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Tracy Davis Pierce

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A work of heart at Safe Haven Farm

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by Tracy Davis Pierce HOLLAND — This summer I set out to line up some great experiences, including a horse camp, for our granddaughter, Kallie, age eight.  Through word of mouth and a bit of online searching, I learned of Kingdom Therapeutics at Safe Haven Far... More »

Bridge to close on Newport-Derby Road

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Derby Select Board by Joseph Gresser DERBY — Bridges were on the collective mind of the Derby Select Board Monday evening.  The state plans to close the Route 5 bridge spanning Interstate 91 on August 26, only ten days after work on the Interstate Access Road ... More »

The CoSA program

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Help for former prison inmates by David Dudley NEWPORT — Ned Andrews, re-entry coordinator at the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center (OCRJC), has been in charge of the Circle of Support and Accountability (CoSA) program for three years and running.  The... More »

Trio proposes to put buses on rails

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT—Paul Dreher, Nichole Gratton and Rob Andersen didn’t look like plotters, seated at a table at the Newport Natural Foods Café Tuesday afternoon.  But they were busy coming up with ideas that, if they become reality, could transform New... More »

In Craftsbury..ATV ordinance voted down

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by Joseph Gresser CRAFTSBURY — On Tuesday Craftsbury voters overturned an ordinance permitting the use of all-terrain-vehicles (ATVs) in town by a vote of 109 to 86.  Only 195 out of the town’s 946 voters went to the polls, said Town Clerk Yvette Brown. …this ... More »

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Former prison guard gets jail time

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by Joseph Gresser A former corrections officer who admitted smuggling buprenorphine into Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport has earned himself a taste of prison. …this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to acces... More »

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Supreme court rejects appeal of Ray’s sentence.

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by Joseph Gresser The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected Jeffrey M. Ray’s appeal of his sentence.  Mr. Ray shot and killed Richard Vreeland, his ex-wife’s new husband, in 2015. …this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to acc... More »