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Thetford Loses Choice for Chief

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thetford — The Ludlow, Vt., police sergeant the Selectboard wanted to hire as the town’s next police chief has withdrawn his acceptance of a conditional offer, just over a week after his planned hiring was announced. The board announced on Oct. 13 that a job offer had been made to Richard King, of Springfield, Vt., with a formal agreement pending background and reference checks. On Thursday, King said he submitted …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thetford Will Continue Talks With Police Chief Candidate Thetford — The Selectboard voted during a special meeting Wednesday to continue discussions with the candidate for police chief, meaning there likely will not be any updates on the hiring process before Monday’s regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting, a selectman said. The board last week announced a conditional offer to Richard King, a longtime sergeant with …

Investigators: Fire That Torched Police Cars Was Intentional

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thetford — State fire investigators have determined that the fire that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers last week was set intentionally. The cause of the fire, which was reported around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, has been officially identified as “incendiary/arson,” according to a State Police statement distributed Tuesday afternoon. State Police Detective Sgt. Steven Otis, one of the troopers leading the investigation, said …

Attorneys Debate Evidence In Thetford Rifle Case

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Chelsea — The prosecution and defense in the case of a Thetford man who allegedly fired rifle rounds into an occupied car debated Tuesday what evidence should be introduced at a trial slated to start next week. During a motion hearing in Orange Superior Court, defense attorney Daniel …

Thetford Board: Police Coverage Will Continue as Before

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thetford — The town’s police force will use a borrowed vehicle and continue to provide residents with the same level of police coverage that was in effect before Friday’s suspicious fire, which destroyed the department’s entire fleet of …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach …

Cop Cars Burn in Thetford

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Thetford — Following a suspicious overnight fire Friday that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers, a state fire investigator said he is “absolutely” interested in reviewing a 2012 case in which Norwich’s three-car fleet was destroyed by flames that …

Neil Robert Swift

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Walpole, N.H. — Neil Robert Swift departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, N.H. He left to be reunited with his beloved wife Marcia and did so on his own terms-which will be no surprise to those who knew him. Neil was …

Claude Robie Foote

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Warren, N.H. — Claude Robie Foote, 97, former long-time resident of Warren, died on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, N.H. Claude was born on Feb. 14, 1917, the son of Clinton and Edna (Robie) Stetson of Piermont, N.H. On June 14, …

Thetford Picks Vt. Sergeant As New Chief

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thetford — The town has its new police chief — almost. Richard A. King, a Springfield, Vt., resident and a longtime sergeant with Ludlow, Vt., police, is expected to take the top spot in Thetford on Nov. 2, pending a standard background check by an outside firm to …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Woodstock Rules Regional X-C Meet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

North Springfield, Vt. — Katherine Bassette is more than just a two-time state champion pole vaulter. On Tuesday, the Woodstock senior added the Southern Vermont cross country title to her growing list of accomplishments as the Wasps dominated the boys’ and girls’ meet held at the picturesque North …