Thetford

Thetford Academy's Michaela Pomeroy jumps to keep the ball in bounds during the game against Rivendell in Thetford, Vt., on Dec. 20, 2014. Rivendell won 37-34. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

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 step. It’s a long ladder, and the Panthers will need to reestablish their footing at times during the climb, yet Ward is confident Thetford will be in strong position to defend its title once the postseason arrives. “It’s a 20-step program,” the coach said, referencing the Panthers’ 20-game regular season. “There are going to be little bumps along the way, but the goal is to be playing …

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 bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from St. Michael’s College in 2012. She is employed …

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. “I still can’t believe it,” said Lucero, 55, a native of Cuba. “This has always …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Woodstock Rules Regional X-C Meet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

North Springfield, Vt. — Katherine Bassette is more than just a two-time state champion pole vaulter. On Tuesday, the Woodstock senior added the Southern Vermont cross country title to her growing list of accomplishments as the Wasps dominated the boys’ and girls’ meet held at the picturesque North …

School Notes: Hartford’s Dothan Brook School Wins Award for Positive Behavior Program

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

White River Junction — At Hartford’s Dothan Brook Elementary School, students, teachers, staff and parents are promoting climate change as a positive thing. How positive? Last week, the Vermont Agency of Education named the kindergarten-to-grade-5 institution as an “Examplar School” for the third year in a row, for …

Orange East Boards, Teachers Deadlocked Over Health Care

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Teachers at two of the six schools in the Orange East Supervisory Union are at risk of starting the new year without health insurance after a five-hour mediation session this week failed to bring about a new collective bargaining agreement. Central to the impasse is …

Entertainment Highlights: Parish Players Takes on ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Will all of those face-to-face showdowns in the Eugene O’Neill drama Long Day’s Journey Into Night resonate with audiences who, ever more often, filter and obfuscate their communications with loved ones through text messages, email and social media? …

Expanding the Harvest: Vermont Law School Studies How to Get Local Food to Needy

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This time of year, Heather Bagley cobbles together a handful of volunteers and heads out to the fields and orchards for the leftovers. Generally, the groups are small, and frequently the faces are the same, but the results …

Christopher Braxton Wren

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Princeton, N.J. — Christopher Braxton Wren, a Vermont-educated lawyer and only son of Thetford residents Christopher Sale Wren and Jaqueline Wren, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, after suffering a fatal brain aneurysm. He was 44 years old. Chris, as he preferred to be called, traveled the …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Thetford Selectboard Offers Police Chief Job Thetford — The Selectboard voted Monday to extend an offer to one of three candidates for police chief, whose name they are keeping secret until Oct. 6, the deadline for the potential hire to respond. Donn Downey, the selectman whose responsibilities include …

Young Writers Project:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Young Writers Project last week launched a new digital literary magazine, The Voice, featuring the best writing, photography, audio and video from Vermont and New Hampshire students, Grades 3-12. The Voice is an interactive magazine published each month during the school year and available for viewing and sharing …

Gray Matter: Thetford Soccer Shuts Out Rivendell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thetford — Experienced in many sports, Brandon Gray has learned that an aggressive approach can lead to success no matter what the game. It’s helped him lead the Thetford Academy boys basketball team in scoring each of the …