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Service Note: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christopher H. Chase graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College …

Woodstock OKs Municipal Budget

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Woodstock — A proposed local option tax to spur economic development was the hot topic of Town Meeting on Saturday, at which voters also approved the municipal budget and rejected an article to vote on public questions by Australian ballot. The town estimates that the 1 percent tax on rooms, meals and alcohol …

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 …

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. …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black …

Local Roundup: Wasps Rain Threes in Boys Hoop Win Over Hartford

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

White River Junction — The Woodstock High boys played two halves of basketball in recording their second win over Hartford in 48 hours on Monday. They scored half of their baskets from beyond the 3-point arc, mirroring leading …

Citizen Scientists Tackle Mercury

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hartford — In her whole entire life, Brooke Hurd said, she has finished only one book — The Fault in Our Stars, a tween tearjerker about young lovers stricken by cancer — but she’s read it, like, eight …