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Linnea Burnham, of Thetford, Vt., has been selected as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow. The fellowship has allowed Burnham to study artisanal cheesemaking in Italy, Switzerland, England, Norway, Brazil and South Africa. (Courtesy photograph)

Food Notes: Thetford Native Wins Fellowship to Research Cheesemaking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thetford resident Linnea Burnham is spending the next 13 months traveling the world to learn about making artisanal cheese. Burnham, who graduated from Middlebury College earlier this year, is one of the 50 members of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation’s 47th class of fellows, which provides her with a $30,000 stipend to cover an independent year of international travel. Her itinerary includes working with small-scale cheese producers in Norway, England, Switzerland, Italy, South Africa and Brazil, Burnham said in an email from Oslo, where she started the fellowship in June. She’ll spend the next three months traveling the Norwegian countryside, visiting farms and Geitost (goat) …

Open Pastures

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Patsy DuClose-Silloway repairs a fence on her farm Tuesday in East Randolph, where she keeps a beef cow, a sheep, a turkey and chickens. “Animals are an enjoyment, and they bring peace to your mind,” she said.Valley News — James M. Patterson …

A Life: Norman Runnion, 1929-2015; ‘It Would Never Have Occurred to Me to Be Anything Else’

Monday, June 29, 2015

Brookfield, Vt. — Ask Norman Runnion for his life story and he’d point to a newspaper. Take the old Kansas City Journal-Post, where he played as a child while his father pounded on a manual typewriter. Or the Evanston (Ill.) Review, where he broke into journalism by pasting up the sports page for …

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dartmouth Institute Leader Honored Hanover — Dr. Elliott Fisher, director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has received the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s highest individual achievement award. Fisher received the Richard L. Clarke Board …

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.” …

Neighbors Grill VTC President

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Randolph Center — At an open forum Tuesday night, community members peppered Vermont Technical College president Dan Smith with questions about a planned solar energy installation at the school, and expressed concerns about the degree to which the college has considered the public’s wishes in pursuing recent development …

Lawrence W. Roberts

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Randolph, Vt. — Graveside Committal Services with military honors for Lawrence W. Roberts, 84, who died Nov. 25, 2014, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 22, at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, with Rev. Ronald E. Rilling, officiating. Arrangements are by the Day …

A Life: Miriam ‘Mim’ Herwig, 1923-2015; ‘The World Is Full of Beautifully Written Words Left Behind’

Monday, June 15, 2015

Randolph Center — Miriam “Mim” Herwig’s diminutive stature — about 5-foot-2-inches tall and less than 100 pounds — belied her big influence on the world around her. She was “a powerhouse in a small frame,” friend and fellow …

Randolph Women Join Board of Safeline Inc.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chelsea — Two Randolph residents have joined the board of Safeline Inc., a member agency of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The board also elected a new chairwoman, Felicity Swayze, of Tunbridge. Shelley Dimick is an IT business analyst with Northfield Savings Bank in Northfield, …

Randolph Union High Graduates More Than 70

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Randolph — Randolph Union High School celebrated the graduation of more than 70 seniors on Friday evening. Matthew Amico; Eleanor Anderson; Miriam G. Andress; Alexis Dawn Ashley; Jamie W. Barnard; Chad Benoir; Shaena E. Bergeron; Gregoire Brandon; Michael Bottass-Burridge; Cady Ann Boule; Sara Lucie Brien; Kimberly Ann Buckholts; …

Big Bucks: Bold Moves Send Blue Mountain Past Royals

Friday, June 12, 2015

Poultney, Vt. — Small ball and a big decision paid off swimmingly for the Blue Mountain Union High softball team in Friday’s VPA Division IV final against South Royalton. The Bucks blew open a close game with six …

No Translation Needed: South Royalton’s Belgian Visitor Learns Softball on the Fly

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

South Royalton — It’s hard to say which is more memorable, Elsa Huart’s first or second time at bat in a varsity softball game. First time, in an 11-3 victory at home against Rochester on April 21, she …

No Kidding Around: South Royalton Outlasts Whitcomb to Reach Final

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bethel — Youth will be served? When South Royalton and Whitcomb meet on the softball field, it’s been inevitable. The Royals put a batting order together for Monday’s Vermont Division IV softball semifinal that featured three sophomores, two …