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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 …

Wasps Remain Unbowed

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Little things mean a lot and in Monday’s 8-3 Woodstock win over Springfield, the little things were the difference. The Wasps, undefeated with an unusual roster of seven seniors and seven freshmen, turned the little things into big things. The defense was errorless, and complete-game …

Woodstock Lacrosse Overpowers Hartford

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Woodstock — On Monday, the Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team needed a frantic rally to forge an overtime victory on the road. Tuesday, the Wasps waltzed in a rout of visiting Hartford, pounding the Hurricanes, 12-1. Oliver …

The Swing’s the Thing: Vermont H.S. Golfers Finally Getting on the Course

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Vermont Principals Association usually plans for its golf teams to get into action last among the spring sports, given the need to wait for the state’s courses to become playable first. It nearly didn’t work out that …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner. The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading …

Edna Miriam “Mitzi” (Vaughan) Keleher

Friday, May 2, 2014

Concord, Mass. — Edna Miriam “Mitzi” (Vaughan) Keleher, age 89 on Friday, April 25, 2014, at home in Concord with her loving family around her. Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyo. she was a descendent of the Vaughan family of Pomfret, Vt. and Middleboro, Mass. In her early …

Letter: 50-50 Parenting

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

To the Editor: I cannot get out of my mind the decision by the Vermont Supreme Court concerning pets (“Court: No Joint Custody of Pets,” front page, April 26). The decision to leave the dog with his current owner seems to me exactly right. In the words of …

Local Roundup: Stevens’ Hussey Shines Under the Lights in No-Hitter

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Claremont — Ruthlessly efficient from the start, Chase Hussey tossed a no-hitter to lead the Stevens High baseball team to a 9-0 victory over Kearsarge under the lights at Barnes Park on Monday night. Hussey, a junior, needed …

Local Roundup: Cards Shuffle Windsor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Claremont — It may still be early in the season, but the Stevens High baseball team is bringing the thunder thus far. Getting comfortable quickly in their home surroundings, the Cardinals exploded for a 16-6 victory in five …

Woodstock Boys Tennis Wins Season Opener in Great Indoors

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woodstock — Spring high school sports all over the Upper Valley have had to make accommodations to get in workouts and games lately, given the late departure of winter. The Woodstock High boys tennis team did its part …

Middlebury Spoils Woodstock Lax Opener

Monday, April 7, 2014

Staff Reports Middlebury, Vt. — The host Middlebury Union High School Tigers showed off the outdoor practice time they’ve had that the Wasps (0-1) haven’t in a season-opening 17-5 win on Saturday at Middlebury College. Middlebury has been outside on one of the college’s turf fields for at …