chelsea High boys track and field team carried just four athletes and still placed second at the Vermont Division IV Track and Field Championships. This time, the Red Devils had plenty of …

Rivendell Golfers Go Over the Hump for Title Repeat

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Waterbury Center, Vt. — The distinctive profile of Camel’s Hump dominates the scenery available along much of the Country Club of Vermont. It’s deliberate: The tourist gets the view of the 4,083-foot peak, particularly from the clubhouse patio, …

Windsor Baseball Plays Like a Team on a Mission

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Orford — The Windsor High baseball team made sure its first-ever meeting against Rivendell Academy wouldn’t be the last-ever game for Yellowjackets coach Don Swinyer. Senior Ethan Hill threw a complete-game four-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks, Russell Simonds had two doubles and No. 11 Windsor overcame …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

Timeline Pushed Back For Fairlee Dam Fixes

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thetford — Residents coordinating efforts to replace the deteriorating Lake Fairlee Dam said they hope to pinpoint firm numbers about construction costs before seeking bond votes next spring in the three towns that share the lake’s shoreline. Skip …

Robin Lynn (Small) Lynch

Friday, May 16, 2014

West Fairlee, Vt. — Robin Lynn (Small) Lynch of West Fairlee passed away peacefully at home with her husband and granddaughter at her side on Sunday, May 11, 2014. She was born on Sept. 15, 1959, the daughter of the late Frederick and Joyce (Manning) Small in Randolph, …

Rivendell Golfers Look to Defend Title

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fairlee — As state title defenses go, the Rivendell Academy golf team hasn’t exactly gone by the textbook. Such a tome wouldn’t necessarily call for one of the team’s seniors to split his time between two pursuits. Unless …