Barnard Academy merger looms

After the Vermont Board of Education approved the Secretary of Education’s proposal that single, independent school districts, including Barnard Academy, be forced to merge with neighboring districts, local school officials are proceeding along a deliberative path, with next steps toward consolidation set to take place in December. For more details, see our print and/or e-edition November 15th.

Elementary schools to be changed

Area residents voted tonight, Monday, November 19th,  to reconfigure local elementary schools due to Act 46 and the recent mold issue at The Prosper Valley School. The Prosper Valley School students will remain at the Woodstock Elementary School for the school year 2019-20, and Reading Elementary School students in grades 4,5, and 6 will also be bussed to WES. The …

Fall foliage wrap

There seems to be no question now, especially with this week’s first snowstorm, that fall is quickly coming to an end. That said, the season was one of the best in recent years, according to area businesses and the state Department of Tourism and Marketing. Restaurants, gift shops, country stores, and the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce all related that revenue …

Woodstock kennel approved but….

Plans to convert the Command Antenna building at the bottom of Westerdale Road into a boarding, grooming and dog daycare facility were recently approved by members of the Town Development Review Board but have been appealed by Westerdale Road neighbor Katie and Michael Trotsky. Kedron Valley Vet co-owners Philippa Richards, DVM, and Blakeley Murrell-Liland, DVM, told the board that they …