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The barrier on Ruth Dwyer's property is costing Dwyer two-hundred dollars a day in fines from the Town of Thetford. The cloth and wooden structure is seen here on July 29, 2015. 
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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 the street. Dwyer has agreed to remove the structure, which the town says violates zoning rules, on her Sawnee Bean Road property …

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 showed a marked improvement for Sunapee from the teams’ earlier clash on Sept. 8, a …

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 Ruel and Virginia Barrett’s Academy Road barn was originally classified as undetermined, but suspicious in …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Pollard Chasing N.H. Amateur Leaders

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bretton Woods, n.h. — Former Lebanon High School golfer Zach Pollard finds himself near the lead after the first round of stroke play at the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship at the Mount Washington Resort. Pollard, who …

Priscilla Doreen (McKinney) Burgess

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Priscilla Doreen (McKinney) Burgess, 70, died early Thursday morning, July 9, 2015, at her home in Enfield after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 26, 1944, in Island Pond, Vt., the daughter of Earl T. and Dorothy Mary (Boutin) McKinney. …

Former Police Officers Open Pizza Restaurant

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fairlee — How do two cops with decades of law enforcement experience between them drop everything to open a pizza joint? If you ask Bridget Tweedie and Jim Lanctot — formerly two-thirds of Thetford’s full-time police force who …

Hortense Felicie “Fel” Chabot

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thetford Center, Vt. — Hortense Felicie (Demunter) Chabot died on June 30, 2015, in North Haverhill, at the age of 91. Fel was born in Brussels, Belgium, October 29, 1923, the daughter of Louis Demunter and Jeanne Wouters. She experienced the German occupation of Belgium during WWII, and …

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 …

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. …

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.” …

Allyne “Pij” (Cohen) Kadish

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waterbury, Conn. — Allyne “Pij” (Cohen) Kadish, widow of Milton Kadish, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, June 24, 2015, at The Village at East Farms. She was 89 years old. Allyne was born in Waterbury on March 17, 1926, daughter of the late Edward and Edna (Braverman) Cohen. …

John Allan Gaudette

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Bern, N.C. — Graveside funeral services for John Allan Gaudette, 65, of New Bern and formerly of Post Mills, Vt. who died on April 2, 2015, will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the family lot in the New Oxbow Cemetery in …

High School Notes: Hanover’s ‘Baseball Guy’ Takes a Break

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hanover — Mike Jackson has plans to see Wrigley Field for the first time this summer. It was bound to happen; after all, how can any self-professed “baseball guy” carry the weight of the title without having visited …