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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 …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Outlasts Chelsea in Score-Fest

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chelsea — The South Royalton boys went to a soccer match on Wednesday, and a shooting gallery broke out. Sam Berk piled up five goals and Keanan Thompson made the game-winning strike the topper of a four-goal afternoon …

Woodstock Runs Over Springfield for 33rd Straight Victory

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — Before Friday night’s game began, Woodstock coach Ramsey Worrell knew what kind of team he had, but was not sure what kind of team Springfield was going to be putting on the field. “I really don’t what to expect, but I like the coach and …

David Paul Harshbarger

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — David Paul Harshbarger, 67, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at the Vail Cottage in Barnard. A celebration of David’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Universalist Church in Barnard at 11 a.m. Please come share your stories of David’s life. A …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with …

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh Recovering from Barnard Crash Injuries

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Barnard — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh is expected to recover from serious injuries sustained during a one-car accident on Route 12 in Barnard earlier this week, State Police Capt. Ray Keefe said on Tuesday. As of Tuesday …

Hanging on the Telephone: Bradley Hoping For Call to Join Ryder Cup Team

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Woodstock — Some folks stress about Christmas. Professional golfers stress about late August. In a week, however, Keegan Bradley could be celebrating like Santa Claus left him a puppy under the tree. On Monday evening, on live television, …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Big Hugs in Barnard

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

From left, Ryleigh Johnson, 8, of Woodstock, Marilyn Groppe, 15, of Gaysville, Vt., Amelia Killackey, 11, of New York City, Allister Wigglesworth, 12, of Bethel, and JAMR Marceau, 15, of Sharon, emerge from Barnard Town Hall into a …

Boards Weigh Closing Elementary Schools in Barnard, Bridgewater

Friday, August 1, 2014

Woodstock — School boards in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union are expected to hear more information in coming weeks about a plan to close two of the district’s elementary schools, a consolidation that would leave Barnard and Bridgewater without a public school within their towns and reconfigure the …

Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound …