P/sunny
62°
P/sunny
Hi 73° | Lo 49°

Thetford

A driver in a small SUV crosses the Mill Bridge in Tunbridge, Vt., on July 23, 2014. The Tunbridge select board is considering banning all truck traffic from the town's five covered bridges -- they can damage the spans due to being either too tall or too heavy. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen)

S.O.S. for Tunbridge Bridges: Selectboard Mulls Vehicle Restrictions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tunbridge — Every once in a while, it happens. Somebody doesn’t pay attention to the height warning signs, or a group of workers don’t realize how tall their truck is, and they’ll try to drive through one of Tunbridge’s five covered bridges, and — “Bang, bang, bang, bang,” said Selectboard member Erin Gooch, recalling the sound a tow truck’s crane …

Camp Billings Honors an Icon: After 46 Years, Bradford, Vt., Man Retiring From Full-Time Summer Post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thetford — As the sun neared its peak in the midday sky on Saturday, two young Camp Billings campers, puttering around the summer camp’s cozy maintenance garage, described camp icon Larry Drew, who in his 46 years working summers at the camp has served just about every role — from athletic director to …

3-D Printer Programming in Windsor

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ian Mitchell, 15, of Thetford, left, and Bradon Jarvis, 14, of Claremont, use Tinkercad, an open source design software, to create key chains, cups and slingshot planes with a 3-D printer at the American Precision Museum in Windsor on Wednesday. It was the third day of a workshop in which students use computers …

Richard H. Dubie

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Richard H. Dubie of Thetford, died at his home on Friday, March 28, 2014, of natural causes. A memorial service was held July 3. Funeral arrangements were handled by Boardway & Cilley of Tunbridge, Vt. …

Revised Law Leads Some Vt. Towns to Shut Down Websites

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fairlee — Town officials have temporarily deactivated the websites for at least two Upper Valley towns, as they grapple with the changes to Vermont’s open meeting law. Although most other town websites on the Vermont half of the Upper Valley remained active Monday evening, several town clerks and …

Thetford Center Resident Joins Upper Valley Educators Institute

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thetford Center — Kristen Downey, of Thetford Center, has joined Upper Valley Educators Institute as associate director for secondary education. She will serve on UVEI’s faculty and assume primary responsibility for coordinating the pedagogical training of secondary education …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

Oxbow Student Dies During Trip

Friday, July 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Members of the Oxbow Union High School football team remembered teammate Sean Tillotson, who died suddenly this week at an airport in Colorado, as a hard-working athlete who thrived on helping the people around him. …

Entertainment Highlights: Two Upper Valley Teens Perform With Circus Smirkus

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Greensboro, Vt. — Four days before his fourth and last Opening Night with Circus Smirkus’ annual summer tour of Vermont and New Hampshire, Sam Gurwitt was hoisting himself toward the ceiling of the big-top tent. And again. And …

Ex-Thetford Police Chief Blasts Selectboard on Interim Hiring

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thetford — A strongly worded email from former police chief Jim Lanctot to the townwide email Listserv sheds light not just on his lingering resentment toward the Selectboard but on a debate about the way the police department …

Duane “Joe” P. Cook, Sr.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Graveside funeral services for Duane “Joe” P. Cook, Sr., 82, who died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his home will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the family lot in the Hillside Cemetery in Thetford. Hale Funeral Homes & Cremation …

Lebanon Introduces Elementary Principal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District continues to seek replacements for three vacant administrative positions this summer, but one leadership post has already been filled. Eloise Ginty, Mount Lebanon Elementary School’s new principal, visited the West Lebanon school …

Norwich Chief To Help Out In Thetford

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thetford — Norwich police chief Doug Robinson has agreed to fill in as Thetford’s interim chief while the town looks to replace Jim Lanctot, who stepped down as chief last month after 11 years with the department. When …