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Grafton County road resurfacing project to cause lane closures
07-11-2024 4:30 PM

ORFORD — Road resurfacing will begin this week in Orford, Lyme, Enfield and Canaan, according to a New Hampshire Department of Transportation news release. The $3.7 million project will resurface seven road sections, totaling 31 miles.The first...

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Rivendell graduates ‘raised on closeness’
06-09-2024 9:00 AM

By ULLA -BRITT LIBRE

ORFORD — Hundreds of people flooded the Rivendell Academy gymnasium on Saturday morning to watch the school’s 34 seniors become graduates. The ceremony began with the graduates, who wore green and white robes, as they walked to the stage to the tune...


Trail connecting Rivendell schools behind on maintenance
05-31-2024 7:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ORFORD — Maintenance challenges and issues with private landowners mean that about a quarter of the 36-mile Cross Rivendell Trail is closed and the people who care about it are pondering its future.The trail was first founded about 25 years ago as a...


Rivendell school budget revote set for Saturday
05-29-2024 3:23 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — On Saturday, June 1, voters in the Rivendell Interstate School District will consider a second, reduced budget of $15.3 million after the decisive defeat of previous budget proposal in April.Following last month’s defeat, the School Board...


Raptors baseball on record pace
05-28-2024 3:27 PM

By BEN HOOKE

ORFORD — The clouds that hung around all afternoon finally opened, pouring heavy rain from the sky onto the Orford Recreational Field baseball diamond just minutes after the final out.It’s not as if Rivendell needed any help in extinguishing...


Rivendell superintendent departure adds to district’s challenges
05-20-2024 7:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — In the latest of a series of challenges Rivendell Interstate School District, the superintendent of the small district resigned last week.Superintendent Barrett Williams, who will become the principal of Strafford’s Newton School this summer,...


Deposit with interest
05-09-2024 6:50 PM


Rivendell to hold ballot vote on reduced budget in May
04-17-2024 6:15 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ORFORD — A revote on a 2024-25 budget for the Rivendell Interstate School District will take place on Saturday, May 18.The Rivendell School Board set the date for in-person Australian ballot voting during a meeting Tuesday night, after residents from...


Rivendell Interstate School District annual meeting preview
03-29-2024 4:17 PM

Articles of note: Voters in the four towns served by the Rivendell Interstate School District will decide whether to permanently move their annual meeting day from the evening of the third Thursday in March to the third Saturday in March. The article...


Orford voters oust Selectboard chairman; seek better town communication
03-13-2024 5:43 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — Selectboard Chairman John Adams was soundly defeated in his bid for a fifth term at Tuesday night’s annual Town Meeting, losing to longtime resident Larry Taylor, 238-155.In another contested race, interim board member Kevin Follensbee fended...


Rivendell delays annual school meeting, elections and budget vote
03-12-2024 7:30 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — The Rivendell School Board met Monday to delay the date of the district’s annual meeting, which had been improperly warned.Originally scheduled for March 23, the meeting will now take place on April 13 at 10 a.m. at Rivendell Academy in...


Orford Selectboard candidates seek to bring end to contentiousness
03-08-2024 6:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — Old rivalries have resurfaced in this town of 1,200 as four candidates compete for two Selectboard seats at Tuesday’s annual Town Meeting. In ballot voting, Selectboard Chairman John Adams squares off against longtime Orford resident Larry...


Town Meeting preview: Orford
03-03-2024 11:00 AM

Article of note: One article asks whether voters will authorize the Selectboard to continue exploring uses of the Main Street Congregational Church. Another asks for $10,000 for church-related surveys, inspections and other inspections. Another...


Rivendell Academy principal departs mid-year
02-14-2024 10:01 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — Rivendell Academy’s principal and head of schools retired this week. After 14 years, Keri Gelenian’s last day on the job was Monday.The mid-year retirement comes amid turmoil in the small school community as the board considers plans for...


Discord spurs Orford Fire Department departures
01-26-2024 5:19 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — Unexpected competition for the role of fire chief last March has divided some residents into opposing factions, reduced the ranks of the Fire Department and left the town of 1,200 without a Planning Board.Orford’s voters in 2014 authorized...


Upper Valley voters brought wide-ranging views to primary polls
01-23-2024 8:29 PM

By FRANCES MIZE and PATRICK ADRIAN

ORFORD — Whether or not New Hampshire voters fully support Nikki Haley for president, many of those who threw their weight behind her in Tuesday’s primaries saw their ballots as defensive — an effort to keep former President Donald Trump’s name off...


Planning Board needs new members
12-29-2023 10:47 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

ORFORD — Following a wave of resignations, the Orford Planning Board canceled its December meeting because it was unable to achieve a quorum. The Selectboard is now scrambling to find enough volunteers to enable the board to fulfill its requirements...


Volunteers needed for Rivendell school reconfiguration committee
12-18-2023 4:31 PM

ORFORD — Rivendell Interstate School District seeks volunteers to serve as committee members as the district prepares to implement a three-year plan that will close one of its schools. At a November meeting, the Rivendell School Board approved a...


Rivendell board OKs plan that would close elementary school
12-04-2023 4:25 PM

By NICOLA SMITH

FAIRLEE — The Rivendell Interstate School District Board voted 6-2 last month to move forward with a plan from district administrators that would result in the closure of the Samuel Morey Elementary School in Fairlee. Two additional board members were...


Upper Valley honors those who served
11-10-2023 9:30 PM

Staff report

On Friday, Members of the Dartmouth Army ROTC lowered the American flag as freshman Jacob Crawford played “To the Colors” during a retreat ceremony for Veterans Day on the Dartmouth College green. After being folded, the flag was presented to Dean of...


Rivendell considers school reconfigurations to cut staffing costs
10-31-2023 4:12 AM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

WEST FAIRLEE — In an effort to avoid another major school tax increase, the Rivendell Interstate School District is asking people in Orford, Fairlee, West Fairlee and Vershire to consider major school reconfigurations.“In general, we have a community...

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