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Hanover's Maddie Lyons passes the ball in the first half of the John Stark at Hanover girls lacrosse game in Hanover, N.H., on April 27, 2015. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Lacrosse Nixes John Stark

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hanover — To turn fortunes around following its first loss of the season, the Hanover High girls lacrosse team knew it would need to cut down on turnovers. The Marauders did just that against John Stark on Monday, particularly in the second half of a 16-9 win. The game was deadlocked at halftime, 6-6, before Hanover rallied to rebound from …

Community Wanted Sculpture Removed

Friday, April 24, 2015

Barnard — The leaders at BarnArts Center for the Arts, a community arts group, say they had plans to remove a sculpture in the center of town after a person who helped build it was arrested on child molestation charges, but that the sculpture was stolen before the move could take place. “We’re …

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 …

Constance L. Hart

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Barnard, Vt. — Constance L. Hart, 82, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. She was born June 1, 1932, in Barnard, the daughter of Eben and Lucy (Rousseau) Lewis. She attended school in Barnard and graduated from Woodstock High School. After graduation she …

Woodstock Rallies Past Windsor in Battle of Undefeated Teams

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Woodstock — Maybe it was an omen when the bus failed to show up to take the Windsor High boys basketball team to Woodstock for Saturday afternoon’s game. Windsor coach Harry Ladue said a mix-up involving the bus …

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 …