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Introductory Meeting Scheduled For Emergency Response Team

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Royalton — A community emergency response team is being reestablished in east central Vermont, with an introductory meeting set for Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Royalton Academy Building, 1482 Route 14. The CERT program “is a method to organize, train, equip, and then utilize citizen volunteers during times of need,” organizer Brad Salzmann said in a news release. In Vermont, the teams follow the service areas of local …

Residents Consider Energy as Companies Compete

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hanover — As the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission considers applications from two competing utilities vying to provide natural gas to customers in Lebanon and Hanover, a group of concerned Upper Valley residents has come together to draw attention to the need for community involvement in decisions that could shape the region’s energy future. In particular, the group known as Energy and Climate …

The Outside Story: This Fall, Bears Are Gorging Themselves on Apples

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last week, a black bear in a blaze orange collar showed up in our yard. Two cubs followed close behind. The sow paused to observe the house, then led her cubs up across our field and down into a small stand of apple trees beside the road. There the family feasted on piles …

TA Expands Outdoor Initiative

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Thetford — Thetford Academy has signed a 10-year deal with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation that will expand the school’s use of 177 acres of land in the Thetford Hill State Forest. The deal gives …

Local Roundup: Marauders Set Marks in CVC Victory

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hanover — A pair of record-setting performances helped the Hanover High girls cross country team to a victory in the Connecticut Valley Conference championship meet on Friday at Storrs Pond Recreation Area. The Marauder boys took third place. …

Doris May (Fifield) Cowden

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thetford Center, Vt. — Doris May (Fifield) Cowden, 94, died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at Valley Terrace in White River Junction, Vt. She was born at the family home in Thetford Center a daughter of Glenwood and Rose (Amell) Fifield. Doris lived in Thetford Center for …

John L. MacKay

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thetford Center, Vt. — John L. MacKay, 61, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt. Knight Funeral Home in White …

Local Roundup: Wasps Fly Past Upstate New York Foe

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Plattsburgh, n.y. — The Woodstock High football team used a potent running attack, timely defensive plays and a key ejection to take a wild 38-30 win over Plattsburgh (N.Y.) in nonleague high school football action on Friday night. The Wasps (5-2 overall, 4-2 league) never trailed. Woodstock jumped …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Boys Soccer Downs Souhegan

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lebanon — And down go the champs. The Lebanon boys soccer team defended their home field against reigning New Hampshire Division II state champion Souhegan on Tuesday afternoon, beating the Sabers 1-0 in double overtime. The game-winner came …

Infamous Thetford Wall Will Come Down

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thetford — Town officials have come to an agreement with former gubernatorial candidate and longtime Thetford resident Ruth Dwyer about the removal of a 60-by-24 wall she built to block her view of a newly constructed home across …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Girls Show Their Progression Against Tigers

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sunapee — Strong teams improve the little things as a season goes on and that’s just what the Sunapee girls soccer team is doing. The Lakers beat visiting Newport 6-1 in the rain on Tuesday afternoon. The win …

Police: Thetford Kids Didn’t Mean to Burn Barn

Friday, September 25, 2015

Thetford — State police say two juveniles accidentally caused the fire that destroyed a Thetford barn in August. “The fire was determined to be the result of kids playing with matches,” State Police Detective Sgt. Larry Smith said in a news release issued Thursday. The fire that leveled …

Arvin C. Manning, Jr.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — Arvin C. Manning, Jr., 64, of Thetford died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at his home. A complete obit with service details will be printed at a later date. Funeral services are pending at Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Thetford Center, Vt. …