Strafford

Vt. House To Vote on Act 46 Caps

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

White River Junction — Eight months ago, lawmakers told school districts across Vermont to rein in their spending, but now, members of the House are considering whether to back down — at least partially. In an effort to amend Act 46, a sweeping education reform law that supporters hoped would provide property tax relief to Vermonters and spur school consolidations as enrollment drops, the state Senate recently voted to repeal …

Cheesy Goodness — For a Cause

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Norwich — A frigid winter day calls for bumping up the thermostat, but when money’s tight, just keeping the heat on can be a struggle. A buttery, gooey competition Saturday at King Arthur Flour served up classic comfort food with the goal of helping needy Vermonters stay warm. For a $5 donation, visitors …

Norwich to End District Merger Talks

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Norwich — School officials in Norwich are likely to withdraw from talks of a merger with the Strafford, Sharon and Thetford educational districts under Act 46, the Vermont school consolidation law. Norwich School Board Chairman Neil Odell made the announcement during Thursday night’s board meeting, saying state officials had informed him the arrangement was not feasible under the new law, according to a …

Roscoe W. Manning

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — Roscoe W. Manning, 85, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at his home in Strafford. He was born Sept. 2, 1929, in Rochester Hollow, Vt. the son of Roscoe L. and Sarah E. (Bowen) Manning. He grew up and attended school in Rochester Hollow. He served …

Roscoe W. Manning

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Strafford, Vt. — Roscoe W. Manning, 85, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at his home in Strafford. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Baking His Dreams: Teacher Runs Bread Business From Home

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Strafford — At dusk, a line of people forms in front of Cafe 232 in South Strafford. A frigid wind pushes snowflakes through the air, but these customers apparently don’t mind waiting in the cold for their fresh-baked …

Hands On at Town Meeting

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photos from Vermont Town Meeting 2015. …

Strafford Proposes Tax Increase for Bridge Work

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Strafford Town Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at the Town House. Attendees will act on nine warning articles. The annual school district meeting follows at 1 p.m. Strafford — A bridge-replacement project that Selectboard members believe cannot be delayed any longer has …

(Frozen) Water Hazard

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Brothers Ken Odell, left, of Strafford, and Chip Odell, of Thetford, celebrate after finally hitting their tennis balls into the first hole while playing winter golf in the David O. Cushman Memorial Tournament at Williams Field in Canaan …

South Strafford Woman Injured

Saturday, February 7, 2015

T hetford — A South Strafford woman was airlifted to the hospital following a two-car crash that closed Route 132 near Miller Pond Road for a couple of hours Friday. Lori Billian, 53, was partially ejected through the …

State OKs School Merger; Bethel Among Towns Affected

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

South Royalton — The Vermont State Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and fold its five member districts into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union, but not before hearing an eleventh-hour plea for …

A New Go for the Snow: Inventor Hopes Gliders Fill a Winter Niche

Monday, December 29, 2014

South Strafford — A six-time world boomerang champion, Eric Darnell has always felt his sport of choice elicits the perfect metaphor for life in general — the quality of effort put into each throw is what comes back. …

Engagement: Cole — Williams

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thetford Center — Wendy Cole, of Thetford Center, and Brian Cole, of Strafford, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Maria Cole, to Evan Williams. The bride-to-be, of Burlington, graduated from Thetford Academy in 2008 and earned a …