Thetford

Thetford's Nelly Junesand, left, and Emily Emerson, right, jump off the bench to celebrate as the Panthers' second string  completes their VPA division III win over Enosburg in Barre, Vt. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Thetford won 53 - 34 and will advance to the finals. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Thetford Girls Return to D-III Final

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Quicker, feistier and much more accurate than Enosburg, the top-ranked Thetford Academy girls basketball team rolled to a 53-34 win over the Hornets in Thursday night’s VPA Division III semifinal at Barre Auditorium. In a rematch of Thetford’s victory in last year’s semi, it sets up a Saturday night fight against Richford in the state championship game …

Attention Music Shoppers: Young Musicians Release Recordings and Hope for the Best

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The music business has long been a challenge. But the advent of the Internet has made it even more confusing. While it’s easier for a musician to get his work in front of listeners, it’s a crowded field. What does it mean to make it in the music business these days? Billy Sharff …

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 Howard, 82, the town service officer whose previous roles include town clerk, was airlifted from …

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 …

Camilla A. Cook

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Camilla A. Cook, 72, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born on Sunday, Feb. 1, 1943, in Thetford, Vt. a daughter of Lyndon L. and Aletha Emma (MacFarlane) Tatro. She attended the Post Mills …

Patricia Jean (Doyle) Holland

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ashland, N.H. — Patricia Jean (Doyle) Holland, 71, died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family, following a period of declining health. She was born in Hanover, N.H. on June 23, 1943, the daughter of William and Irene (Preston) Doyle. Pat was raised …

Local Roundup: Martin, Engineers Stifle Blue Mountain

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Woodsville — The Woodsville High girls basketball team wasn’t upset about the possibility of allowing Blue Mountain senior Jordan Farquharson her 1,000th career point on Monday night. The Engineers were just going to make sure that if she did reach the plateau, she’d do so one point at …

A Life: Peter ‘Pano’ Rodis, 1959-2014; ‘He Wanted to Know That Everyone Was Being Treated Right’

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sharon — While Pano Rodis found many ways to help people and take on the status quo in communities and institutions of the Upper Valley, finding the time for those efforts posed a challenge. And now there is …

Local Roundup: Threesome Stomps Standards at Vermont Track Qualifier

Monday, February 9, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — It’s a fairly straightforward thing, qualifying for the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships. At least in Vermont, all it required was a top-six finish, regardless of division, in any of the events staged …

‘Pompy’ Becomes a Priority: Ompompanoosuc’s E. Coli Problem Gets Renewed Attention

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Volunteer efforts to combat a long-running water quality issue in the Ompompanoosuc River have ebbed and flowed over the years as time and funding were available. But recently, residents have refocused their attention on the high E. coli …

Birth Announcements: Feb. 8, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital GAGE — A daughter, Kinley Elizabeth Gage, born on Jan. 10, 2015, to Kimberly and Adam Gage, of West Lebanon. Gifford Medical Center ALSUP — A daughter, Lola Baer, Alsup, born on Jan. 20, 2015, to Monica and A.J. Alsup, of Thetford Center. …

(Frozen) Water Hazard

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Brothers Ken Odell, left, of Strafford, and Chip Odell, of Thetford, celebrate after finally hitting their tennis balls into the first hole while playing winter golf in the David O. Cushman Memorial Tournament at Williams Field in Canaan …

South Strafford Woman Injured

Saturday, February 7, 2015

T hetford — A South Strafford woman was airlifted to the hospital following a two-car crash that closed Route 132 near Miller Pond Road for a couple of hours Friday. Lori Billian, 53, was partially ejected through the …