Thetford

Ompompanoosuc River Water Quality Is Focus Of West Fairlee Meeting

Sunday, January 25, 2015

West Fairlee — A meeting in West Fairlee next month will take a close look at water quality in the Ompompanoosuc River. The Ompompanoosuc was placed on Vermont’s impaired waters list after E. coli was found in a roughly 11-mile section of the river between the Vershire-West Fairlee town line and the Army Corps of Engineers Dam in Thetford. The bacteria is a possible indicator of fecal contamination of water …

Oxbow Basketball Looking for a Proper Endgame

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Under first-year coach Steve Carson, the Oxbow Union High boys basketball team has already surpassed last season’s win total. Now the Olympians just need to figure out how to finish close games — especially against Capital Division rival Lyndon Institute. For the second time in two weeks, Oxbow watched a sustained lead against the Vikings through three quarters disintegrate in …

Kaye Riley

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Jct., Vt. — Kaye Riley, 98, of White River Jct. died Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born on Aug. 17, 1916, in Thetford Center, Vt. the daughter of Glen and Rose Fifield. She graduated from Thetford Academy in 1935. She married Frank Riley in 1941 and they made their home in Hartford, Conn. …

With Advances in Snow Plowing Come Increased Expectations

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thetford — When discussion at a recent Selectboard meeting turned to a contract for snow-removal services to supplement the work performed by the town road crew, it prompted some gentle chiding of drivers whose cars may not be the brawniest vehicles out there — but who nevertheless want …

Different Points of View on Thetford ‘Wall’

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thetford — Ruth Dwyer refers to it as a temporary “curtain.” Some townspeople have taken to calling it the Green Monster, or in Selectman Donn Downey’s words, “The Great Wall of Dwyer.” T hetford zoning officials, meanwhile, have …

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 …