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Stretch of Route 132 in Thetford to close for repairs

Photographed on Oct. 6, 2017, traffic on Route 132 between Strafford, Vt., and Norwich, Vt., has been slowed by three temporary traffic lights due to a lane closure in three locations. The roadway has been damaged by the July 1 flooding of the Ompompanoosuc River. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Photographed on Oct. 6, 2017, traffic on Route 132 between Strafford, Vt., and Norwich, Vt., has been slowed by three temporary traffic lights due to a lane closure in three locations. The roadway has been damaged by the July 1 flooding of the Ompompanoosuc River. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Adjust your travel plans accordingly.

A section of Route 132 will close for a week beginning on Monday, according to a Thetford Listserv post from town Zoning Administrator and Department of Public Works project manager Mary Ellen Parkman, as the town works to repair the roadway from damage sustained during intense rainstorms and flooding in early July.

Norwich residents are being warned to expect “heavier-than-usual” traffic on New Boston Road as a result of the detour around the closed road.

Read more here.

Photos: Promoting the 19 Days of Norwich fundraiser on the Ledyard Bridge

In case you didn’t get to see these folks on the Ledyard Bridge on Friday, Rick Ely sent in this photo slideshow.

The folks in the video include members of the Norwich Women’s Club, along with Dan Fraser of Dan & Whit’s. The 19 Days of Norwich fundraiser benefits the Upper Valley Haven.

Do you have pictures of these Norwich police chiefs of the past?

The following is from an email written by Doug Robinson, the current chief of the Norwich Police Department.

Subject: POLICE CHIEF PICTURES

The Norwich Police Department will be moving into our new Public Safety Facility this winter. I am looking for a photograph of each Norwich police chief from 1973 when the first chief was appointed. The photographs will be displayed in the new facility. Preferable a portrait style photograph but for lack of a portrait any picture will be nice. If anyone has any pictures of the below listed police chiefs could you please forward them to me so we can have them framed and ready to be displayed at the new facility, of if you know any family members of the listed police chiefs can you reach out to them to see if you might be able to get a photograph.

  • Herbert Fellows, 1973 – 1977
  • Bill Luczynski, 1978- 1991
  • Paul Alexander, Acting 1991-1992
  • Gary Watson, 1992 – 1996
  • William Estey, Acting 1997 -1998, Again 1999 – 2001
  • Armando Casucci, 1998-1999
  • Stephen Soares, 2001-2004