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Mage Alfred Lyford

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Mage Alfred “Sonny” Lyford, 82, died early Saturday morning, April 25, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born the youngest of six children, June 1, 1932, in Chelsea, Vt. the son of George and Mary (Goulette) Lyford. He attended school in Chelsea and went to work at an early age helping on the farm and doing light carpentry work. He self-studied to become a Master Plumber and Journeyman Electrician. He worked for Bob Leonard Plumbing & Heating and then later for Rupert Leonard Plumbing and Heating. For a short time he also worked for Harold Fisher. After that he was self-employed until retiring due to poor …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, particularly in the second half of a 16-9 win. The game was deadlocked at halftime, …

Talk on Therapy Dogs Planned in Woodstock

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Woodstock — A free talk about therapy dog work is set for May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Norman Williams Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by Therapy Dogs of Vermont, based in Williston. Gordon Perkinson, TDV’s vice president, will explain what therapy dog work entails and describe the nonprofit’s certification process. No training or testing will take place, and participants should not …

Everyone Pitches In as Wasps Reach Title Game

Monday, March 2, 2015

Barre, Vt. — The stranger showed up at Woodstock Union High School in the fall, trying to get used to a new rural setting after life on the east end of Long Island. Once aware of senior Kurt …

Service Note: March 1, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Christopher H. Chase graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare …

Woodstock OKs Municipal Budget

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Woodstock — A proposed local option tax to spur economic development was the hot topic of Town Meeting on Saturday, at which voters also approved the municipal budget and rejected an article to vote on public questions by …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pomfret to Vote on School Consolidation

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pomfret Town Meeting and annual school meeting are on Tuesday, March 3, at the Town Hall. Town Meeting starts at 9 a.m., followed by the school meeting at 1 p.m. Voting by Australian ballot for the Woodstock Union High School budget will be at the Town Hall from …

Business Notes: Feb. 22, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bethel — GW Plastics has added two high-speed injection molding machines to its Bethel headquarters to support new business from a major customer. The company said the new 240-ton Netstal molding machines will expand its capabilities in the high-volume disposable medical device market. The addition follows multimillion-dollar expansions …

Local Roundup: ‘Whitchester’ Girls Win for Coach

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Woodstock — This one’s for the coach. With head coach Dennis Wood out of action due to emergency gall bladder surgery, the Whitcomb-Rochester girls basketball team fought off Craftsbury for a 50-38 victory in the Vermont Division IV quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock Union High School. The …

Springfield Ends Woodstock’s Season

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Three years ago, the Woodstock Union High girls basketball team ended the season with its 53rd straight loss. After the season, Roger St. Hilaire took over a program that was relegated to junior varsity status for a year. Back in the varsity ranks, the Wasps …