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Out & About: Public trail set to open on conserved land in Orford
06-24-2023 10:15 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ORFORD — When Bob and Christie Hedges bought their Orford home in 2000, they were immediately struck by the beauty surrounding them.Over the years, they purchased neighboring parcels as they became available, amassing around 270 acres near the...


A Life: Hideko ‘Yumi’ Smith; ‘She carried that smile with her all of her life’
06-18-2023 7:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

ORFORD — When Hideko “Yumi” Smith taught her younger family members how to play card games, her motivation was twofold: learning how to play a game and managing money.“She wouldn’t show mercy to the kids just because they were kids,” Smith’s...


Orford Social Library earns accessibility grant
06-12-2023 3:57 PM

ORFORD — The Orford Social Library has earned a $20,000 grant to put toward accessibility projects.The grant was awarded by the American Library Association’s “Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities” program,...


Rivendell graduates encouraged to find supporters along life’s journey
06-11-2023 6:15 AM

By RAY COUTURE

ORFORD — Ryleigh Butler, salutatorian of Rivendell Academy’s 2023 graduating class, stepped to the podium for her address to her fellow graduates Saturday morning inside the school gymnasium and told them they were cars.“You are a car and the road you...


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...


Orford voters agree town should consider church purchase
03-17-2023 11:44 PM

By JOHN LIPPMAN

ORFORD — For 168 years, the Orford Congregational Church has ministered to the needs of the community.Now the Orford community is being asked to minister to the needs of the church.Voters at Town Meeting on Tuesday approved — excluding a solitary...


Aging Orford church seeking town funds
03-09-2023 5:54 PM

By PATRICK O’GRADY

ORFORD — The historic Orford Congregational Church on Main Street, built in 1855, has served generations of residents for traditional church services such as weekly worship, weddings, baptisms and memorial services as well as being a place for...


Town Meeting preview: Orford voters consider church building purchase
03-08-2023 2:44 PM

Article of note: A petitioned article asks whether voters will direct the Selectboard to consider purchasing the Orford Congregational Church building on Main Street at an amount to be determined by both parties.Contested races: There are no contested...


Annual meeting preview: Rivendell’s $14.7M budget before voters
03-04-2023 5:46 PM

Contested races: Two candidates are running for a three-year term representing Orford on the School Board: David W. Ricker and Charles Smith Jr.Budgets and spending articles: The proposed budget is $14.7 million, up from the $13.3 million budget...


A Look Back: 50 year ago this week, Orford’s Thomson was sworn in
01-04-2023 3:26 PM

By STEVE TAYLOR

He ran for president once, lost three primary bids for New Hampshire governor and was defeated twice in gubernatorial general elections. But, no matter, Orford’s Meldrim Thomson Jr. was elected to be the Granite State’s chief executive three times,...


A Life: Tony Patterson 1963 - 2022
02-07-2022 1:24 PM

By NORA DOYLE-BURR

ORFORD — For nearly 30 years, Tony Patterson was a fixture behind the counter at Patterson’s Grocery and Deli.In recent years, he put in as many as 80 hours a week and sometimes worked alone at the Orford store, which sits at the corner of Routes 10...


Lyme man pleads not guilty to killing in Orford
11-23-2021 12:11 PM

By JOHN LIPPMANand JOHN GREGG

NORTH HAVERHILL — A Lyme man was arraigned and pleaded not guilty on Monday for allegedly shooting and killing his cousin inside her home in Orford over the weekend.Lance Goodrich, of Pushee Falls Lane in Lyme, is being held without bail at Grafton...


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...


Orford Tree Farm Cultivates Lupines
06-21-2016 10:00 PM

By David Corriveau

Orford — Almost as soon as the lupines begin painting a matrix of deep purple alongside the logging roads through his tree farm in early June, Tom Thomson can count on his phone to start ringing.“A lot of people in the last week have been calling,”...

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