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


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...

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

Rescuers help injured hiker from trail on Mount Cube
10-24-2023 5:58 AM

ORFORD — Rescuers carried an injured hiker off Mount Cube on Friday afternoon, according to a news release from New Hampshire Fish and Game. Fish and Game officers learned of the injured hiker, Shelly Vizena, 52, of North Haverhill, on Mount Cube in...

Hiker rescued from Orford’s Mount Cube on Sunday
09-18-2023 3:42 PM

ORFORD — A hiker was rescued on Mount Cube on Sunday afternoon, after she fell and injured her head on the North Spur Trail.Jocelyn Bishop, 51, of Westford, Mass., and her hiking partner began their hike at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Sunday,...

Injured hiker carried off Mount Cube by foot after weather foils helicopter
08-09-2023 7:52 PM


ORFORD — An attempted helicopter rescue of an injured hiker on Mount Cube in Orford had to be abandoned due to foul weather on Monday, but more than 30 emergency personnel dispatched to the scene were eventually able to transport the injured hiker...

Small Upper Valley farmers markets have been coming and going
07-25-2023 2:04 PM


HARTLAND — Small farmers markets in the Upper Valley are being faced with tough decisions — do they adapt to changing times or fold? The Hartland Farmers Market and the Royalton Farmers Market have taken opposite approaches. The Hartland Farmers...

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