This Week’s Headlines, June 2, 2017

Read these stories and more on the eEdition, new edition available Wednesday nights, pick it up a copy on the newsstands Thursdays or subscribe. Crowd Flocks to Presentation of Rare Rifle by Rick Russell, Standard Correspondent Top Stories Counterfeit Spree Ends in Woodstock by Eric Francis, Standard Correspondent On Revote, Reading Approves Act 46 Plan […]

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Senior Profile: Ezra Astbury Plans to Start His Own Business

By Jennifer Falvey, Standard Correspondent If knowing what you want out of life is the key to success then Woodstock Union High School senior, Ezra Astbury, is fast on his way to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Astbury, from Bridgewater, plans on starting his business as soon as school ends this year. He will spend his […]

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Carrying the Torch

Joe Swanson and Jessica Ryan-LeBlanc of the Woodstock Police Department on Wednesday ran Woodstock’s portion of the four-day Law Enforcement Torch Run, where torches are carried from the four corners of the state to the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games at the University of Vermont on June 3. Gareth Henderson Photo

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Minter, Curtis Host ‘Emerge Vermont’

Long before standing as Vermont’s 2016 Gubernatorial Democratic Candidate, Sue Minter coached soccer. At a fund/awareness-raiser for Emerge Vermont, held under a tent, Sunday evening in Jane Curtis’s backyard, Sue Minter recalled that when she coached soccer for very young children, the teams were co-ed. “As two children ran for the ball,” she noticed, “girls would slow down and allow boys to reach the ball first.”

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Boys’ Lacrosse Will Host in First Round

Only 13 seconds remained in Saturday’s WUHS-Rutland lacrosse game. The game was well in hand for the Wasps who sported a nine-goal lead at the moment. And they were not looking to run up the score either, in a game they ultimately won 18-8.
(Woodstock is scheduled to start the playoffs Tuesday at home against Colchester at 4 p.m.)

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Softball Team to Start Playoffs at Home

The WUHS softball team brought out the big bats for its Senior Game with Hartford on Saturday. Woodstock belted three home runs, including a pair of back-to-back four-baggers in a big fourth inning. Combine that hitting with solid defense and strong pitching and Woodstock defeated Hartford by a 14-4 score.
The softball team is scheduled to start the playoffs at home Tuesday against Lake Region Union High School at 430 p.m.

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Two Bicyclists Airlifted by DHART

Two bicyclists were airlifted to the hospital earlier today by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART) after two separate crashes in the Killington Stage Race, according to the Windsor County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s Department Captain Claude Weyant said he believed the two separate crashes occurred along 100A in Plymouth. In each case, he said, the racer was transported to a […]

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Senior Profile: Three-Sport Athlete Mulls Criminal Justice Studies

By Gareth Henderson, Standard Staff The Woodstock Union High School student who has sung the National Anthem at sport events since her sophomore year is about to graduate. Loretta Blakeney, from Barnard, who’s a three-sport athlete, also sang at the WUHS lacrosse championship game two years ago and at the basketball championship game last year. […]

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Change Proposed to Short-Term Rental Regs

WOODSTOCK – Proposed changes to town zoning regulations will be heard early next month after a May 3 Planning Commission meeting was left without a quorum to call that meeting to order.
Comments were taken from the audience, however, and copies of the proposed amendments were distributed.
Among them was a change to the zoning regulation regarding short-term rentals allowed for local homeowners offering rentals for guests, such as via AirBnB.

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