Woodstock

Harvey “Jack” Britton

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Harvey “Jack” Britton, 58, died at his home in Woodstock on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Jack was born on Nov. 30, 1956, in Highland, N.Y. the son of Harvey Britton and Marlene Barrett. Jack received an associates degree in Business from Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was a project manager for IBM. Jack loved to gaze at the stars, moon, and planets. He enjoyed a great mystery book as well as visiting museums and travel. He found the coasts of Maine and California breathtaking and was always up for a hike on the coast or in the woods. He is survived by his son, Matthew Britton of Easton, Pa.; his …

Woodstock Post Office Is Short-Staffed and Under Pressure

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Woodstock — The United States Postal Service is investigating complaints from Woodstock residents who say they haven’t been receiving their mail. “All I know is, we didn’t get mail for three days running,” said John Mathews, a resident who lives just a half-mile from the post office. After receiving no mail on Thursday or Friday, Mathews went to the post office, where he …

Traveling Band: Keegan Bradley and His Buddies Share Unique Bond

Monday, August 31, 2015

Woodstock — Jon Curran knew the new kid in town would have an effect on his golf game. He just didn’t realize at the time how vast that influence would become. Folks in Woodstock have become accustomed to welcoming Keegan Bradley back to town this time of year. The former Woodstock High golfer, …

For H.S. Trail Corps, Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lebanon — In anticipation of its 100th anniversary next year and to encourage the use of natural areas, the National Park Service has introduced a campaign called “Find Your Park.” Thanks in part to an NPS grant, for …

The Long Wait Ends: Wasps Go to Top of the Heap

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse coach Amanda Soule knew from her team’s first scrimmage this spring that Wasps were something special. She couldn’t predict that the squad would eventually capture the Vermont Division II title, of …

Free Screenings Have Become an Upper Valley Rite of Summer

Friday, July 10, 2015

Summertime, and the viewing is … free? Well, not for the blockbusters, of course. But if you’ve already seen — or want to avoid — the likes of Jurassic World and Inside Out and the Terminator reboot and …

Ann Jean Thomas

Friday, July 10, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Ann Jean Thomas, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 7, 2015, at the age of 88. Ann was born in London, England on Nov. 11, 1926, to Arthur and Rona Davis. She grew up in London and attended Lady Margaret …

Woodstock Solar Plan Withdrawn

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Woodstock — A brewing battle between a developer and the town of Woodstock was unexpectedly averted last week, when the developer apparently scrapped a proposal to erect a series of solar panels on a 15-acre pasture next to the Taftsville Cemetery. Tom Garden, owner of the Massachusetts-based firm …

Vermont’s Energy Future Is Focus of Regional Forums

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Woodstock — A series of regional public forums about Vermont’s energy future will begin on July 9 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Billings Farm and Museum. Vermonters are invited to share their thoughts about how the state can meet its energy goals and needs in the coming years, the …

Pomfret Native Disappears in Fla.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Pomfret — The United States Coast Guard last weekend called off the search for U.S. Olympic sailor Trevor Moore, a Pomfret native who disappeared late last month off the coast of Florida. On the evening of June 25, …

No Translation Necessary on the Court; International Players Impress Vt. High School Basketball Stars

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Woodstock — Basketball in summer? Why not? Especially when it’s this good. The Vermont Twin States team welcomes as much tough competition as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming all-star game against New Hampshire, and …

Sallie Kenefick Otto

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Sallie Kenefick Otto died peacefully at Woodstock Terrace on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. She was 92. Mrs. Otto was born in Buffalo, and lived there for most of her life. Both her grandfathers and father were prominent Buffalo lawyers; her paternal grandfather, Daniel J. Kenefick, …

Items, Cash Stolen During Break-Ins at Woodstock Businesses

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Woodstock — Police are searching for the individuals who stole money, jewelry and handcrafted pocket knives from neighboring Central Street businesses on Sunday morning. Woodstock Police Cpl. Jim Otranto said an unknown number of people broke into Mountain Creamery, a farm-to-table restaurant, and Unicorn, a shop that sells …