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Forum, July 23: More About the Co-op; No More Co-op; Thanks, Shawn Braley

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don’t Rush to Judgment To the Editor: The recent controversy about firings at the Co-op seems to revolve around how a values-based organization could so abruptly dismiss employees considered by many to be very competent and helpful. We have long been Co-op members and one of us served on the Co-op board for many years, so we are fully aware both of co-operative values and of the complex issues inherent …

Another Thetford Post Office Faces Cuts

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Thetford — The Thetford Center post office nestled in the back of the Thetford Village Store is the latest Upper Valley post office with its operations under the microscope, as federal officials wrangle with budget deficits in the nation’s mail delivery system. And while residents are cognizant that their town of roughly 2,500 …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost 60 S electboard and City Council members, municipal administrators, landfill operators and representatives from solid …

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. …

Honoring the Choice to Serve

Monday, May 19, 2014

White River Jct. — American flags flapping in the warm May breeze greeted 14 high school seniors and their families as they drove up Veterans Drive to the VA Medical Center, where they were honored on Sunday afternoon …

Framing the Answer: Thetford Academy Students Use Design, Math Skills on New Pavilion

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Thetford — Using pegs, posts and people power, Thetford Academy’s new timber framing class recently built an airy wooden pavilion near the school soccer fields. On a recent Tuesday, the class raised most of the white pine frame …

Thetford Police Chief Steps Down

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thetford — The chief of police tendered his resignation to the Selectboard Monday, announcing plans to operate a pizza restaurant on Route 5. Jim Lanctot joined the department in 2003 and became chief in January 2006. His last …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

Letter: Learn More About Electric Cars, Bikes

Monday, May 12, 2014

To the Editor: Electric vehicle use and availability are increasing throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. EVs produce much less carbon than gas-powered cars, at an equivalent fuel price of about $1 per gallon. You can learn more about and test drive EVs at the Upper Valley Electric Vehicle …