Thetford

Vermont State Police Fire Investigator Larry Smith, left, and Vermont Department of Public Saftey Fire Marshal Stan Baranowski look over the remains of a two story barn in Thetford, Vt., on Aug. 31, 2015. State fire investigators said the the fire at the barn at 205 Academy Road in Thetford was reported around 4:30 a.m. Monday and that the structure was "fully engulfed in fire." The building, which belongs to Ruel and Virginia Barrett, was being used for storage and had no electricity. Officials said the cause of the fire has been classified as "undetermined," and anyone with information should contact Vermont State Police or Thetford Police. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck)
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Thetford Barn Destroyed

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Vermont State Police Fire Investigator Larry Smith, left, and Vermont Department of Public Safety Fire Marshal Stan Baranowski look over the remains of a two-story barn in Thetford. Investigators said the fire at the barn at 205 Academy Road was reported around 4:30 a.m. on Monday and that the structure was “fully engulfed in fire.” The building, which belongs to …

Earl John Beede, Jr.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pensacola, Fla. — Earl John Beede, Jr., 75, of Pensacola passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. John was born in Barre, Vt. on Aug. 27, 1939 to Earl, Sr. and Dorothy (Dot) (Clark) Beede. He spent countless hours of his youth on the baseball fields in Post Mills, Vt. with his cousins, uncles and friends. He graduated from Thetford Academy in 1957 …

A Boost at Boot Camp: Piermont Woman Helps Others Get Fit

Monday, August 24, 2015

West Fairlee — Looking back on the six years or so since committing herself to a healthier lifestyle, Brandi Bissonnette wishes she’d had more group support to help guide her along. Now 100 pounds lighter and a certified personal trainer, one of her goals is to help provide others with access to that …

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the …

Sports Notes: Windsor’s Gilbert Part of National TV Card

Friday, May 22, 2015

For years, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert has admired the exploits of Framingham, Mass., fighter Danny O’Connor. Today, he’ll have the opportunity to square up with him in the ring for the first time. Gilbert, 13-1, will be a major underdog at Boston University’s Agganis Arena when he takes …

As Fines Mount, Thetford Woman Won’t Tear Down That Wall

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thetford — The dispute over the 60-by-24-foot structure that Ruth Dwyer erected in her front yard last fall to block the view of a newly built home across the street continues to simmer. The town zoning administrator has …

Voters in Three Towns Pass Bond to Fix Lake Fairlee Dam

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thetford — During all-day voting on Tuesday, the three towns along Lake Fairlee’s border green-lighted an $850,000 project to replace its ailing dam and a mechanism to share in its control. Meanwhile, the Maine resident who owns the …

Local Roundup: Hartford Baseball Drops First of Season

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

White River Junction — Be careful for what you wish, as the Hartford High baseball team found out Monday during a 4-2 loss to Mount Anthony. The setback was the Hurricanes’ first of the season, dropping them to …

Local Roundup: Kennedy, Raiders Solid at CVC North Track Meet

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Windsor — Local athletes made their marks on Tuesday when 10 schools converged on Windsor High’s Murphy-Morse Oval for the Connecticut Valley Conference North track and field meet. In the girls 200-meter dash, Lebanon’s Corinne Kennedy was first …

Oxbow Softball Conquers Twinfield

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — After a hiccup to start the season, the Oxbow Union High School softball team is beginning to look equally as strong as any Olympian team in recent memory. Oxbow mercy-ruled visiting Twinfield on Tuesday, 18-3 in five innings, the O’s fifth straight win since a …

During Hearings, Residents Mull Lake Fairlee Dam Bond

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Thetford — About 50 residents who turned out to a public hearing Monday night about Thetford’s portion of a proposed three-town bond to replace the ailing Lake Fairlee Dam expressed a mix of support, objections and questions about …

Local Roundup: Raptors Rule the Fairway

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Quechee — With the high school golf season winding toward the postseason, Mid Vermont Christian School co-coach Gary Ott can breathe easier. He now has a team. Hosting three schools on the Quechee Club’s Highland course front nine, …

Thetford Academy Considers Reducing Staff to Cut Costs

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thetford — Thetford Academy is considering a workforce reduction to meet the financial challenges posed by an education-reform bill working its way through the state Legislature, a shrinking student population and a change in state education regulations that could force it to reduce its tuition rate. Thetford Academy …