Outage, cold snap spurred ingenuity

CORINTH—The severe wind and rainfall on Dec. 23 caused plenty of discomfort for area residents, some of whom endured power outages for close to a week. The devastation left many in Orange County without power over the Christmas holiday and beyond, as some had to find some creative solutions to cook and keep pets alive.

Orford budget committee members resign in protest

ORFORD—After a disagreement with the town’s selectboard, the majority of the Orford Budget Advisory Committee resigned last month. The selectboard voted on Dec. 28 to accept the resignations of four of the seven members of the budget advisory board. In separate letters, the departing committee members cited different reasons for their resignations, but there was […]

Filmmaker eyes past for new movie

THETFORD—As the winter sun poured through the windows, filmmaker Malcolm Silver-Van Meter stood shrouded by light as he introduced the characters of his latest production. “Where I come from is hugely important to me,” he said. Every gesture was nuanced by an almost holy reverence. “The films that I make are personal.”

Court sets March filing deadline

NEWBURY—Attorneys in the lawsuit between Newbury and the state over a proposed juvenile detention center on Stevens Place have until March to file briefs with the Vermont Supreme Court.

Photo of the Week

The setting sun is reflected on the icy surface of Lake Morey in Fairlee in a photograph taken earlier this month, before a snowstorm hit the region on Sunday night and Monday bringing between 6 and 12 inches of snow to much of the region.

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