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Anne de Montluzin, of New Orleans, left, Mary Ellis Hasseltine, a part-time Thetford, Vt., resident, center, and Dee Pingleton, of Post Mills, Vt., chat while watching the annual Thetford Labor Day parade in Post Mills on September 1, 2014. The parade was followed by a barbecue lunch fundraiser for Project Graduation. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

Thetford Preserves Annual Tradition

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Post Mills — Caleb and Aidan Salisbury awaited the start of Monday morning’s Labor Day parade in Post Mills on the stone steps of Peabody Library with their mother Toni Safford, of East Thetford. To pass the time until parade participants would toss them candy, they counted passing cars. Caleb chose silver, Aidan, black and Safford, red. The color red …

‘They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore’

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thetford — Independent and resilient, Lillian DeVaux withstood many challenges and saw many changes during almost 93 years as a lifelong Vermonter. DeVaux was “tough when she needed to be tough and frugal when she needed to be frugal,” said DeVaux’s friend of more than 20 years, Judy Pease, of Lebanon. “They don’t …

50th Anniversary: Jamieson — Cook

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thetford — Goldie and Gerry Jamieson celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 14, 2014, at their home in Silver Springs, Fla. The couple lived in Thetford until eight years ago. Gerry Jamieson grew up in Vermont and worked as a herdsman before becoming head butcher at Dartmouth College. Goldie Jamieson also grew up …

Thetford Center Resident Joins Upper Valley Educators Institute

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thetford Center — Kristen Downey, of Thetford Center, has joined Upper Valley Educators Institute as associate director for secondary education. She will serve on UVEI’s faculty and assume primary responsibility for coordinating the pedagogical training of secondary education …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

Oxbow Student Dies During Trip

Friday, July 4, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Members of the Oxbow Union High School football team remembered teammate Sean Tillotson, who died suddenly this week at an airport in Colorado, as a hard-working athlete who thrived on helping the people around him. …

Entertainment Highlights: Two Upper Valley Teens Perform With Circus Smirkus

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Greensboro, Vt. — Four days before his fourth and last Opening Night with Circus Smirkus’ annual summer tour of Vermont and New Hampshire, Sam Gurwitt was hoisting himself toward the ceiling of the big-top tent. And again. And …

Ex-Thetford Police Chief Blasts Selectboard on Interim Hiring

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thetford — A strongly worded email from former police chief Jim Lanctot to the townwide email Listserv sheds light not just on his lingering resentment toward the Selectboard but on a debate about the way the police department …

Duane “Joe” P. Cook, Sr.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Graveside funeral services for Duane “Joe” P. Cook, Sr., 82, who died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his home will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the family lot in the Hillside Cemetery in Thetford. Hale Funeral Homes & Cremation …

Lebanon Introduces Elementary Principal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon School District continues to seek replacements for three vacant administrative positions this summer, but one leadership post has already been filled. Eloise Ginty, Mount Lebanon Elementary School’s new principal, visited the West Lebanon school …

Norwich Chief To Help Out In Thetford

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thetford — Norwich police chief Doug Robinson has agreed to fill in as Thetford’s interim chief while the town looks to replace Jim Lanctot, who stepped down as chief last month after 11 years with the department. When …

Lillian T. DeVaux

Friday, June 20, 2014

Thetford, Vt. — Lillian T. DeVaux, 92, died from complications of a stroke on Tuesday, June 18, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born at home on the family farm in West Fairlee Center, June 30, 1921, a daughter of Alonzo and Daisy …

Two Men Arrested After Reports of Erratic Driving

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thetford — Two Thetford men were arrested Tuesday after a report of an erratic driver allegedly led to a struggle between officers and the two men. State Police began receiving complaints around 6 p.m. Tuesday about a driver in Vershire who was driving erratically and running cars off …