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Richard Talbot, right, listens alongside his attorney, Robert Keiner during Talbot's arraignment in Orange Superior Court in Chelsea, Vt., on May 13, 2015. Talbot pleaded not guilty to one misdemeanor count of engaging in a prohibited act.  (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>

Former Tunbridge Principal Pleads Not Guilty to Charge

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chelsea — Former Tunbridge Central School principal Richard Talbot pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of engaging in a prohibited act after an 11-year-old student told police Talbot grabbed her buttocks and interviews with other students led investigators to believe he could have been “grooming” students for sexual abuse. Orange Superior Court Judge Michael Pratt ordered Talbot be released …

Tunbridge, Chelsea May Merge Sports Teams

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Chelsea — Bus driver Bill Smith, a Chelsea resident, has seen the effects of mismatched athletic competition at the elementary school level. He’s driven teams that included children of a wide range of ages, grouped together because of dwindling participation numbers, who went up against teams stacked with older students. “The kids came …

Art Notes: Libraries Enable Leisured Viewing of Local Art

Thursday, May 7, 2015

There are numerous virtues to looking at art in museums and galleries — a sense of context, ample exhibition space, the breadth of collections — but intimacy isn’t always one of them. Anyone who’s had the experience of shuffling through an exhibition, unable to look at a work of art because it’s …

Bethel, Royalton Set to Merge School Offices

Monday, May 4, 2015

Royalton — In anticipation of a 2016 merger of supervisory unions now headquartered in Royalton and Bethel, the two staffs will start sharing office space near the ramps to Interstate 89 in Royalton this summer. The move to a building in an industrial park at the top of …

Former Tunbridge Central School Principal Charged With Lewd and Lascivious Conduct

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tunbridge — Former Tunbridge Central School principal Richard Talbot, who was fired from his position in March, has been charged with a count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. Talbot, 68, has been summoned to appear in Orange Superior Court on May 13, according to a …

Carleton C. Rogers

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tunbridge, Vt. — Carleton C. Rogers, 82, died Monday, April 13, 2015 at his home in Tunbridge. He was born Aug. 9, 1932, in Tunbridge the son of Clifton E. and Elizabeth A. (Wheelock) Rogers. He attended school in Tunbridge and served in the U.S. Army in the …

Carleton C. Rogers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tunbridge, Vt. — Carleton C. Rogers, 82, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at his home in Tunbridge. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vt. …

Tunbridge Woman Gets Activist Honor

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lebanon — Caeli Cavanagh, a Tunbridge resident and Dartmouth College senior, recently received the Youth Activist Award for 2015 from the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services. The award honors her commitment to providing support and advocacy to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual assault at the …

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 …

Faith, Evil and Penance: Jeffrey Lent’s New Novel Revisits Post-Civil War Era

Friday, March 27, 2015

There’s a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons — That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes — — Emily Dickinson A small religious group started by a charismatic woman is at the heart of Jeffrey Lent’s new …

Tunbridge Central Principal Out

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tunbridge — On the morning of the town’s annual school meeting, the School Board voted to fire Tunbridge Central School principal Richard Talbot, citing an “extremely difficult personnel matter.” In a letter to the community on Monday, the School Board publicly announced its unanimous March 2 decision, but …

Tunbridge Filmmaker O’Brien Wins Seat; Town, Highway Spending OK’d

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tunbridge — Voters sailed through Town Meeting on Tuesday, approving the general fund and highway budgets without discussion and electing a new Selectboard member in a three-way race of nominations from the floor. In a paper ballot, John O’Brien, a filmmaker and longtime Tunbridge resident, earned 114 out …

Winter Weather Woes

Monday, March 2, 2015

Roger McCrillis, of Royalton, hands Demi Boles, of South Royalton, a power cord to start a propane heater to thaw out pipes in McCrillis’ trailer in Tunbridge on Friday. Both men, who work for the Royalton highway department, …