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Caleb Putnam hangs sheets of cheesecloth on the line after washing them at his family's farm on August 25, 2014. The fabric is used to remove the curds from the whey. (Valley News - Ariana van den Akker)

North Pomfret Farm Family’s Two Sons Return for the Summer to Help Make the Cheese

Sunday, August 31, 2014

North Pomfret — Between haying, cheesemaking and the myriad chores required of a dairy farmer, warm weather days at Thistle Hill, an organic farm in North Pomfret, are packed full. Luckily, owners Janine and John Putnam have some experienced help. The couple raised their four children, all now grown up, on the hilly 80-acre farm, and their sons, Caleb and …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with speed what it lacks in size, Woodstock rode the efforts of miniscule fullback Nikolai Davis …

Hanging on the Telephone: Bradley Hoping For Call to Join Ryder Cup Team

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Woodstock — Some folks stress about Christmas. Professional golfers stress about late August. In a week, however, Keegan Bradley could be celebrating like Santa Claus left him a puppy under the tree. On Monday evening, on live television, on the soundstage that Saturday Night Live normally occupies, captain Tom Watson will name the …

The Road Warriors Return: Avellino, Tracy Make Travel Work

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White River Junction — Dougie Avellino and Troy Tracy spend nearly as much time commuting to Bellows Falls as they do playing for the American Legion Post 37 baseball team. Their participation is worth every mile. Avellino, of …

Milne Focuses on Vt. Economy

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pomfret — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott Milne plans to make the Vermont economy the top issue in his campaign and said the state’s low unemployment rate tells only part of the story about the health of the economy. It’s common these days to hear Gov. Peter Shumlin talking …

Dr. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka Houthakker

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pomfret, Vt. — Dr. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka Houthakker, 91, Founder and President of the World Phenomenology Institute, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at her beloved farm in Pomfret. She was born in Marianowo, Poland, into an aristocratic family of historical significance. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka Houthakker, an internationally known philosopher, was …

Barnard Area Legislator Faces Challenger

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, will face a Republican challenger this year in the Windsor 4-1 district representing Barnard, Pomfret and the northwestern part of Hartford in the Vermont House. And a newcomer is likely to be elected to the two-seat Windsor 4-2 district representing the …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …

Woodstock Class ‘Has an Old Soul’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Woodstock — Dark rainclouds loomed outdoors, but inside Woodstock Union Arena, the rink was filled with sunflowers. About 90 graduates of Woodstock Union High School’s Class of 2014 sat ready to receive …

A Fairly Fishy First Try; White River Open Deemed Successful

Saturday, June 14, 2014

When fly fishermen Brian Burkholder and Eric Dexter decided to organize a fly fishing tournament on the White River, they sought advice from Jesse Haller, who directs the Otter Creek Classic in the Middlebury, Vt., area. “We were …

South Burlington Ends Woodstock’s Lacrosse Season

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

South Burlington, Vt. — Year after year, the Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team tilts at the windmills that are their Vermont Division I opponents, and year after year, the Wasps come up a little bit short. It …

The Legs Have It: Steal of Home Helps End Woodstock’s Year

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Moretown, Vt. — The pivotal play of the Woodstock High baseball team’s season seemed to unfold in slow motion and silence Monday. Wasps pitcher Matt Poljacik began his full-motion windup with two outs in the third inning and …

Woodstock Title Leads Horde of Area Track Winners

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chester, Vt. — As Thetford Academy senior Chris Wells jumped over the final hurdle in the 300 meter event on Saturday, he knew he still had some yardage to go to reach the finish line and was very …