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Anne de Montluzin, of New Orleans, left, Mary Ellis Hasseltine, a part-time Thetford, Vt., resident, center, and Dee Pingleton, of Post Mills, Vt., chat while watching the annual Thetford Labor Day parade in Post Mills on September 1, 2014. The parade was followed by a barbecue lunch fundraiser for Project Graduation. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

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 until parade participants would toss them candy, they counted passing cars. Caleb chose silver, Aidan, black and Safford, red. The color red …

‘They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore’

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thetford — Independent and resilient, Lillian DeVaux withstood many challenges and saw many changes during almost 93 years as a lifelong Vermonter. DeVaux was “tough when she needed to be tough and frugal when she needed to be frugal,” said DeVaux’s friend of more than 20 years, Judy Pease, of Lebanon. “They don’t …

50th Anniversary: Jamieson — Cook

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thetford — Goldie and Gerry Jamieson celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 14, 2014, at their home in Silver Springs, Fla. The couple lived in Thetford until eight years ago. Gerry Jamieson grew up in Vermont and worked as a herdsman before becoming head butcher at Dartmouth College. Goldie Jamieson also grew up …

Wedding: Hall — Magoon

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Post Mills — Sarah Dorman Hall and Kaleb Alan Magoon were married on June 14, 2014, in Ludlow, Vt. The bride is the daughter of Priscilla and John Hall, of Post Mills. She graduated from Thetford Academy in …

Thetford School Seeks Solar Panel Funding

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thetford — In addition to the recycling and composting programs Thetford Elementary School already has established, school officials plan to add solar power to its sustainability portfolio this year, should residents give a proposed photovoltaic array the thumbs up. Voters will head to the polls Aug. 26 to …

Ethan Allen: A Man Too Complex to Fit Into History’s Portrayals

Friday, August 15, 2014

Inventing Ethan Allen By John J. Duffy and H. Nicholas Muller III University Press of New England 304 pages, paperback, $29.95 Say what you want about Ethan Allen. Call him a hero for capturing Fort Ticonderoga. Call him …

Forum, Aug. 9: Remember the Orchestra; Change in Vermont; Thanks, Kathy Hoyt

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Don’t Overlook the Orchestra To the Editor: In reading Nicola Smith’s narratives of each of Opera North productions this summer, including a “back stage account,” I noticed that the 27 orchestral musicians and their work were never mentioned in any capacity. This is scary to me because it …

Thetford Town Truck Accident Spills Hazardous Material

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Thetford — Cleanup crews spent about 11 hours working to contain a hazardous material spill Thursday after a town dump truck rolled over into a ditch on Stevens Road and lost some of its hydraulic oil, officials said Friday. The 10-wheeler truck, which was carrying a load of …

Everything Is Satisfactual

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Alan Hitchener, of Post Mills, Vt., helps prepare beans for the Annual Bean Hole and Chicken BBQ at the Post Mills Congregational Church on August 8, 2014. On his shoulder is his parrot Cody. The bird is with …

New Oxbow Football Coach Wants to Spread It Out

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The director of guidance at St. Johnsbury Academy will now be guiding the football team at Oxbow Union High. Sean Murphy — who will remain the guidance director and a dormitory proctor at St. Johnsbury …

Forum, Aug. 5: Oppression in Palestine; Co-op Coverage; Gun Sense; Health Insurance for the People

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Oppression in Palestine To the Editor: I am writing in deep appreciation of the letter from Mary J. Wilson in the Valley News (“The Abuse in Palestine,” July 18). I am not anti-Semitic. I have great respect for the Jewish religion and for Jewish people and their many …

‘He Loved This Mountain’: Volunteers Build Trail to Remember Teen

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Of all of Sean Tillotson’s varied hobbies and interests, he perhaps took most pride in his love of the outdoors. This past weekend, friends and family made sure a piece of woods in his hometown …

Group Urges Rebuild Of Lake Fairlee Dam

Saturday, August 2, 2014

West Fairlee — Officials coordinating efforts to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam will host the first of four planned public presentations this afternoon, when they will try to persuade residents that it’s more cost-effective to replace the deteriorating …