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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Beavers: landscape engineers

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The Outside Story Beavers: landscape engineers by Declan McCabe When my sisters visit from Ireland, I try to play tour guide, but I’m occasionally at a loss for what to do next.  During a visit in the late 1990s, my sister Grace said she would love to see a be... More »

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Schoolchildren meet plow trucks they named

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    by Sylvia C. Dodge It may have been a bit early in the season for plowing, but VTrans snowplow trucks were on the road last week. Newly named plow trucks visited the schools closest to their winter plow routes, thrilling the students who came up with a wid... More »

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State Police visit Barton to discuss coverage

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  by Joseph Gresser BARTON—The subject of a truck blocking traffic on Leblanc Road was again raised at the November 18 Barton Select Board meeting.  This time, though, the board members were joined in their discussion by Captain Matt Daley, who commands Troop ... More »

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Captured fugitive denies kidnapping charge

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    by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — A man sought by police since late September was stopped by Border Patrol Agents in North Troy on November 18. The next day the man, Ivan Carmona, 29, of Springfield, Massachusetts, appeared by video in the Criminal Division of O... More »

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Update: Lillian Wright has been located

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  *UPDATED PRESS RELEASE* :  Lillian Wright was located on 11/23/21 safe and is no longer missing.     Original post: VSP is seeking assistance in locating Newport juvenile Lillian Wright left from a residence on Kingdom Road in the Town of Albany during the e... More »

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Parson’s offers fancier date nights in Barton

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  by Leanne Harple BARTON — Date night has recently gotten a whole lot fancier in the village of Barton.  Last spring, Steve Vazzano and his partner in both life and labor, Maria Hill, took over the lease of the former Parson’s Pub & Grill on Main Street and r... More »

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Lake Region equity concerns linger

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   by Luke Vidic How does one define the term “bias,” and, in this ever-evolving world, what does it mean to be “culturally relevant?” Those questions and more were asked at the second meeting of Lake Region Union High School’s equity retreat last Tuesday, whi... More »

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St. Paul’s students thank veterans

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St. Paul’s School students thank veterans for their service at Barton’s ceremony on November 11.  Selena Hughlettt (left) and Kallie Buck spoke for a few moments with Bill Smith (right) of the American Legion Post 23 Military Funeral Honors Team.  His fellow m... More »

Lawyers keep pushing on Orleans courthouse door

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge NEWPORT — It’s not usual for a defense attorney and a prosecutor to work together for the same cause, but in Orleans County, both State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett and St. Johnsbury defense attorney David Sleigh have acted almost as a team... More »

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Tree farmers look forward to a good season

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  by Matt Wilson Across the state, rows of Christmas trees are being harvested as the holiday draws near. Vermont’s climate is ideal for cultivation of conifers, with plenty of sunshine and moisture. For farmers who have long been in the business of growing an... More »

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Leahy coming home

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    by Joseph Gresser MONTPELIER — Although Vermont is said to have one of the oldest populations in the nation, few people of voting age will remember a time when Senator Patrick Leahy did not represent the state in the U.S. Senate.  Come January of 2023, Ver... More »