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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. She is lovingly remembered by her mother, Patricia Mahaney of Naples, Fla.; ex-husband, Jerrold Swanson; daughter, Tricia van der Schoot; her grandchildren, Mark Jerrold van der Schoot and Max Swanson van der Schoot (all of Woodstock); siblings Diana Soupal (Jerry) of Naples, Fla., Veronica Lowry (Robert) of Aurora, Colo., and James Mahaney, Jr. (Teri) of Charleston, S.C.; many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She is reunited …

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, on the soundstage that Saturday Night Live normally occupies, captain Tom Watson will name the …

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 the name Peter Theo Curtis while in captivity to avoid association with a book he …

Boards Weigh Closing Elementary Schools in Barnard, Bridgewater

Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodstock — School boards in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union are expected to hear more information in coming weeks about a plan to close two of the district’s elementary schools, a consolidation that would leave Barnard and Bridgewater without a public school within their towns and reconfigure the …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound …

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program …

The Nature Of Writing

Monday, July 28, 2014

Woodstock — Former Middlebury College English and Environmental Studies Professor John Elder encouraged students to see the outdoors in a new way through a workshop at the Forest Center at Marsh-Billings-Rochefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock on Friday …

Forum, July 25: Enough About the Co-op; More About the Co-op; Hartford Track Vote; The Hole Story on Interchange Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Co-op, in Two Words To the Editor: Enough already. Edmund Coffin Strafford Those With a Vested Interest To the Editor: At Wednesday’s board meeting of the Hanover Co-op, 14 people spoke in favor of the management. Of the 14 who supported them, seven had a vested economic …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Wedding: Stoddard — Martin

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Woodstock — Karen Martin and Tyler Stoddard were married on the Summer Solstice, on June 21, 2014, on top of Camels Hump Mountain in Duxbury, Vt. The groom is the son of Peter and Gretchen Stoddard, of Woodstock. …

Summer Fun for a Good Cause

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Woodstock — Although residents will have to wait until 2015 for the St. James Episcopal Church’s 90th community fair, the house of worship on Saturday hosted a barbecue on its lawn anyway, donating the proceeds to the Woodstock …

Four Towns Work on Waste

Saturday, July 19, 2014

White River Junction — Community leaders from several Upper Valley towns met Tuesday night to begin the slow process of considering collaborative solutions for collecting and processing the region’s trash, compost and recyclables. The unusual gathering of almost …

Vermont Sets Lower and Consistent Speed Limit Along Route 4

Friday, July 18, 2014

Woodstock — The state of Vermont is reducing speed limits along Route 4 between Bridgewater and Hartford to smooth out changes in speed and give drivers more time to react in emergencies along a state highway where five …