Mark McComas, a Woodstock Police officer and former Hartford Police officer, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction  Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 on two domestic assault charges from separate incidents this month. McComas was represented by attorney Mike Shane, right. Windham County Sheriff Cpl. Dana Shepard is at left.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Woodstock Officer Accused of Assault

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A Woodstock police officer on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to physically assaulting his wife on two separate occasions. Mark McComas, 45, of Quechee, was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor count of domestic assault. He was released on several conditions, including that he …

Charges Dropped in Woodstock Cruelty Case; Homes Sought for Horses

Thursday, February 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 64-year-old Woodstock woman agreed to give up her 23 Arabian horses in exchange for dismissal of all pending animal cruelty charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Marjatta Lavin, owner of Skyland Arabians farm, also assured prosecutors during court proceedings on Tuesday that she would not own any horses for a …

James Edward Paul

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cupertino, Calif. — James E. Paul, 78 passed away in Cupertino on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, from a neurodegenerative disorder. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on April 26, 1936, son of Arthur and Winona Paul. Jim spent most of his life living in Woodstock, Vt. A 1954 graduate of Woodstock High School, Jim was very involved in high school sports, playing both …

Robert F. Lewis

Saturday, November 15, 2014

South Woodstock, Vt. — Robert F. Lewis of South Woodstock died at Merten’s House in Woodstock on Nov. 12, 2014. He was born at home in Swampscott, Mass., on Feb. 21, 1926 to Robert F. Lewis, Sr. and Mildred Courtland (Jagger) Lewis. Bob grew up in Swampscott and …

Former Bruins Player Livens Up Woodstock Youth Practice

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Woodstock — Even outside of Union Arena on Tuesday, it was clear that it was to be no normal practice for Woodstock Youth Hockey. The facility doesn’t have any VIP parking spaces — Why would it need them? …

Vermont Watershed Network Gets Grant to Document Work

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A network of 25 organizations that work to protect the health of Vermont’s watersheds has received a $7,500 grant to report on its members’ accomplishments. Watersheds United Vermont, through its fiscal sponsor the Vermont River Conservancy, will use the report to “help build a groundswell of public and …

Birth Announcements: Nov. 9, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center MERRITT — A son, Nathaniel Joseph Merritt, born on Oct. 11, 2014, to Catherine and Alden Merritt, of Newport. DRIVER — A son, Bradley Edward Driver, born on Oct. 21, 2014, to Kristy and David Driver, of Windsor. KENNEDY — A son, Abel Jarred Kennedy, …

Co-op Denies Wrongdoing In Dismissals

Friday, November 7, 2014

Woodstock — The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society has denied in court filings that it violated the rights of two former employees who filed a wrongful termination complaint last month. The Co-op also has asked to have the complaint thrown out because it was filed in Vermont, where the …

Sylvia Ewell Reed

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Sylvia Ewell Reed, 90, of Hanover, N.H. and Camden, Maine, died peacefully at home Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in her art studio she had recently relocated to Woodstock Terrace, with family by her side. Sylvia was born June 7, 1924 in Rochester, N.Y. to parents …

Red Flannel Hash: Woodstock Church’s Unique Supper Has a Rich History 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Almost 70 years ago, red flannel hash saved the North Unitarian Chapel Society in Woodstock. That’s when Alice Gould and some other young women, many of them mothers with small children, decided that it was time to open …

Friday, October 31, 2014

Woodstock Pieces It Together, Reaches Final

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Montpelier — Woodstock’s Connor and Cullen McCarthy may be brothers, but they’re certainly not the same. Connor is Woodstock’s captain and leading scorer with 12 goals this season. Cullen, a freshman, had one goal heading into Tuesday’s Vermont Division II semifinals against U-32. Yet it was Cullen who …

A Jack on Attack: Freshman’s Contributions Aiding Windsor’s Run

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Windsor — Early in the second half of Windsor’s Vermont Division III football quarterfinal win over U-32 on Saturday, the Yellowjacket fullback ran 50 yards up the middle for a touchdown that boosted the Windsor lead to 27-12, …