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Woodstock Solar Plan Withdrawn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 Triland Partners, abandoned his plan because he didn’t want to force the issue against the wishes of the community, according to Woodstock …

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 Public Service Department, which is co-hosting the events, said in a news release. “In 2011, …

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, Coast Guard officials received a report of an unmanned dinghy idling off of Dinner Key, …

Zack’s Place Fundraiser Rescheduled

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Woodstock — A fundraiser for Zack’s Place, an enrichment center for people with special needs, has been rescheduled for July 18. Originally set for this month, the annual Tour de Zack includes 27- and 47-mile bicycle rides and a picnic lunch. The shorter ride goes through West Hartford, …

Mage Alfred Lyford

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Mage Alfred “Sonny” Lyford, 82, died early Saturday morning, April 25, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born the youngest of six children, June 1, 1932, in Chelsea, Vt. the son of George and Mary (Goulette) Lyford. He attended …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, …

Talk on Therapy Dogs Planned in Woodstock

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Woodstock — A free talk about therapy dog work is set for May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Norman Williams Public Library. The presentation is sponsored by Therapy Dogs of Vermont, based in Williston. Gordon Perkinson, TDV’s vice president, will explain what therapy dog work entails and describe …

I’ve Been Working on the Railing

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Stuart Astbury, of Colby and Tobiason Builders, installs a new cedar railing along Kedron Brook for a property owner in Woodstock on Thursday. Valley News — James M. Patterson …

All Together Now

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Anne Bower, center, of South Pomfret, leads a practice of tai chi as part of of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock on Saturday. The event, held annually on the …

Philomena DiRubba Labriola

Friday, April 24, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Philomena Labriola, 94, of Scarsdale, N.Y. died peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Woodstock, Vt. in the company of her four children. The daughter of Luigi G. (Louis) DiRubba and Marietta (Mary) Criscione, she was predeceased by her parents, her brother Anthony DiRubba, an …

Developer Proposes Solar Field

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock — Some of the energy contained in the sunlight shining down on the grass of a pasture off Route 4 in Taftsville might soon be converted to 500 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power about 90 homes, …

Rupert C. Leonard

Friday, April 17, 2015

Woodstock, Vt. — Rupert C. Leonard, 85, passed away on Wednesday afternoon April 15, 2015, at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., Vt. Rupert was born on Dec. 27, 1929, in North Clarendon, Vt. the son of William D. and Lillian (Rorison) Leonard. Rupert graduated from …

Fencing — and Finding — Friends

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Norwich — As the Selectboard settled in for a meeting in the basement of Tracy Hall, a different sort of bout was underway upstairs, where members of the Upper Valley Fencing Club warmed up with a gleeful game …