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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Fire destroys Brownington dairy barn

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by Meghan Wayland BROWNINGTON — Six fire departments responded to a barn fire here Wednesday in which more than 40 cows perished.  At 5:28 p.m., the Orleans Fire Department was notified of a fire at Adam and Heather Moulton’s 134-acre, organic dairy.  The depa... More »

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VSP search for whereabouts of Ezekiel Wing

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On August 12, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. the Vermont State Police were notified of a burglary that had just occurred on the Barton Orleans Road (US 5) in Barton. Investigation revealed that Ezekiel Wing was seen inside the residence without the homeowners permission a... More »

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Starr, Horton, Young and Strong elected

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Senator John Rodgers will be a candidate for reelection in November, but only as an independent.  His bid to get the Democratic nomination by the hard road of write-in votes failed Tuesday night, as Ron Horton claimed the second spot on the ticket next to incu... More »

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In Coventry… ATV ordinance reinstated

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  by Meghan Wayland   COVENTRY — By a vote of 290 to 142, Coventry voted Tuesday to keep an ordinance that opened all town roads to ATVs.  The ordinance had come under fire from townspeople who said the select board failed to gather adequate community input pr... More »

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Old booze bottles get a new use

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  by Emmett Avery GREENSBORO — Empty liquor bottles spill out of a bin in front of the old barn in downtown Greensboro.  At first glance, you might think the residents of the property have a drinking problem.  But if you look a little closer, you’ll see that t... More »

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Steele gets prison for starving cows

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Donovan Steele held his hands out as Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputy Doug Morrill fitted handcuffs to his wrists Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Steele, 27, and a resident of Kapaa, Hawaii, stood in the smaller of the two courtrooms in Orlea... More »

Obituaries 8.12.20

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Roger Pray Roger Pray, a loving husband and father, died on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at the age of 81. Roger was born on November 18, 1938, in Tunbridge to Alice Martin and Herbert Pray.  He graduated from Craftsbury Academy in 1956, and then worked in the auto... More »

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Burglary in Craftsbury

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VICTIM: Shaun Allen AGE: 42 Summary of incident and photos: On the above date and time the Vermont State Police received a report of a burglary on Black River Road in Craftsbury. The tenant of the residence reported when he returned home in the afternoon of 08... More »

Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont

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Case Information Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont As of 12 p.m. on August 5, 2020   Description Number Total cases* 1,436 (5 new) Currently hospitalized 1 Hospitalized under investigation 8 Total people recovered 1,254 Deaths+ 57 People tested 98,990 Trave... More »