Thetford

The Lake Fairlee dam from the upstream side is shown in summer 2010. Thetford, Fairlee and West Fairlee will hold special Town Meetings in May to rebuild the structure. (Tri-Town Committee photograph)

3 Towns to Vote Next Month on $850,000 Project To Replace Lake Fairlee Dam

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thetford — After three years of discussions, research and planning, the selectboards of Fairlee, West Fairlee and Thetford plan to hold special Town Meetings next month asking for voter approval to take control of a deteriorating dam that controls Lake Fairlee’s shoreline and undertake an $850,000 project to replace it. Prior to the bond votes, officials are making their case …

Vermont Senate May Ease School Consolidation Requirement

Saturday, April 11, 2015

White River Junction — With the Vermont Senate this week taking up a major education reform bill, supporters touted its cost-saving potential while opponents said it could l eave uncertain the role of school boards and impose an unrealistic spending limit on school districts. The House-passed bill aims to curb increases in school-related property taxes by consolidating many of the state’s 282 districts …

Britton Lumber Hopes to Rebuild Sawmill

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fairlee — Almost two weeks after a four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill at Britton Lumber Co., officials there announced their intentions to rebuild the sawmill and continue the company’s other operations as usual. “That’s what’s taken two weeks is, can we even get to the point where we can contemplate rebuilding the sawmill?” …

Oxbow Girls Lacrosse Seeks Reconstruction

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse program is dead — or at least in suspended animation — for 2015. And that presents an opportunity. Oxbow athletic director Hank Van Orman was forced to pull the plug on the Olympians last month when it became apparent the numbers wouldn’t …

John Allan Gaudette

Monday, April 6, 2015

New Bern, N.C. — John Allan Gaudette, 65 of New Bern and formerly of Post Mills, Vt., passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015, after a courageous battle with leukemia. John was born on March 4, 1950, the son of Bernard and Geraldine (Smith) Gaudette. He grew up …

John Allan Gaudette

Saturday, April 4, 2015

New Bern, N.C. — John Allan Gaudette, 65 of New Bern and formerly of Post Mills, Vt., passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015, after a courageous battle with leukemia. John was born on March 4, 1950, the son of Bernard and Geraldine (Smith) Gaudette. He grew up …

Gun Range Draft Lease Revised

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Thetford — As the current 20-year lease for the Upper Valley Fish & Game Club to operate a shooting range on town-owned land approaches its July 1 end date, a draft renewal lease crafted by the Selectboard would ban shooting there on Sundays from mid-May to mid-August. The …

EOD, Eventually: Oxbow’s French Wants Future in Bomb Disposal

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Maddie French has mapped out a career path, and she hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. She knows what she wants to be and what she wants to do. French wants to be a …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Dale A. Cummings

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — Dale A. Cummings, 63 died on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT are assisting the family with the …

A Good Turn

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dillon Piper, a sophomore at Thetford Academy, turns a natural-edge bowl on the school’s new Powermatic lathe. TA recently received a $3,000 grant from the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers to purchase the new lathe. The education grant, …

Pitching In: Thetford Students Construct Dugout for Baseball Team

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thetford — Spring is here, but don’t look out the window for it. Take a walk down the hall to the timber framing class at Thetford Academy, where the warming season’s first signs are not the sweet telltale …

Recycling Strains Town Dumps

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thetford — The good news is that residents want to recycle, steadily increasing the amount of recyclable material coming into Thetford’s transfer station over the past three years. The bad news is that a number of factors, including …