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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 duties at Woodstock Middle School. But then fate took over, knocking down a bunch of dominoes to make Wardwell’s commute significantly shorter. …

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 is in the White House or what party he or she belongs to. Of course, …

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 of Walter Herman Schulz & Grace (Pike) Schulz. He was the only child of the …

Candidate’s Post Politicizes Deaths

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Hartford — A Woodstock police officer who is hoping again to challenge U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., recently took down a Facebook post blaming Democrats for mass shootings in the United States after it was called into question by a media organization and, subsequently, Vermont’s Republican Party chairman. …

H.S. Notebook: Cards’ Desilets Loses Interim Tag

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Claremont — Ivy Desilets has a vision for improving the fate of the Stevens High girls basketball program, and it’s one she’s looking forward to implementing now that she’s been officially given the reins of the team. Desilets …

Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Local Roundup: Kearsarge Boys Repeat as Track Kings …

Woodstock Hopes the Real Wasps Will Stand Up

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Woodstock — The Woodstock Union High school baseball team’s stretch run flashed past this week, with four games crammed into three days, including Friday’s 6-4 loss to visiting Windsor. The Wasps split that quartet of contests and finished …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Boys Lacrosse Streak at Five

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

St. Albans, Vt. — The Woodstock Union High boys lacrosse team apparently has warmed up at the absolute right time of the season. Riding a Braden McCarthy hat trick and a five-point day from Oliver Kaija, the Wasps rolled to an 11-2 win over BFA-St. Albans on Monday …

Woodstock Baseball Dealt 2nd Straight Loss

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Westminster, Vt. — After winning its first 10 games, Woodstock hit a bump in the road — make that two bumps — as the Wasps lost for the second time this week, 12-4, at Hadley Field in Bellows Falls on Wednesday. When the Wasps were on their win …

Letter: Why Vaccinations Are Failing in Pakistan

Monday, May 19, 2014

To the Editor: The Washington Post editorial, “The Scourge of Polio” (May 12), mentions that Pakistan is “off track” in combating the disease. It also mentions that polio vaccination workers have been attacked but fails to mention what might be the key reason. In 2011, the CIA used …

Honoring the Choice to Serve

Monday, May 19, 2014

White River Jct. — American flags flapping in the warm May breeze greeted 14 high school seniors and their families as they drove up Veterans Drive to the VA Medical Center, where they were honored on Sunday afternoon …

Woodstock Project Adds Trees, Removes Invasives

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Woodstock — A recently completed river restoration project at Billings Farm in Woodstock included the planting of 1,300 native trees and shrubs along the Ottauquechee River. A grant from Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources to the Connecticut River Watershed Council supported the replanting, designed to replace vegetation destroyed …

Letter: Where Vermont Stands on Background Checks

Friday, May 16, 2014

To the Editor: In Montpelier last week, Gun Sense Vermont introduced its agenda for the 2015 Vermont legislative session with some extraordinary polling numbers. Gun Sense Vermont President Ann Braden launched a campaign to pass a bill in the next session to require criminal background checks for all …