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Thetford Selectboard members Mike Pomeroy, left, Donn Downey, Selectboard Chairman Stuart Rogers, and assistant to the Selectboard Kim Edgar, listen as John Cramer, front, makes a point during a special Selectboard meeting on Oct. 18, 2014, at Town Hall in Thetford, Vt., to discuss what to do after the town's three police cruisers burned on Friday. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Thetford Board: Police Coverage Will Continue as Before

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thetford — The town’s police force will use a borrowed vehicle and continue to provide residents with the same level of police coverage that was in effect before Friday’s suspicious fire, which destroyed the department’s entire fleet of three cruisers, the Selectboard said Saturday. The Selectboard told residents that the search for replacement cruisers will begin this week, and that …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there in a performance that left the Golden Tornadoes gasping all day. The senior ran for …

Orange Senate District Race Offers Stark Policy Choices

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Randolph — A campaign battle is raging between state Sen. Mark MacDonald, D-Williamstown, and Republican Bob Frenier, of Chelsea, two colorful and aggressive personalities who sharply disagree on health care, education, and even the best way to reach voters in the Orange Senate district. Small-business owner Frenier, 68, has lived in Vermont for …

Reading the Signs: Hundreds Walk to Raise Awareness of Suicide

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lebanon — Sunday afternoon found drivers slowing down to read the big yellow signs lining Route 120 . “Talking about being a burden to others,” one read. “Give a hug,” another said. Part of the annual Upper Valley …

Windsor Football Marches Past Oxbow

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Windsor — The Windsor High football team used ball control and a potent ground game to defeat Oxbow 33-13 on Saturday at MacLeay-Royce Field. “We couldn’t get our hands on the ball in the first half,” Oxbow coach Sean Murphy said. Windsor had a 33-17 advantage in plays …

Local Roundup: Woodstock’s Win Streak Ends at 33

Friday, September 12, 2014

Woodstock — The streak has finally come to an end for the Woodstock Union High football team. The three-time defending Vermont Division III state champion Wasps lost for the first time in three years Friday night, falling to …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

The Garden and the Crock

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

About now, many home gardeners are asking themselves, what was I thinking? The question pops to mind when kitchen counters are overflowing with tomatoes, squash and cucumbers, and the peppers, beets and carrots, not to mention kale, chard …

Local Roundup: Hanover Volleys to Victory

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Weare, n.h. — Riding a 20-point run of serve from junior Zoe McElwain during the second set, the Hanover High volleyball team opened its season with an emphatic 3-0 sweep of John Stark on Monday evening. The Marauders (1-0) prevailed by scores of 25-13, 25-5 and 25-20, and …

Video: Hall in the Family; East Thetford Barn Restored to Former Glory as Huntington’s Pavilion

Sunday, September 7, 2014

East Thetford — Stepping out on a recent Saturday evening, m ore than 100 people headed to Huntington’s Pavilion. As they crossed the threshold of the once-thriving dance hall, many were also stepping back in time. Freeman and …

U-32 Rumbles Past Oxbow Football

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow Union High football team was beaten and beaten up Saturday, losing several starters to injury and illness during a 26-7 loss to visiting U-32 that dropped the Olympians to 0-2 this season. One …

Forum, Sept. 15: Fragrance Sensitivities; Religious Speech at Work; Safe Bicycling in Hanover

Friday, September 5, 2014

Smells Like Strong Chemicals To the Editor: I am a person who loves to be around people. However, I am finding it increasingly difficult to be in social situations because most people, public places and private homes reek of chemical fragrances (from laundry detergents, dryer sheets, air fresheners …

Evelyn Maud (Smith) Jones

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sarasota, Fla. — Evelyn Maud (Smith) Jones, formerly a resident of Burlington, Vt. and Venice, Fla., passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Sarasota at the age of 98. Born on July 22, 1916, Evelyn grew up in Thetford, Vt. Evelyn graduated from Thetford Academy and went …