Thetford

Earl John Beede, Jr.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pensacola, Fla. — Earl John Beede, Jr., 75, of Pensacola passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. John was born in Barre, Vt. on Aug. 27, 1939 to Earl, Sr. and Dorothy (Dot) (Clark) Beede. He spent countless hours of his youth on the baseball fields in Post Mills, Vt. with his cousins, uncles and friends. He graduated from Thetford Academy in 1957 and immediately started working for the First National Grocery Store chain. He leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Carol; his children, John (Leslie) of Homestead, Fla., Michele (David) Brague of W. Wyoming, Pa., Brett, and Lisa (Rick) Ash of Ashland, N.H.; nine grandchildren: Allison (Goose), John A., Joseph, Ellen, Lauren, Nolan, …

A Boost at Boot Camp: Piermont Woman Helps Others Get Fit

Monday, August 24, 2015

West Fairlee — Looking back on the six years or so since committing herself to a healthier lifestyle, Brandi Bissonnette wishes she’d had more group support to help guide her along. Now 100 pounds lighter and a certified personal trainer, one of her goals is to help provide others with access to that …

Double Option: Olympians Have Willing Replacements at Quarterback

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Since his time playing in the Bradford Bulldogs youth football program, Dametres Perry had been friend and quarterback Tristan Longmoore’s favorite target. This fall, Perry will take his best crack at replacing him. Longmoore — who led the Upper Valley with 84 completions, 168 attempts, 1,185 yards and 10 touchdowns …

John C. Judd, Sr.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Thetford Center, Vt. — John C. Judd, Sr., 83, died Thursday evening, July 16, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in White River. A full obituary will follow in Sunday’s newspaper. …

For H.S. Trail Corps, Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lebanon — In anticipation of its 100th anniversary next year and to encourage the use of natural areas, the National Park Service has introduced a campaign called “Find Your Park.” Thanks in part to an NPS grant, for …

Soaking It Up

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Melissa Mellen, of Thetford, runs with her son Bennett, 3, through water sprayed by the Strafford Volunteer Fire Department during Monday’s Fire Truck Night on the Strafford Town Green. This was the sixth year for the annual supersize-sprinkler …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Pollard Chasing N.H. Amateur Leaders

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — Former Lebanon High School golfer Zach Pollard finds himself near the lead after the first round of stroke play at the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship at the Mount Washington Resort. Pollard, who …

Priscilla Doreen (McKinney) Burgess

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Priscilla Doreen (McKinney) Burgess, 70, died early Thursday morning, July 9, 2015, at her home in Enfield after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 26, 1944, in Island Pond, Vt., the daughter of Earl T. and Dorothy Mary (Boutin) McKinney. …

Former Police Officers Open Pizza Restaurant

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fairlee — How do two cops with decades of law enforcement experience between them drop everything to open a pizza joint? If you ask Bridget Tweedie and Jim Lanctot — formerly two-thirds of Thetford’s full-time police force who …

Hortense Felicie “Fel” Chabot

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thetford Center, Vt. — Hortense Felicie (Demunter) Chabot died on June 30, 2015, in North Haverhill, at the age of 91. Fel was born in Brussels, Belgium, October 29, 1923, the daughter of Louis Demunter and Jeanne Wouters. She experienced the German occupation of Belgium during WWII, and …

Entertainment Highlights: A Fiddle Prodigy Returns With a Grown-Up Trio

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Seems like yesterday that you could pick a summer-music venue in the Upper Valley — from Middle Earth Music Hall in Bradford to the New World Festival in Randolph — and find Celtic and jazz prodigy Jeremy Kittel …

Food Notes: Thetford Native Wins Fellowship to Research Cheesemaking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thetford resident Linnea Burnham is spending the next 13 months traveling the world to learn about making artisanal cheese. Burnham, who graduated from Middlebury College earlier this year, is one of the 50 members of the Thomas J. …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …