Category Archives: Local News

Local News
February 20, 2019

Airbnb owners see increase in guests

Staff Report A yurt in the woods of Hartland has become one of the state’s most popular Airbnb rentals for the ski season. The yurt, 30 feet in diameter, with…

Helga T. Cognato, 74
Obituaries
February 13, 2019

Helga T. Cognato, 74

Helga Thune Cognato – age 75 She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 6, 1943, daughter of Henrik Thune and Martha Elisabeth Thuestad Thune.  Helga enjoyed spending childhood summers in…

Local News
February 13, 2019

Chester school threatened twice

Law enforcement agencies including the Chester Police Department and the Vermont State Police are investigating two threats that occurred this past week at Green Mountain Union High School in the…

Local News
February 13, 2019

Woodstock eyes new recreation trail

By Katy Savage Woodstock is reviving a 18-year-old plan to make a three-mile recreational trail along the Ottauquechee River. The scenic Woodstock trail, called the “River Walk,” would be similar…

Local News
February 13, 2019

Woodstock offers free rent to new businesses

By Katy Savage WOODSTOCK—Woodstock has a plan to combat empty storefronts: free rent. The Economic Development Commission launched a start-up grant initiative to fund two months of free rent to…