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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 …

Valerie J. Ferris

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Valerie J. Ferris, 50 died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home in Tunbridge after a long battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 19, 1963 in Barre, Vt. the daughter of Norman K. and Beverly J. (Hewitt) Larkin. She attended school in Tunbridge and …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Forum, July 14: The Unreal McCoy Cartoon; Coins for the Fountain; Norwich Projects

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Unreal McCoy To the Editor: Glenn McCoy’s latest unfunny cartoon reaches a new low of ugly misinformation. I’ve no doubt the Valley News recognizes this nonsense for what it is, so one is compelled to ask — why print this stupid, contemptible dreck? I would seriously like …

Recreation Notes: Towns Honor Accident Victim

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tragedy afflicted Tunbridge last month when 20-year-old Jen Kinnarney, of South Royalton, died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. While both communities mourned, more than 100 friends gathered to help make things a little easier for …

Summer Journal: Being Born on, or Close to, the 4th of July Brings Two Parties Together

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Last summer, a blushing River Terami celebrated his seventh birthday with more than 120 people singing in unison while they were packed into the Union Arena lobby in Woodstock. “It was this neat feeling of a huge choir …

Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival Has Room to Grow in Tunbridge

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tunbridge — Bluegrass fans Mike Bourquin and Chantal Bastiat, who tour music festivals selling books, records and other music under the name Flop-Eared Muse, had long wanted to set up shop at the Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival, …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

Helping to Keep Their Promises: 31 Sharon Academy Graduating Seniors Reflect Back

Monday, June 16, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sharon — Michael Livingston, The Sharon Academy’s head of school, began Sunday’s commencement ceremony by painting a picture of “the joy we experience here on such a regular basis.” To do so, …

A Life: Merle Howe, 1924 - 2014; ‘He Was the Rock of the Family’

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tunbridge — Merle Howe was born in his parents’ bedroom on the family farm in Tunbridge on January 10, 1924, and he died at age 90 in the same room on April 28 this year, a continuity from …