Thetford

With his voting card tucked away for safekeeping, Simon Pacht listens to discussion about Memorial Park during the Thetford Town Meeting in Thetford, Vt., on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. The town voted to allocate $5,000 to stump removal and grass planting in the small park in Post Mills. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Gun Range Targeted At Thetford Meeting

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Thetford — Voters approved all warned articles, with one much-debated amendment, during a more than five-hour Town Meeting on Saturday. They will decide the school budget and town and school officers in Australian ballot voting on Tuesday. Before a lengthy discussion about tightening restrictions on the gun range that operates on land leased from the town on Five Corners Road, …

Repeat Bid Ends: Rockets Fly High to Deny Top-Seeded Thetford

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Vermont basketball followers, meet the rock ’em, shock ’em Rockets. Located on the Canadian border in remote Franklin County, not many outside the Richford High girls basketball team’s own Mountain Division were privy to their potential for dominance heading into the VPA Division III playoffs. They know all about them …

Thetford Girls Return to D-III Final

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Quicker, feistier and much more accurate than Enosburg, the top-ranked Thetford Academy girls basketball team rolled to a 53-34 win over the Hornets in Thursday night’s VPA Division III semifinal at Barre Auditorium. In a rematch of Thetford’s victory in last year’s semi, it sets up a Saturday night fight …

Reading Break

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Daniel Wolstenholme, 11, of Thetford, left, and Jack Barnhart, 10, of Barnard, read in the Latham Memorial Library in Thetford after school last week. The boys often go to the library after school, and their parents then pick …

Support for Musty Questioned

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Family members of a woman who, as a teenager, was sexually assaulted by a former Oxbow Union High School coach and gym teacher question the support shown for him during his sentencing hearing last week. …

Hello, My Name Is… : New H.S. Basketball Coaches Undeterred by Level of Job Turnover

Monday, January 5, 2015

You have to start somewhere. Chris Cook has found his starts in four different locations. Each time the 1996 Thetford Academy graduate and former Panther athlete takes on a new basketball coaching job, he works to build a …

Local Roundup: Soph’s Career High Puts Bishop Brady Girls Basketball Past Hanover

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Hanover — Hanover High girls basketball coach Dan O’Rourke has known Riley Bennett since she was a fifth-grader. On Saturday, O’Rourke and the Marauders got to know her more than they’d like. Bennett, a sophomore, scored a career-best …

Ex-Oxbow Coach Sentenced

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Chelsea — An Orange County judge has accepted the terms of a plea agreement, including a seven-month prison sentence and a lifetime of parole, for a former Oxbow Union High School gym teacher and coach who pleaded guilty …

Thetford Girls Raise the Tempo

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team had already been giving the opposition plenty of problems this season. Now that Michaela Pomeroy is getting hot, the Panthers are getting even more dangerous. Pomeroy, a senior point guard, …

Showtime Never Sleeps: Thetford Native DiFrancesco Keeps Lakers Running as Strength and Conditioning Coach

Friday, December 26, 2014

Boston — Morning activity buzzes outside the window on Boylston Street as Tim DiFrancesco stands alone inside the fitness facility of downtown Boston’s Four Seasons hotel. It’s 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 5, and the fourth-year Los Angles Lakers …

Thetford Girls Look to Prowl Again

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thetford — After losing seven seniors and more than 60 percent of the scoring from last season’s 22-1, Vermont Division III champion, Thetford Academy girls basketball coach Eric Ward is viewing each game this season as a single …

Engagement: Cole — Williams

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thetford Center — Wendy Cole, of Thetford Center, and Brian Cole, of Strafford, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Maria Cole, to Evan Williams. The bride-to-be, of Burlington, graduated from Thetford Academy in 2008 and earned a …

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. …