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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 …

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 …

Kathryn Dimick Wendling

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Kathryn Dimick Wendling, 81, passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Born in Burlington, Vt., Aug. 23, 1932, the oldest of six children of Howard & Marion (Dike) Dimick. She grew up in Richmond, Vt. and graduated from …

Deanna Johnson

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Reading, Vt. — Deanna Johnson (Kurgan), 65 of Reading, formerly of Sterling, Mass. passed away surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her home in Vermont. Deanna had many interests but none more passionate than her love of horses. While living in Massachusetts, De bought …

Edward Norris III

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Edward Norris III, affectionately known by family, friends and caregivers as “Lar”, died peacefully at his home at Mertens House on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Lar’s love of his family was as apparent as his love of good stories, classical jazz, and good jokes. His …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …