Thetford

A young camper runs to retrieve his sandals at the end of the day at Treasure Island in West Fairlee, Vt., on July 15, 2013. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Treasure Island Caretakers Urge Town to Maintain Role

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thetford — The live-in, year-round caretaker model used to maintain a town-owned access point to Lake Fairlee has been called into question by the recreation director, who has suggested that converting a caretaker house at Treasure Island into health and safety accommodations for a children’s summer camp could be a better use of the property. Laurel Mackin, who has served …

Interim Chief Stays On in Thetford

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard voted Monday night to extend the town’s contract with its interim police chief through the end of the year and to buy a pair of new cruisers, replacing two of the cars that were lost in an intentionally set fire last month. Four members of the five-person board voted unanimously to keep Norwich Chief Doug Robinson on board for …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Williams an Ivy Honoree Again

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hanover — This is starting to get repetitious … in a good way. Thanks to a record-setting afternoon in terms of total yards accumulated, Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams was chosen as co-winner of the Ivy League’s player of the week award on Monday. Williams earned the honor, shared with Yale running …

Range of Opinions in Thetford: Fish and Game Club’s Shooting Facility Raises Noise Complaints

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thetford — A lot has changed since 1995, when the town renewed a 20-year lease with the nonprofit Upper Valley Fish & Game Club for 176 forested acres near Thetford Center. The club had a small shooting range …

Buxton Leading Ainsworth

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Windsor-Orange 1 Incumbent State Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge, appeared to have fended off former seat-holder David Ainsworth, a Royalton Republican, as the clock ticked toward midnight. According to figures released by the Secretary of State, Buxton took Tunbridge, …

MacDonald Leading Frenier for Senate

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Randolph — Incumbent Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, appears to have retained his Orange Senate district seat against a feisty challenge posed by Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea. With nine of 11 districts reporting, MacDonald, 71, a former teacher, led with 55.7 percent of the vote. He won Thetford …

Vt. Man Acquitted In 2010 Shooting

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chelsea — A jury on Monday acquitted a 45-year-old Thetford man of all charges in connection with a 2010 shooting. The 12 Orange County jurors found Thomas Berecz not guilty of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment. Berecz took a …

George Foster

Monday, November 3, 2014

Thetford Center, Vt. — A memorial service for George Foster of Thetford Center who passed away Sept. 24, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Community Center in Thetford Center. …

Ultraman, the Goblin King and the Fire That Never Stops Burning: Kids Bring Comic Energy to Club

Sunday, November 2, 2014

White River Junction — Some of the 11 young students seated around a half-circle of tables at the Center for Cartoon Studies are quiet, using pencils and pads of drawing paper to sketch their own characters while instructors …

Independent Vies for Norwich-Area Seat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Norwich — Though the race for the two Vermont House seats covering Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has quieted down since a four-way Democratic primary in August, state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and independent opponent John Freitag had …

Peoples Stifles Thetford in D-III Semifinals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Morrisville, Vt. — Scoring against quality opponents hindered the Thetford Academy girls soccer team throughout the season. Ultimately, that’s what kept the Panthers from a return trip to the Vermont Division III finals. Peoples Academy junior Charlotte Reining’s …

Second Police Chief Choice Rejects Thetford

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard and members of the police chief search committee Monday night revealed that the town had formally offered the position of police chief to two candidates, and both of them turned it down, at least in part, because of the compensation package. “A lot of …

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, …