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Firefighting challenge? ‘We’re ready’

How would the Woodstock Fire/Rescue District deal with fire in a new five-story apartment building? What about dozens of homes built only 6 feet apart in a new housing addition? […]

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Take the tour at the historic Opera House

The Woodstock Opera House – have you been? It’s an amazing place, built in 1889, and has an incredible history as the centerpiece of the city of Woodstock. Many readers, […]

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Help troops! Look for box for donations

As part of Lighting of the Square activities, the public is invited to show local holiday spirit to local National Guard personnel stationed in Afghanistan. The annual event will be […]

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Remodeling for Square apartments

Real estate developer Al Paas says that he has had “a close affinity for Woodstock for 25 years.” After Paas purchased the building at 103 Van Buren St. in 1994 […]

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‘When Harry Met Halloween’

The Hat is back, and once again – for the third year – the Woodstock Square will be transformed into a world of enchantment. The city’s hit fantasy festival of the […]

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