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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 have more than quadrupled the amount of …

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 himself and the interim police chief during a public Selectboard meeting. Tweedie also took issue …

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 Tunbridge’s five covered bridges, and — “Bang, bang, bang, bang,” said Selectboard member Erin Gooch, …

South Royalton Baseball Keeps Rolling

Friday, May 30, 2014

Thetford — After Thursday’s 8-1 win at Thetford Academy, the South Royalton School baseball team is 13-2 and beating opponents by an average score of 11-3. Last year’s VPA Division IV champion returned six starters and five core …

Larry Charles Chamberlin

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Holland, Vt. — Larry Charles Chamberlin, 76, of Bates Hill Road died Monday May, 26, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born on Sept. 12, 1937, the son of Gordon and Doris (Allyn) Chamberlin. The family moved to Thetford, Vt., in 1945 and he …

New Limits for Lyme Bridge

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lyme — The thousands of drivers who daily cross the East Thetford Road Bridge will now have to wait for a green light and those carrying particularly heavy loads will have to seek an alternate route. The 471-foot-long …

In Thetford, a Night At the Wax Museum

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the first six minutes of their “wax museum” presentation Thursday night, Thetford Elementary School fourth-graders stood as still as the figures at Madame Tussaud’s, illuminated only by lamps in the school’s otherwise darkened gym. The 33 students …

Mustang Makeover: Thetford Man Trains Wild Horses From Nevada

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Thetford — Chris Butler was hanging out with his mustangs in the yard when 7-year-old Skye playfully bumped him from behind. He patted her, and after a few seconds the lean, black mare went back to chomping grass. …

Ups and Downs for Thetford Softball

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Thetford — Before their pitcher was injured in sudden fashion and before the errors and opponent’s hits mounted Saturday, Thetford Academy’s softball players were riding high. Still giddy over the previous night’s prom festivities, they laughed and giggled …

Letter: Care at the VA Exceed Expectations

Saturday, May 24, 2014

To the Editor: Recent reports of problems at some veterans health-care facilities and the resulting uproar may lead some to view the VA system as broken. This is not the case! Our local White River Junction VA is a gem, and in my experience not atypical. Professionals and …

Oxbow Softball on All Cylinders

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — It’s full speed ahead for the Oxbow Union High softball team in its quest for a second consecutive Vermont Division III championship. Tuesday, the host Olympians blitzed Harwood, 11-5, stealing seven bases, advancing twice on …

Timeline Pushed Back For Fairlee Dam Fixes

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thetford — Residents coordinating efforts to replace the deteriorating Lake Fairlee Dam said they hope to pinpoint firm numbers about construction costs before seeking bond votes next spring in the three towns that share the lake’s shoreline. Skip …

Emma Senger

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Graveside Committal Services for Emma Senger, 103, who died March 22, 2014, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Hillside Cemetery in Thetford, with Rev. Rona Kinsley officiating. Arrangements are by the Hale Funeral Home of Thetford. …