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September 5, 2018

Retreat opens with tribute to family

By Katy Savage

WOODSTOCK—Over a bridge and up a long, private driveway, a 1700s farmhouse sits alone among hills of green grass. There are private mountain biking and hiking trails out the front door and a private swimming pond with beach to the side.

This…

Working to renew foundations in Killington
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September 5, 2018

Working to renew foundations in Killington

By Sue Durant

KILLINGTON—On the “flats” of Killington, a small gray granite church and a couple of old red buildings nestle between the Ottauquechee River and a tree-filled mountainside. The scene looks like a postcard of an era gone by.

On Mission Farm Road in…

Give or take a pie in the face, for a great cause
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September 5, 2018

Give or take a pie in the face, for a great cause

By Dave Hoffenberg

KILLINGTON—On Sunday, Sept. 9, Moguls Sports Pub will host the fifth annual Pie in the Face for Chase charity benefit from 1-7 p.m.

It’s time again to pie local celebrities and raise money for Chase William Kuehl and the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation…

Barnard considers options for school
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September 5, 2018

Barnard considers options for school

By Curt Peterson

BARNARD—About 35 people heard the evening of Aug. 29 that their town has three options for keeping their school open if the state Board of Education decides, as expected, to recommend forced merger of their district with the Windsor Central Modified Unified…

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September 5, 2018

New inn owner wants to combine art and hospitality

By Katy Savage

WOODSTOCK—James Steward sees the hospitality industry as a work of art—a theater with no script.

“I love the interplay, the way the guests are constantly changing,” he said. “It’s refreshing itself all the time.”

Steward, the director of the Princeton University Art…

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September 5, 2018

Joyce Washburn, Okemo’s longest employee, retires

By Karen D. Lorentz

Okemo’s longest continuing employee, Executive Secretary and Administrative Office Manager Joyce Washburn, retired on Aug. 31 after 49 seasons.

During that time, Washburn “has been one of the strongest contributors to the success of Okemo Mountain Resort,” stated Vice-President and General…

Obituaries
September 5, 2018

Farm & Wilderness founder’s son dies at 83

Robert Howard Webb of Lincoln, Massachusetts, and Brooklyn, New York, died Aug. 23 of Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.

Webb was born Oct. 17, 1934, to Kenneth and Susan Webb, founders of the Farm and Wilderness Camps in Plymouth, Vermont. He spent his childhood…

Lightning strikes golf club building
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August 29, 2018

Lightning strikes golf club building

By Katy Savage

CASTLETON—The Bomoseen Golf Club is open despite losing all of its equipment in a fire Aug. 8.

“Basically, we lost everything we needed to run the golf course,” said General Manager Jim Bassett.

Three lawn mowers, weed trimmers, tools and golf carts…

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August 29, 2018

Barnard could be forced to join WCMUU school district

By Curt Peterson

BARNARD—The Agency of Education published its long-awaited draft of “Default Articles of Agreement,” the adoption of which will be considered by the state Board of Education on or before Nov. 30.

The Default Articles, required by ACT 49, will apply to any…

Glimmerstone Quarry future hangs in the balance
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August 29, 2018

Glimmerstone Quarry future hangs in the balance

By Julia Purdy

CAVENDISH—Tierney Road has become the focus of contention among neighbors over the proposed reopening of a small rock quarry at the end of this mile-long town road that climbs a wooded hillside. Brightly-colored signs reading “Stop the Tierney Road Quarry” stud the…