Stories about Woodstock


On radar, Spruce Mountain a storm magnet

For much of last winter an isolated, intense snow squall showed up on Internet radar over Woodstock, and appeared to linger for hours — even days — in one place. This summer, the same isolated location seemed to be pelted regularly by a strong thunderstorm. That location... 1


N. Willard: Republicans blocking efforts

The strongest and current criticism of President Barack Obama coming from the Republicans is “He didn’t create jobs.” Mitch McConnell led the party in 2009 when he said, “Our goal must be to see that Obama is a one-term president.” The party joined the fight a... 8


Woodstock receives fireworks petition

WOODSTOCK — Woodstock selectmen Tuesday received a petition asking for a ban on fireworks. The seven-signature petition was submitted by Don McInnis. It asks for a ban, but continues, "At a minimum, we would like to have you consider banning them within 300 yards of a lake or ...


Western Maine Christian Men's Conference begins Sept. 14

PARIS — The first Western Maine Christian Men’s Conference will take place Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15. The theme of the area wide multi-church sponsored event is “Building Strong Men in Tough Times.” A kick-off rally will place at South Paris Baptist C...


Woodstock selectmen hire design engineer for dam

Woodstock selectmen last week hired engineer Jim Sysko to design and oversee the reconstruction of the Lake Christopher Dam, at a cost of $38,500. The engineering work and construction bid process will take place this fall, with reconstruction slated for August of 2013. The overall estimat...


CORRECTION: Woodstock not Dixfield wind farm

A story on Page B1 in the Aug. 30 River Valley edition should have said that the Woodstock wind farm project by Patriot Renewables LLC has been working to settle the sale price agreement of electricity, not the proposed Dixfield wind farm. It was a reporting error.


Woodstock considers hydrological study of Route 26 Roadside Spring

Woodstock selectmen Tuesday authorized the town’s Conservation Commission to seek a hydrologist to possibly study the distribution of underground water near the Roadside Spring. The spring, on Route 26, has been a popular source of drinking water for decades. It is located on 3.5 acr...


N. Willard: Investing in the town

I was disappointed to read the strong and, I believe, unjust criticism of Patriot Renewables, “Beware the lies from big wind” by Norman Mitchell (July 30). I attended the hearings in Woodstock when the proposal for the wind mills on Spruce Mountain was explained to citizens and... 5


Woodstock Elementary School honor roll

BRYANT POND — Woodstock Elementary School has announced the honor roll and perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Grade 5, Mrs. Prentice All A's: Bethany Laird. A's & B's: Payton Abbott, Ellizabeth McLeod, Abigail...


Elwood 'Bug' Wing

LEWISTON — Elwood “ Bug” Clarence Wing, died July 25, at Central Maine Medical Center, after a short illness, with his family by his side. He was born Elwood Clarence Wing in Albany, June 25, 1927, a son of Clarence and Myrtle Wing. He was educated in Woodstock schools an...