Thetford

The barrier on Ruth Dwyer's property is costing Dwyer two-hundred dollars a day in fines from the Town of Thetford. The cloth and wooden structure is seen here on July 29, 2015. 
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Thetford Wall Fines Hit $26,000

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thetford — Town officials say they are headed toward mediation with former gubernatorial candidate and longtime Thetford resident Ruth Dwyer, who has racked up more than $26,000 in unpaid fines for refusing to remove a 60-foot-by-24-foot partition in her yard that the town says violates zoning rules. Dwyer, a former Republican state legislator who challenged then-Gov. Howard Dean in 1998 …

Hiker Saved In Orford

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Orford — Roughly 35 rescue personnel from throughout the Upper Valley assisted the Orford Fire Department in rescuing a hiker who had a medical emergency atop Mount Cube on Tuesday evening. The woman, who authorities said had been hiking the Appalachian Trail for a couple of days, was transported by helicopter to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following the tricky evening descent, Orford fire Chief …

Local Youths Win Awards at Dairy Show

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tunbridge — Several local youths took home awards from the Central and Southeast Region 4-H Dairy Show, held July 14 at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. Keenan Thygesen, of Tunbridge, received the Dick Dodge Memorial Award for being named the overall fitting and showmanship champion. The award is given in memory of the former University …

William G. Steel

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Greenville, Miss. — William G. Steel, age 91, of Greenville, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Delta Regional Medical Center of Greenville. A memorial service for Mr. Steel will be held on Saturday, June 20, at the Glendale Baptist Church in Leland, Miss., with Pastor Kevin Franklin …

Genevieve A. McKee

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — Genevieve A. McKee (Genny), 85, died in her sleep on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. She was born in Vernon, Ind. on Sept 1, 1929, a daughter of Omer and Nora Bland. Until 1968 she was married to Glenn L. McKee, who died in Waterville, Maine …

Mary Anna (Utecht) Smith

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — Mary Anna (Utecht) Smith, 99, formerly of Richmond, Maine died in her sleep at the home her daughter, Mary Lou Bradley in Norwich, Vt. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Born in Brunswick, Maine, she is predeceased by her parents, Hilmar P. and Anna (Fitz) Utecht …

Tough End for Panthers in Coach’s Finale

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Thetford — Endings are always bittersweet, but this one was more so than most. Trailing by seven runs entering the bottom of the third inning of Wednesday’s Division III semifinals, the No. 4 Thetford Academy softball team rallied to bring the potential tying run to the plate in …

Wedding: O’Hara — Simpson

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Strafford — Molly Elizabeth O’Hara and Jessica Michelle Simpson were married on May 8, 2015, in Stannard, Vt. Genevieve O’Hara, Molly O’Hara’s daughter and flower girl, escorted the couple and Stevie Allen officiated at the ceremony. The simple …

At the Hospitals: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Alice Peck Day Names RN of the Year Lebanon — Pat Ferraro, a registered nurse in Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital’s Medical Surgical Unit, was named 2015 RN of the year in celebration of National Nurses Week, held …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …

Woodstock Makes Right Choices in Track Title Victory

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Primarily focused on other events, Woodstock Union High track and field competitors Anna Dieffenbach and Kristin Ramsey compete in the triple jump during the regular season only enough to qualify for the VPA Division III …

Truck Fire in Thetford

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Thetford firefighters Robin Pettingell, left, and Jason Watson hose a Chevy SUV after a fire on Route 113 on Thursday. The driver of the truck smelled smoke while driving, pulled over and got out of the vehicle. When …

Peoples Ends Rivendell’s Vermont Golf Title Reign

Friday, June 5, 2015

Killington, Vt. — Reigns end with Game of Thrones gore. They end with a silent coup d’etat. They end through neglect, decay, the failure to embrace change. And they end as Rivendell Academy saw its reign atop Vermont …