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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Border will open to Canadian visitors next month

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    by Joseph Gresser On Tuesday evening, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced land borders with Canada and Mexico will be reopened to non-essential travelers some time next month.  In his announcement, Secretary Mayorkas said potentia... More »

10.13.21 Obituaries & Services

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Patricia A. Dumont   Patricia A. Dumont, 74, of North Troy, died on October 9, 2021, in Newport. She was born on October 23, 1946, in Newport to the late Roland and Avis (Archer) Cadieux.  On April 16, 1966, she married Albert Dumont who predeceased her on Jun... More »

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Feisty hummingbird makes rare appearance in Glover

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  by Tena Starr GLOVER — The presence of a tiny hummingbird rarely seen in Vermont has birders flocking to a Shadow Lake home and bed and breakfast here. The rufous hummingbird is native to the Southwest and Pacific Northwest.  Sightings of it in Vermont have ... More »

VEC head discusses Barton purchase proposal

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  by Joseph Gresser The Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is serious about its offer to buy the Barton Electric Department and thinks it has a lot to offer the utility’s present users.  That was one of the messages offered by Rebecca Towne in a telephone inte... More »

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American mountain ash: a rosaceae by any other name

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The Outside Story American mountain ash:  a rosaceae by any other name by Laurie D. Morrissey There’s a giant living in northern Coös County, New Hampshire.  It’s a 61-foot tall tree, the country’s largest known American mountain ash.  At last measurement, it ... More »

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Big fish headed for local waters

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge BARTON — Good news for anglers — next spring May Pond in Barton will be stocked with two-year-old “trophy” brook trout for the first time in a decade.  Long Pond in Westmore, Center Pond in Newark, and Martin’s Pond in Peacham are other No... More »

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Jay Peak hunts for buyer

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by Luke Vidic JAY — While Jay Peak approaches another challenging season, fraught with labor shortages and travel restrictions, pre-pandemic talks of a sale have resumed. While the upcoming ski season may prove more predictable than last year’s, and a sale mor... More »

Obituaries & Service 10.6.21

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Caroline Queenin Caroline Queenin of Derby died September 29, 2021. She was born on November 9, 1932, and died at the age of 88.  Caroline married Colonel Hugh Queenin, who predeceased her in 1994. She leaves behind three children, many grandchildren, nieces, ... More »

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Ben Luce unveils his water dragons

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    by Luke Vidic HOLLAND — Late in the evening, after the sun had set and an eerie fog crept over the surrounding Holland farmland, Ben Luce stood beneath the warm glow of stage lights of the Barrage and began his otherworldly performance.  His hands danced a... More »

City could see 13 new development projects

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  by Luke Vidic NEWPORT — More than a million dollars in Newport Development Fund money will soon begin flowing into Newport.  The fund, created by a settlement to the civil fraud suit filed by Vermont against former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros, was approachin... More »