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Arlene D. Palmer

Thursday, August 28, 2014

North Thetford, Vt. — Arlene D. Palmer, 78 passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, surrounded by family. Arlene was born March 19, 1936, in Lyme Center, N.H. to the late William and Della Thompson (Bryant). She attended Chesley School and Thetford Academy. Throughout her life she was a tireless caregiver to many. Arlene took great joy in living on the Palmer Jersey Farm with her late husband, Arthur and their children. She was dedicated to her family and her community, recognized for her service and loved by all who knew her. Mrs. Palmer was predeceased by her late husband, Arthur, brother, Daniel, daughter, Nancy and son, John. She is survived by her siblings, Daisy …

Thetford OKs Solar Plan

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thetford — Voters on Tuesday approved by a wide margin a proposed 20-year bond to build a 120-kilowatt solar array on 1.5 acres of school-owned land near Thetford Elementary School. The 20-year, $345,000 bond would help pay for solar panels expected to meet about 75 percent of the school’s electricity needs. The measure was approved on a 508-139 vote. Proponents said anticipated savings …

New Thetford AD Suddenly Resigns

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thetford — Thetford Academy will start its school year today knowing that it will eventually have to find a replacement for Noah Crane as its athletic director. A conflict with his family’s interest in a New England Collegiate Baseball League team forced Crane to resign last week from the TA job he’d held for only a few weeks. Crane confirmed the move in …

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 …

Verna Estes

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Post Mills, Vt. — Verna Estes of Lakeshore Drive in Post Mills died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral arrangements are pending with Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford and Thetford Center, Vt. A complete obituary with services details will …

Thetford's Gove Hill Retreat Put Up for Sale

Friday, August 1, 2014

Thetford — The historic Gove Hill Retreat, a sprawling property on one of the town’s highest peaks that has been beloved by neighbors and visitors for decades, is for sale. And as the owners await a buyer who can afford the nearly $1.3 million price tag, neighbors wonder …

Oxbow QB Gains Valuable Experience at Development Camp

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — For someone too young for a driver’s licence, Tristan Longmoore sure knows how to get around. Longmoore, 15, recently returned from Towson, Md., where he was one of about 200 athletes invited to play in …