Barnard

Vermont Senate May Ease School Consolidation Requirement

Saturday, April 11, 2015

White River Junction — With the Vermont Senate this week taking up a major education reform bill, supporters touted its cost-saving potential while opponents said it could l eave uncertain the role of school boards and impose an unrealistic spending limit on school districts. The House-passed bill aims to curb increases in school-related property taxes by consolidating many of the state’s 282 districts by 2020, and includes a 2 percent …

Bradley Brimming With Confidence Heading Into Masters

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Augusta, Ga. — Coming off a tie for fifth place last week at the Texas Open, Keegan Bradley heads into his fourth Masters with momentum and confidence. The 28-year-old tees up his first round today with fellow American Patrick Reed and Ian Poulter. On Wednesday, the Woodstock native took part in one of …

Counties Ranked on Wellness

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Lebanon — Upper Valley public health officials say an annual ranking of the health status of each county in the United States will help guide them as they create action plans to address the challenges area communities face. The 2015 County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health …

Wasps Make Hilltoppers Feel the Sting

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Woodstock — Saturday night’s boys hockey game between Woodstock and visiting St. Johnsbury Academy looked good on paper, but not so hot on the ice. The Wasps rolled to an easy, 6-1 victory over the visiting Hilltoppers, who …

Thousands Remain Without Power in Vermont

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chelsea — Several thousand residents in Orange and Windsor counties remained without power Friday evening as utility crews spent a fourth day trying to restore downed power lines throughout the state. Green Mountain Power said crews are conducting a “massive restoration effort,” but that some outages “will last …

Vt. Residents Cope With Power Outages

Friday, December 12, 2014

South Strafford — Vermont officials are warning that tens of thousands of households that have lost power in recent days could see outages continue into the weekend as workers struggle to keep up with the ongoing problems caused …

Tracking Sabra Field: Filmmaker Documents East Barnard Artist and Her Work

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hanover — In the upcoming documentary about her life and work, printmaker Sabra Field describes the at-first difficult decision to remove a herd of Angus cattle from one of her iconic scenes of a green Vermont hillside. After …

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 …

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 …

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, …