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Woodstock Complex Breaks Ground

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Woodstock — After almost a decade of legal wrangling, ground will officially be broken today on a 28-unit mixed-income housing development on eight acres of land across from Woodstock Union High School. Organizers say the ceremony marks a turning point in the beleaguered project, which faced stiff opposition from abutters expressing concerns that the project off Route 4 could overcrowd …

Deciding Who They Want to Be: Young Adults With Special Needs Make Transition From School

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Leah Wright, 22, has spent the past few months settling back into the town she lived in until she was 11. After graduating from Perkins School for the Blind in Massachusetts, she returned to Windsor, where she and her family have been laying the groundwork for the next chapter of her life. On …

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, at the KOA campground, owner Mike Scruggs says the upgraded 30-acre facility for bus-size campers …

Hanging on the Telephone: Bradley Hoping For Call to Join Ryder Cup Team

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Woodstock — Some folks stress about Christmas. Professional golfers stress about late August. In a week, however, Keegan Bradley could be celebrating like Santa Claus left him a puppy under the tree. On Monday evening, on live television, …

Journalist Freed in Syria Spent Time Living in Upper Valley

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bridgewater — A journalist held by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria for nearly two years before being released on Sunday had Upper Valley ties. Friends say Theo Padnos , 45, whose family owns a home in Bridgewater, used …

Mildred Gay

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Graveside services for Mildred Gay, 104, who died at the Mertens House on Aug. 18 will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. …

Philip M. Johnson

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Burlington, Vt. — Philip M. Johnson, 74, of Burlington formerly of Taftsville, Vt. died on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Fletcher Allen Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Philip “Phil” was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Feb. 22, 1940, to Philip E. and Catherine (Martin) Johnson. Phil …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Forum, Aug. 12: Finally, a Democrat Speaks; Profit in Public Service; Headrest Is an Asset

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Finally, a Democrat Speaks To the Editor: Finally, a prominent Democrat, in this case Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, has had the integrity to publicly condemn the CIA spying on members of the Senate. It’s about time! Some things are just plain wrong, and it shouldn’t matter who …

Richard A. Schulz, Sr.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Woodstock, Vt. — Richard A. Schulz, Sr., formerly of Woodstock, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at Brookside Nursing home where he had been a resident for many years. He was 82 years old. Richard was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Mansfield, Mass., one of eight children …

Shir Shalom to Host Scholar-in-Residence

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Woodstock — Congregation Shir Shalom will host Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman as scholar-in-residence next weekend. Hoffman will present Judaism Beyond Grandma: Jewish Identity and the Modern American Condition, a free program that will include his insights on the …

2 Win Awards for Quilts

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Woodstock — Two Upper Valley women recently received awards for their quilts, which are on display at Billings Farm & Museum. Cynthia Dalrymple, of South Royalton, received the Billings Farm & Museum Staff Choice Award for Dance of …

Zack’s Place Annual Meeting Set for Tuesday in Woodstock

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Woodstock — Zack’s Place will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, at 5:15 p.m., at 73 Central St. The free meeting will include a celebration of the nonprofit’s completion of its capital campaign. Zack’s Place, an e nrichment center for people with special needs, recently raised $432,000 to …