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The barrier on Ruth Dwyer's property is costing Dwyer two-hundred dollars a day in fines from the Town of Thetford. The cloth and wooden structure is seen here on July 29, 2015. 
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Thetford Wall Fines Hit $26,000

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thetford — Town officials say they are headed toward mediation with former gubernatorial candidate and longtime Thetford resident Ruth Dwyer, who has racked up more than $26,000 in unpaid fines for refusing to remove a 60-foot-by-24-foot partition in her yard that the town says violates zoning rules. Dwyer, a former Republican state legislator who challenged then-Gov. Howard Dean in 1998 …

Hiker Saved In Orford

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orford — Roughly 35 rescue personnel from throughout the Upper Valley assisted the Orford Fire Department in rescuing a hiker who had a medical emergency atop Mount Cube on Tuesday evening. The woman, who authorities said had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a couple of days, was transported by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following the tricky evening descent, Orford fire Chief …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University …

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.” …

Allyne “Pij” (Cohen) Kadish

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waterbury, Conn. — Allyne “Pij” (Cohen) Kadish, widow of Milton Kadish, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, June 24, 2015, at The Village at East Farms. She was 89 years old. Allyne was born in Waterbury on March 17, 1926, daughter of the late Edward and Edna (Braverman) Cohen. …

John Allan Gaudette

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Bern, N.C. — Graveside funeral services for John Allan Gaudette, 65, of New Bern and formerly of Post Mills, Vt. who died on April 2, 2015, will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the family lot in the New Oxbow Cemetery in …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …

Complementary Cross-Marketing as InnerAsia Trading Co., Pompanoosuc Mills Work Together

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hanover — Kesang Tashi, whose Khawachen store on Main Street in Hanover has been selling hand-woven Tibetan rugs, handbags and jewelery for 10 years, is closing shop and moving his business to Pompanoosuc Mills, where he is entering …

Oxbow Seniors Rip It Up

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — As social studies teacher Andrew Chobanian addressed Oxbow Union High School’s 74 graduates donning purple and white Friday night, he looked toward a framed photo in the front row, resting on the 75th seat. It …

Thetford Celebrates All Day

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Thetford — Friday’s ceremonies and festivities began at 8 a.m. as a gyrating Cole Chapman led a pair of conga lines of graduating seniors across the gymnasium floor and onto risers at Thetford Academy. The formal portion of …