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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 …

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 …

Bettina L. (Austin) Bacon

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

West Fairlee, Vt. — A memorial service for Bettina L. (Austin) Bacon, 79, who died April 16, 2014, will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the West Fairlee Congregational Church in West Fairlee, with Rev. Matthew Wollam officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

The Swing’s the Thing: Vermont H.S. Golfers Finally Getting on the Course

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Vermont Principals Association usually plans for its golf teams to get into action last among the spring sports, given the need to wait for the state’s courses to become playable first. It nearly didn’t work out that …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Mom Appeals Estate Ruling In Taser Case

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chelsea — The mother of a Thetford man killed by a stun gun fired by a State Police trooper is appealing a probate judge’s decision to appoint the mother of the man’s young daughter as administrator of his estate. MacAdam Mason’s mother, Rhonda Taylor, was named administrator of …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Young Rivendell Softball Team Goes to School

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Orford — The skunk will not get the last laugh. As a team bonding exercise, Rivendell Academy softball coach Lance Mills recently pitched to his Raptors the idea of caps with a certain woodland creature’s distinctive caricature attached. …

Bettina Louise (Austin) Bacon

Saturday, April 19, 2014

West Fairlee, Vt. — Bettina Louise (Austin) Bacon, 79, died at the home of her son and daughter in-law, Stuart & Melanie Bacon of West Fairlee, Vt. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, surrounded by her family. Betty was born July 19, 1934 in Corinth, Vt., the daughter of …