Letter to the editor: Howl conjures tender reminder

Our neighbor, Doug Butler, had many sled dogs, and when they howled at night, it made our corner of Middlebury seem wild, like the Arctic, or the Russian steppes from Willa Cather’s novels.

Prime Middlebury farmland targeted for conservation

The Butler family has always worked hard to keep its Middlebury farmland productive, but they’ve also been known to use it for fun.

How a local farmer became ‘Hollywood Doug’

Middlebury College graduate and emerging filmmaker Tommy Hyde packs a lot into his first feature-length documentary, “Underdog,” a loving portrait of Middlebury dairy farmer Doug Butler.