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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Obituaries & Services 6.23.21

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Irene Powell   Irene Powell, 80, of Barton, died on May 25, 2021, in Newport. She was born on February 28, 1941, in Berlin, New Hampshire, to the late Richard and Bella (Nadeau) Bellerose. Irene worked as a licensed nursing assistant (LNA) for many years at Ma... More »

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Veterans Summit focuses on support

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge LYNDON — As a young man just out of his teens, John Hojek served the country as a Marine Corps infantryman in the Iraq war.  He now will be serving veterans in need as a psychologist. Mr. Hojek graduated a few weeks ago with a master’s deg... More »

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Kindergartners treated to new Story Stroll

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Newport City Elementary School kindergarteners, from left, Cooper Farnsworth and Mason Snay, cuddle with a large stuffed bear named Henry at the Thoreau cabin, which is part of a new “Story Stroll” path created by North Country Union High School students.  Pho... More »

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Simard pleads guilty to 2016 Brownington slaying

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In Superior Court by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Jennifer Simard, 49, of Brownington appeared in the Criminal Division of Orleans County District Court on June 9 and pled guilty to manslaughter in the 2016 stabbing death of Kevin Smith. Ms. Simard originally pled... More »

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A 60-year-old cuke?

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by Luke Vidic ORLEANS — In a 61-year-old bottle, Mike Tanguay keeps a 60-year-old secret.  It isn’t a map to buried treasure or a message from a marooned sailor, and neither is it something as ornamental as a ship in a bottle.  Rather, it’s something that woul... More »

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Hardworking paws raise thousands of dollars

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The parking lot at Newport Farm and Garden was jam-packed full early Saturday afternoon, but not just with people looking for spring planting supplies.  Many were there to see police dogs and their human partners show off their skil... More »

Obituaries 6.16.21

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Kimball Rita Lucia Kimball, Rita Lucia, 92, of Bristol Glen Newton, New Jersey, passed away Monday morning June 7, 2021, following a brief illness. Born in Montréal Canada, Rita came to the United States as a young child and grew up in Barton. She also lived i... More »

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Governor Scott lifts all state COVID-19 restrictions

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GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ANNOUNCES STATE HAS REACHED ITS 80% VACCINATION GOAL; LIFTS ALL STATE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS 14 JUNE 2021 Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced that 80.2% of Vermont’s eligible population – those age 12 and older – have recei... More »

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Side-by-side stolen from Holland

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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 06-05-21 Gilles Morin of Holland called the VSP-Derby Barracks to report the theft of his Can Am Maverick, yellow and black side-by-side.  The side-by-side does have a winch on the front.  The suspect entered his garage and stole the si... More »

Obituaries 6.9.21

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  Gilbert E. Testut Gilbert E. Testut died peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021, at the age of 90 in his Brooksville, Florida, home. Gilbert was born February 8, 1931, in Providence, Rhode Island, son of the late Gustave and Mary (Korona) Testut.  He grew up in ... More »