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Woodstock Complex Breaks Ground

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Woodstock — After almost a decade of legal wrangling, ground will officially be broken today on a 28-unit mixed-income housing development on eight acres of land across from Woodstock Union High School. Organizers say the ceremony marks a turning point in the beleaguered project, which faced stiff opposition from abutters expressing concerns that the project off Route 4 could overcrowd …

Deciding Who They Want to Be: Young Adults With Special Needs Make Transition From School

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leah Wright, 22, has spent the past few months settling back into the town she lived in until she was 11. After graduating from Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, she returned to Windsor, where she and her family have been laying the groundwork for the next chapter of her life. On …

That’s More Like It: Region’s Fall Foliage Tourism Seen Returning to Pre-Irene Levels

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Quechee — At the Route 4 Country Store in Quechee, owner Margie Battaglia says the roadside deli, known for its maple-smoked pork and beef barbecue and hand-made chocolates, is seeing “thousands” of customers each weekend. Across the road, at the KOA campground, owner Mike Scruggs says the upgraded 30-acre facility for bus-size campers …

Online Auction Benefits Norman Williams Library

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Woodstock — An online auction to benefit Norman Williams Public Library is underway at www.32auctions.com/nwpl. The prizes include a week in an Arizona vacation home, a week in Puerto Rico, a three-day weekend in a New York City apartment and a golf trip to Naples, Fla. Bidders can …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the …

Richard A. “Dick” Staples

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Richard Arthur Staples, a life-long resident of Woodstock died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction. The youngest of five children, Richard was born to George and Beatrice (Pretty) Staples on Jan. 22, 1934. He graduated from …

Co-op Sued For Disputed June Firings

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Woodstock — Two former workers at the Lebanon Co-op have filed suit against the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, citing age discrimination, emotional distress and multiple counts of wrongful termination in their claim. Dan King, a manager in the …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Woodstock Judge Tapped for High Court

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Woodstock — An Upper Valley native with a reputation for bipartisanship was named Monday to the Vermont Supreme Court. Judges and attorneys who know Judge Harold “Duke” Eaton Jr., said the appointment reflects his ability to set politics …

A Life: Louis ‘Lou’ Kannenstine, 1938-2014; ‘A Wonderful, Humble, Beautiful Person’

Monday, October 13, 2014

Woodstock — Emily Kannenstine said she found a way, 30 years ago, to essentially escape those awkward and rebellious teen years that plagued so many of her contemporaries. She acknowledges, however, that such success wasn’t her doing. Indeed, …

Patricia Carroll Compton

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Patricia Carroll Compton died at Woodstock Terraces on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. The Woodstock resident was 82. Known as Trish, the former Patricia Mikell Carroll was born in Grand View, N.Y., and grew up as the youngest …

Hartford Field Hockey Back for Seconds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

White River Junction — After losing more than half of last year’s roster to graduation and attrition, the Hartford High field hockey team has been learning to do a little more with a lot less all season. Now …