Old gas station demolished, will be retail complex

A former service station and auto repair shop at 67 Pleasant Street at the foot of Hartland Hill Road at the eastern gateway to Woodstock Village is being demolished to make way for a new, 2,440-square-foot building and adjoining, 900-square-foot service annex. The new complex will eventually house four as-yet-undisclosed retail operations, according to paperwork filed with the Village of …

TEDx is off to a ‘great start’

“Are you nervous? I’m nervous,” said the Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley as he took his place on the familiar red dot of the TEDx stage. Rev. Dunkley was one of fourteen speakers at the inaugural TEDxHartlandHill conference, held at Billings Farm & Museum last Saturday. The “x” in TEDx indicates an “independently-organized TED event” held under the auspices of the …

School board chair steps down

When Bryce Sammel was unanimously elected as the chair of the Windsor Central Supervisory Union (WCSU) School Board in March of 2020, the district was in a state of significant flux. Former WCSU Superintendent Mary Beth Banios was about to be named as the next superintendent of a school district in Massachusetts. Internal dissension among board members of the then-nascent …

Welch explains implications of recent legislation

Legislative and White House action on key aspects of President Joe Biden’s agenda has heated up markedly in recent weeks with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Honoring Our PACT Act, and the student debt relief package put forward by the President. The Standard reached out to Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch last week to learn his perspective …