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 …

Volunteers Learn to Grow Green

Sunday, July 27, 2014

East Barnard — Wearing long, green waterproof aprons, the farmer and volunteer stand side by side at a table, plucking stray feathers from freshly killed ducks at Kiss the Cow Farm. After rinsing the birds, they slide them …

Rev. Canon Donald E. Boyer

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Rev. Canon Donald E. Boyer, 80, died at his home on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, of natural causes with his wife Marcia at his side. He was born on March 6, 1934 in Worcester, Mass. the son of Ernest and Willamina (Clarke) Boyer. He was …

High School Students Clean Up the Trails

Friday, July 4, 2014

Norwich —This summer, Upper Valley high school students needn’t travel far to get valuable trail stewardship experience. Starting Monday, 38 teenagers from nine area schools will join Upper Valley Trails Alliance staff for its High School Trail Corps, a series of workdays clearing, building and blazing area trails. …

High School Notes: Julian Cup Has Played Its Final Round

Thursday, July 3, 2014

West Lebanon — Try as he might, Scott Peters wasn’t going to win a battle against teenage intransigence. That, ultimately, spelled the end of the Julian Cup. Peters, the president of Golf & Ski Warehouse in West Lebanon, …

Pauline K. Leavitt

Thursday, July 3, 2014

East Barnard, Vt. — Polly Leavitt, 81, born Pauline Phyllis Kent in Exeter, N.H. on Feb. 15, 1933, passed away at home on Monday, June 30, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Polly spent her childhood in various New Hampshire and Massachusetts towns before moving with her parents, …

The Road Warriors Return: Avellino, Tracy Make Travel Work

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

White River Junction — Dougie Avellino and Troy Tracy spend nearly as much time commuting to Bellows Falls as they do playing for the American Legion Post 37 baseball team. Their participation is worth every mile. Avellino, of …

Margot Harcher

Friday, June 20, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Barnard resident Margot Harcher, 71, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, from complications due to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She was born Feb. 22, 1943, in Bayonne, N.J. to Margaret and George Harcher.  Margot graduated from Westwood High School …

Barnard Area Legislator Faces Challenger

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hartford — State Rep. Teo Zagar, D-Barnard, will face a Republican challenger this year in the Windsor 4-1 district representing Barnard, Pomfret and the northwestern part of Hartford in the Vermont House. And a newcomer is likely to be elected to the two-seat Windsor 4-2 district representing the …

Bridge Repair Closes Rte. 12 In Barnard

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Barnard — Construction will begin Friday on the Route 12 bridge in Barnard that crosses Locust Creek, with the road likely to be closed for a month. Kristin Higgins, the project manager for the Barnard bridge construction, said …

Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a …