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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Big racks reported in healthy rifle season

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by Tena Starr Reporting stations across Orleans County say it was a healthy rifle season, though a little odd.  Some hefty deer were killed, such as the 205-pound, eight-pointer that Butchie Stone brought in to Currier’s Quality Market in Glover.  Stations sai... More »

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A Scotsman remembers Vermont and Arnold Brown

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by Cameron Wyllie I first came to Vermont in 1983.  I was 26 and a schoolteacher in Edinburgh, Scotland.  I came because I was chaperoning a group of older high school students from the school I worked in, which was a private boys school, and its sister school... More »

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Annual Turkey Trot raises about $7,000

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by Meghan Wayland BARTON — Clutching her third cup of coffee, Heather Wright, organizer of the 2019 Turkey Trot here, stood near the end of the racecourse and congratulated runners as they approached the finish line. “I’m amazed by how many people give this mo... More »

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One woman’s week as a “food stamp tourist”

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by Meghan Wayland GLOVER — I was hungry, but not in the way I had expected.  In the seven days I documented my experience living on the average food stamps budget, I didn’t run out of food, but I was constantly worried about it.  I had to be so thoughtful and ... More »

Obituaries 12.4.19

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Virginia S. Robinson Virginia S. Robinson, 84, formerly of Newport and Ludlow, died peacefully Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Our Lady of the Meadows with her loving daughter Glenda Garrow and her husband, Brent, by her side. Ginny was born April 20, 1935, in W... More »

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Communities Care.. Holiday Giving

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One of the greatest rewards of living in a small community is that there is always an effort or event taking place to benefit others who are in need. The holiday season is the biggest time of year for such acts of kindness. As we learn of these events, we will... More »

Newport voters will have their say on ATVs

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Newport voters will have their say on whether ATVs will be welcome throughout the city.  Members of a newly organized citizens group calling itself Fight Back 05855 delivered a petition Tuesday calling for a townwide ballot on the q... More »

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The tasty business of Pies for People

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by David Dudley CRAFTSBURY — Though it was dark and cold outside, the Sterling College dining hall was filled with warmth and laughter.  Near the center of the big, softly lit room stood a stack of baking sheets dotted with fist-sized balls of dough.  …this st... More »

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Glover lights its Memory Tree

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by David Dudley GLOVER — “Not as many people as we hoped,” said Paulette Rogers of Glover as she stood before the Glover Community Church at 4 p.m. Sunday.  The sky was gray and darkening by the minute, and it was snowing steadily. While the weather was one fa... More »