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Valley News sports editor Greg Fennell weighs in with this very nice remembrance published in this morning’s paper.

Robert “Stretch” Gillam smiles while umpiring a softball game between Thetford Academy and Rivendell Academy on May 21, 2011, in Orford. Gillam, known primarily in Upper Valley high school basketball circles, died on Monday at age 82. (Valley News – Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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