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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Book review: Try to keep from laughing

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I Could Hardly Keep from Laughing, an Illustrated Collection of Vermont Humor, by Don Hooper and Bill Mares.  Paperback.  188 pages.  Published by Rootstock Publishing.  $24.95. Reviewed by Tena Starr I doubt many are mourning the passage of 2021, and though i... More »

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Dance against death

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Maura Gahan (red jacket), falls to her knees after meeting disaster head on without despair, in one of “Six Disaster Confrontation & Mitigation Dances” choreographed by Peter Schumann, founder of the Bread and Puppet Theater.  Fellow performers (left to right)... More »

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Holland school still serves its community

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge HOLLAND — A new vibrancy has recently been growing in Holland.  Out of the ashes of a very difficult decision residents made to close their elementary school at the end of the 2018-’19 academic year, its building has been given new life as... More »

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Evansville Trading Post goes on the block

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   by Luke Vidic ORLEANS—After 45 years of ownership, the Swett family will be parting ways with the Evansville Trading Post by the end of the month. The famous country store, which has been on the market for over a year, will be auctioned off at the end of Ja... More »

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Alleged shooter to have mental health check

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by Joseph Gresser   DERBY LINE—Law enforcement officers from most of the agencies in the area converged on a Caswell Avenue apartment building Monday morning after several people phoned in reports of shots being fired.  A State Police press release said the ca... More »

Obituaries 1.5.22

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  Annette Wright Annette L. Wright, of Derby, died peacefully at the age of 96 with loved ones by her side December 31, 2021. Born February 9, 1925, in East Enosburg to the late Ernest and Mary Valentine Tessier, she was the oldest of three children. After far... More »

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Endangered plants may get needed attention

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by Sylvia C. Dodge Without plants there would be no food, no animals, no people — no life. But here is an interesting fact:  although more than half of the species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act are plants, they receive less than 5 percent of ... More »

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Home tests may change how COVID score is kept

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  by Joseph Gresser Governor Phil Scott took a Tuesday off to address the state Legislature, but his December 28 press briefing provided enough fodder for thought to last a couple of weeks. The state, he said, expected a supply of home COVID test kits to be di... More »

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Mother and son shot in Holland

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HOLLAND — State Police report a woman and her son were shot while in a vehicle on School Road here.  According to a press release from State Police Detective Sergeant Drew Cota, troopers were dispatched to what they thought was a motor vehicle accident around ... More »