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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 …

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’: UVLG Closure Scatters Teams

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Watching in anticipation as the ball rotates down the lane, the moment between a bowler’s release at the foul line and contact with the pins can seem like an eternity. Now, just getting to that point has become a much longer journey for Upper Valley high school teams. …

Still Getting in Sync: Panthers Win, But Still Look to Improve

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team has returned its entire nucleus from last year’s Vermont Division III semifinalist. Now the Panthers just need to work on returning to form. Thetford improved to 2-0 with Tuesday’s 44-23 …

Oxbow Freshmen Have Eyes on the Next Level

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bradford, Vt. — This fall, freshmen Josh Walls, Dametres Perry and Tristan Longmoore surprised some Oxbow Union High football supporters by contributing significantly to the Olympians’ varsity team. With a little help, they’ll have the chance to impress …

Upper Valley Towns to Study Growth With Help of State Aid

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Norwich — A handful of Upper Valley towns in the Green Mountain State will split about $44,000 in state-funded planning grants to study growth and development next year. Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the grant recipients, which include Norwich, Newbury, Royalton, Sharon and West Fairlee. Statewide, 42 communities will …

Letter: Seniors Grateful to Rivendell

Saturday, November 16, 2013

To the Editor: The Orford Senior Center wishes to thank the Rivendell High cook, staff and students for sponsoring, preparing and serving a free Thanksgiving meal to all of our congregate members. We also thank the Rivendell chorus for entertaining us. The meal was delicious. We all enjoyed …

Presidential Seal of Approval for Raptor

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vershire — Scott Calhoun apparently has a fan in the White House. And not because of the Rivendell Academy senior’s exploits on the soccer field. When he isn’t competing for the Raptors, Calhoun spends his time helping others. …

Fairlee Dam Fix To Cost Less

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thetford — The cost of repairing the aging dam at Lake Fairlee looks to be significantly lower than initially projected. An engineering report estimates that repairs could cost as little as $450,000, officials said. That is more than …

Birth Announcements: Oct. 13, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center SERRIN — A son, Theodore Olmstead Serrin, born Aug. 3, 2013, to Emily and Joshua Serrin, of New London. LAMB — A son, Bentley James Lamb, born Aug. 17, 2103, to Katelyn Hathaway and Robert Lamb, of Springfield, N.H. LYNCH — A son, Cooper Thomas …

Benefit for West Fairlee Woman Features Music, Food, Auction

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Vershire — A benefit for a West Fairlee woman fighting cancer is scheduled for Oct. 26, from 2-10 p.m., at Vershire Town Center on Route 113. Lisa Ordway, a longtime employee of the B&B Cash Market in West Fairlee, has a form of cancer that affects the head …

One for the Ages: Youth, Experience Converge in Soccer Rivalry

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Orford — Rivendell Academy boys soccer coach Bob Thatcher turns 65 today. Thetford Academy counterpart Sean Fitzgerald is 25. Thatcher has been coaching the Raptors (previously Orford High School) since 1972. Fitzgerald accepted his first varsity post with …