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A Life: Elaine Chase ‘was a very generous person’
05-18-2024 5:37 PM


NORTH POMFRET — When landscapers came to cut the grass for Lysle and Elaine Chase, Elaine saw it as another opportunity to do what she had done so often in her life: Share with others.“My mother was an amazing baker, and when my father could no longer...

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Upper Valley space enthusiasts eager for Monday’s solar eclipse
04-05-2024 7:01 PM


During 2017’s partial solar eclipse — when the moon obscured part of the sun — educator Rob Hanson set up a telescope at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock.He was impressed by the crowd.“There’s probably over 100 plus...

Chamberlin is elected to Pomfret Selectboard
03-06-2024 10:48 AM

POMFRET — At the polls on Tuesday, voters elected Steve Chamberlin to a three-year term on the Selectboard.Chamberlin earned 267 votes to Frank Perron Jr.’s 132.In an uncontested race, Meg Emmons was elected to a two-year seat on the board.Voters also...

Annual meeting preview: Mountain Views School Distrct to decide $99 million school bond
02-25-2024 11:29 AM

Article of note: Voters will decide the fate of a $99 million bond to finance the construction of a new union middle/high school, athletic fields and related outbuildings, as well as the demolition of the old middle/high school.Contested races: School...

Town Meeting preview: Pomfret fire department seeks tax exemption
02-25-2024 11:21 AM

Articles of note: One article asks whether voters will grant a five-year property tax exemption for the Pomfret-Teago Volunteer Fire Department. Contested races: Steve Chamberlin and Frank Perron Jr. are vying for a three-year term on the...

The work of artwork
11-14-2023 4:36 PM

Into plein air
09-25-2023 12:53 PM

Out & About: Artistree, AVA celebrate milestone anniversaries
08-25-2023 2:44 PM


In the creative ecosystem that is the Upper Valley, we are fortunate to have numerous longstanding nonprofit organizations that put the community at the center of their programming. Two such organizations — Artistree Community Arts Center in South...

Pomfret is latest Upper Valley town to shake up Town Meeting format
05-22-2023 11:00 AM


SOUTH POMFRET — In a special Town Meeting on Saturday morning, Pomfret voters opted to do away with the traditional in-person annual meeting in favor of Australian ballot voting.But in recognition of the meeting’s value, voters approved an amendment...

Pomfret voters to decide format of future Town Meetings
05-11-2023 12:17 PM

POMFRET — Pomfret has scheduled a special town meeting for next week to discuss the format of future town meetings.The special meeting is set for 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, in The Prosper Valley School multipurpose room, 1071 Pomfret Road.Questions...

Game wardens investigating illegal shooting of pregnant deer in Pomfret
04-28-2023 4:21 PM

POMFRET — Game wardens are investigating the illegal shooting earlier this week of a deer on Cloudland Road, according to a Friday news release from Vermont Fish & Wildlife.Wardens responded to reports that a doe had been shot out of season in Pomfret...

Town Meeting: Pomfret voters approve budget
03-10-2023 11:11 PM

POMFRET — In Tuesday’s ballot voting, Pomfret voters approved a municipal budget of $1.77 million, including a general fund of $509,000 and a highway fund of $1.2 million.To support the budget, in total about $1.2 million is expected to come from...

Town Meeting preview: Pomfret to elect Selectboard member, library trustees
02-28-2023 1:32 PM

Article of note: Voters will be asked whether to use $147,375 from the unassigned general fund balance to reduce taxes.Contested races: Benjamin Brickner and Frank Perron Jr. are facing off for a three-year term on the Selectboard. Three people are...

After 30 Years, Teago General Store Changes Hands
01-15-2018 9:32 AM

By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling

Pomfret — A week after signing the store away, Chuck Gundersen sat in his blue apron at the butcher block near the dry goods shelves, describing how others viewed him during his 30-year tenure as proprietor of the Teago General Store.“It always sounds...

Two Roads Diverged: Bypassed Bits of Appalachian Trail Remain Open for Hiking
09-02-2017 12:46 AM

By David Corriveau

While hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 1948, Earl Shaffer followed a stretch of the old King’s Highway in North Pomfret, between a farmhouse and a barn, en route to the White River in West Hartford.Shaffer was the first person to...

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