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Schools, Church Get Solar Grants

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sharon — Three schools and one church in Sharon, Strafford and Thetford were among nine community solar projects across Vermont to receive grants from a state fund intended to boost the development of clean energy, the Shumlin administration announced Tuesday. A total of $442,750 was awarded, with 42 percent of that money going to the projects in the three Upper Valley towns. “We have more than quadrupled the amount of …

Thetford Police Officer Complains About Emails Made Public

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thetford — Turmoil involving some town officials and the town’s police force has continued to roil this month. Sgt. Bridget Tweedie filed a written complaint with Selectboard member Donn Downey earlier this month, accusing him of “blatant disregard” for Vermont’s public records law when he discussed emails between himself and the interim police chief during a public Selectboard meeting. Tweedie also took issue …

S.O.S. for Tunbridge Bridges: Selectboard Mulls Vehicle Restrictions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tunbridge — Every once in a while, it happens. Somebody doesn’t pay attention to the height warning signs, or a group of workers don’t realize how tall their truck is, and they’ll try to drive through one of Tunbridge’s five covered bridges, and — “Bang, bang, bang, bang,” said Selectboard member Erin Gooch, …

Lebanon Introduces Elementary Principal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District continues to seek replacements for three vacant administrative positions this summer, but one leadership post has already been filled. Eloise Ginty, Mount Lebanon Elementary School’s new principal, visited the West Lebanon school …

Norwich Chief To Help Out In Thetford

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thetford — Norwich police chief Doug Robinson has agreed to fill in as Thetford’s interim chief while the town looks to replace Jim Lanctot, who stepped down as chief last month after 11 years with the department. When …

Lillian T. DeVaux

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Lillian T. DeVaux, 92, died from complications of a stroke on Tuesday, June 18, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born at home on the family farm in West Fairlee Center, June 30, 1921, a daughter of Alonzo and Daisy …

Two Men Arrested After Reports of Erratic Driving

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thetford — Two Thetford men were arrested Tuesday after a report of an erratic driver allegedly led to a struggle between officers and the two men. State Police began receiving complaints around 6 p.m. Tuesday about a driver in Vershire who was driving erratically and running cars off …

NECBL On Hold; Thetford On Deck: Entrepreneur Agrees To Be Panthers’ AD

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lebanon — Noah Crane is having an up-and-down month. Down: The Lebanon resident’s efforts to bring a New England Collegiate Baseball League team to the Upper Valley have hit another snag. Unable to raise the necessary money required to upgrade his desired home field, his pet project is …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …

Emily T. Barker

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — A memorial service for Emily T. Barker, 82, who died Jan. 11, 2014, will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Thetford with Rev. Rona Kinsley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made …

Oxbow Class Now Values Good Deeds

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Bradford, Vt. — Eliza Russ told a packed Oxbow Union High School gymnasium Friday evening that when she went on a recent trip to the impoverished and storm-ravaged Caribbean nation of Haiti, …

Fond Memories: Mixed Emotions at Thetford Academy’s Ceremony

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Thetford — Students, families and teachers gathered in Thetford Academy’s gymnasium Friday evening to remember their years together and to share advice and encouragement for the school’s 61 graduating seniors. The ceremony …

Forum, June 12: Rieseberg’s Contract; Negative News Coverage; Videotaping a Woman Feeding Cats

Thursday, June 12, 2014

About Rieseberg’s Contract To the Editor: The point of the open letter we are circulating in Hartford is to bring an end to the self-renewing contract the town manager enjoys. Under the terms of the contract, the Selectboard does not need to vote on renewing his contract; it …