New Leadership for ‘Change the World Kids’

After 20 years facilitating Change the World Kids (CTWK), the teen service organization her daughters started, Phyllis Arata-Meyers is retiring. Pieter Bohen, former executive director of the Farm and Wilderness Foundation and parent to both a current and former Change the World Kids himself, will take over the reins.

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Concern Persists About Bridgewater’s Old School Building

By Virginia Dean, Standard Correspondent BRIDGEWATER – A handful of local citizens including Cheni Yerushalmi, Bruce Maxham, Gloria Martin, Joni Kennedy, George Spear, Ellen Quinn and Brian Bontrager were on hand at the Tuesday afternoon Select Board meeting to “listen and learn” about current town issues and the future of the old school building. Local […]

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Bridgewater Residents Resist School Teardown

By Virginia Dean, Standard Correspondent BRIDGEWATER – Sixteen local residents showed up at the Select Board meeting Tuesday afternoon to express their concerns about tearing down the old Bridgewater Village School. “Is anyone prepared to give us a report?” asked Board member Lynn Bertram. Local residents Joni Kennedy and Brian Bontrager related that an informal […]

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Photos: Sustainable Woodstock East End Action, Forum

The Sustainable Woodstock group hosted a gathering at the Woodstock Town Hall and asked participants to share ideas and opinions on the East End Park. The community members visited 4 stations to discuss different aspect of the park. Phil Camp Photos Sustainable Woodstock’s East End Action Group is still open your ideas, email them at […]

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WSESU Explores Options Under Act 46

The Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union, which includes Hartland, West Windsor, Windsor, and Weathersfield, is busy weighing its options under Vermont’s controversial education reform law Act 46, which has consolidation of school governance structures as one of its primary goals.

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Rescued Bald Eagle Recuperating at VINS

By Virginia Dean, Standard Correspondent QUECHEE – Local resident Richard Vacca was out snowmobiling with some friends a few weekends ago in Brownsville when the riders drove by a large bird faced down on the ground in an inch of ice water. Within seconds, one of the drivers suddenly stopped and yelled back, “Was that […]

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Ramey Makes National Waves on ‘The Voice’

Seventeen years ago, Woodstock Union High School freshman Troy Ramey had great ambitions to become a professional basketball player.
After all, his father, Wayne, who was a history teacher at WUHS, was the head coach and revered for his no-nonsense approach.

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