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Dahlia Klarich, right, of Thetford Academy, high fives her former Oxbow teammates after Thetford's 53 - 40 win in Bradford, Vt. Thursday, February 4, 2016.
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A Happy Return for Former Oxbow Player

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Bradford, Vt. — Playing in her former team’s home gym Thursday night was a strange experience for Thetford Academy junior Dahlia Klarich. Yet thanks to those around her on the Panthers’ girls basketball team, transitioning from Oxbow Union High to Thetford has been anything but awkward. Now the Panthers’ starting point guard, Klarich played her freshman and sophomore seasons for …

Local Roundup: Locals Split CVC Cross Country Ski Titles

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Strafford — The Lebanon High boys and Hanover High girls came home with Connecticut Valley Conference cross country skiing championships on Tuesday without the benefit of celebrating an individual victory. Instead, the Raiders and Marauders did a good job of packing their best skiers high up on the finish list to record their …

Local Roundup: Hanover’s Hartman Joins 200-Point Club

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Exeter, n.h. — If Matti Hartman was going to become the second member of the Hanover High girls hockey program’s career 200-point club, at least she wasn’t going to make people wait for the moment to pass. The senior center had a goal and two assists before Monday night’s date with Exeter High …

A Straight Arrow: Thetford’s Kasten on Target at Bowhunt Worlds

Monday, February 1, 2016

Thetford — A personal chef by trade, Brian Kasten is always aiming to improve his Supper Solution cooking business. He’s also taken steps to find a solution for his bow-shooting troubles, which paid off last month with his …

Marathon Meet: After Nine Hours, Oxbow Teams Settle for Second

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Northfield, Vt. — It came down to the wire for Oxbow High’s girls indoor track and field team on Saturday in its race for a state title against defending Vermont Division II state champion Rice Memorial. After nine …

Area Infrastructure To Be Improved

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lebanon — The city’s Mechanic Street improvement project cleared a funding hurdle this month when Gov. Maggie Hassan included it in her recommended 10-year transportation plan. The project is one of many the Hassan administration hopes to tackle in the Upper Valley between 2017 and 2026, including widening …

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 …

Gladys Elva Thody Black

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Thetford Center, Vt. — Gladys Elva Thody Black, 87, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, Vt. She was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Windthorst, Saskatchewan, Canada, the daughter of Wilbur Silas (Olie) Thody and Kathleen Stoetzel Thody. She came to Montana with her …

Local Roundup: SoRo Boys Survive Raptors

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Orford — The South Royalton School boys basketball program hasn’t enjoyed season-long success in a while, and coach Pete Howe’s biggest tasks remains teaching his Royals how to handle success. Nights like Monday won’t hurt Howe’s efforts. Four players contributed to a 7-for-10 stretch from the foul line …

Local Roundup: Windsor, Oxbow Athletes Win at Vt. Weight Throw

Monday, January 25, 2016

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — Windsor’s Katey Comstock and Oxbow’s Jake Senecal gave their respective indoor track and field teams a head-start on the state championship trail by winning the inaugural Vermont weight throwing championship on Saturday at St. …

State Officials Seek Input on Thetford, Sharon Park-and-Ride Lots

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sharon — State transportation officials are asking for the public’s help to improve two of Vermont’s Upper Valley park-and-ride facilities. The Vermont Agency of Transportation will be hosting two public forums to receive input on park-and-rides in Sharon …

Wedding: Breslin — Doughty

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Thetford — Courtney Breslin and Justin Doughty were married on Sept. 19, 2015, at the family’s beach cottage on Hamilton Beach, Chebeague Island, Maine. The bride’s mother and grandfather escorted her down the aisle. Justice of the Peace …

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 …