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Tracy Davis Pierce

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The dying art of dowsing

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  Pictured is Dowser, Doug Easter by Meghan Wayland Marcel Masse started dowsing when he was only five years old.  He’s now in his late seventies. “I remember it very well,” the Craftsbury farmer said.  “I found a water pipe underground.  People used to get a ... More »

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Pre-termination hearing held on Croteau

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  Brian Monaghan questions Ken Mitchell-Eby remotely.  He appeared on behalf of the town in Joyce Croteau’s pre-termination hearing on May 21.     by Joseph Gresser BARTON — The Barton Select Board took a step toward firing the town’s zoning administrator Joyc... More »

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COVID pop-up site tests 276 in Newport

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  by Meghan Wayland NEWPORT — On Thursday, for the first time in Orleans County, people without flu-like symptoms, health insurance, or a doctor’s referral, were able to be tested for COVID-19. In collaboration with regional emergency medical service (EMS) vol... More »

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End of an era for Currier’s market

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    by Tena Starr GLOVER — Currier’s Quality Market, which has been in the family for more than half a century, will close if it’s not sold by the end of August. “The Currier family would like to announce that the era of Currier’s Quality Market is coming to a... More »

Obituaries 5.27.20

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Rachael R. Pelletier Rachael R. Pelletier, 75, of Holland died on Friday, May 15, 2020, in Holland. She was born on March 31, 1945, in Barton to the late Ruth (Davis) and Charles “Charlie” Rash Sr.  Rachael grew up in Westmore on her family’s farm. She married... More »

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Chainsaw & gas can found on VT Rte 58

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On May 23, 2020, a chainsaw and gas can were brought to the Derby Barracks after they were found by the Irasburg/Lowell town line on VT RT 58. The person advised the items appeared to have fallen out of a vehicle traveling on VT RT 58. If you are missing these... More »

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Swimming Holes Open With New Guidelines

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  Montpelier, VT – [May 22, 2020] – Vermont River Conservancy releases new set of guidelines to follow at swimming holes given the pandemic The Vermont River Conservancy (VRC) anticipates swimming holes throughout the state will see many visitors with the warm... More »

Obituaries 5.20.20

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  Jeffrey C. Waterman Jeffrey C. Waterman, 46, of Barton died on Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Albany. He was born on March 21, 1974, in Portland, Maine. He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, playing basketball, and was an avid New York Giants fan. He is survived b... More »

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Greensboro Bend fire

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The Pope building remains standing despite being gutted by flames.  The neighboring garage at the left of the picture and a nearby shed were spared damage because of firefighters’ prompt action. More »

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Retailers talk about life with COVID

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    When we reached Cheri Safford by phone Saturday, she had just posted a message on social media letting customers know what to expect from her and husband, Doug’s, self-serve business.  The Saffords sell eclectic antiques, famous doughnuts, and local food f... More »