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Ruth Johnston Zaloom

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Burlington, Vt. — Ruth Johnston Zaloom, 48, died at her home in Burlington on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Ruth was born on Sept. 20, 1965, in San Carlos, Ariz. Ruth is survived by her husband, David Zaloom; her stepchildren, Anthony and Michael Zaloom; her mother, Doris (Barclay) Johnston; her five brothers, Thomas, Mark, Neil, Peter, and David; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Rev. David …

A Collection of Collectors

Saturday, April 12, 2014

While the urge to amass Star Trek memorabilia may be a recent phenomenon, collecting is an instinctual, age-old drive, seen in both humans and animals. Throughout human history, the need to store away the valuable, to create order out of chaos, has evolved from a survival mechanism to a means of enjoyment. From …

Entering Third Season, Upper Valley Vixens Have Higher Goals

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Woodstock — The Upper Valley Vixens are back for another go-round of roller derby. More than ever, they’re playing for real. With a complete roster of dedicated skaters, the Vixens are determined not only to improve upon last season’s 6-5 mark in exhibition bouts, but also to earn “apprenticeship” status with the Women’s …

Judge, Politician Franklin Billings Jr. Dies in Woodstock at 91

Monday, March 10, 2014

Woodstock — Franklin Billings Jr., an iconic political and judicial leader who helped reshape how the state of Vermont was governed, died Sunday at the Woodstock home where he was born. He was 91. The former chief judge …

Delivering Smiles, Along With ‘The D’

Sunday, March 9, 2014

White River Junction — Watching Hunter Hall at work, it’s easy to see why his high school classmates called him “The Mayor of White River Junction.” Hall lives with his parents, Sally and Allen Hall, and has been …

Ralph F. Wright

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Alachua, Fla. — Ralph F. Wright, a longtime resident of Woodstock, Vt., passed away at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, in Alachua on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, where he had lived since 2010. Ralph was born Sept. 6, 1920, in Hartland Four Corners, Vt. He graduated …

Wasps Feel the Sting

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Barre, Vt. — Only UPS boxes things better than Lyndon Institute did at Barre Auditorium on Wednesday night. Semifinal day became moving day for the Woodstock High boys basketball, with maroon-clad Vikings muscling their counterparts through, across and …

Shiretown Books to Close

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Woodstock — The face of Central Street will change in the next few weeks as one of the town’s two independent bookstores closes and a business that started here almost 40 years ago returns. After 10 years of …

Woodstock OKs Town Forest Lease, Land Gift

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Woodstock — Voters authorized the Selectboard to lease the nearly 100-acre town forest to maple sap collectors and, in a separate warning article, to gift a 4-acre parcel to Woodstock Union High School for continued use as an …

Theodore S. Turner, Jr.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Tim (Theodore S. Jr.) Turner of Curtis Hollow, Woodstock, 66, died at home on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in New York City on Aug. 7, 1947, to Jane Bruyn White Turner and Ted (Theodore S.) Turner. …

Laura Katherine Hathorn

Friday, February 28, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Laura K. Hathorn died on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, after a period of declining health. She was born on Oct. 19, 1930, in Randolph, Vt., the daughter of Henry C. and Pearl Hathorn. She spent her childhood on the family farm in Bridgewater. She was …

Plea Bargain Angers Family: Man Pleads No Contest in Wreck That Killed 84-Year-Old

Thursday, February 27, 2014

White River Junction — An Enfield man will serve 10 days in prison and spend three years on probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor negligent operation in a Route 4 collision that killed a Bridgewater woman last …

Woodstock Hockey Feels the Sting

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Woodstock — The second period of Northfield’s 5-2 Vermont Division II quarterfinal boys’ hockey win over Woodstock Union High on Wednesday night resembled one of those too-good-to-be true infomercials. Even-strength goal? Check. Power play goal? Check. Shorthanded goal? …