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Happy Cow Cones: Ice cream for a cause

By Katelyn Barcellos Staff Writer Everyone remembers childhood summers waiting anxiously for that special music indicating the ice-cream man was on his way. Two years ago, Mark Foley Sr. decided…

Nurse’s book comforts anxious parents

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer For parents of a child in the neonatal intensive care unit, waiting and wondering whether their newborn will be OK can be terrifying. Almost two…

Residents transform Pittsford farm

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer PITTSFORD — If we reap what we sow, the town of Pittsford will be in for a mighty harvest thanks to ongoing efforts to revitalize…

National mountain biking event is slated

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer KILLINGTON — Hundreds will descend on Killington Resort for the chance to win $40,000 and eternal glory in the world of competitive mountain biking. For…

Brandon Bluegrass Fest a family affair

By KATE BARCELLOS Staff Writer BRANDON — The hills were alive with the sound of banjos. At the end of Basin Road in Brandon, beneath a thickened canopy of maple…

Sprouts Club helps kids find roots

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer PITTSFORD — The Pittsford Village Farm isn’t just growing vegetables: It’s growing gardeners. And in Pittsford, they start them young. From 11 a.m. to noon…

Pasture walk eyes clean waterways

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer POULTNEY — Healthy pastures don’t just mean happy cows — they mean a healthy Lake Champlain, which has been an unwilling host to an extremely…

Boy, 11, asks public for some space

By KATE BARCELLOS Staff Writer CASTLETON — It was Father’s Day, and the Carlson-Pontos decided to have a barbecue. Karleen, her husband Arnie, and their three adopted children — Angel,…

Lineup set for 173rd Vt. State Fair

By KATE BARCELLOS Staff Writer In the old days, you could hear the horses hauling wagons laden with tents and good-smelling foods, carrying artisans, performers and animals to the long-awaited…

Poultney celebrates ‘defiant joy’

By Kate Barcellos Staff Writer POULTNEY — The day was theirs, and even Mother Nature knew it, lending a gently golden sun and valiant blue sky — Blue Devils colors…