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Shula Ornstein of Albany, N.Y., finishes her morning chores by leading cows out to pasture at Kiss the Cow Farm in Barnard, Vt., on July 9, 2014. Ornstein and two other volunteers were matched with the farm through the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms. In exchange for room and board, the “woofers” learn how to milk cows, process ducks and survive on the farm. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Volunteers Learn to Grow Green

Sunday, July 27, 2014

East Barnard — Wearing long, green waterproof aprons, the farmer and volunteer stand side by side at a table, plucking stray feathers from freshly killed ducks at Kiss the Cow Farm. After rinsing the birds, they slide them into plastic bags, to be delivered to customers that day. Lisa Robar, who owns the farm with her husband, Randy, lifts a …

Rev. Canon Donald E. Boyer

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Rev. Canon Donald E. Boyer, 80, died at his home on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, of natural causes with his wife Marcia at his side. He was born on March 6, 1934 in Worcester, Mass. the son of Ernest and Willamina (Clarke) Boyer. He was a graduate of Westboro High School, received his BA from Sewanee and his bachelor of …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. The program, split into three groups engaging in projects for one week each, has seen …

Hartford, Woodstock Advance

Sunday, February 23, 2014

White River Junction — Senior John Borchert’s power-play goal with 2, minutes, 51 seconds remaining lifted the No. 6 Hartford High boys hockey team over No. 11 Harwood, 3-2, in the first round of the VPA Division II tournament Saturday at Wendell Barwood Arena. With the Highlanders’ Thomas …

Canes Storm to Victory in OT

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Woodstock — Hartford High freshman forward Ben Rouillard will have more big games over the next three winters in Hurricane red, white and blue. But he’ll have few that matched the significance of his two-goal outburst in the …

Woodstock Boys Cashing In

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — Wherever he may go, whatever he may do, Bradley Lewis will probably never forget the story of the bent nickel. Woodstock Union High School boys basketball coach Jeff Thomas uses the analogy of the folded five-cent piece to ensure his Wasps understand the concept of teamwork. …

Hands-Free or Hang Up: Vermont Lawmakers Weigh Vehicle Cell Phone Restrictions

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

White River Junction — State senators from the Upper Valley on Monday said they want to examine a bill to ban hand-held devices while driving but that it may well wind up on the governor’s desk. If it …

Hall Call: VPA to Induct McLaughlin

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodstock — These things happen to guys who win a lot at the high school level. Having retired as Woodstock Union High School football coach after the 2012 season with 211 wins and nine state championships, Jim McLaughlin is bound for the Vermont Principals Association hall of fame. …

Local Roundup: Junior Doubles At UNH: Brechbuhl Wins Twice for Hanover

Monday, February 17, 2014

Durham, n.h. — The Hanover High School swim team can boast a two-time state champion and a third-place team from the girls’ half of Sunday’s NHIAA Division II swimming championships at the University of New Hampshire. Junior Elisabeth Brechbuhl raced to victories in the girls 200- and 500-yard …

Barnard Budget Down, Taxes Likely Up

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Barnard Town and School Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4 in Town Hall. Barnard — The municipal spending plan that voters will consider this year has a smaller bottom line, though taxes still …

Local Roundup: Spartans Hold Off Lebanon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pembroke, n.h. — A matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in NHIAA Division II didn’t go Lebanon High’s way Tuesday, but coach Kieth Matte said his troops put up a strong fight during a rough-and-tumble clash. …

Local Roundup: Hanover Topples Concord

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

West Lebanon — After seeing a big lead vanish in the blink of an eye, Ben Acker scored a game-winning goal late in the third period to lift Hanover to a 5-4 boys hockey victory over Concord at …

Raiders Home for Holiday: Lebanon Boys Roll To Matinee Victory

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lebanon — Lang Metcalf Gym remains home sweet home for the Lebanon High boys basketball team, even on a holiday with school out of session. Playing a rare weekday matinee on Martin Luther King Day, the Raiders shook …