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The Jeremy Kittel Trio will perform at the First Congregational Church in Thetford, Vt., on July 9, 2015. (Courtesy photograph)

Entertainment Highlights: A Fiddle Prodigy Returns With a Grown-Up Trio

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Seems like yesterday that you could pick a summer-music venue in the Upper Valley — from Middle Earth Music Hall in Bradford to the New World Festival in Randolph — and find Celtic and jazz prodigy Jeremy Kittel fiddling up a storm. For me and my wife, the first in-person introduction (not counting hearing him on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion) came on the town common in Lyme in 2003, where we saw and heard why the then-19-year-old Michigan native had, at age 16, won the adult division of the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship. We subsequently caught performances at the next couple of …

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 …

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 …

Wedding: O’Hara — Simpson

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Strafford — Molly Elizabeth O’Hara and Jessica Michelle Simpson were married on May 8, 2015, in Stannard, Vt. Genevieve O’Hara, Molly O’Hara’s daughter and flower girl, escorted the couple and Stevie Allen officiated at the ceremony. The simple …

At the Hospitals: June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Alice Peck Day Names RN of the Year Lebanon — Pat Ferraro, a registered nurse in Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital’s Medical Surgical Unit, was named 2015 RN of the year in celebration of National Nurses Week, held …

‘A Story to Tell’: Ex-Addict From Hartford Graduates From CCV a Changed Man

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — On his first day of class, drug addict Wayne Miller, 27, of White River Junction, had a plan to scam Community College of Vermont for the value of his tuition check. On his last day …

Woodstock Makes Right Choices in Track Title Victory

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Primarily focused on other events, Woodstock Union High track and field competitors Anna Dieffenbach and Kristin Ramsey compete in the triple jump during the regular season only enough to qualify for the VPA Division III …

Truck Fire in Thetford

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Thetford firefighters Robin Pettingell, left, and Jason Watson hose a Chevy SUV after a fire on Route 113 on Thursday. The driver of the truck smelled smoke while driving, pulled over and got out of the vehicle. When …

Peoples Ends Rivendell’s Vermont Golf Title Reign

Friday, June 5, 2015

Killington, Vt. — Reigns end with Game of Thrones gore. They end with a silent coup d’etat. They end through neglect, decay, the failure to embrace change. And they end as Rivendell Academy saw its reign atop Vermont …

Beverly Barker Pasch

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fletcher, N.C. — Beverly Barker Pasch, 80, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, of a large cerebral hemorrhage. She was born Jan. 11, 1935 to Frank L. Barker Sr. and Mildred (Regester) Barker. Beverly graduated from Thetford Academy in 1953 in Thetford, Vt. and from the University of Vermont …

Vikings Ace Leaves Olympians Dizzy

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bradford, Vt. — Suffering from the flu, ace Lyndon Institute pitcher Travvis Ferguson was forced to sit out Monday’s practice. The symptoms continued during the Vikings’ VPA Division II baseball postseason opener against Oxbow on Tuesday, yet it …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including …

Lifting Harness Gives Boost to Ambulances

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fairlee — Upper Valley Ambulance is getting a lift thanks to the Doty Belt, a device resembling a climbing harness that allows responders to more easily help up fallen patients. The ambulance service recently purchased three of the …