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Lebanon's Nicholas Haidari fights to keep the puck away from Somersworth's Ryan Bailey during the game at Campion Rink in West Lebanon, N.H., on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Lebanon won 5-2. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? ∎ Not losing a single contest away from home all winter? ∎ Having all six seniors play key roles in the last …

Gun Range Targeted At Thetford Meeting

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Thetford — Voters approved all warned articles, with one much-debated amendment, during a more than five-hour Town Meeting on Saturday. They will decide the school budget and town and school officers in Australian ballot voting on Tuesday. Before a lengthy discussion about tightening restrictions on the gun range that operates on land leased …

Repeat Bid Ends: Rockets Fly High to Deny Top-Seeded Thetford

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Vermont basketball followers, meet the rock ’em, shock ’em Rockets. Located on the Canadian border in remote Franklin County, not many outside the Richford High girls basketball team’s own Mountain Division were privy to their potential for dominance heading into the VPA Division III playoffs. They know all about them …

Thetford Girls Return to D-III Final

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Quicker, feistier and much more accurate than Enosburg, the top-ranked Thetford Academy girls basketball team rolled to a 53-34 win over the Hornets in Thursday night’s VPA Division III semifinal at Barre Auditorium. In a …

Attention Music Shoppers: Young Musicians Release Recordings and Hope for the Best

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The music business has long been a challenge. But the advent of the Internet has made it even more confusing. While it’s easier for a musician to get his work in front of listeners, it’s a crowded field. …

Thetford Official’s Family Grateful for Response After Fire

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thetford — Family members said a longtime town official’s condition was improving Monday as she received care at a Boston hospital following a three-alarm fire that destroyed her and her husband’s Route 5 home over the weekend. Roberta …

Randolph Student Advances in Speech Contest

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Randolph — Marya Merriam, a senior at Randolph Union High School, recently advanced in a local speech contest. Merriam prevailed over two competitors during the second round of Rotary District 7850’s speech contest for high school students, which …

Dramatic Rescue in Thetford: Trooper Crawls Into Burning House, Saves Longtime Town Clerk

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thetford — The former town clerk was airlifted to a Boston hospital for treatment after a Vermont State Police trooper, the town’s fire chief and the woman’s son pulled her from her burning Route 5 home in the …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Back to Barre: Ailing Thetford Prevails Over Windsor

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team is facing plenty of adversity at the moment, but none of the drama is coming on the court. Combating injury, illness and familial issues as well as No. 9 Windsor …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

A Swede Tastes of Success: Exchange Student Fills Role as Thetford Eyes Repeat

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thetford — If nothing else, Nelly Junesand has guaranteed herself a permanent presence for her year at Thetford Academy … so long as Charlie Buttrey doesn’t change his outgoing cellphone message. It took about a month after Junesand’s …

‘A Tear in the Fabric of Your Life’: Compassionate Friends Offer a Ray of Hope

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Six years ago, Sekhar Ramanathan and Tricia Briggs experienced the unimaginable. Their 31/2 year-old son, Kiran Briggs Ramanathan, caught the flu and died a few days later, on Jan. 14, 2009, after an opportunistic infection led …