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Mount Ascutney Ski Area Could Be Closing
By Gareth Henderson
WEST WINDSOR – Serious doubts have been cast over the 2010-2011 ski season at Mount Ascutney Resort following a sudden change in ownership.
â€˜Sound Of Music’ Hits High Note
By Gwen Stanley
The walls of Woodstock’s Town Hall Theatre were in an instant transformed into a convincing representation of Austria’s Nonnberg Abbey Friday at the opening night of Pentangle’s much-anticipated performance of â€˜The Sound of Music.’
Killington Nets Two â€˜Top Ten’ Fall Events
By Gareth Henderson
KILLINGTON – This town’s Economic Development and Tourism Department is still young. But EDT officials can hang their collective hat on the Vermont Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Top Ten Fall Events list.
Students Talk Issues With Candidates At WUHS
Middle school eighth-graders posed some tough questions to candidates for public office at a lively meet-and-greet at the Woodstock Union High School last week. And as it turns out, registered voters are not the only ones with a lot on their minds.
Cuban Band Visits Woodstock
With the help of Maricel Lucero, director of the Feminine Tone chorus, the Cuban band Septeto Tipico Tivoli has recently arrived for their first U.S. tour. The band recently played at the Woodstock Union High School.
Town of Killington Awards Grants to Local Businesses
It was announced that the Killington Economic Development and Tourism Commission (EDTC) has recognized three Killington businesses and the Killington Chamber of Commerce.
Every Vote Matters-Editorial
Taking a lesson from the recent Vermont primary election, it’s clear that every vote really does count. The successful Democratic candidate for governor won his party’s nomination – after a recount – by fewer than the equivalent of a single vote from each of the State’s 251 cities and towns.
Belly Dancing At Lebanon Opera House
Gina Capossela will host her Seventh Annual Middle Eastern and American Belly Dance Showcase at the Lebanon Opera House Saturday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m.
Vermont in Decline, Continued
By Peter Behr, The Right Side
I’ve changed my mind. A short time ago, I compared Vermont to California, noting that both have dysfunctional legislatures, among other similarities. But maybe Vermont is more like Greece, which expanded and expanded its government until it collapsed under excessive debt. Much closer to home, however, the federal government provides an example.
Leahy’s DC Pork Politics Nothing To Brag About
To The Editor:
Pat Leahy’s latest round of radio ads illustrates exactly what is wrong with the elite, Washington D.C. culture that the 36-year incumbent has come to represent.
How Broad Is Broadband?
By David Brown
Special to The Vermont Standard
With all the recent discussion about broadband Internet service coming to rural Vermont, it occurred to me that many readers may have unfamiliar terms like dial-up, DSL, broadband, satellite, fiber, and wireless spinning in their heads. Take a step back to learn the terms that have become part of the 21st century vernacular.
Harry’s Big Log Was Too Big For A Team Of Horses To Haul
By Marian Leavitt Levasseur, Barefoot Tracks in Vermont
Harry came to live in East Barnard Village in the late 1930s or early 1940s. He was a carpenter and did fine cabinet work. He had a small woodlot on the Pomfret hill beyond our farm.
Woodstock 60 years Ago
No wonder There Are So Many Accidents These Days
Watsons Create Scholarship For Change The World Kids
By Phyllis Arata-Meyers
Mentor, Change The World Kids
The Change the World Kids are thrilled about the establishment of a $3,000 annual scholarship in honor of their service and dedication to the community.
Hartland Planners Explain Zoning Delay
By Gareth Henderson
HARTLAND – Three years ago, Hartland kicked off the public discussion about the town’s first-ever local zoning regulations. The purpose was to establish some local control over future development in town. Currently, Act 250 is the only hurdle for developments that take up one acre or more.
WOODSTOCK POLICE LOG
From Chief Byron Kelly
October 17 7:14 a.m. Vandalism reported at Woodstock Inn
October 15 8:53 p.m. Agency assist; removed fallen tree from roadway on Hartland Hill Road
3:19 p.m. Burglary reported at Gabert Road residence
October 14 1:44 p.m. Fraud reported by Central Street resident
October 12 4:58 p.m. Report of theft occurring at WUHS