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Mark McComas, a Woodstock Police officer and former Hartford Police officer, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction  Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 on two domestic assault charges from separate incidents this month. McComas was represented by attorney Mike Shane, right. Windham County Sheriff Cpl. Dana Shepard is at left.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Woodstock Officer Accused of Assault

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A Woodstock police officer on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to physically assaulting his wife on two separate occasions. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor count of domestic assault. He was released on several conditions, including that he …

Charges Dropped in Woodstock Cruelty Case; Homes Sought for Horses

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 64-year-old Woodstock woman agreed to give up her 23 Arabian horses in exchange for dismissal of all pending animal cruelty charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Marjatta Lavin, owner of Skyland Arabians farm, also assured prosecutors during court proceedings on Tuesday that she would not own any horses for a …

James Edward Paul

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cupertino, Calif. — James E. Paul, 78 passed away in Cupertino on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, from a neurodegenerative disorder. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on April 26, 1936, son of Arthur and Winona Paul. Jim spent most of his life living in Woodstock, Vt. A 1954 graduate of Woodstock High School, Jim was very involved in high school sports, playing both …

At the Hospitals: Dec. 14, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

D-H Names Chief Clinical Officer And Executive Vice President Lebanon — Dr. Clifford J. Belden has been named chief clinical officer and executive vice president, integrated delivery system, for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. In this role, he will …

Scores of Volunteers Care for Horses Seized in S. Woodstock

Saturday, December 13, 2014

South Woodstock — Ruth Thompson, of Dublin, N.H., leaned against a stall at the Green Mountain Horse Association Friday and stroked the face of Gallant Lad. Pinned to the stall wall was a photo of the award-winning gelding …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Ed Connor

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Ed Connor passed away Sunday evening Dec. 7, 2014, while walking his beloved dog Sasha. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. he attended area schools and graduated Trinity HS in 1957. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1960 and specialized as Air …

Wedding: Donath — Bolkovic

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Woodstock — James Carl Donath and Sasha Alexandra Bolkovic were married on Aug. 17, 2014, in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. The ceremony was officiated by Pastor Goran Zivkovic. The maid of honor was Nicole Grbic. Bridesmaids were Julia Sobot, …

Drivers Needed for Blind

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Volunteers drivers are needed to help blind and visually impaired Vermonters get where they need to go. The need is especially urgent in and around the White River Junction and Woodstock areas, the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired said in a recent news release. Volunteers …

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 …