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Local Roundup: Yellowjackets Hit Accelerator, Bust Rutland

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Windsor — In order to take down an unbeaten team from a higher division, it doesn’t hurt to take a two-goal lead in the first 17 minutes of action. That’s just what the Windsor field hockey team did on Friday afternoon as the Jacks held on to beat visiting Rutland 3-1 on homecoming day. Ashleay Wilcox had a hand in all three goals for Windsor, including a nifty score in the first two minutes off a feed from Haley Wood. Aliyeah Singelais followed not long after to put the Jacks up, 2-0. Wilcox assisted. After Rutland scored to make it 2-1 at halftime, Katey Comstock …

School Notes: Short Trail, Long History; Thetford Improves Path Connecting Its Schools 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thetford — A trail ran through it for years. You just wouldn’t have wanted to try to negotiate a 600-foot stretch of the path between Thetford Elementary School and Thetford Academy most seasons. Not without hip waders, anyway. And not until this summer, when school boosters, the town Recreation Department and the Upper …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was forced from Monday’s Central Vermont League date with the Blue Devils, teammate Suzie Moses stepped …

Forum, Aug. 5: Oppression in Palestine; Co-op Coverage; Gun Sense; Health Insurance for the People

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Oppression in Palestine To the Editor: I am writing in deep appreciation of the letter from Mary J. Wilson in the Valley News (“The Abuse in Palestine,” July 18). I am not anti-Semitic. I have great respect for the Jewish religion and for Jewish people and their many …

‘He Loved This Mountain’: Volunteers Build Trail to Remember Teen

Monday, August 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Of all of Sean Tillotson’s varied hobbies and interests, he perhaps took most pride in his love of the outdoors. This past weekend, friends and family made sure a piece of woods in his hometown …

Group Urges Rebuild Of Lake Fairlee Dam

Saturday, August 2, 2014

West Fairlee — Officials coordinating efforts to replace the Lake Fairlee Dam will host the first of four planned public presentations this afternoon, when they will try to persuade residents that it’s more cost-effective to replace the deteriorating …

Verna Estes

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Post Mills, Vt. — Verna Estes of Lakeshore Drive in Post Mills died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral arrangements are pending with Hale Funeral Homes and Cremation Care of Bradford and Thetford Center, Vt. A complete obituary with services details will …

Thetford's Gove Hill 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 …

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 …

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 …

Thetford Police Officer Complains About Emails Made Public

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thetford — Turmoil involving some town officials and the town’s police force has continued to roil this month. Sgt. Bridget Tweedie filed a written complaint with Selectboard member Donn Downey earlier this month, accusing him of “blatant disregard” for Vermont’s public records law when he discussed emails between …

S.O.S. for Tunbridge Bridges: Selectboard Mulls Vehicle Restrictions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tunbridge — Every once in a while, it happens. Somebody doesn’t pay attention to the height warning signs, or a group of workers don’t realize how tall their truck is, and they’ll try to drive through one of …

Camp Billings Honors an Icon: After 46 Years, Bradford, Vt., Man Retiring From Full-Time Summer Post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thetford — As the sun neared its peak in the midday sky on Saturday, two young Camp Billings campers, puttering around the summer camp’s cozy maintenance garage, described camp icon Larry Drew, who in his 46 years working …