Pomeroy and Iannuzzi voted off Woodstock Foundation Board 

By Mike Donoghue, Standard Correspondent The longtime Chair and Vice Chair of the Woodstock Foundation, who were investigating and taking action on possible wrongdoing in the workplace at the Woodstock Inn & Resort and the Billings Farm & Museum have now been booted off the board of trustees in a vote by the remaining members during a meeting last week. …

Handling of alleged school threat sparks resignations, parental concerns

By Tom Ayres, Senior Staff Writer The alleged response by school administrators to a purported incidence of threatened gun violence by a nine-year-old student at Woodstock Elementary School (WES) last week has resulted in parental concern and the resignations of a respected teacher and a member of the Windsor Central Supervisory Union (WCSU) School Board. Multiple inquiries about the reported …

Woodstock Inn bartender saves baby from choking

Earlier this month, a Woodstock Inn & Resort bartender, Todd Faedi, came to the rescue when a 17-month-old baby boy started choking in the lobby of the Inn.   The baby, who suffered from a seizure disorder, belonged to a couple from New York who were staying at the Inn, according to Faedi. “It was early in the afternoon and the …

Bookstock adds staff and board members, looks to the future

Bookstock 2023 is underway. Set to take place June 23-25, the entirely free-to-the-public literary festival has an injection of fresh blood as the non-profit organization recently announced the hiring of several new staff and board members. Paul Jensen and Suzanne Affeldt, both of Woodstock, have joined the seven-member Bookstock board, which is chaired by co-founder Peter Rousmaniere. Meanwhile, Morgan Brophy …

Virtual reality is an up-and-coming learning tool at WUHS/MS

Woodstock Union High School and Middle School (WUHS/MS) is offering students a new way to learn through virtual reality (VR) and now even has a dedicated room for its use.  Back in the 2021-2022 school year, with the use of funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), WUHS/MS purchased 30 VR headsets and a learning program …