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A blind built at Ruth Dwyer's property in Thetford, Vt., hides neighbor Patrick Perry's home from view on December 5, 2014. 
(Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

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 been assessing Dwyer daily fines, which now total thousands of dollars, for her refusal to take down what the town considers to …

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 dam and a camp house on top of it — and who needs to sign …

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 12-1, and it came with a dramatic ending that left a home fan and a …

Back to Barre: Ailing Thetford Prevails Over Windsor

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Thetford — The Thetford Academy girls basketball team is facing plenty of adversity at the moment, but none of the drama is coming on the court. Combating injury, illness and familial issues as well as No. 9 Windsor …

Local Roundup: Windsor Boys Basketball Continues March Toward Top Seed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High boys basketball team is close to locking down the top seed in the Vermont Division III state tournament — and still a long way from it as well. The Jacks continued their march …

A Swede Tastes of Success: Exchange Student Fills Role as Thetford Eyes Repeat

Monday, February 16, 2015

Thetford — If nothing else, Nelly Junesand has guaranteed herself a permanent presence for her year at Thetford Academy … so long as Charlie Buttrey doesn’t change his outgoing cellphone message. It took about a month after Junesand’s …

‘A Tear in the Fabric of Your Life’: Compassionate Friends Offer a Ray of Hope

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Six years ago, Sekhar Ramanathan and Tricia Briggs experienced the unimaginable. Their 31/2 year-old son, Kiran Briggs Ramanathan, caught the flu and died a few days later, on Jan. 14, 2009, after an opportunistic infection led …

Norwich Businessman Leads Benefit for Upper Valley Haven

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Norwich — Dan and Whit’s on Main Street in Norwich is at the center of town in more ways than one. It’s where neighbors pick up groceries and kibitz, where a well-worn public bulletin board promotes everything from …

Clubbing It: Unofficial or Not, Thetford Celebrates a Title

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — The Thetford Academy boys indoor track and field team may not have officially won Saturday’s VPA Division II state championship meet, but the Panthers had little trouble celebrating their “mythical” title. Though ineligible for a …

Thetford Wall Still Divides Owner, Board

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thetford — The town’s Development Review Board has declined to issue an after-the-fact permit for a dividing “wall” erected on Sawnee Bean Road last fall, and its owner plans to appeal to the state. “I have the right …

Thetford to Decide Four Board Seats

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thetford’s annual Town and School Meetings will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, starting at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium of Thetford Academy. On Tuesday, March 3, voters will select town and school officers and decide on the school district budget and a plan to repay a school budget …

Camilla A. Cook

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Camilla A. Cook, 72, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born on Sunday, Feb. 1, 1943, in Thetford, Vt. a daughter of Lyndon L. and Aletha Emma (MacFarlane) Tatro. She attended the Post Mills …

Patricia Jean (Doyle) Holland

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ashland, N.H. — Patricia Jean (Doyle) Holland, 71, died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family, following a period of declining health. She was born in Hanover, N.H. on June 23, 1943, the daughter of William and Irene (Preston) Doyle. Pat was raised …