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A Life: Herb Hodge advised others to ‘take it one day at a time and keep smiling’
10-29-2023 10:55 PM


FAIRLEE — Herbert Hodge’s outlook on life could best be summed up in the William Butler Yeats quote, “There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet.” From his hometown of Fairlee to wherever he might travel, Hodge considered all those...

Kenyon: No respite from conflict in Upper Valley
10-22-2023 1:16 AM


Mohsen Mahdawi was looking forward to a break from city life and spending a long holiday weekend at the hilltop cabin he built a few years ago in West Fairlee.With foliage season nearing its peak, Mahdawi expected to do some leaf peeping. He...

Long way around
10-09-2023 11:54 AM

Fairlee finds its next town administrator in Bradford’s government
09-18-2023 1:55 PM


FAIRLEE — A member of the Bradford, Vt., Selectboard has been named Fairlee’s new town administrator.The Fairlee Selectboard offered Ryan Lockwood the town’s lead administrative role shortly after a board meeting on Aug. 28. Lockwood started work on...

Vermont Route 113 to be closed this weekend for culvert upgrade
09-06-2023 4:33 PM

THETFORD — Route 113 near the West Fairlee/Thetford town line is scheduled to be closed this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10, to allow for the installation of a new culvert.A detour route will be in place for drivers south from Route 113...

A Look Back: Farm auctions reflect Upper Valley’s changing way of life
08-07-2023 10:45 PM


There’s a measure of melancholy that always surrounds a farm auction. Chances are it is bringing down the curtain on a life’s work, an ending compelled by bodies aging out, debts that can’t be covered by cash flow or plain old bad luck. The effects...

Fairlee voters approve zoning changes, cannabis retail sales
07-12-2023 10:16 AM

FAIRLEE — Voters approved zoning amendments and cannabis retail sales in town in Australian ballot voting on Tuesday.In a vote of 116-61, Fairlee voters approved the zoning amendments, which aim to be friendlier to affordable housing development.In a...

Fairlee to vote on cannabis and zoning amendments
07-06-2023 11:02 PM


FAIRLEE — Residents of Fairlee are set to vote by Australian ballot Tuesday on whether to allow the retail sale of cannabis and on proposed zoning amendments that could be friendlier to affordable housing development. While the two articles will be...

Vermont Route 113 to be closed for 48 hours
07-06-2023 2:46 PM

THETFORD — Vermont Route 113 at the town line between West Fairlee and Thetford is scheduled to be closed for 48 hours later this month to allow for a culvert replacement, according to Thetford’s town website.The closure, now scheduled for July 22 and...

Two Upper Valley libraries earn book, programming grants
06-15-2023 2:16 PM

The Fairlee Public Library and North Haverhill’s Patten Library have earned $2,500 rural library grants from the Children’s Literacy Foundation.The two libraries are among 12 smaller libraries throughout the Twin States that will get funding for new...

Out & About: Loon enthusiasts delight in Lake Fairlee’s new livestream camera
06-12-2023 4:13 PM


FAIRLEE — A new livestream camera on Lake Fairlee is delighting loon enthusiasts and providing valuable research.The Lake Fairlee Association debuted its LoonCam — believed to be the first in Vermont — at the start of the month. Mounted on 12-foot...

Date set for Fairlee vote on retail cannabis, development bylaws
06-09-2023 12:47 PM

FAIRLEE — The Town of Fairlee is set to vote by Australian ballot next month on permitting retail cannabis and the adoption of amendments to its Unified Development Bylaws.The bylaw amendments include provisions that are friendlier to housing...

High temperatures tax fire crews responding to Fairlee house blaze
06-03-2023 1:30 PM


FAIRLEE — It took more than 10 fire departments to put out a house fire in Fairlee on Quinibeck Point on Wednesday due to the heat, location and time of day, according to Orford Fire Chief Terry Straight.“Due to the extreme heat we needed a lot of...

Haverhill woman dies in Fairlee crash Wednesday night
05-25-2023 10:05 AM

FAIRLEE — A Haverhill woman died following a single car crash on Route 5 in Fairlee on Wednesday night, according to a news release from Vermont State Police. Miriam Metz, 79, was driving a 2013 Audi A3 north on Route 5 in Fairlee at about 10:30 p.m....

Informational session for Route 113 construction to be held May 18
05-10-2023 1:13 PM

THETFORD — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is holding a virtual public informational meeting next week on a culvert replacement project that will require Route 113 be closed on the West Fairlee/Thetford border for a weekend in June, according to...

Fish finder on Lake Fairlee
04-20-2023 6:31 PM

Fairlee board votes to add town-level septic regulation
04-20-2023 9:17 AM


FAIRLEE — The Fairlee Selectboard has adopted changes to permitting in an attempt to place septic regulations — about which the state has historically been lax — under the town’s control, a move that goes hand in hand with a larger effort to preserve...

Annual Meeting: Rivendell voters approve $14.7 million school budget
03-22-2023 10:52 AM

ORFORD — Voters at the floor meeting of the Rivendell Interstate School District on Tuesday evening approved a budget of $14.7 million in a paper ballot vote, 134-111, according to acting School Clerk Brenda Gray.Voters, from Fairlee, Orford, Vershire...

Search on for administrator
03-20-2023 4:36 AM


FAIRLEE — Fairlee is on the hunt for a new town administrator.Tad Nunez, who has led the town for five years, is planning to retire on Aug. 17. Nunez, who spent close to 30 years as Hartford’s recreation director, informed the Selectboard of his...

Hatch starts from scratch to help Bean Hall
03-19-2023 7:07 AM


WEST FAIRLEE — Jillian Hatch drives by Bean Hall multiple times a day. Often, her two young sons are with her, and one of them will inevitably ask the question, “What is that, and why is it closed?” And so Hatch tells them about the three-story...

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