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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 …

Letter: Silence on Health Care Funding

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Silence on Health-Care Funding To the Editor: I am in full agreement about the merits and need for health-care reform. But I don’t understand why an agrarian state and the second least populated with a somewhat dismal business reputation had to go down the road to universal single-payer …

Letter: Jumping Ship on Single-Payer?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

To the Editor: Vt. state Sen. John Campbell has given up his commitment to a universal, everyone-in, no-one-left-out publicly financed health-care system, one which our governor and a majority of Vermonters are moving toward. His salvo March 25 to a VPR reporter, stating that “single-payer may not be …

Connecticut River Restoration Project Gets $14,000 Grant

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Woodstock — The Connecticut River Watershed Council recently received a grant for $14,148 from Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources to support a river restoration project at Billings Farm in Woodstock. The Ecosystem Restoration Program grant will fund the purchase and delivery of 1,300 trees, project design and staff …

This Is Spring? Weather Forces High School Teams to Improvise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The calendar says spring; the schedule says play ball. Mother Nature says fat chance. Welcome to the spring sports season in the Upper Valley — if you can call it that. Area teams on both sides of the …

It’s Good to Be the King: Raider Is Tops in D-II Girls Hoop

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lebanon — Having one New Hampshire girls basketball player of the year is nice, but Lebanon High is starting to make a habit out of it. For the second straight winter, a Raider drew enough notice from the …

Vt. Football League Unhappy About MIAs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

White River Junction — The coaches and athletic directors of the Vermont Interscholastic Football League on Monday agreed they were not happy with some of its member schools as well as the current film exchange program. At the …

Letter: I Took My Job Seriously

Friday, March 14, 2014

To the Editor: I would like to thank the people who supported me in the town of Pomfret. Thank you for your kind words, phone calls and letters; they really meant a lot to me. I had the honor and privilege to work for the past seven years …

Wasps Feel the Sting

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Only UPS boxes things better than Lyndon Institute did at Barre Auditorium on Wednesday night. Semifinal day became moving day for the Woodstock High boys basketball, with maroon-clad Vikings muscling their counterparts through, across and …

Town Clerk Out In Pomfret

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pomfret — The public campaign by current and former town officials to oust incumbent Town Clerk Lynne Leavitt came to fruition at the annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, but it wasn’t the closely contested election that residents had …

Letter: Back to Pomfret’s Best Days

Saturday, March 1, 2014

To the Editor: Please join me at Pomfret Town Meeting on Tuesday at 9 a.m. to support Michael Reese for Selectboard and Ellen DesMeules for treasurer. Both Michael and Ellen have the leadership qualities to effectively serve in public office. They are kind and respectful, eager to listen …