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Thetford Selectboard members Mike Pomeroy, left, Donn Downey, Selectboard Chairman Stuart Rogers, and assistant to the Selectboard Kim Edgar, listen as John Cramer, front, makes a point during a special Selectboard meeting on Oct. 18, 2014, at Town Hall in Thetford, Vt., to discuss what to do after the town's three police cruisers burned on Friday. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Thetford Board: Police Coverage Will Continue as Before

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thetford — The town’s police force will use a borrowed vehicle and continue to provide residents with the same level of police coverage that was in effect before Friday’s suspicious fire, which destroyed the department’s entire fleet of three cruisers, the Selectboard said Saturday. The Selectboard told residents that the search for replacement cruisers will begin this week, and that …

Hanover Girls Soccer’s Defense Not About to Rest

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High girls soccer team entered the season facing uncertainty on defense. Now the only uncertainty is coming from the opposition. A first-half own goal Saturday was enough for the Marauders in a 1-0 homecoming day win over Plymouth, the 10th shutout of the season for first-place Hanover (12-1-1). The …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Rides Late Belaire Goal to Win

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Staff Reports Claremont — Katelyn Belaire scored the game’s only goal with 7:02 to play as the Stevens High girls soccer team nipped Fall Mountain, 1-0, at Monadnock Park in the rivals’ annual Charity Cup match. Pia Schuster provided the assist on Belaire’s tally, her team-best 14th goal of the season. The Cardinals (11-2-2) have won eight of their last night contests and …

Fire Officials: Checking Smoke Alarms Could Save Your Life

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White River Junction —Functional smoke alarms increase a person’s chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent, and almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with missing, broken or un-powered smoke alarms. That’s according to research from the National Fire Protection Association, which …

Norwich Begins Manager Review

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Norwich — The Selectboard’s annual performance review of the town manager began last night in closed-door session, despite the protests of the manager and members of the board, including Chairman Christopher Ashley. “The evaluation process is in total disarray,” Ashley said at the meeting. The board members didn’t …

Selectman Shows Support for Town Manager Prior to Review

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Norwich — Despite the Selectboard’s precedent of conducting its performance review of the town manager behind closed doors, one board member openly supports Neil Fulton. “I’d say overall that he’s an excellent town manager, and that in general, he’s one of Vermont’s top 10 managers,” Selectman Steve Flanders …

At the Hospitals: Oct. 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunapee Talk Explores Aging Parents’ Needs Sunapee — A free talk about caring for an aging parent is set for Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Sunapee Cove Assisted Living, 1250 Route 11, Georges Mills. Dennis McCullough, a …

Charles A. Hodgdon, Jr.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Norwich, Vt. — Charles A. Hodgdon, Jr., 65, died Monday Sept. 29, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Sept. 25, 1949, in Lebanon, a son of Charles and Helen (Johnson) Hodgdon. Charlie attended schools in Norwich and graduated from Hanover High School before …

Forum, Sept. 30: Equal Care for Mental Health; Who’s Best for New Hampshire?; A Flawed History of the GOP; ‘Into the Woods’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Equal Care for Mental Health To the Editor: Thanks for your front page article, “Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System,” (Sept. 28) which they certainly do. And chief among them is that while passage of the Affordable Care Act offers the promise of incremental improvement in …

Grandparents Brag: Sept. 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

BERNAT — A granddaughter, Zoe Elise Bernat, born on Aug. 15, 2014, to paternal grandparents Judy and Jim Bernat, of Norwich, and paternal great-grandmother, Jean Lenzner, of Norwich. …

On the Hunt for Monarchs

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quechee — Laurie-Helise Heijn has only seen two monarch butterflies this year, and it’s bumming her out. “You’d think since I do have so much milkweed that I would have seen more than two,” she said Tuesday. “You …

Special Ed Director Resigns in Lebanon

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District’s director of special education has resigned. The School Board accepted Helene Anzalone’s resignation — effective immediately — in a unanimous vote at its meeting on Wednesday evening. At the same meeting, several …

Interim Chief Is Finalist In Thetford; Norwich Police’s Robinson Is One of Three in the Running

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thetford — The police chief in Norwich has made public that he is one of three finalists for the permanent chief position in neighboring Thetford, where he has been serving as interim chief since June. Doug Robinson, who …