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Upper Valley space enthusiasts eager for Monday’s solar eclipse
04-05-2024 7:01 PM


During 2017’s partial solar eclipse — when the moon obscured part of the sun — educator Rob Hanson set up a telescope at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock.He was impressed by the crowd.“There’s probably over 100 plus...

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Suspended saturation in the greenhouse
04-02-2024 5:43 PM

Before going to lunch, Chris Clemson, owner of Frost Gardens in Ely, waters hanging plants in one of their greenhouses on Friday. The business will open May 1.

Out & About: Lessons of the Holocaust focus of Thetford interfaith event
03-29-2024 6:01 PM


THETFORD — Two Upper Valley congregations are joining together to host an event that encourages people of different religions to discuss faith and the Holocaust.“Faith Among the Ashes: Lessons From Holocaust Survivors” is scheduled to take place...

Game time in Thetford
03-27-2024 4:14 PM

Town Meeting results: Forbes elected to Thetford Selectboard
03-06-2024 7:36 AM

THETFORD — In a contested races for a one-year term to complete a three-year term on the Selectboard, voters elected David Forbes.Forbes received 484 votes to John Piecuch’s 262 in ballot voting on Tuesday.In uncontested races, they elected Li Shen to...

Town Meeting results: Thetford voters support Gaza ceasefire resolution
03-03-2024 7:00 PM


THETFORD — By a sizable margin, residents approved by voice vote a non-binding resolution, introduced on the floor by Duncan Nichols, calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and the West Bank and a halt of U.S. arms sales to Israel. The resolution...

Police: Fairlee man charged in Thetford gun incident
02-26-2024 12:04 PM

THETFORD — Police arrested a 68-year-old Fairlee man in connection with the alleged firing of a gun out in the open in the village of East Thetford, 16 days after enlisting the public’s help in tracking down a suspect.Steven Duffy was charged...

Town Meeting preview: Two vying for contested Thetford Selectboard seat
02-25-2024 10:59 AM

Articles of note: The proposed appropriation for the fire department is $337,000 and the appropriation for the Thetford Library Federation is $130,000.Contested races: David Forbes and John Piecuch are vying for one-year to complete a three-year term...

Recycling resumes at Thetford transfer station
02-09-2024 3:53 PM

THETFORD — Recycling will be available at the Thetford Transfer Station once again this Saturday.The service was paused last weekend as the town continues certification renewal for the station with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. For now,...

Police are investigating East Thetford ‘gunshots’
02-08-2024 5:06 PM

EAST THETFORD — Thetford police are seeking the public’s help with providing any information about “gunshots” that were heard at the intersection of routes 5 and 113 on Wednesday afternoon in East Thetford.Thetford police and Vermont State Police...

Thetford Academy students make snowshoes
02-05-2024 10:31 PM

Photographsby JENNIFER HAUCK

THETFORD — Cecelia Willing was deep in concentration as she wove a strand of bright yellow rope to create the webbing on the foot of a snowshoe.At one point she paused, looking toward instructor Scott Ellis.“I’m definitely not doing this right,”...

Recycling services on pause in Thetford
02-02-2024 5:47 PM


THETFORD — On Saturday, recycling services won’t be available at the Thetford Transfer Station.Trash and food scrap services will be available as usual, and Town Manager Brian Story expects recycling to resume next weekend.The suspension of services...

Traction action
01-26-2024 4:32 PM

Thetford Selectboard rejects noncitizen voting
12-21-2023 5:11 PM


THETFORD — The Selectboard this week declined to bring the issue of noncitizen resident voting to Town Meeting voters in March.The issue was first raised at last year’s Town Meeting by Thetford resident and German citizen Heinz Trebitz, who noted that...

Dry idea in Thetford
12-14-2023 9:24 AM

Thetford considers allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections
12-12-2023 4:09 AM


THETFORD — Heinz and Inge Trebitz were named “Citizens of the Year” at last year’s Town Meeting for their longstanding service to Thetford, but they were ineligible to vote at the meeting.Selectboard member Steven Tofel is among those who would like...

Thetford holding community forum on future of schools
09-14-2023 3:45 PM

THETFORD — The Thetford School Board is scheduled to hold a public forum to discuss community goals and priorities for Thetford schools on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The forum is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Thetford Elementary...

Thetford appoints new Selectboard member
09-13-2023 4:16 PM

THETFORD — The Selectboard has appointed David Forbes to fill a vacancy on the town’s governing board.Forbes replaces Mary Bryant, who resigned from the board in July. Forbes will be sworn in on Sept. 18 and serve on the Selectboard until Town Meeting...

Heat wave causes Upper Valley closures and cancellations
09-08-2023 8:52 AM

CLAREMONT — This week’s heat has inspired several cancellations and closures across the Upper Valley.Stevens High School sent students home at 11 a.m. on Thursday due to heat, with temperatures rising into the 90s in the afternoon. A meeting the...

Vermont Route 113 to be closed this weekend for culvert upgrade
09-06-2023 4:33 PM

THETFORD — Route 113 near the West Fairlee/Thetford town line is scheduled to be closed this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10, to allow for the installation of a new culvert.A detour route will be in place for drivers south from Route 113...

Thetford man dies after boat capsizes in Groton, Vt.
09-05-2023 7:03 PM


THETFORD — A 32-year-old Thetford man and 2010 graduate of Thetford Academy who was described as an “avid huntsman” died in a boating accident in Caledonia County on Sunday, according to police and family members.Kristophere Perkins was one of three...

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