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    • Legal Ease
    • Legal Ease

      Still formidable after 50 years, Peter Langrock is the "grand old man" of the bar, and the barn
      Peter Langrock’s corner of paradise, in Salisbury, Vt., is filled with animals. Sheep graze in the north pasture along the dirt road leading to…
    • Rutland Refuge
    • Rutland Refuge

      The College of St. Joseph offers an education, and a home, to Vermont foster kids
      Peter Guetti’s home these days is a modest dorm room at a small Catholic liberal-arts college on a wooded campus in Rutland. He left…
    • Not in Our Backyard
    • Not in Our Backyard

      Can Vermont towns tell registered sex offenders where to live?
      Chris and Amy Hagan spent two months looking for the perfect apartment in Barre. It had to have two bedrooms to accommodate their two young…
    • Pay Dirt
    • Pay Dirt

      Vermonters make money from manure
      Karl Hammer makes his living in a way most of us can only dream about. He takes waste, which nobody wants; uses less-than-cutting-edge science to…
    • Vital Organ
    • Vital Organ

      Tales from a two-time transplant survivor
      If my first liver transplant was a miracle, my second was a miracle squared. In a country where at any moment more than 16,500 people…
    • All in the Delivery

      How Vermont's Black River Produce pioneered the local-food movement
      Diners at good Vermont restaurants have come to expect menus featuring fresh radicchio or local broccoli rabe. But the eating options haven't always been so…
    • Taking (Live) Stock

      Book review: Mad Sheep: The True Story Behind the USDA's War on a Family Farm, by Linda Faillace
      Five years ago, the Faillace farm in Warren made national headlines when federal agents seized the family's flock of sheep - the government suspected the…
    • Dairy Substitute

      Could Vermont's water-buffalo industry save our farms?
      Vern Berthiaume admits he was a little scared when 100 massive mud-brown creatures with gnarly horns moved into his dairy barn in Salisbury. On the…
    • Big Cheese

      Greensboro's Jaspar Hill Farm finds a whey
      It's tempting to attribute the success of Jasper Hill Farm cheese to the source: a happy herd of Greensboro grass-eating Ayrshire cattle. But sometimes good…
    • Goodwill Hunting

      An Inside -- and upside down -- view of a Vermont fox chase
      I am lying here, face down in the dirt, sucking wind and trying to figure out what the hell went wrong. Concerned faces hover around…
    • The Water Buffalo Method

      David Muller discovers a different way to say "cheese"
      By any measure, David Muller's girls have got it good. They sleep on waterbeds in a brand-new space filled with light and fresh air. The…

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