Thetford

Thetford Academy's Michaela Pomeroy jumps to keep the ball in bounds during the game against Rivendell in Thetford, Vt., on Dec. 20, 2014. Rivendell won 37-34. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Thetford Girls Look to Prowl Again

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thetford — After losing seven seniors and more than 60 percent of the scoring from last season’s 22-1, Vermont Division III champion, Thetford Academy girls basketball coach Eric Ward is viewing each game this season as a single step. It’s a long ladder, and the Panthers will need to reestablish their footing at times during the climb, yet Ward is confident Thetford will be in strong position to defend its title once the postseason arrives. “It’s a 20-step program,” the coach said, referencing the Panthers’ 20-game regular season. “There are going to be little bumps along the way, but the goal is to be playing …

Engagement: Cole — Williams

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thetford Center — Wendy Cole, of Thetford Center, and Brian Cole, of Strafford, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Maria Cole, to Evan Williams. The bride-to-be, of Burlington, graduated from Thetford Academy in 2008 and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from St. Michael’s College in 2012. She is employed …

In the Upper Valley, Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba a Welcome Development

Friday, December 19, 2014

West Lebanon — Maricel Lucero was at work when she got word of news she’d been hoping to hear for decades. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening new doors for economic and cultural exchange between the two nations. “I still can’t believe it,” said Lucero, 55, a native of Cuba. “This has always …

Frank Andrew Dailey

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ashland, N.H. — Frank Andrew Dailey, 69, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Catholic Memorial Hospital in Manchester, N.H. The youngest of four children of Arthur Dailey and Luna (Dunham) Dailey, he was born Oct. 31, 1945, in North Calais, Vt. His family later moved to …

A Mountain of Land in Thetford: 208-Acre Conservation Area Donated to UVLT

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thetford — Upper Valley Land Trust Stewardship Director Jason Berard was hopeful a giant white ash tree on Ely Mountain might be the largest of its species in Vermont. Orange County forester David Paganelli joined UVLT staff and …

A Forward Steps Back: Thetford Native Helps Tufts to NCAA Final Four

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It’s been a common assumption that rowing is the only sport where athletes progress forward by moving backward. Then Thetford Center native Sam Williams came along. A 2010 Thetford Academy graduate, Williams began playing soccer on the forward …

Lease Term, Rent Main Concerns in Thetford Gun Range Talk

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thetford — With three proposed leases for the Upper Valley Fish & Game Club now before the Selectboard addressing such matters as hours and what types of weapons will be allowed at the shooting range on Five Corners …

Entertainment Highlights: Thetford Chamber Singers Prepare an Ambitious Holiday Program

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

While the Thetford Chamber Singers will close each of their four performances of “Make A Joyful Noise” with Silent Night over the next two weekends, the rest of the program probably won’t sound quite like your father’s Yuletide …

Thetford Ups Budget for Chief

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard Monday night voted to increase the salary range that the town could offer its police chief by about $2,000 by altering part of the “wage matrix” that determines employees’ salaries based on years of experience. Selectman Donn Downey said during the meeting that the …

Treasure Island Caretakers Urge Town to Maintain Role

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thetford — The live-in, year-round caretaker model used to maintain a town-owned access point to Lake Fairlee has been called into question by the recreation director, who has suggested that converting a caretaker house at Treasure Island into …

Interim Chief Stays On in Thetford

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard voted Monday night to extend the town’s contract with its interim police chief through the end of the year and to buy a pair of new cruisers, replacing two of the cars that were lost in an intentionally set fire last month. Four members …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Williams an Ivy Honoree Again

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hanover — This is starting to get repetitious … in a good way. Thanks to a record-setting afternoon in terms of total yards accumulated, Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams was chosen as co-winner of the Ivy League’s …

Range of Opinions in Thetford: Fish and Game Club’s Shooting Facility Raises Noise Complaints

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Thetford — A lot has changed since 1995, when the town renewed a 20-year lease with the nonprofit Upper Valley Fish & Game Club for 176 forested acres near Thetford Center. The club had a small shooting range …