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Low-crime town faces high-interest gun issue

How concerned should the residents of Woodstock be about two recent gun-related arrests that involved activities in the outside-dining area downtown along North Benton Street? City officials reacted by working […]

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Arts Briefs

Downtown concert series scheduled through August Music will echo off the walls of downtown Woodstock on weekends through the end of August in the Benton Street Summer Concert Series. Every […]

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That was fun! Let’s plan to do it again

Woodstock put the “public” in public art in a big way with its new downtown mural, “Made in Woodstock,” which was created by Chicago artist Mauricio Ramirez – and several […]

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‘Story of the Square’: Artist uses golden scissors to cut ribbon for his ‘Made in Woodstock’ mural

By Julia Eastham news@thewoodstockindependent.com Cheers erupted from the crowd at Benton Street Thursday evening as the “Made In Woodstock” mural ceremony concluded with a ribbon-cutting. Muralist Mauricio Ramirez from Chicago […]

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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 is a freelance writer and photographer that on community news.

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