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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Falcons and Rangers get tuned for playoffs

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by Matthew Wilson   NEWPORT – It was a packed house here on Friday night, and rightly so, as the boys’ basketball teams of North Country and Lake Region union high schools squared off to test their mettle against one another.  The liveliness on the court was j... More »

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Man held without bail on assault charges

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT —A man who was released on conditions after pleading innocent in January to five charges of possession of child sexual abuse material, was back in court on February 12, this time for several assault charges. After Judge Rory Thibault ... More »

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You’ve got mail

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Amy McCoy, a first-grade teacher at Newport City Elementary School, hands out cards to her students.  Her classroom has been inundated with valentines since she posted a request for them online.  The children have gotten mail from all 50 states and many countr... More »

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Glover lambs to have a Holstein look

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by Leanne Day Harple GLOVER — The town of Glover is about to make history, and Mark Rodgers is very excited. Mr. Rodgers is a local farmer, who along with his wife Karen, is the owner of MKVT Farm on Mud Island Road near the Greensboro side of town.  Largely h... More »

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Four go through South Bay ice

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NEWPORT — Four people, including two young children, took a dangerous plunge into Lake Memphremagog Saturday afternoon after their side-by-side went through the ice on South Bay. A report from the Newport City Police Department says officers were told of the a... More »

Obituaries 2.21.2024

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  Michael Bernard Root Michael Bernard Root, born July 1, 1949, son of Marion Root, died and went to be with the Lord on January 6, 2024, with family by his side. Michael was given the opportunity to write his own obituary: As a child, Mike entertained himself... More »

Obituaries 2.14.2024

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Kayla Mariah Wright   Kayla Mariah Wright, 29, of Derby, died suddenly on February 2, 2024, in Troy. She was born on May 31, 1994, in Newport, to Benjamin and Fern (Patten) Wright. Kayla was a graduate of North Country Union High School, class of 2012, and att... More »

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February event surprises Westmore board

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by Matthew Wilson WESTMORE — On Monday the select board heard about events coming to Westmore in the next few months, and discussed issues related to town workers. A biking event scheduled for March was the first on the list.  Town Clerk Elaine Cashin said she... More »

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North Country swims in rough healthcare waters

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — At the North Country Hospital annual meeting held last month Dr. Greg Walker, head of the medical staff, declared “At North Country we take care of our own.” When the Chronicle spoke with hospital president and CEO Tom Frank recentl... More »

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Kayla Wright murder

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Police say four arrests connected by Joseph Gresser TROY — Police say they appear to have come across information connected to the murder of Kayla Wright while investigating suspected drug trafficking. Ms. Wright, who was 29 and a resident of Derby, was report... More »

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Photos from the NVBA Pike Tournament

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Dylan Bowen of Eden walks in his five-pound-11-ounce pike Saturday afternoon.  The largest of the 16 fish his family caught on South Bay, stretched the tape to 28.5 inches.  He was one of 118 anglers who took part in the Fourth Annual Northeastern Vermont Bass... More »

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Boomer weighs in a 20.7 lb. Pike

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The pike hauled in by David Boomer of Newport Center opened some eyes at the weighing station Saturday afternoon.  Officials from the Fourth Annual Northeastern Vermont Bass Anglers’ Pike Tournament said, at 20 pounds seven ounces, it was the largest fish ever... More »