Thetford

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one of several reports utilized by public health officials to evaluate existing health systems and plot steps for the future. “I think these are good because they tell us where we need to work,” said Dr. Robert Greene, chief population health management officer at …

Dale A. Cummings

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — Dale A. Cummings, 63 died on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT are assisting the family with the arrangements. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. …

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, …

Thetford Official’s Family Grateful for Response After Fire

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thetford — Family members said a longtime town official’s condition was improving Monday as she received care at a Boston hospital following a three-alarm fire that destroyed her and her husband’s Route 5 home over the weekend. Roberta …

Randolph Student Advances in Speech Contest

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Randolph — Marya Merriam, a senior at Randolph Union High School, recently advanced in a local speech contest. Merriam prevailed over two competitors during the second round of Rotary District 7850’s speech contest for high school students, which …

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 …