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Vermont Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne speaks with Carolyn Maynard on her porch in Woodstock, Vt., on Oct. 1, 2014. Milne was going door-to-door to meet voters and introduce himself. 
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

Woodstock High-Schoolers Talk Politics With Milne

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Woodstock — Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Milne campaigned in the Woodstock area Wednesday, spending more than an hour talking with students in the Woodstock Union High School library. Several of the students said they found the North Pomfret Republican to be more moderate than their preconceived notions of Republican politicians. Standing before the group of about 40 students and dressed …

Woodstock Leaf Peepers Will See Work on Bridge

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Daniels Construction foreman Brad Black sets up scaffolding to replace support cables on the Union Street covered bridge in Woodstock on Tuesday. The project, which also includes replacing other worn-out hardware, is expected to take about a month. The bridge will not be closed at any point during peak tourist season in Woodstock.Valley …

Lois S. Rice

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Lois S. Rice, 82, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Hanover Terrace Health Care in Hanover, N.H. Lois was born on Feb. 27, 1932, in Hanover, the daughter of Cecil W. Longe and Helen Town Howe. Lois graduated from Woodstock High School in 1950 and worked at the Woodstock Drug Store for a few years. On Oct. 18, 1957, …

Jane Anne Deignan

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Jane Anne Deignan, 87, died Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and caregivers at Cedar Hill Continuing Care in Windsor, Vt. Jane was born on March 11, 1927 in Illinois, the daughter of John E. and Lucille (Condon) Dunn. As a …

Ruth M. Pratt

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Ruth M. Pratt, 90, passed peacefully at the home of her daughter Debbie in Woodstock early Thursday morning Aug. 28, 2014. Arrangements are pending with the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

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. …

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, …

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 …

Mildred Gay

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Graveside services for Mildred Gay, 104, who died at the Mertens House on Aug. 18 will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

Philip M. Johnson

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Burlington, Vt. — Philip M. Johnson, 74, of Burlington formerly of Taftsville, Vt. died on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Fletcher Allen Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Philip “Phil” was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Feb. 22, 1940, to Philip E. and Catherine (Martin) Johnson. Phil …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Forum, Aug. 12: Finally, a Democrat Speaks; Profit in Public Service; Headrest Is an Asset

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Finally, a Democrat Speaks To the Editor: Finally, a prominent Democrat, in this case Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, has had the integrity to publicly condemn the CIA spying on members of the Senate. It’s about time! Some things are just plain wrong, and it shouldn’t matter who …

Richard A. Schulz, Sr.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Richard A. Schulz, Sr., formerly of Woodstock, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Brookside Nursing home where he had been a resident for many years. He was 82 years old. Richard was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Mansfield, Mass., one of eight children …