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Woodstock Gallery and Clover Gift Shop in Woodstock, Vt., were both cited for not being up to date with the 2010 ADA standards. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Access Is the Issue: Anonymous Complaints Spark Big Changes in Downtown Woodstock

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the Woodstock business owners didn’t notice the man who, in 2012, visited their shops and eateries, sitting in a wheelchair as he made his way up and down the narrow sidewalks of the community’s historic business district. Those who did notice the man’s keen interest in the accessibility of each business — whether it had a …

No Scorecard for ADA Compliance

Sunday, January 25, 2015

When it comes to compliance with the ADA, no one really knows how many of the 6 million businesses under its authority are accessible, or how communities compare with one another. For that matter, it can be difficult for businesses themselves to determine if they are in compliance. Former State Rep. Ed Paquin, executive director of the advocacy group Disability Rights Vermont, has …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black on Monday afternoon. With his teammates laboring through frequent trips to the penalty box, Black …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the …

Richard A. “Dick” Staples

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Richard Arthur Staples, a life-long resident of Woodstock died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction. The youngest of five children, Richard was born to George and Beatrice (Pretty) Staples on Jan. 22, 1934. He graduated from …

Co-op Sued For Disputed June Firings

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Woodstock — Two former workers at the Lebanon Co-op have filed suit against the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, citing age discrimination, emotional distress and multiple counts of wrongful termination in their claim. Dan King, a manager in the …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Woodstock Judge Tapped for High Court

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Woodstock — An Upper Valley native with a reputation for bipartisanship was named Monday to the Vermont Supreme Court. Judges and attorneys who know Judge Harold “Duke” Eaton Jr., said the appointment reflects his ability to set politics …

A Life: Louis ‘Lou’ Kannenstine, 1938-2014; ‘A Wonderful, Humble, Beautiful Person’

Monday, October 13, 2014

Woodstock — Emily Kannenstine said she found a way, 30 years ago, to essentially escape those awkward and rebellious teen years that plagued so many of her contemporaries. She acknowledges, however, that such success wasn’t her doing. Indeed, …

Patricia Carroll Compton

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Patricia Carroll Compton died at Woodstock Terraces on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. The Woodstock resident was 82. Known as Trish, the former Patricia Mikell Carroll was born in Grand View, N.Y., and grew up as the youngest …

Hartford Field Hockey Back for Seconds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

White River Junction — After losing more than half of last year’s roster to graduation and attrition, the Hartford High field hockey team has been learning to do a little more with a lot less all season. Now …

Judge: Hartford Track Petition Suit Is Irrelevant

Monday, October 6, 2014

Woodstock — A Vermont Superior Court judge dismissed a court case against the town of Hartford Friday, ruling that because a $3.5 million bond for a high school track will be on the November ballot, there is no need to decide whether the town erred in blocking a …

Wedding: Doton — Cichonski

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Barnard — Eliza Doton and Paul Cichonski were married on Aug. 16, 2014, at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. The wedding ceremony was performed by the bride’s father, a justice of the peace. The bride wore her …