Town Meeting Preview: Pomfret Sees a Number of Posts up for Election

By Norwood Long, Standard Correspondent POMFRET – The 245th annual meeting of the Town of Pomfret has been warned for Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 9 a.m. in Pomfret Town Hall. The Pomfret school district meeting will follow later, also in Town Hall. The Town Meeting Warning shows that four of the five selectboard seats […]

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Police: Thieves Steal From Toys for Tots Bin

The Vermont State Police is investigating the theft of a Toys for Tots bin and other packages at the Teago General Store in Pomfret. Police say someone broke into the store, which is also attached to a post office branch, sometime between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday and took 25-30 toys from the […]

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Photos: BarnArts Holiday Cabaret 2016

BarnArts and ArtisTree opened Wassail Weekend with the sold out Holiday Cabaret Evening at ArtisTree on Friday night. Music Director Bob Merrill put together a moving ensemble of performers and songs, reflecting on the emotional challenges as well as the joys of the holidays. Linda Treash Photos A portion of these photos will appear in […]

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Photos: Swing Peepers, Family Performance at ArtisTree

ArtisTree/Purlple Crayon presented “Swing Peepers” on November 19 at its location in South Pomfret. The Swing Peepers, a vocal-harmony and multi-instrument duo, performed inventive, earth-friendly and interactive songs and stories. Rick Russell Photos A portion of these photos will appear in the November 23, 2016 print edition of the Vermont Standard. Click here if you […]

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Pomfret Family Carries on a Father’s Dream

When Jack Maxham retired in May 2014 following a 40-year career with Granite State Electric Co. (now National Grid) in Lebanon he had a dream. He’d worked on his family’s farm following graduation from New Hampshire Technical College, and had longed to put some of the land to use when he retired.

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Anne Brooke Obituary, 84

CONCORD, Boston and North Pomfret — A memorial service will be held in the spring for Anne Brooke who passed away on Oct. 13 of heart disease at the age of 84 years. Her husband, Peter, sons Samuel, Peter W., and John and daughters-in-law Gail and Ruth were with her when she left. She was […]

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Photos: Teens ‘Branch Out’ at ArtisTree

ArtisTree Community Arts Center and Spectrum Teen Center collaborated this year to put on a ‘Branch Out’ evening once a month just for TEENS at ArtisTree’s location in South Pomfret. There was open studios throughout the building along with food and outdoor games. Rick Russell Photos A portion of these photos will appear in the October […]

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Ox Pulling Tradition Set in Stone Family

Eight-year-old Paige Stone has a passion for training large animals, several times her weight. She had her first pair of oxen when she was 5. She took them to competitions and told them what to do as they pulled 1,000 pounds or so behind them.

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Photos: Pomfret Ox Pull

The annual Pomfret Ox Pull and chicken barbecue was held at the Suicide Six ski area on Sunday, August 7. Rick Russell Photos A portion of these photos will appear in the August 11, 2016 print edition of the Vermont Standard. Click here if you are having trouble viewing the collection of photo galleries, click […]

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