Tatrallyay recounts harrowing escape from Soviets

Local author will speak at Barnard library on Sunday “Life in Hungary was dismal, my father was beaten several times by the secret police because he refused to spy,” says Barnard’s Geza Tatrallyay, the author of a memoir recounting his family’s efforts to escape from the Communist government in Hungary. “My parents both came from a family of doctors, so …

Palmer to face Chamberlain for sheriff in November

Veteran police officer Ryan Palmer bested Windsor County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Battista in Tuesday night’s Democratic primary. In the final tally, Palmer carried 44.5% of the vote over Battista’s 30%. As well as being a longtime police officer, Palmer is a U.S. Air Force veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and chair of the Windsor Selectboard. Now, he …

Pentangle attempting ‘more diverse entertainment’ this weekend

A collaboration between Pentangle Arts at Town Hall Theater and Astral Projections Presents, a nascent arts-and-culture organization in the area, could herald a new direction for film, theater, concerts, and nightlife in Woodstock Village. Astral Projections Presents — a partnership between Abracadabra Coffee of Woodstock and Beer Mountain, the eclectic craft beer, specialty foods, and alternative music venue at the …

Johannensen, Singer win Assistant Judge Primary

Veteran paralegal Alison Johannensen of Woodstock and former Assistant Judge David Singer of Hartland secured the Democratic nomination for two open positions of Assistant Judge in Tuesday night’s Primary, beating out current Assistant Judge Michael Ricci, also of Woodstock. Johannensen took 26.5% of the vote with Singer behind her with 18%, and Ricci closing out at nearly 15%. Ricci was appointed …

EDC’s Woodstock marketing campaign extended

The Woodstock Economic Development Commission (EDC) met on Thursday, Aug. 4 with three main agenda items. The first was a re-examination of the commission’s overall priorities, followed by a significant decision regarding marketing, and the approval by the EDC of its first Accessory Dwelling Unit Worker Rental Program (ADUWRP) grant. Commission members discussed the importance of childcare and housing in …

Be vewy, vewy careful… hunting season starts soon

As the fall approaches, sportsmen in Windsor County are preparing for a new season of hunting and fishing, with the official start to the season occurring on Sept. 1. Enthusiasts of the sport typically understand the rules and regulations when it comes to practicing them but they should recognize there are some new recreational laws as well. This according to …

Helen Flower was “Mrs. Woodstock” to generations of townspeople

Effervescent, deeply compassionate and caring, enormously proud of her Irish Catholic heritage, and a lifelong resident and devotee of Woodstock for nearly a century, Mary Helen Flower has been lovingly remembered by family, friends, and neighbors since she passed away at the age of 97 in her final home at Merten’s House on July 15. Flower was known to all …

Veteran journalists reflect on changing news media, political polarization

Truth or Consequences When Woodstock native, noted Civil War historian and former print journalist, academic and political communications director Howard Coffin speaks before the Bridgewater Historical Society this Sunday, he’ll share more than just “Stories from a Newspaper Reporter,” the working title of his talk. Coffin will also reveal the stories behind the stories from five decades of work as …