Thetford

The Jeremy Kittel Trio will perform at the First Congregational Church in Thetford, Vt., on July 9, 2015. (Courtesy photograph)

Entertainment Highlights: A Fiddle Prodigy Returns With a Grown-Up Trio

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Seems like yesterday that you could pick a summer-music venue in the Upper Valley — from Middle Earth Music Hall in Bradford to the New World Festival in Randolph — and find Celtic and jazz prodigy Jeremy Kittel fiddling up a storm. For me and my wife, the first in-person introduction (not counting hearing him on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion) came on the town common in Lyme in 2003, where we saw and heard why the then-19-year-old Michigan native had, at age 16, won the adult division of the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship. We subsequently caught performances at the next couple of …

Food Notes: Thetford Native Wins Fellowship to Research Cheesemaking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thetford resident Linnea Burnham is spending the next 13 months traveling the world to learn about making artisanal cheese. Burnham, who graduated from Middlebury College earlier this year, is one of the 50 members of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation’s 47th class of fellows, which provides her with a $30,000 stipend to cover …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical …

Sports Notes: Windsor’s Gilbert Part of National TV Card

Friday, May 22, 2015

For years, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert has admired the exploits of Framingham, Mass., fighter Danny O’Connor. Today, he’ll have the opportunity to square up with him in the ring for the first time. Gilbert, 13-1, will be a major underdog at Boston University’s Agganis Arena when he takes …

As Fines Mount, Thetford Woman Won’t Tear Down That Wall

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thetford — The dispute over the 60-by-24-foot structure that Ruth Dwyer erected in her front yard last fall to block the view of a newly built home across the street continues to simmer. The town zoning administrator has …

Voters in Three Towns Pass Bond to Fix Lake Fairlee Dam

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thetford — During all-day voting on Tuesday, the three towns along Lake Fairlee’s border green-lighted an $850,000 project to replace its ailing dam and a mechanism to share in its control. Meanwhile, the Maine resident who owns the …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Oxbow Softball Conquers Twinfield

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — After a hiccup to start the season, the Oxbow Union High School softball team is beginning to look equally as strong as any Olympian team in recent memory. Oxbow mercy-ruled visiting Twinfield on Tuesday, 18-3 in five innings, the O’s fifth straight win since a …

During Hearings, Residents Mull Lake Fairlee Dam Bond

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thetford — About 50 residents who turned out to a public hearing Monday night about Thetford’s portion of a proposed three-town bond to replace the ailing Lake Fairlee Dam expressed a mix of support, objections and questions about …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Thetford Academy Considers Reducing Staff to Cut Costs

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thetford — Thetford Academy is considering a workforce reduction to meet the financial challenges posed by an education-reform bill working its way through the state Legislature, a shrinking student population and a change in state education regulations that could force it to reduce its tuition rate. Thetford Academy …

Susan Southworth Ilsley

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Post Mills, Vt. — Susan Southworth Ilsley, 63, of Post Mills passed away suddenly at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. on May 2, 2015 Susan was the daughter of the late Roger Southworth and Rose McFarlane Southworth. Susan grew up in West Fairlee, Vt. and attended schools …