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Thetford's Taylor Hollis tries to keep the ball in bounds as Peoples Academy's Kayla Carr kicks it out during the Division III semifinal game in Morrisville, Vt., on Oct. 29, 2014. Thetford lost 1-0. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Peoples Stifles Thetford in D-III Semifinals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Morrisville, Vt. — Scoring against quality opponents hindered the Thetford Academy girls soccer team throughout the season. Ultimately, that’s what kept the Panthers from a return trip to the Vermont Division III finals. Peoples Academy junior Charlotte Reining’s ninth-minute strike Wednesday was enough for the No. 5 Wolves in a 1-0 home win over the eighth-ranked Panthers. Thetford rallied for …

Second Police Chief Choice Rejects Thetford

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard and members of the police chief search committee Monday night revealed that the town had formally offered the position of police chief to two candidates, and both of them turned it down, at least in part, because of the compensation package. “A lot of this is about money. ... Your top two people rejected partially because of money,” Vermont …

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, the speedy Gish captured his first D-III cross country individual championship at Thetford Academy. It …

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 …

School Notes: Hartford’s Dothan Brook School Wins Award for Positive Behavior Program

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction — At Hartford’s Dothan Brook Elementary School, students, teachers, staff and parents are promoting climate change as a positive thing. How positive? Last week, the Vermont Agency of Education named the kindergarten-to-grade-5 institution as an “Examplar School” for the third year in a row, for …

Orange East Boards, Teachers Deadlocked Over Health Care

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Teachers at two of the six schools in the Orange East Supervisory Union are at risk of starting the new year without health insurance after a five-hour mediation session this week failed to bring about a new collective bargaining agreement. Central to the impasse is …

Entertainment Highlights: Parish Players Takes on ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Will all of those face-to-face showdowns in the Eugene O’Neill drama Long Day’s Journey Into Night resonate with audiences who, ever more often, filter and obfuscate their communications with loved ones through text messages, email and social media? …

Expanding the Harvest: Vermont Law School Studies How to Get Local Food to Needy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This time of year, Heather Bagley cobbles together a handful of volunteers and heads out to the fields and orchards for the leftovers. Generally, the groups are small, and frequently the faces are the same, but the results …

Christopher Braxton Wren

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Princeton, N.J. — Christopher Braxton Wren, a Vermont-educated lawyer and only son of Thetford residents Christopher Sale Wren and Jaqueline Wren, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, after suffering a fatal brain aneurysm. He was 44 years old. Chris, as he preferred to be called, traveled the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thetford Selectboard Offers Police Chief Job Thetford — The Selectboard voted Monday to extend an offer to one of three candidates for police chief, whose name they are keeping secret until Oct. 6, the deadline for the potential hire to respond. Donn Downey, the selectman whose responsibilities include …

Young Writers Project:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Young Writers Project last week launched a new digital literary magazine, The Voice, featuring the best writing, photography, audio and video from Vermont and New Hampshire students, Grades 3-12. The Voice is an interactive magazine published each month during the school year and available for viewing and sharing …