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Woodstock ‘Resale’ to Benefit Williams Public Library

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Woodstock — Those looking to weed out their stuff may be interested in an upcoming “resale” to benefit the Norman Williams Public Library. Homeowners, businesses, artisans, antique dealers and food vendors are all welcome to take part in the event, organizers said in a recent news release. The sale will take place on May 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Union Arena Community Center. Rentals booths, available in …

Letter: Board Should Have Shown Empathy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

To the Editor: How sad that members of the Lebanon School Board couldn’t find it in their hearts to waive the tuition for this short period of time for Lucien Vigneault so that he could finish out third grade at the Hanover Street School. If Vermont was able to do it, surely New Hampshire could have done it, too. Where there’s a will, …

Letter: Outrageous Court Decision

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

To the Editor: My response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision — expanding aggregate contributions of wealthy donors to political committees and candidates — was one largely of shame. Chief Justice Roberts wrote, “Congress may not ... restrict the political participation of some in order to enhance the relative importance of others.” What the court has done, it seems to me, is …

Pauline Sharpe Sawyer

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Pauline Sharpe Sawyer, 91, died peacefully Sunday evening, March 9, 2014, at Woodstock Terrace surrounded by family. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

John Buckley (Buck) Shane

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Shelburne, Vt. — John Buckley (Buck) Shane, 85, of Shelburne, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Buck was born in Philadelphia to Joseph and Teresa Shane on June 2, 1928, and grew up in rural Bucks County. He attended George School and later graduated from Swarthmore …

A Life: Robin Ellison, 1957-2014; ‘He Could Be There as Both a Mentor and a Friend’

Monday, March 10, 2014

Thetford — Whether you crossed paths with Robin Ellison in his role as actor or coach or counselor or brother or neighbor during his 56 years, he rarely failed to create memories — or to simply remember. Just …

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. …