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Hanover Police Lt. Michael Evans has been named the next Thetford Police Chief.  (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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After Fits and Starts, Thetford Hires Police Chief

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thetford — After several go-rounds and more than seven months of searching, Thetford has found a new police chief: A longtime lieutenant with the Hanover Police Department will start in the position about a week before Town Meeting. The Thetford Selectboard announced this week that it had hired Michael Evans, who has worked in Hanover since 1991 and as a lieutenant since 2002, to fill the role that was vacated nearly eight months ago. “My intent is to go in and spend a lot of time sort of watching and listening,” Evans, 46, said in a phone interview Friday. “I want to hear from folks …

Ompompanoosuc River Water Quality Is Focus Of West Fairlee Meeting

Sunday, January 25, 2015

West Fairlee — A meeting in West Fairlee next month will take a close look at water quality in the Ompompanoosuc River. The Ompompanoosuc was placed on Vermont’s impaired waters list after E. coli was found in a roughly 11-mile section of the river between the Vershire-West Fairlee town line and the Army Corps of Engineers Dam in Thetford. The bacteria is a …

Oxbow Basketball Looking for a Proper Endgame

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Under first-year coach Steve Carson, the Oxbow Union High boys basketball team has already surpassed last season’s win total. Now the Olympians just need to figure out how to finish close games — especially against Capital Division rival Lyndon Institute. For the second time in two weeks, Oxbow watched a sustained lead against the Vikings through three quarters disintegrate in …

Thetford Girls Look to Prowl Again

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thetford — After losing seven seniors and more than 60 percent of the scoring from last season’s 22-1, Vermont Division III champion, Thetford Academy girls basketball coach Eric Ward is viewing each game this season as a single …

Engagement: Cole — Williams

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thetford Center — Wendy Cole, of Thetford Center, and Brian Cole, of Strafford, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Maria Cole, to Evan Williams. The bride-to-be, of Burlington, graduated from Thetford Academy in 2008 and earned a …

In the Upper Valley, Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba a Welcome Development

Friday, December 19, 2014

West Lebanon — Maricel Lucero was at work when she got word of news she’d been hoping to hear for decades. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening new doors for economic and cultural exchange between the two nations. …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Ride Hot Second Quarter Past Oxbow

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Orford — Tim Stimson scored 19 points and Kolin Huntington added 17 as the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team defeated Oxbow, 66-58. The score by quarters was fairly balanced, except in the second, when the Raptors (2-1) outscored the Olympians (1-2) 17-7 to grab a 35-24 halftime lead. …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its …

Battle of the Bots at Rivendell

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Orford — The robotics competition held in the gymnasium of Rivendell Academy on Saturday went like clockwork, if the clock in question had been built by a horde of enthusiastic teens hopped up on imagination, Pop Tarts, and …

Kenneth Holway Duchesney, Sr.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Kenneth Holway Duchesney, Sr., 83, passed in peace with his family around him, Tuesday, Dec. 09, 2014, at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin, Vt. He was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Hyannis, Mass., the son of Charles and Gertrude (Cash) Duchesney. He grew up in …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

New Oxbow Hoop Coach Looks to Right the Ship

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The coach the Oxbow Union High School boys basketball team didn’t know it would have nearly saw the players he didn’t know he’d be coaching get a victory the Olympians didn’t appear to be in …

Local Roundup: Green’s Williams Denied Ivy Player of Year Honor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hanover — Close, but no cigar. Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams’ hopes for capping a stellar season with the Ivy League’s Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the league’s offensive player of the year came up short on …