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Voter Howard Littlefield walks between Thetford selectboard candidates Doug Stone, left, and James Dixon after he voted at Town Hall on March 3, 2015. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Thetford: Dixon Wins Selectboard Seat; School Budget Approved

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thetford — Voters in Thetford approved an $8.2 million school spending plan, 379-271, and also chose two new Selectboard members in Australian ballot voting on Tuesday. In the sole contested race in Thetford, Hartford High School English teacher and debate coach James Dixon bested Vershire road crew member and former Thetford road foreman Doug Stone for a two-year Selectboard post, …

Local Roundup: Raiders Roll Into Playoffs on 8-0-1 Run

Monday, March 2, 2015

West Lebanon — Take your pick of which is the most impressive: ∎ Going unbeaten in the last nine games of the season? ∎ Having to play five games in eight days — and winning all of them? ∎ Not losing a single contest away from home all winter? ∎ Having all six …

Gun Range Targeted At Thetford Meeting

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Thetford — Voters approved all warned articles, with one much-debated amendment, during a more than five-hour Town Meeting on Saturday. They will decide the school budget and town and school officers in Australian ballot voting on Tuesday. Before a lengthy discussion about tightening restrictions on the gun range that operates on land leased …

‘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 …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Gun Range Restrictions On Thetford's Town Meeting Warning

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thetford — A group of petitioners are calling for residents at Town Meeting to support tighter restrictions on the use of a gun range that operates on land leased from the town on Five Corners Road. Although the Selectboard placed on the warning a resident-petitioned question that would …

After Fits and Starts, Thetford Hires Police Chief

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thetford — After several go-rounds and more than seven months of searching, Thetford has found a new police chief: A longtime lieutenant with the Hanover Police Department will start in the position about a week before Town Meeting. …

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 …

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 …

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 …