Woodstock

WUHS Budget Gains Support

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High School District’s $1.6 million budget appeared headed to approval by voters in the six-member towns. Pomfret voted in favor of the budget, 104-31, as did Woodstock, 504-214. Australian ballot results from Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington and Reading were not immediately available Tuesday night. The budget included about $78,000 in cuts, but taxes were expected to rise because of the state’s education formula. The district’s equalized …

Woodstock OKs Tax

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Woodstock — On Tuesday, Woodstock became the 15th community in Vermont to adopt a local tax for rooms, meals and alcohol sales in the town. The 1 percent tax at the local level — intended to boost commerce in Woodstock — passed by just nine votes in Australian ballot voting on Town Meeting day, with a final tally of 363-354, according to Town …

Everyone Pitches In as Wasps Reach Title Game

Monday, March 2, 2015

Barre, Vt. — The stranger showed up at Woodstock Union High School in the fall, trying to get used to a new rural setting after life on the east end of Long Island. Once aware of senior Kurt Ryder’s presence in town, Woodstock boys basketball coach Jeff Thomas had only one question to …

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. …

Book Notes: New Works by Local Authors and Readings Scheduled, Including Bookstock 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Best-selling author John Vaillant will be talking about his new novel, The Jaguar’s Children, on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock’s Norman Williams Public Library. Vaillant, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., is the son of Woodstock resident Nan Bourne. He …

Keniston P. Merrill

Friday, January 30, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Keniston P. Merrill, 78, died peacefully with his family beside him after a long illness on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Woodstock, Vt. He was born Aug. 14, 1936, in Worcester, Mass., the only son of George K. and Marie P. Merrill. Ken graduated from …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon …

Access Is the Issue: Anonymous Complaints Spark Big Changes in Downtown Woodstock

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the Woodstock business owners didn’t notice the man who, in 2012, visited their shops and eateries, sitting in a wheelchair as he made his way up and down the narrow sidewalks of the community’s …

No Scorecard for ADA Compliance

Sunday, January 25, 2015

When it comes to compliance with the ADA, no one really knows how many of the 6 million businesses under its authority are accessible, or how communities compare with one another. For that matter, it can be difficult for businesses themselves to determine if they are in compliance. …