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Woodstock native happy to be Ryder Cup captain — but he wants to qualify as player, too
07-09-2024 4:04 PM

By RYAN KRYSKA

NEW YORK — Keegan Bradley was clear about his intentions when he was introduced Tuesday as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain for 2025.He doesn’t just want to be Captain America, he wants to play on the team at Bethpage Black in New York.“I feel as though I’m...

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New Woodstock middle and high school project on hold indefinitely
06-25-2024 7:31 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WOODSTOCK — The Mountain Views School District Board met last week to finalize a date for a September bond vote to fund the repair or replacement of Woodstock’s middle and high school buildings. By the time the meeting adjourned, the board had decided...


Woodstock Class of ’24 ready to explore the wider world
06-15-2024 9:46 AM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WOODSTOCK — With an eruption of bright green mortarboards, the class of 2024 celebrated its graduation inside Union Arena Friday evening.“Your world is as big as you make it,” Principal Gavin Small told the graduates.Woodstock may be a small-town...


Woodstock Village approves ordinance regulating use of public spaces
06-12-2024 6:30 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK VILLAGE — Residents voted to uphold a new ordinance that governs use of public spaces in Woodstock Village, including the Village Green, during a Special Town Meeting Tuesday night.There were 62 residents who voted against getting rid of the...


Woodstock Village ordinance regulating events on public land goes to voters
06-05-2024 7:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK VILLAGE — Residents will vote on whether to uphold an ordinance that dictates the use of public spaces in Woodstock Village — including the Village Green — during a Special Town Meeting Tuesday.The in-person meeting will take place at 5:30...


Rooster takes a stroll at Woodstock farmers market
06-03-2024 3:27 PM

Jazmine Lantz, of Woodstock, walks her 2-year-old rooster Presley, named after Elvis, around the farmers market on the green in Woodstock on Wednesday. “He loves the attention,” Lantz said as passersby stopped to stare at her feathered companion. 


School district weighs options following defeat of $99 million Woodstock high school bond
05-31-2024 6:00 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WOODSTOCK — On Monday night, the Mountain Views School District Board will consider cost estimates on three options for addressing the maintenance needs of the Woodstock Union Middle and High School buildings. The board hopes to bring another bond...


State regulator suspends Woodstock Aqueduct Company’s proposed rate hike
05-29-2024 7:25 PM

WOODSTOCK — The Vermont Public Utilities Commission has suspended a rate hike proposed by the Woodstock Aqueduct Company that would have more than doubled water payments for its some 770 customers in town.The company is more than $1.5 million in debt,...


Woodstock’s first Pride brings community together
05-28-2024 5:31 PM

By CAOIMHE MARKEY

For people who want to celebrate Pride Month in the Upper Valley, there is a growing array of options. It’s easy to find an inclusive movie screening or bookstore talk, and there are larger annual events, including at Dartmouth College and White River...


Bookstock literary festival grew too big to manage
05-24-2024 5:32 PM

By ALEX HANSON

WOODSTOCK — Last year, the organizers of Bookstock, the literary festival begun here in 2009, set out a lofty aim.“Our goal,” they wrote in a funding application to the Woodstock Economic Development Commission, “is to make Bookstock one of the most...


New Woodstock program promises to pay landlords to rent to local workers
05-14-2024 5:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — A new program will provide financial incentives for Woodstock property owners to lease rentals to people who work in the area.Called “Lease to Locals,” the one-year pilot program, funded by $60,000 from Woodstock’s 1% local option tax,...


Woodstock boards approve short-term rental cap
05-02-2024 8:00 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — The Selectboard and Village Board of Trustees have approved an ordinance that caps the number of short-term rentals in Woodstock.The new ordinance — which is scheduled to go into effect July 1 — puts a limit on the number of short-term...


Volunteers work to repair Upper Valley trails damaged by storms
04-28-2024 5:01 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — The Ottauquechee River Trail averaged around 500 visitors a week during peak months until last July’s flooding, which left behind debris along the trail, which begins at East End Park off Route 4.The roughly 3-mile trail in downtown...


Woodstock Aqueduct Company seeks to double water rates
04-19-2024 7:31 PM

By FRANCES MIZE

WOODSTOCK — As sale talks between the town and the privately-owned Woodstock Aqueduct Co. continue, the utility is proposing to double rates for its customers, drawing the condemnation of the Selectboard.Woodstock Aqueduct provides water for 770...


Proposed short-term rental cap, new fee structure inspires debate in Woodstock
03-28-2024 4:45 PM

By LIZ SAUCHELLI

WOODSTOCK — Short-term rental owners and town officials are at odds over how to regulate the market in Woodstock.On Wednesday, the town Planning Commission — during a joint meeting of the Woodstock Selectboard and Village Trustees on Wednesday —...


Woodstock hosts info session on proposed short-term rental ordinance
03-26-2024 12:35 PM

WOODSTOCK — Residents will have a chance to learn more about an overhaul to the town’s short-term rental regulations during an information session Wednesday night.The gathering will take place at 6 p.m. at town hall and can also be streamed...


Upper Valley school districts look to enrollment in planning for the future
03-22-2024 9:00 PM

By PATRICK ADRIAN

In 1998, voters of Orford, Fairlee, Vershire and West Fairlee approved a plan to form Rivendell, an interstate school district, with the intent to pool their resources to provide an equitable and sustainable education system for their communities.The...


Woodstock Planning Commission to hold meeting about short-term rentals
03-21-2024 4:53 PM

WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Planning Commission will hold a special meeting Monday night to discuss proposed changes to the town’s short-term rental policies.The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Town Hall and also be streamed on Zoom via...


Barnard comic is ‘never afraid to try new things’
03-20-2024 3:45 PM

By MARION UMPLEBY

The first time Vicki Ferentinos pictured herself telling jokes on stage, she didn’t get too far.“I remember saying to a boyfriend when I was 17, ‘I want to be a stand-up.’ And he said, ‘I’m funnier than you.’ Then I didn’t think about it...


Horneck elected to Woodstock Village Board of Trustees
03-20-2024 1:30 PM

WOODSTOCK — In ballot voting on Tuesday, Frank Horneck narrowly won a two-year term on the Woodstock Village Board of Trustees.Horneck, with 53 votes, bested Lisa Lawlor, who earned 49 votes.In an uncontested race, Jeffrey Kahn earned a three-year...


Woodstock school officials plan for another vote on school building proposal
03-19-2024 5:34 PM

By CHRISTINA DOLAN

WOODSTOCK — The Mountain Views Supervisory Union hopes to put another school building bond proposal before voters within the next few months, following the defeat of a $99 million request on Town Meeting Day.The original bond was for the construction...

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