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Ruth M. Pratt

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Our very special angel, Ruth M. Pratt arrived in heaven on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ruth passed peacefully at the home of her daughter Debbie in Woodstock. She was born March 26, 1924, the daughter of Robert and Stella (Harvey) Manley. She attended Schools in Granville and Ludlow. On July 24, 1942, she married Arthur L. Pratt in Lebanon, N.H. (Art passed on Feb. 22, 1984). Ruth worked for many years at Dewey’s Mills in Quechee, Vt. Several years as cook at Guthrie’s Nursing Home in Woodstock. She was also a personal care giver for several Woodstock residences. Ruth was a member of the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliary in White …

All Lit Up

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Joan Staple, of Pomfret, left, Martha Leonard, of Barnard, and Pat Alden, of Woodstock, marvel over the new light fixtures hanging from the jury room at the Windsor County Courthouse in Woodstock on Friday. The court opened after hours Friday for a public open house with refreshments and a tour to view the …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with speed what it lacks in size, Woodstock rode the efforts of miniscule fullback Nikolai Davis …

Jane Anne Deignan

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Jane Anne Deignan, 87, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and caregivers at Cedar Hill Continuing Care in Windsor, Vt. Jane was born on March 11, 1927 in Illinois, the daughter of John E. and Lucille (Condon) Dunn. As a …

Ruth M. Pratt

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Ruth M. Pratt, 90, passed peacefully at the home of her daughter Debbie in Woodstock early Thursday morning Aug. 28, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

Patricia “Trish” Jane Swanson

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Patricia “Trish” Jane Swanson, age 67 of Woodstock, passed away with her daughter by her side in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014; a day where the sun would rise and smile down upon us, celebrating her freedom from chronic health issues. …

Hanging on the Telephone: Bradley Hoping For Call to Join Ryder Cup Team

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Woodstock — Some folks stress about Christmas. Professional golfers stress about late August. In a week, however, Keegan Bradley could be celebrating like Santa Claus left him a puppy under the tree. On Monday evening, on live television, …

Journalist Freed in Syria Spent Time Living in Upper Valley

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bridgewater — A journalist held by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria for nearly two years before being released on Sunday had Upper Valley ties. Friends say Theo Padnos , 45, whose family owns a home in Bridgewater, used …

Mildred Gay

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Graveside services for Mildred Gay, 104, who died at the Mertens House on Aug. 18 will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

Philip M. Johnson

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Burlington, Vt. — Philip M. Johnson, 74, of Burlington formerly of Taftsville, Vt. died on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Fletcher Allen Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Philip “Phil” was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Feb. 22, 1940, to Philip E. and Catherine (Martin) Johnson. Phil …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Forum, Aug. 12: Finally, a Democrat Speaks; Profit in Public Service; Headrest Is an Asset

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Finally, a Democrat Speaks To the Editor: Finally, a prominent Democrat, in this case Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, has had the integrity to publicly condemn the CIA spying on members of the Senate. It’s about time! Some things are just plain wrong, and it shouldn’t matter who …

Richard A. Schulz, Sr.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Richard A. Schulz, Sr., formerly of Woodstock, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Brookside Nursing home where he had been a resident for many years. He was 82 years old. Richard was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Mansfield, Mass., one of eight children …