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 …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Boys Ride Hot Second Quarter Past Oxbow

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Orford — Tim Stimson scored 19 points and Kolin Huntington added 17 as the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team defeated Oxbow, 66-58. The score by quarters was fairly balanced, except in the second, when the Raptors (2-1) outscored the Olympians (1-2) 17-7 to grab a 35-24 halftime lead. …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its …

Battle of the Bots at Rivendell

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Orford — The robotics competition held in the gymnasium of Rivendell Academy on Saturday went like clockwork, if the clock in question had been built by a horde of enthusiastic teens hopped up on imagination, Pop Tarts, and …

Kenneth Holway Duchesney, Sr.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Kenneth Holway Duchesney, Sr., 83, passed in peace with his family around him, Tuesday, Dec. 09, 2014, at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin, Vt. He was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Hyannis, Mass., the son of Charles and Gertrude (Cash) Duchesney. He grew up in …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

New Oxbow Hoop Coach Looks to Right the Ship

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — The coach the Oxbow Union High School boys basketball team didn’t know it would have nearly saw the players he didn’t know he’d be coaching get a victory the Olympians didn’t appear to be in …

Local Roundup: Green’s Williams Denied Ivy Player of Year Honor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hanover — Close, but no cigar. Dartmouth College junior quarterback Dalyn Williams’ hopes for capping a stellar season with the Ivy League’s Asa S. Bushnell Cup as the league’s offensive player of the year came up short on …

Wedding: Sciuto — Quinn

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thetford Center — Alexis Sciuto and Liam Quinn were married on Sept. 13, 2014, at the home of family friend Wendy Cole. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her parents. Cole, a justice of the peace, …

With Advances in Snow Plowing Come Increased Expectations

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thetford — When discussion at a recent Selectboard meeting turned to a contract for snow-removal services to supplement the work performed by the town road crew, it prompted some gentle chiding of drivers whose cars may not be the brawniest vehicles out there — but who nevertheless want …

Different Points of View on Thetford ‘Wall’

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thetford — Ruth Dwyer refers to it as a temporary “curtain.” Some townspeople have taken to calling it the Green Monster, or in Selectman Donn Downey’s words, “The Great Wall of Dwyer.” Thetford zoning officials, meanwhile, have determined …