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Oxbow softball at dynastic, dominant best
05-01-2024 5:01 PM


BRADFORD, Vt. — The exuberant shout emanated from the home dugout Tuesday as Oxbow High entertained Thetford in a VPA Division III softball clash.“Hit it louder!” The hosts certainly did so, orchestrating a virtual cacophony of bat smacks and hand...

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Hanover’s Perreard may soon capture the attention of collegiate coaches in two athletic pursuits
04-24-2024 5:08 PM


LEBANON — Lea Perreard’s wrists are wrapped in bracelets. How many? The Hanover High sophomore isn’t sure, but 15 would be a solid guess.Rubber bracelets, woven bracelets, string bracelets with beads on them. It takes Perreard roughly five minutes to...

2024 Upper Valley high school softball guide
04-19-2024 4:15 PM

When it comes to Upper Valley high school softball, one program stirs the proverbial championship drink.In three years under coach Chuck Simmons, Oxbow High has reeled off 49 wins in 53 games and raced relatively unimpeded to state honors each time....

2024 Upper Valley high school track and field guide
04-17-2024 4:54 PM


As surely as snapping the finish-line tape signifies a winner, the Upper Valley is filled with high school track and field potential this spring.A number of area schools won outdoor titles last year, and some followed that up with indoor successes...

2024 Upper Valley high school baseball guide
04-15-2024 4:21 PM

The arrival of the Upper Valley high school baseball season marks the return of one top-shelf rivalry (Thetford vs. White River Valley, last year’s VPA Division III title-game matchup) along with another roster (Hanover) good enough to hang some...

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...

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...

Thetford 57, Hazen 53: Third championship in six years produces a sweet celebration
03-03-2024 6:30 PM


BARRE, Vt. — And on the 108th day of the Thetford Academy basketball season, a VPA Division III boys hoop championship was created. How would coach Jason Gray celebrate? “We’re going to go back to the academy to have some cupcakes and Gatorade,” the...

Thetford 60, WRV 58: Epic comeback sends Panthers to state title game
03-01-2024 4:22 PM


BARRE, Vt. — The Barre Auditorium’s inner arena was deserted Thursday evening, half an hour after Thetford Academy and White River Valley concluded their Vermont Division III boys basketball playoff semifinal.Silence inside the 85-year old building...

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...

High and dry
02-16-2024 4:29 PM

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

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