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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 …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and administrators said that the law’s new requirements of posting meeting minutes online within five calendar …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Letter: Problems With Conservation Bill

Thursday, March 20, 2014

To the Editor: Readers of Darby Bradley’s commentary (“Changes to Easements Require Scrutiny,” March 16), arguing in favor of Vermont bill S.119, which would alter how conservation easements are amended in the state, should be aware that the Vermont Land Trust, once a major advocate of the bill, …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, March 21

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Write-In Candidate Elected To Rivendell Board Orford — Vershire voters elected Jean MacDonald to the Rivendell School Board for a one-year term with ballots cast before, during and after the district’s annual meeting at Rivendell Academy, Tuesday. As …

Marjorie M. Johnson

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

West Fairlee, Vt. — Marjorie M. Johnson, 88 died on Monday, March 17, 2014, at Genesis Healthcare in Lebanon, N.H. She was born June 30, 1925, in Vershire, Vt., the daughter of Leon and Maude (Cloudman) Eastman. She attended school in South Vershire in a one-room schoolhouse. On …

Rivendell District’s Budget Approved

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Orford — In an efficient hour-long meeting, voters from the four communities of the Rivendell Interstate School District approved a budget of $9.8 million from the gym floor at Rivendell Academy on Tuesday evening. Also by voice vote, attendees said ‘yes’ to a $50,000 allocation for a capital …

Rivendell School Budget Up 1.7%

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rivendell Academy in Orford. Voting for the district’s elected positions will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the academy. Orford — Voters in the Rivendell Interstate School District’s will decide on a proposed …

Raptors Are Bedeviled in Semifinals

Friday, March 7, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Sold-out Barre Auditorium was filled to the brim for Thursday night’s VPA Division III boys basketball semifinal between Rivendell and Williamstown. By early in the fourth quarter, some of the seats were already emptying as …

West Fairlee Budget Passes, Incumbents Return

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

West Fairlee — Voters approved the town’s $474,318 operating budget Tuesday in Australian ballot voting, 73-8. Selectwoman Delsie Hoyt was re-elected to a two-year seat and was unopposed. Selectwoman Beverly Jo Ash won a three-year seat, defeating David Moore, 36-22. Marilyn Dresser won a two-year seat, defeating Moore …

3 Charged in Connection With Norwich Burglaries

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

White River Junction — Three Upper Valley residents are facing charges in connection with burglaries of several homes in Norwich. Benjamin Kendall, 24, of Vershire has been charged with three felony counts of burglary and one misdemeanor count of petit larceny. Kendall pleaded not guilty to all four …

West Fairlee Fire Department Gets Boost

Sunday, March 2, 2014

West Fairlee — In the end, the only real debate at Town Meeting on Saturday was not whether to give the town’s volunteer fire department more money, but how much more. Twenty-six of the town’s 464 registered voters attended the meeting at the Community Building. They started at …