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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 …

Walkathon Will Support Randolph Food Shelf

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Randolph — A walkathon and cycling event to benefit Randolph Area Food Shelf is set for April 25 in Brookfield, Vt. The food shelf serves residents of Randolph, Brookfield, Braintree, Vt., and East Granville, Vt. Walkers and cyclists gather pledges in advance of the annual event, the food …

VTC to Host Brewing Short Course

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Randolph — For the second year running, Vermont Tech will offer a brewing short course for entrepreneurs and home brewers. The class is set for May 11-17, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Drop-In Brewing Co. in Middlebury, Vt. Taught by the Drop-In’s owner, Steve Parkes, it will …

At the Hospitals: April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Norris Cotton Redesignated As Comprehensive Cancer Center Lebanon — The National Cancer Institute has renewed its Cancer Center Support Grant to Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth, continuing NCCC’s designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. The core grant …

Birth Announcements: April 5, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Gifford Medical Center BRALEY — A son, Bryce William Braley, born on March 19, 2015, to Stacy Nichols and Bernard Braley II, of Randolph Center. POWELL — A daughter, Adelina Marie Powell, born on March 19, 2015, to Chelsea Kurutza and Alexander Powell, of Randolph. BUTTERFIELD — A …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

No Injuries in Claremont Garage Fire Claremont — A fire that started in the engine compartment of vehicle destroyed a garage on Winter Street Monday evening but caused no injuries. Fire officials said the fire was called in …

Working Lands Program To Begin at Vermont Tech

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Randolph — A new hands-on program for high school graduates interested in agriculture will start this fall. The yearlong Working Lands Certificate Program is a partnership between Vermont Technical College and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. It’s designed to immerse students in agriculture, food, and leadership, and also …

Planting the Seeds of Partnership

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Randolph — With mucky fields peeking out from under the fast-melting snow, it won’t be long before this year’s crops start sprouting up across the Upper Valley. And as hunger for local food grows, an event last week …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities …

Gifford Announces Nursing Home

Monday, March 23, 2015

Randolph — Officials at Gifford Medical Center announced last week that the hospital has plans to open a new nursing home and move its 25 patient beds from shared to private rooms. In May, the Menig Extended Care …

Building a Brand-New Workforce

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When Dustin Riggott moved to the Upper Valley from San Diego after high school, he was ready to get a fresh start. From his experience working in retail during high school, he knew he wasn’t interested in continuing …