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Boards Weigh Closing Schools

Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodstock — School boards in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union are expected to hear more information in coming weeks about a plan to close two of the district’s elementary schools, a consolidation that would leave Barnard and Bridgewater without a public school within their towns and reconfigure the elementary schools in Woodstock and Pomfret. Closing Barnard Academy and Bridgewater Village School may be the best of 11 options considered by …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound for college gridiron programs that don’t want recruits risking their bodies in what is essentially …

Forum, July 30: America’s Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the ‘Valley News’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program. Adjutant Dan Hillard and his colleagues learned that federal funds for the RIF program had been eliminated and they organized a coin drop to help us maintain this important …

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 …

Letter: Good Service at the VA

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

To the Editor: I, too, am very impressed with the great service provided by the people who work at the the VA hospital in White River Junction (letter, May 8). I have been there too many times but am always treated with much respect and good service. Many …

Woodstock Senior Plays Two for the Price of One

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Woodstock — A frustrated Annie Arthur usually means good things for Woodstock High girls lacrosse coach Hannah Nichols. A frustrated Arthur usually translates into a competitive and motivated Arthur, resembling the one who pumped in four goals and …

Kathryn “Kitty” Eaton

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Kathryn “Kitty” Eaton died peacefully Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. with her son and daughter by her side. She was born in Woodstock on Oct. 20, 1921, the daughter of Dr. Walter and Margaret (Eulas) Pulsifer. Kitty attended …

Earl Lucian Gilbert

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — A graveside service for Earl Lucian Gilbert, 94, who died on March 28, 2014, will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 2 p.m. in the Prosper Cemetery in Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

Barbara Lattanzi

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — A graveside service for Barbara Lattanzi who died on March 3, 2014, will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. in the Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

Local Roundup: Hurricanes Storm to Latest Victory

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward again stifled the opposition for the Hartford High softball team, tossing a complete game to lead the Hurricanes to an 8-2 victory over visiting Windsor on Monday afternoon. The junior hurler struck …

David J. Hammond

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — The committal services scheduled for Saturday, May 17, in the Hartland Village Cemetery for David J. Hammond, 61, a resident of Woodstock, who passed Oct. 31, 2013, will be private for family members only. The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements. …

Wasps Remain Unbowed

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Little things mean a lot and in Monday’s 8-3 Woodstock win over Springfield, the little things were the difference. The Wasps, undefeated with an unusual roster of seven seniors and seven freshmen, turned the little things into big things. The defense was errorless, and complete-game …