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Owner and chef Brad Pirkey fills orders in the tiny trailer that is the home base for Chef Brad's "Crazy Side" in Hartland, Vt., on August 28, 2015. He started the food truck after returning from a year-long road-food tour of the United States. 
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A Bit of Seaside By the Roadside

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In 2009, chef Brad Pirkey packed up his Volkswagen bus and his dog Boston and headed out on a great American road trip, traveling the country’s perimeter, from East Coast to Gulf Coast to West Coast, for a year. Along the way, he sampled classic American food, with regional twists, at food trucks and diners from Florida to Louisiana to …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain Asa Berolzheimer scored twice in the contest for the Marauders, the second coming off a …

Back to the Chalkboard: Undaunted, Clary Hopes For a Windsor Field Hockey Rebuild

Monday, August 31, 2015

Windsor — When you are 66 years old, have been doing the same thing that you love for the last 42 years and it’s taken away from you, maybe there should be some anger, some resentment. Sandy Clary isn’t feeling it, however, even in the face of not having a field hockey team …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Engagement: Smith — Conaway

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hartland — Holly Smith and Jeremy Conaway have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Laura and Bob Lord, of Hartland. She graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 2002 and attended the Community College of Vermont. She is employed at Upper Valley Critter Sitters and …

The Best Medicine: Longtime Mt. Ascutney Physician, Known for His Humor, Says Goodbye

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Windsor — Beach Conger is an old-school country doctor with some not so old-school twists. Take, for example, his pink tutu — two words that you’d be hard-pressed to find so closely associated with another medical professional of …

Deere Dealer Heads for Hartland

Sunday, June 21, 2015

White River Junction — After 24 years at 240 S. Main St., downtown fixture L.F. Trottier & Sons is departing White River Junction for Hartland. On Aug. 1, the company will swap its current 3,800-square-foot shop for an 8,000-square-foot facility on Route 5 in Hartland. It will move …

Entertainment Highlights: Hartland JazzFest Still Growing, but Staying Local

Thursday, June 18, 2015

After enjoying the Hartland JazzFest as a civilian the last two years, Norwich trombonist Don Glasgo welcomed the invitation from Peter Concilio to march his Sol Food ensemble onto the field stage behind Hartland Public Library this Saturday …

Charles E. Beauregard

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — Charles E. Beauregard, 76, died Monday, June 15, 2015, at home in Hartland. He was born Nov. 8, 1938, in Haverhill, Mass. a son of Kenneth F. and Annie P. (Clow) Beauregard. Charlie grew up and attended school in Bridgewater, Vt. He worked briefly as …

Marianne Farrall Wood

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ayer, Mass. — Marianne Farrall Wood, 86, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Apple Valley Center in Ayer, where she had lived for the past three years. She was born in Arlington, Mass. on April 6, 1929, the daughter of Byron and Beatrice (Woods) Farrall. She grew up …

New Accessible Boardwalk to Open at Eshqua Bog

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hartland — A new, handicap accessible boardwalk with multiple viewing platforms will open later this month at Eshqua Bog. The bog has been closed during construction of the boardwalk and a new parking area. It will reopen on …

Birth Announcements: June 14, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center OSTERLOH — A daughter, Piper Lux Osterloh, born on May 22, 2015, to Theresa and Martin Osterloh, of Grantham. MORRILL — A son, Wyatt Michael Morrill, born on May 23, 2015, to Kristi Bonnell and Timothy Morrill, of Hartland. SMITH — A son, Joseph James …

60th Anniversary: Robert and Alice Vincent

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Hartland — Robert J. Vincent and Alice L. Vincent celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 24, 2015, with a party at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science Nature Center in Quechee. The event was hosted by the …