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Owner and chef Brad Pirkey fills orders in the tiny trailer that is the home base for Chef Brad's "Crazy Side" in Hartland, Vt., on August 28, 2015. He started the food truck after returning from a year-long road-food tour of the United States. 
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A Bit of Seaside By the Roadside

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

In 2009, chef Brad Pirkey packed up his Volkswagen bus and his dog Boston and headed out on a great American road trip, traveling the country’s perimeter, from East Coast to Gulf Coast to West Coast, for a year. Along the way, he sampled classic American food, with regional twists, at food trucks and diners from Florida to Louisiana to …

Local Roundup: Hanover, Concord Boys Soccer Deadlock

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Concord — Hanover’s Griffin Johnson was inches away from ending the game in double overtime, but the crossbar answered his header in the box in what proved to be the best last chance of the Marauders’ 2-2 double-overtime boys soccer draw with Concord on Tuesday. Hanover senior captain Asa Berolzheimer scored twice in the contest for the Marauders, the second coming off a …

Harvey “Jack” Britton

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Harvey “Jack” Britton, 58, died at his home in Woodstock on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Jack was born on Nov. 30, 1956, in Highland, N.Y. the son of Harvey Britton and Marlene Barrett. Jack received an associates degree in Business from Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was a project manager for IBM. Jack loved to gaze at the …

Sallie Kenefick Otto

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Sallie Kenefick Otto died peacefully at Woodstock Terrace on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was 92. Mrs. Otto was born in Buffalo, and lived there for most of her life. Both her grandfathers and father were prominent Buffalo lawyers; her paternal grandfather, Daniel J. Kenefick, …

Items, Cash Stolen During Break-Ins at Woodstock Businesses

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Woodstock — Police are searching for the individuals who stole money, jewelry and handcrafted pocket knives from neighboring Central Street businesses on Sunday morning. Woodstock Police Cpl. Jim Otranto said an unknown number of people broke into Mountain Creamery, a farm-to-table restaurant, and Unicorn, a shop that sells …

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.” …

People in Business: June 28, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lake Sunapee Bank has announced the following officer appointments: William J. McIver, of Warner, N.H., has been promoted to senior executive vice president. McIver has been with the Bank since 1999 and has served as chief operating officer …

On Target: Wasps Sting Their Way to First Title in 18 Years

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — “Bring The Sting” read the banner hanging in front of the Woodstock High cheering section at Castleton State’s Spartan Stadium for Monday’s Vermont Division II girls lacrosse final. Consider it brought after the Wasps’ 8-7 …

James E. Paul

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cupertino, Calf. — On Saturday, June 20, 2015, there will be a gathering at the Woodstock Fire Department from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate the life of James E. Paul, former long-time fire chief, selectman, state representative and business man who died on Feb. 16. All …

A Class of Champions in Woodstock

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Woodstock — Music, humor and short, entertaining speeches Friday closed out the high school years for the 2015 “class of joy” at Woodstock Union High School. The evening had the feel of a town social gathering with more …

Gordon Vail Brooks

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Smyrna Beach, Fla. — Gordon Vail Brooks, 97, of New Smyrna Beach, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. He was born in Irvington, N.Y. on May 9, 1917, and grew up in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. and Woodstock, Vt. He attended Yale University, class of ’41, for 3 years, …

Woodstock Slips Past Chelsea in Semis

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Woodstock — There’s nothing complicated about the way the Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse team has gotten it done this season. “Our mantra has been to play our game,” Wasps coach Amanda Soule said after her second-seeded team edged No. 6 Chelsea, 14-13, on Wednesday to reach the …

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 …