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Woodstock Gallery and Clover Gift Shop in Woodstock, Vt., were both cited for not being up to date with the 2010 ADA standards. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

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 historic business district. Those who did notice the man’s keen interest in the accessibility of each business — whether it had a …

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. Former State Rep. Ed Paquin, executive director of the advocacy group Disability Rights Vermont, has …

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 on Monday afternoon. With his teammates laboring through frequent trips to the penalty box, Black …

Jeannette W. DeGrasse

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Taftsville, Vt. — Jeannette W. DeGrasse, 92, died Monday evening Nov. 24, 2014, at the Springfield Hospital. Jeannette was born on Oct. 2, 1922, in Taftsviile the daughter of Oscar F. and Bertha Elizabeth (Hoisington) Wood. Jeannette graduated from Hartford High School in 1940. She married Alfred DeGrasse …

Vt. Football Players Enjoy Their Day With the Stars

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — By their own superb standards, the Hartford High and Woodstock Union High football teams played through sub-par seasons this fall. For the Hurricanes and Wasps chosen for Saturday’s North-South All-Star game at Castelton State College, participating helped alleviate some of the sting. Hartford suited up …

James (Jimmie) G. Richardson

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hartland, Vt. — James (Jimmie) G. Richardson, 75, passed away in his sleep with love from his family in his heart at his home in Hartland, on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. James was born on June 28, 1939, in Hanover, N.H., the son of Floyd …

Herd Owner Defends Care; Woodstock Woman Says 23 Horses Weren’t Neglected

Saturday, November 15, 2014

White River Junction — The owner of a South Woodstock farm where police removed a herd of allegedly malnourished horses pleaded not guilty on Friday to 10 counts of animal cruelty. Marjatta Lavin, 63, of Skyland Arabians, was …

Robert F. Lewis

Saturday, November 15, 2014

South Woodstock, Vt. — Robert F. Lewis of South Woodstock died at Merten’s House in Woodstock on Nov. 12, 2014. He was born at home in Swampscott, Mass., on Feb. 21, 1926 to Robert F. Lewis, Sr. and Mildred Courtland (Jagger) Lewis. Bob grew up in Swampscott and …

Former Bruins Player Livens Up Woodstock Youth Practice

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Woodstock — Even outside of Union Arena on Tuesday, it was clear that it was to be no normal practice for Woodstock Youth Hockey. The facility doesn’t have any VIP parking spaces — Why would it need them? …

Vermont Watershed Network Gets Grant to Document Work

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A network of 25 organizations that work to protect the health of Vermont’s watersheds has received a $7,500 grant to report on its members’ accomplishments. Watersheds United Vermont, through its fiscal sponsor the Vermont River Conservancy, will use the report to “help build a groundswell of public and …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 9, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MERRITT — A son, Nathaniel Joseph Merritt, born on Oct. 11, 2014, to Catherine and Alden Merritt, of Newport. DRIVER — A son, Bradley Edward Driver, born on Oct. 21, 2014, to Kristy and David Driver, of Windsor. KENNEDY — A son, Abel Jarred Kennedy, …

Co-op Denies Wrongdoing In Dismissals

Friday, November 7, 2014

Woodstock — The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society has denied in court filings that it violated the rights of two former employees who filed a wrongful termination complaint last month. The Co-op also has asked to have the complaint thrown out because it was filed in Vermont, where the …

Sylvia Ewell Reed

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Sylvia Ewell Reed, 90, of Hanover, N.H. and Camden, Maine, died peacefully at home Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in her art studio she had recently relocated to Woodstock Terrace, with family by her side. Sylvia was born June 7, 1924 in Rochester, N.Y. to parents …