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Mark McComas, a Woodstock Police officer and former Hartford Police officer, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction  Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 on two domestic assault charges from separate incidents this month. McComas was represented by attorney Mike Shane, right. Windham County Sheriff Cpl. Dana Shepard is at left.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Woodstock Officer Accused of Assault

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A Woodstock police officer on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to physically assaulting his wife on two separate occasions. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor count of domestic assault. He was released on several conditions, including that he …

Charges Dropped in Woodstock Cruelty Case; Homes Sought for Horses

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 64-year-old Woodstock woman agreed to give up her 23 Arabian horses in exchange for dismissal of all pending animal cruelty charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Marjatta Lavin, owner of Skyland Arabians farm, also assured prosecutors during court proceedings on Tuesday that she would not own any horses for a …

James Edward Paul

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cupertino, Calif. — James E. Paul, 78 passed away in Cupertino on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, from a neurodegenerative disorder. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on April 26, 1936, son of Arthur and Winona Paul. Jim spent most of his life living in Woodstock, Vt. A 1954 graduate of Woodstock High School, Jim was very involved in high school sports, playing both …

Pomfret to Vote on School Consolidation

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pomfret Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 3, at the Town Hall. Town Meeting starts at 9 a.m., followed by the school meeting at 1 p.m. Voting by Australian ballot for the Woodstock Union High School budget will be at the Town Hall from …

Business Notes: Feb. 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bethel — GW Plastics has added two high-speed injection molding machines to its Bethel headquarters to support new business from a major customer. The company said the new 240-ton Netstal molding machines will expand its capabilities in the high-volume disposable medical device market. The addition follows multimillion-dollar expansions …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Springfield Ends Woodstock’s Season

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Three years ago, the Woodstock Union High girls basketball team ended the season with its 53rd straight loss. After the season, Roger St. Hilaire took over a program that was relegated to junior varsity status for a year. Back in the varsity ranks, the Wasps …

Woodstock School Spending About the Same

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Voting on the Woodstock Union High School District budget, bond and officers will take place by Australian ballot in each member town on Tuesday, March 3. Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High School board has trimmed its district budget by about $78,000, but school taxes in its member …

Hartford Resident Takes Horse Association Reins

Sunday, February 15, 2015

South Woodstock — Tracy Ostler, of Hartford, has been named executive director of the Green Mountain Horse Association. She will join the association full-time on March 16. Ostler, who has worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for 20 years, continually took on more responsibility at the medical center, GMHA …

Woodstock to Vote on Local Rooms and Meals Tax

Friday, February 13, 2015

Woodstock’s Town Meeting will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28, starting at 10 a.m. at Woodstock Town Hall. Voting on Australian ballot items will occur on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Town Hall. …

‘Chasing Shackleton’: Documentary Follows Explorer’s Route to Safety

Friday, February 6, 2015

In 1914, the Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men sailed from England on the ship Endurance , bound for Antarctica. Their objective was to cross the continent on foot. But things began to go …

Local Roundup: Mascoma Boys Basketball Catches Winning Fever

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

West Canaan — If winning can be contagious, it’s safe to say the Mascoma High boys basketball team has caught the bug. The Royals used a collective hot-shooting touch to beat visiting Stevens 71-47 on Tuesday night. Mason …

Bernice West Atwood

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Woodstock, Vt., — Bernice West Atwood, 87, a long-time resident of Woodstock, died Jan. 30, 2015 at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, Vt. She passed peacefully with family by her side after an illness of lung cancer. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. …