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Tucker Briglin, 12, of Thetford Center, Vt., helps to shovel hard pack to be spread on the trail between Thetford Elementary School and Thetford Academy on Sept. 13, 2014. Briglin's mother, Laurel Mackin, is the town's recreation director and headed up the project. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

School Notes: Short Trail, Long History; Thetford Improves Path Connecting Its Schools 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thetford — A trail ran through it for years. You just wouldn’t have wanted to try to negotiate a 600-foot stretch of the path between Thetford Elementary School and Thetford Academy most seasons. Not without hip waders, anyway. And not until this summer, when school boosters, the town Recreation Department and the Upper Valley Trails Alliance joined forces to improve …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley Suicide Walk for Awareness, the posters listed warning signs that someone may be considering suicide …

Windsor Football Marches Past Oxbow

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High football team used ball control and a potent ground game to defeat Oxbow 33-13 on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce Field. “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball in the first half,” Oxbow coach Sean Murphy said. Windsor had a 33-17 advantage in plays …

Local Roundup: Woodstock’s Win Streak Ends at 33

Friday, September 12, 2014

Woodstock — The streak has finally come to an end for the Woodstock Union High football team. The three-time defending Vermont Division III state champion Wasps lost for the first time in three years Friday night, falling to …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

The Garden and the Crock

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

About now, many home gardeners are asking themselves, what was I thinking? The question pops to mind when kitchen counters are overflowing with tomatoes, squash and cucumbers, and the peppers, beets and carrots, not to mention kale, chard …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

Video: Hall in the Family; East Thetford Barn Restored to Former Glory as Huntington’s Pavilion

Sunday, September 7, 2014

East Thetford — Stepping out on a recent Saturday evening, m ore than 100 people headed to Huntington’s Pavilion. As they crossed the threshold of the once-thriving dance hall, many were also stepping back in time. Freeman and …

U-32 Rumbles Past Oxbow Football

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow Union High football team was beaten and beaten up Saturday, losing several starters to injury and illness during a 26-7 loss to visiting U-32 that dropped the Olympians to 0-2 this season. One …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …

Evelyn Maud (Smith) Jones

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sarasota, Fla. — Evelyn Maud (Smith) Jones, formerly a resident of Burlington, Vt. and Venice, Fla., passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Sarasota at the age of 98. Born on July 22, 1916, Evelyn grew up in Thetford, Vt. Evelyn graduated from Thetford Academy and went …

Thetford Preserves Annual Tradition

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Post Mills — Caleb and Aidan Salisbury awaited the start of Monday morning’s Labor Day parade in Post Mills on the stone steps of Peabody Library with their mother Toni Safford, of East Thetford. To pass the time …