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In the Upper Valley, Restoring Diplomatic Relations With Cuba a Welcome Development

Friday, December 19, 2014

West Lebanon — Maricel Lucero was at work when she got word of news she’d been hoping to hear for decades. On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening new doors for economic and cultural exchange between the two nations. “I still can’t believe it,” said Lucero, 55, a native of Cuba. “This has always been my greatest desire.” Lucero, who led …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Ride Hot Second Quarter Past Oxbow

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Orford — Tim Stimson scored 19 points and Kolin Huntington added 17 as the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team defeated Oxbow, 66-58. The score by quarters was fairly balanced, except in the second, when the Raptors (2-1) outscored the Olympians (1-2) 17-7 to grab a 35-24 halftime lead. “Other than the second quarter, it was a pretty even game,” Rivendell coach Jeff Huntington …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its latest NHIAA Division I state title defense with a 10-0 shutout of Souhegan at Campion …

Vt. Man Acquitted In 2010 Shooting

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Chelsea — A jury on Monday acquitted a 45-year-old Thetford man of all charges in connection with a 2010 shooting. The 12 Orange County jurors found Thomas Berecz not guilty of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment. Berecz took a …

George Foster

Monday, November 3, 2014

Thetford Center, Vt. — A memorial service for George Foster of Thetford Center who passed away Sept. 24, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Community Center in Thetford Center. …

Ultraman, the Goblin King and the Fire That Never Stops Burning: Kids Bring Comic Energy to Club

Sunday, November 2, 2014

White River Junction — Some of the 11 young students seated around a half-circle of tables at the Center for Cartoon Studies are quiet, using pencils and pads of drawing paper to sketch their own characters while instructors …

Independent Vies for Norwich-Area Seat

Friday, October 31, 2014

Norwich — Though the race for the two Vermont House seats covering Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford has quieted down since a four-way Democratic primary in August, state Rep. Jim Masland, D-Thetford, and independent opponent John Freitag had …

Peoples Stifles Thetford in D-III Semifinals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Morrisville, Vt. — Scoring against quality opponents hindered the Thetford Academy girls soccer team throughout the season. Ultimately, that’s what kept the Panthers from a return trip to the Vermont Division III finals. Peoples Academy junior Charlotte Reining’s …

Second Police Chief Choice Rejects Thetford

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thetford — The Selectboard and members of the police chief search committee Monday night revealed that the town had formally offered the position of police chief to two candidates, and both of them turned it down, at least in part, because of the compensation package. “A lot of …

Sharon, Oxbow Runners Shine at Vt. Championships

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thetford — Even before setting foot on the soccer pitch Saturday, the Sharon Academy’s Chris Gish was a winner. While the dual-sport junior’s soccer teammates were preparing to host Whictomb in a Vermont Division IV quarterfinal Saturday afternoon, …

Thetford Loses Choice for Chief

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thetford — The Ludlow, Vt., police sergeant the Selectboard wanted to hire as the town’s next police chief has withdrawn his acceptance of a conditional offer, just over a week after his planned hiring was announced. The board announced on Oct. 13 that a job offer had been …

Local & Regional Briefs for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thetford Will Continue Talks With Police Chief Candidate Thetford — The Selectboard voted during a special meeting Wednesday to continue discussions with the candidate for police chief, meaning there likely will not be any updates on the hiring process before Monday’s regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting, a selectman said. …

Investigators: Fire That Torched Police Cars Was Intentional

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thetford — State fire investigators have determined that the fire that destroyed Thetford’s three police cruisers last week was set intentionally. The cause of the fire, which was reported around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, has been officially identified as “incendiary/arson,” according to a State Police statement distributed Tuesday …