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Community liking new ‘vibe’ at Hearthstone

When the Woodstock Moose Lodge had its regular charity burger night in late February, funds raised were given to Hearthstone Communities. Those dollars, more than $1,800, couldn’t do much to […]

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You were right; we got it wrong

Let me tell you something that is 100 percent accurate: The Woodstock Independent makes mistakes. Each Tuesday morning when the printer delivers the papers to our office, the editor knows […]

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Your View: On Lennar subdivision plan

Pick more suitable site for new housing subdivision Lucas Road, an east-west dividing line between Crystal Lake and Woodstock, has been targeted by both the city of Woodstock and a […]

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How should law swat back at the swatters

Imagine sitting in a local taproom, enjoying a glass of cold craft beer, when in through the door comes a group of helmeted officers with police rifles and protective shields. […]

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A place of belonging

By Brigid McCormack I arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Sept. 14, 2022, exactly a week after Queen Elizabeth died. The previous year, I had moved away from Woodstock, my home […]

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Your View: Letters to the Editor

Lennar housing proposal wrong for Woodstock Woodstock Mayor Mike Turner and City Council members will soon vote on the Riverwoods 320-unit high-density housing development on 135 acres in southeast Woodstock […]

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On the road again – Brazil

By Cheryl Wormley As I write, it’s March 8 – day 7 of a 12-day trip to Brazil. My traveling companions are my husband, Jim; my sister Nann; and 23 […]

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Your View: Letters to the Editor

Suggestion about city’s ‘clunky’ branding motto “Classically Different, From Every Angle.” The Independent’s Feb. 28 editorial takes on Woodstock’s new motto, calling it “clunky.” I agree. To me, the motto […]

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What do you want our city be in 2044?

Just call Woodstock “The City That Plans.” You can see proof via the Comprehensive Plan link on the city’s homepage, woodstockil.gov. Open that link and prepare to be impressed – […]

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Larry Lough

Larry Lough

Larry Lough is editor of The Independent and reports local news.

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio

Janet Dovidio has been a freelance correspondent for The Independent for eight years.

Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray

Susan W. Murray wrote for The Independent, covering various beats, from 2005 to 2008.

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Tricia Carzoli

Tricia Carzoli is a freelance writer and photographer that on community news.

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