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Thetford Retreat Put Up for Sale

Friday, August 1, 2014

Thetford — The historic Gove Hill Retreat, a sprawling property on one of the town’s highest peaks that has been beloved by neighbors and visitors for decades, is for sale. And as the owners await a buyer who can afford the nearly $1.3 million price tag, neighbors wonder what will happen to the fenceless property that has quietly anchored the neighborhood since the mid-1960s and earlier, opening itself up to …

Oxbow QB Gains Valuable Experience at Development Camp

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — For someone too young for a driver’s licence, Tristan Longmoore sure knows how to get around. Longmoore, 15, recently returned from Towson, Md., where he was one of about 200 athletes invited to play in the USA National Football Development Games at Towson University’s Unitas Stadium. A sophomore-to-be and quarterback …

Schools, Church Get Solar Grants

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sharon — Three schools and one church in Sharon, Strafford and Thetford were among nine community solar projects across Vermont to receive grants from a state fund intended to boost the development of clean energy, the Shumlin administration announced Tuesday. A total of $442,750 was awarded, with 42 percent of that money going to the projects in the three Upper Valley towns. “We …

Fond Memories: Mixed Emotions at Thetford Academy’s Ceremony

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Thetford — Students, families and teachers gathered in Thetford Academy’s gymnasium Friday evening to remember their years together and to share advice and encouragement for the school’s 61 graduating seniors. The ceremony …

Forum, June 12: Rieseberg’s Contract; Negative News Coverage; Videotaping a Woman Feeding Cats

Thursday, June 12, 2014

About Rieseberg’s Contract To the Editor: The point of the open letter we are circulating in Hartford is to bring an end to the self-renewing contract the town manager enjoys. Under the terms of the contract, the Selectboard does not need to vote on renewing his contract; it …

Forum, June 11: Dartmouth ‘Brand,’; Let There Be Solar; Eating Garlic Mustard

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Big Money Vs. Obamacare To the Editor: Turn on your TV set here in New Hampshire of late and sooner or later you will surely be confronted by an earnest young woman speaking in dulcet tones reminding us that the Affordable Care Act simply “is not working,” and …

Richford Denies Oxbow a Softball Repeat

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The success of the Oxbow Union High softball depends largely on its ability to take advantage of opponents’ mistakes. In Tuesday’s 6-3 VPA Division III semifinal loss to Richford, it was the Olympians’ own uncharacteristic …

Column: The Invasion of Robotic Milkers

Sunday, June 8, 2014

A caravan of flatbeds rolled into the yard at Tullando Farm in Orford late last month bearing a cargo of eight Lely robotic milking systems that, once they’re all installed and powered up, will milk the farm’s 480 …

Woodstock Title Leads Horde of Area Track Winners

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chester, Vt. — As Thetford Academy senior Chris Wells jumped over the final hurdle in the 300 meter event on Saturday, he knew he still had some yardage to go to reach the finish line and was very …

Oxbow Softball Cruises Past Windsor to Advance

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — When it comes to winning dirty, the Oxbow Union High softball team has become downright filthy. An explanation: Influenced by what she witnessed on a spring trip to Long Island last year, longtime Oxbow coach Robin Wozny instituted a system of play she now calls …

Jean Brevard Crump Ballin

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Union Village, Vt. — Jean Brevard Crump Ballin died peacefully at her home in Union Village on Wednesday, May 22, 2014. She was born Jan. 5, 1919, in New York City. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Armistead C. Crump and Jean Brevard Gannon Crump. She …

Forum Letters, June 4: Hate, Solar Panels, War Stories

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pardon Your French To the Editor: In an issue of the Valley News, we noticed the headline on the sports page “Vive La Habs.” (“Vive La Habs: Canadiens Stop Bruins to Advance” May 15) While we are sure you have no bias for the Bruins and the headline …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …