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Ghoulish hijinks enliven the Haskell


  by Trisha Ingalls DERBY LINE — At the end of a hot and steamy Saturday in Orleans County, audience members from both sides of the U.S./Canada border filed into the Haskell Opera House theater to watch the new post-pandemic ... More »

Noise complaint occupies Barton board


by Joseph Gresser BARTON—A noise complaint sent Barton Select Board members Lenny Zenonos and Ryan Racine on separate investigative missions on August 3.  Chamberlain Road resident Steve King told the two board members who were present at the morning meeting, that his neighbors Travis and Catherine Eurbin had set up a propane canon to scare birds away from their blueberry bushes. The board said it... More »

LRUEMSD — School closing decisions at least three years off


  by Trisha Ingalls GLOVER — The issue of the Irasburg Village School’s extensive capital needs was raised by Dan Demaine, member from Glover, at Monday’s Lake Region Union Elementary-Middle School District (LRUEMSD) meeting.  He brought up the question after Facilities Director Matthew Kittredge mentioned the assessment prepared by the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) and how it wi... More »


Primary races offer little surprise


This year’s primary races offered little in the way of surprises.  Governor Phil Scott easily won a chance to seek a third term in the Republican primary.  Democratic U.S. Representative Peter Welch was given the opportunity ... More »

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Progressing backwards


  by Tena Starr This is a comment on progress — because it seems to me that either we’re not making much, or we’ve come to a grave misunderstanding of the word. I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time remembering that I have to dial 1 802  525 to call the people across the road.... More »