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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) …

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.” Allen was talking about a rapidly approaching deadline under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, a radical …

Gay Marriage Coast to Coast

Saturday, June 27, 2015

White River Junction — As Vermont Law School professor Jackie Gardina absorbed the news Friday morning that the Supreme Court had ruled in favor of national marriage equality, she received a text from her wife, Lauren Bassing, who is traveling cross-country. “She said when I went to bed in Ohio last night, I …

Donald Robert Pray

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — A graveside memorial service with military honors for Donald Robert Pray, 81, who died Feb. 19, 2015, will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, …

State: Royalton Man a Danger

Friday, June 5, 2015

White River Junction — Authorities are holding an area business owner without bail on allegations that he threatened two of his employees with a gun on Thursday. Didace G. Lacroix Jr. pleaded not guilty on Friday to five …

Mary Jane Regione

Friday, June 5, 2015

Sharon/South Royalton, Vt. — Mary Jane Regione, 66 died Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H. She was born April 20, 1949 in Randolph, Vt. the daughter of Arthur B. and Louise M. (Boles) Churchill. She attended school in South Royalton, Vt. In addition …

A Life: James D. Blakeman, 1939-2015: ‘He Didn’t Want Someone Telling Him That He Couldn’t Do Something’

Monday, June 1, 2015

South Royalton — Jim Blakeman knew how to tell stories. In fact, he told a lot of them, and most were about some mishap he had gotten into or some misstep he’d taken during a life marked by …

Engagement: Farnsworth — Ginsbury

Sunday, May 31, 2015

South Royalton — Ella Farnsworth and Peter Ginsbury, of Wilson, Wyo., have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kit and David Farnsworth, of South Royalton. She graduated from South Royalton High School in 2004 and …

State Awards $900K in Grants for Broadband Improvements

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Norwich — Four Upper Valley towns — Norwich, Randolph, Royalton and Bradford — are among the eight Vermont communities that will benefit from state grants totaling nearly $900,000 aimed at improving broadband Internet speeds in underserved areas, according to an announcement from Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday. “I’m …

Soak Up the Sun

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Nancy Jackson, of South Royalton, enjoys the warm weather along the White River in South Royalton with her neighbor’s dog Marco, on the right, on Monday. The other dog Kenya was with her owner at the river. Valley …

Paul V. Amell, Sr.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — A graveside funeral service with military honors for Paul V. Amell, Sr., 87, who died March 26, 2015, will be held Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery in Bethel, Vt. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. is …

Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Police: Fish Sculpture Missing From Vermont Town Barnard, Vt. — Vermont State Police are looking for a fish sculpture made from horse shoes that is missing from the Windsor County town of Barnard. Police say the sculpture — valued at $2,000 — was removed from Route 12 near …

Birth Announcements: April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital FIFIELD — A son, Levi Douglas Fifield, born on April 2, 2015, to Kristyne Elizabeth McFarlin and Mitchell Glenwood Fifield, of South Royalton. …

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