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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Gerrow bags big bear in North Troy

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Tim Gerrow of Jay shot this bear in North Troy on September 16. Mr. Gerrow said, ” I sit on the tracks in North Troy where I see a number of bears every year and just got lucky when this big boy come out. One shot, went 30 yards, and was done! It was a tough d... More »

Obituaries 9.16.20

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Earl Benjamin Whitmore, Jr. Earl Benjamin Whitmore Jr., 53, of St. Johnsbury died at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative and Hospice Care early in the morning on Saturday, September 5, 2020, with his wife, Jennifer, by his side. Earl was born in Oakland, Cali... More »

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Molly Gray headlines Craftsbury political rally

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   by Leanne Harple Northeast Kingdom voters spent a drizzly Sunday dining on local cheeses, apple cider, and homemade pies at the home of attorney David Kelley, of Greensboro, in support of Molly Gray, the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Ken Dea... More »

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Bluffside rec trail moves forward

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Tracy Zschau, the Vermont Land Trust’s Northeast Kingdom regional director, and Dan Kilborn, the organization’s forester, led a visitor last Thursday to Bluffside Farm past a sign that read “trail closed” down to Scott’s Cove. As th... More »

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Youngest of 19 reflects on a well-lived life

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by Chris Braithwaite NEWPORT — In the early summer of 1945 Harvey Robitaille was in basic training, an Army draftee being readied for what was predicted to be a long and bloody conclusion to the Second World War — the invasion of Japan.  In terms of the Robita... More »

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Pleasant Street fire considered suspicious

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  On September 12, 2020 at approximately 12:45 am, Newport City Fire Department responded to 236 Pleasant Street in Newport City for a report of a fully engulfed structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a two story residential to be fully engulfe... More »

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Cantankerous kindergartner

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Traditionally, children and weeping parents wait anxiously outside the school doors or for the school bus to arrive to transport their little ones off to their first day of kindergarten. This year many parents are reporting tears of frustration as they and the... More »

Obituaries 9.9.20

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Lawrence James White On Sunday, August 30, 2020, Lawrence James White, 90, died surrounded by his family in Newport. Larry was born on December 18, 1929, at the Rocking Rock Farm in Greensboro to Alton Royal and Bertha Jane (Young) White.  He graduated at age ... More »