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A Good Turn

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dillon Piper, a sophomore at Thetford Academy, turns a natural-edge bowl on the school’s new Powermatic lathe. TA recently received a $3,000 grant from the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers to purchase the new lathe. The education grant, combined with a donation from a local business, covered the full cost of the lathe, which was delivered on March 5. “Students …

Pitching In: Thetford Students Construct Dugout for Baseball Team

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thetford — Spring is here, but don’t look out the window for it. Take a walk down the hall to the timber framing class at Thetford Academy, where the warming season’s first signs are not the sweet telltale songs of birds. It is the sound of music if you like making things or, …

Recycling Strains Town Dumps

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thetford — The good news is that residents want to recycle, steadily increasing the amount of recyclable material coming into Thetford’s transfer station over the past three years. The bad news is that a number of factors, including increased demand on recycling resources and a decrease in value for raw recyclable material, appears …

Dramatic Rescue in Thetford: Trooper Crawls Into Burning House, Saves Longtime Town Clerk

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thetford — The former town clerk was airlifted to a Boston hospital for treatment after a Vermont State Police trooper, the town’s fire chief and the woman’s son pulled her from her burning Route 5 home in the …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Back to Barre: Ailing Thetford Prevails Over Windsor

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team is facing plenty of adversity at the moment, but none of the drama is coming on the court. Combating injury, illness and familial issues as well as No. 9 Windsor …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

A Swede Tastes of Success: Exchange Student Fills Role as Thetford Eyes Repeat

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thetford — If nothing else, Nelly Junesand has guaranteed herself a permanent presence for her year at Thetford Academy … so long as Charlie Buttrey doesn’t change his outgoing cellphone message. It took about a month after Junesand’s …

‘A Tear in the Fabric of Your Life’: Compassionate Friends Offer a Ray of Hope

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Six years ago, Sekhar Ramanathan and Tricia Briggs experienced the unimaginable. Their 31/2 year-old son, Kiran Briggs Ramanathan, caught the flu and died a few days later, on Jan. 14, 2009, after an opportunistic infection led …

Norwich Businessman Leads Benefit for Upper Valley Haven

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Dan and Whit’s on Main Street in Norwich is at the center of town in more ways than one. It’s where neighbors pick up groceries and kibitz, where a well-worn public bulletin board promotes everything from …

Clubbing It: Unofficial or Not, Thetford Celebrates a Title

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — The Thetford Academy boys indoor track and field team may not have officially won Saturday’s VPA Division II state championship meet, but the Panthers had little trouble celebrating their “mythical” title. Though ineligible for a …

Thetford Wall Still Divides Owner, Board

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thetford — The town’s Development Review Board has declined to issue an after-the-fact permit for a dividing “wall” erected on Sawnee Bean Road last fall, and its owner plans to appeal to the state. “I have the right …

Thetford to Decide Four Board Seats

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thetford’s annual Town and School Meetings will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, starting at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium of Thetford Academy. On Tuesday, March 3, voters will select town and school officers and decide on the school district budget and a plan to repay a school budget …