Underground Railroad History Featured in Event

By Jennifer Falvey, Standard Correspondent A look at Woodstock’s legendary Underground Railroad system offers a fascinating frame of reference for our past and current attitudes toward minorities, refugees, and citizens in need. On Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. the Woodstock History Center will host author, Michelle Arnosky Sherburne for a discussion of her book, […]

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Local Group Joins Antarctic Adventure

By Virginia Dean, Standard Correspondent A life-changing week has arrived for some two-dozen area residents who will be venturing to a part of the world few have ever attempted. Two of these sojourners, local residents Miranda and Charles Shackleton, are making the trip not only to bring that experience back home but also to walk […]

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Riches to Rags: Brownsville Hotel And Sykes’ Store

By Curt Peterson, Standard Correspondent A man named Return Bryant Brown moved from Woodstock to West Windsor in 1827 and built the landmark “Return Brown Hotel” on the corner of what are now Route 44 and Brownsville-Hartland Road. It is still magnificent, a brick building with three full stories and two frame annexes, a fitting […]

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Photos: Old S6 Chairs Pickup Up

As the new lift is going in at Suicide Six ski area the chairs from the old lift that were sold in just a few minutes are being picked up. What do you do if your ski lift has been upgraded? If you are the Woodstock Inn and Resort, you donate the old lift chairs […]

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