Thetford

Thetford's Nelly Junesand, left, and Emily Emerson, right, jump off the bench to celebrate as the Panthers' second string  completes their VPA division III win over Enosburg in Barre, Vt. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Thetford won 53 - 34 and will advance to the finals. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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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 against Richford in the state championship game …

Attention Music Shoppers: Young Musicians Release Recordings and Hope for the Best

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The music business has long been a challenge. But the advent of the Internet has made it even more confusing. While it’s easier for a musician to get his work in front of listeners, it’s a crowded field. What does it mean to make it in the music business these days? Billy Sharff …

Thetford Official’s Family Grateful for Response After Fire

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Thetford — Family members said a longtime town official’s condition was improving Monday as she received care at a Boston hospital following a three-alarm fire that destroyed her and her husband’s Route 5 home over the weekend. Roberta Howard, 82, the town service officer whose previous roles include town clerk, was airlifted from …

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 …

Frank Andrew Dailey

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ashland, N.H. — Frank Andrew Dailey, 69, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at the Catholic Memorial Hospital in Manchester, N.H. The youngest of four children of Arthur Dailey and Luna (Dunham) Dailey, he was born Oct. 31, 1945, in North Calais, Vt. His family later moved to …

A Mountain of Land in Thetford: 208-Acre Conservation Area Donated to UVLT

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thetford — Upper Valley Land Trust Stewardship Director Jason Berard was hopeful a giant white ash tree on Ely Mountain might be the largest of its species in Vermont. Orange County forester David Paganelli joined UVLT staff and …