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Jim Hughes walks his dog Maddie along Lake Fairlee on May 19, 2015 in Fairlee, N.H. Hughes lives on the lake, " I don't see that there is an option, we have to vote yes on it" refering to the bond vote to fix the dam on the lake. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Voters in Three Towns Pass Bond to Fix Lake Fairlee Dam

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thetford — During all-day voting on Tuesday, the three towns along Lake Fairlee’s border green-lighted an $850,000 project to replace its ailing dam and a mechanism to share in its control. Meanwhile, the Maine resident who owns the dam and a camp house on top of it — and who needs to sign the dam over to Thetford, Fairlee and …

Raptors Thrown a Curve: Off-Speed Pitching Serves South Royalton Baseball Well

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Orford — Things really worked for Dalton McDougall. For six innings against Rivendell, the sophomore pitcher for South Royalton High was in control of a nasty curveball that helped him and his hard-hitting teammates breeze to a 9-4 road win on Monday. McDougall struck out 10 and walked three in his first varsity …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to 12-1, and it came with a dramatic ending that left a home fan and a …

Raptors Are Bedeviled Yet Again

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Barre, Vt. — When Williamstown High boys basketball coach Jack Carrier took over the program six years ago, his goal was to help the Blue Devils experience the feeling he enjoyed winning a state title with the team …

Joyous Raptors: Rivendell Soars to Championship Game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — While breaking away from any team huddle or timeout, the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team collectively shouts “All in!” — a phrase the Raptors say is indicative of their aggressive play and cohesiveness. During Thursday …

West Fairlee Voters Endorse New Clerk

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

West Fairlee — Voters passed the $613,000 town budget, 82-19, and elected the new town clerk, who had been appointed following a former longtime clerk’s departure. Staci Sargent garnered 70 votes. There were 20 write-ins, 10 blanks and one “spoiled” vote. The budget included spending on consulting services …

W. Fairlee Boosts Fire Department

Sunday, March 1, 2015

West Fairlee — As he waited for residents to arrive at the Community Building for Saturday’s annual Town Meeting, Selectman Fred Cook said a turnout of 40 is considered a good crowd these days, and that was just …

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, …

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 …

‘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 …

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. …