Barnard

Thurston Twigg-Smith, of Barnard, right, turns to his attorney David Reeves, of Woodstock, left, following his arraignment in Windsor Superior Court in White River Junction, Vt. on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Twigg-Smith's attorney Twigg-Smith entered a not guilty plea on the charge stemming from an incident in which he allegedly touched a 14-year-old girl inappropriately.
(Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Barnard Man Pleads Not Guilty to Lewd Conduct Charge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

White River Junction — A 67-year-old Barnard man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to allegations that he groped a teenage girl last month. Thurston Twigg-Smith was arraigned in Windsor Superior Court on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and released on several conditions, including an order that he have no unsupervised contact with females under …

Vt. Football Players Enjoy Their Day With the Stars

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — By their own superb standards, the Hartford High and Woodstock Union High football teams played through sub-par seasons this fall. For the Hurricanes and Wasps chosen for Saturday’s North-South All-Star game at Castelton State College, participating helped alleviate some of the sting. Hartford suited up three players for the South during the North’s wild 31-28 win at Spartan Stadium, with …

Passing the Time

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fourth-grader Skyler Roebuck ties oak leaves together to make a plate while waiting to be picked up from school at the Barnard Academy last week. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

A Life: Romaine ‘Puggy’ Potwin, 1933-2014; ‘A Complex Man Who Lived a Simple Life’

Monday, November 3, 2014

Barnard — Puggy Potwin wasn’t one for standing on ceremony when visitors came to his dairy farm in East Barnard. He might be with his Holsteins, out in the pasture repairing fences or haying, working the sugar bush …

Woodstock Pieces It Together, Reaches Final

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Montpelier — Woodstock’s Connor and Cullen McCarthy may be brothers, but they’re certainly not the same. Connor is Woodstock’s captain and leading scorer with 12 goals this season. Cullen, a freshman, had one goal heading into Tuesday’s Vermont Division II semifinals against U-32. Yet it was Cullen who …

A Jack on Attack: Freshman’s Contributions Aiding Windsor’s Run

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Windsor — Early in the second half of Windsor’s Vermont Division III football quarterfinal win over U-32 on Saturday, the Yellowjacket fullback ran 50 yards up the middle for a touchdown that boosted the Windsor lead to 27-12, …

Respectful Rivals Vie For Windsor 4-1 Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, used an unusual word to describe Scott Woodward, R-Pomfret, his political opponent in a race for the right to represent the voters of the Windsor 4-1 district, which includes Barnard, Pomfret, …

Barnard Man Faces Sex Charge

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Barnard — Police last week charged a man with felony lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor following a weeklong investigation by Vermont State Police and the Department of Children and Families. Authorities allege Thurston Twigg-Smith, 67, “inappropriately touched” a 14-year-old girl from Barnard, according to a State …

Local Roundup: Long Memories Carry Mascoma Past Franklin

Sunday, October 19, 2014

West Canaan — Andrew Cashe set the tone from the opening kickoff for the Mascoma football team, returning the kick for a touchdown to help the Royals beat visitng Franklin 38-18 on Saturday afternoon. Cashe didn’t stop there …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the …

Local Roundup: Rivendell Soccer Earns Another Shutout

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

South Royalton — At long last, the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team broke through a stingy South Royalton defense. The Raptors converted a trio of chances late to beat the host Royals 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Scoreless through …

Hartford Field Hockey Back for Seconds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

White River Junction — After losing more than half of last year’s roster to graduation and attrition, the Hartford High field hockey team has been learning to do a little more with a lot less all season. Now …

Wedding: Doton — Cichonski

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Barnard — Eliza Doton and Paul Cichonski were married on Aug. 16, 2014, at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm. The wedding ceremony was performed by the bride’s father, a justice of the peace. The bride wore her …