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Ruth M. Pratt

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Our very special angel, Ruth M. Pratt arrived in heaven on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ruth passed peacefully at the home of her daughter Debbie in Woodstock. She was born March 26, 1924, the daughter of Robert and Stella (Harvey) Manley. She attended Schools in Granville and Ludlow. On July 24, 1942, she married Arthur L. Pratt in Lebanon, N.H. (Art passed on Feb. 22, 1984). Ruth worked for many years at Dewey’s Mills in Quechee, Vt. Several years as cook at Guthrie’s Nursing Home in Woodstock. She was also a personal care giver for several Woodstock residences. Ruth was a member of the American Legion and VFW Ladies Auxiliary in White …

All Lit Up

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Joan Staple, of Pomfret, left, Martha Leonard, of Barnard, and Pat Alden, of Woodstock, marvel over the new light fixtures hanging from the jury room at the Windsor County Courthouse in Woodstock on Friday. The court opened after hours Friday for a public open house with refreshments and a tour to view the …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with speed what it lacks in size, Woodstock rode the efforts of miniscule fullback Nikolai Davis …

The Road Warriors Return: Avellino, Tracy Make Travel Work

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White River Junction — Dougie Avellino and Troy Tracy spend nearly as much time commuting to Bellows Falls as they do playing for the American Legion Post 37 baseball team. Their participation is worth every mile. Avellino, of …

Summer Journal: Being Born on, or Close to, the 4th of July Brings Two Parties Together

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Last summer, a blushing River Terami celebrated his seventh birthday with more than 120 people singing in unison while they were packed into the Union Arena lobby in Woodstock. “It was this neat feeling of a huge choir …

Woodstock Seeks to Relocate Snow Dump

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Woodstock — It may have been hot and muggy outside, but snow — and lots of it — was on everyone’s mind. The village trustees met Monday night for a public hearing on the relocation of the town’s …

This ‘View’ Has Seen It All: Woodstock Sports Journalist Compiles Essays in Book

Monday, June 30, 2014

“The View From The Finish Line” by Bill McCollom; Enfield Publishing and Distribution; paperback; 222 pages; $20 The height of summer may seem like an inappropriate time to read a book filled with columns compiled from Ski Racing …

An Eagle Eye on VINS’ Mission

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Quechee — With a new leader at the helm and its 40th anniversary just behind it, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science is looking ahead to the coming decades. Executive director Charlie Rattigan, who joined VINS last month, …

Alliance Set For D-H and Mt. Ascutney

Friday, June 27, 2014

Windsor — A formal affiliation between Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been finalized, the two organizations announced in a statement issued Thursday. The new relationship will begin July 1 and offer opportunities to share resources and to improve communication and collaboration between the two …

Art Notes: New Group Aims to Sell Artworks by the Bushel

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The hierarchical structure of a gallery or museum is one model for the big business of art, a top-down arrangement in which the gallery owner or agent agrees to represent an artist, takes a healthy cut and promotes …

Arnold Irwin “Arnie” Friedman

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Wherever he went, Arnie Friedman would find someone to talk to, and he would learn that person’s life story. He was fascinated by others’ backgrounds, their struggles, their quirks, and he always managed to find common ground. He was the original player in a game …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …

Woodstock Class ‘Has an Old Soul’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Woodstock — Dark rainclouds loomed outdoors, but inside Woodstock Union Arena, the rink was filled with sunflowers. About 90 graduates of Woodstock Union High School’s Class of 2014 sat ready to receive …