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Book Notes: New Works by Local Authors and Readings Scheduled, Including Bookstock 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

Best-selling author John Vaillant will be talking about his new novel, The Jaguar’s Children, on Saturday afternoon at Woodstock’s Norman Williams Public Library. Vaillant, who lives in Vancouver, B.C., is the son of Woodstock resident Nan Bourne. He will be speaking on the library’s mezzanine from 2 to 4. The Jaguar’s Children, which focuses on 15 Zapotec Indians trying to emigrate illegally from Mexico to the U.S., was published Tuesday in this country by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It was released earlier this month in Canada, and has received glowing reviews in both countries. The book is Vaillant’s first novel and his third book. He has …

Keniston P. Merrill

Friday, January 30, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Keniston P. Merrill, 78, died peacefully with his family beside him after a long illness on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Woodstock, Vt. He was born Aug. 14, 1936, in Worcester, Mass., the only son of George K. and Marie P. Merrill. Ken graduated from Hamden High School in New Haven, Conn. in 1954. He attended Trinity College in Hartford, …

Local Roundup: Stevens Grabs Unified Hoop Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

Claremont — Tyler Erickson had 24 points to lead the Stevens High unified basketball team over Hanover on Monday night, 38-32, at Carr Gymnasium. Walter Mosenthal had 16 points for Hanover (0-4), which also received eight from Brandon Gile and four from Kate Enneper. The Marauders host Hopkinton, to which Hanover lost by …

That’s More Like It: Region’s Fall Foliage Tourism Seen Returning to Pre-Irene Levels

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Quechee — At the Route 4 Country Store in Quechee, owner Margie Battaglia says the roadside deli, known for its maple-smoked pork and beef barbecue and hand-made chocolates, is seeing “thousands” of customers each weekend. Across the road, …

Online Auction Benefits Norman Williams Library

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Woodstock — An online auction to benefit Norman Williams Public Library is underway at www.32auctions.com/nwpl. The prizes include a week in an Arizona vacation home, a week in Puerto Rico, a three-day weekend in a New York City apartment and a golf trip to Naples, Fla. Bidders can …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

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 …