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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Wardens say poached turkey led to bigger game

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — A report of someone shooting a turkey from a car led to the discovery of a person who jacked at least ten deer, says an affidavit submitted by Senior Game Warden Cody Jackman. The affidavit says on the evening of May 19, 2023, a tur... More »

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City Manager Jonathan DeLaBruere speaks

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT — Newport’s city manager position was vacant for about six months before Jonathan DeLaBruere was hired.  With vetting help from the VLTC, the city council chose a Newport native with years of municipal management already under his bel... More »

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Summer sailing in Newport

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT — Sailboats floated through the air and descended gracefully onto the waters of Lake Memphremagog Friday morning.  A 50-foot tall crane at the public docks next to the Gateway and the Memphremagog Yacht Club lifted the boats from the ... More »

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Louisiana — all the way south

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  by Tena Starr I’m a fan of James Lee Burke, who writes gritty crime novels based in New Orleans and the bayou country of Louisiana.  Mr. Burke’s books are punctuated by alligator growls in the night, by the life of the bayous and the Atchafalaya, the biggest... More »

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Costs, not prices, up for sugarmakers

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by Matthew Wilson It was a generally sweet season for sugarmakers.  Many report that production was fair at minimum despite a chaotic season.  Maple producers got more than one good run of sap between winter squalls, with some able to see some action a bit ear... More »

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More solar hijinks

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The sun, perhaps missing the attention it received during the recent eclipse, puts on another show Friday night.  What scientists called an extreme geomagnetic storm, lit up skies around the world with a display of the northern lights.  While much of the Kingo... More »

Obituaries & Committals 5.15.2024

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Larry A. Young   Larry A. Young was born on November 24, 1946, and he died on May 5, 2024. He was a proud, life-long Vermonter and a loving husband to Lucy Young of 55 years, father, and grandfather. Larry was a veteran who served two tours in the Vietnam war.... More »

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By train to the Crescent City

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by Tena Starr   I’m a convert to train travel. Steve and I were going to New Orleans and points south — as far south as we could in Louisiana, until the road ran into the ocean.  More than once, when we said we were going to Venice, a Louisiana resident said, ... More »

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Excursion boat goes to the beach

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Northern Star, the excursion boat owned by Memphremagog Community Maritime (MCM) and used for educational and touristic cruises, is due to have her hull inspected by the Coast Guard.  Any similar craft operating in international w... More »

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Newport’s Charlee Royer is Miss Vermont’s Teen

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT — The city has a new claim to fame and a new state titleholder in its ranks: North Country Union High School sophomore Charlee Royer recently won Miss Vermont’s Teen in the Vermont Miss America pageant.  Charlee, who was interviewed b... More »

Obituaries & Committals 5.08.2024

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Theresa Trotier   Theresa Trotier, 97, of Newport, died peacefully on April 25, 2024, at the Bel-Aire nursing home with a family member by her side. She was born in Newport, the daughter of Joseph Ernest Lambert and Valeda ( Pelletier) Lambert. Growing up in N... More »