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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Newport has new fire chief

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The city council labored for over two hours Monday night, mostly in executive session, before delivering a new fire chief — John Harlamert. Council members spent the remaining hour of their three-and-a-half hour meeting hearing abou... More »

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An interview with Everett Demeritt

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by Tena Starr  CRAFTSBURY — If, at 83 years old, Everett Demeritt of Craftsbury was asked how best to make America great again, he’d probably say that everyone should have an upbringing like his — on a farm.   “We was probably the most fortunate kids to ever g... More »

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Greensboro man fighting fires in Australia

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by Tena Starr A Greensboro man is in Australia fighting the massive fires there.  When she most recently heard from her partner, Evan Karp, he was at the Mount Buffalo fire in central Victoria, Emily Maclure said on Tuesday.  He left on January 5 and will be b... More »

Obituaries 1.22.20

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Carol L. Kellaway Carol L. Kellaway, 84, of Newport died on Monday, January 13, 2020, in Newport. She was born on September 11, 1935, in Newport to the late Clifton King and Faye Kennison. Carol attended Newport High School.  She was a self-employed real estat... More »

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Vermont gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents

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(January 19, 2020) – Vermont gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 626 stations. Gas prices in Vermont are  unchanged versus a month ago and stand 20.1 cents per gallon hi... More »

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Burt Porter – “America’s best bard”

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by Chris Braithwaite GREENSBORO — There was a small void in the Northeast Kingdom’s Christmas tradition this season.  The 50 or so people who have come to look forward to their card from Burt Porter didn’t get one.  Mr. Porter thinks he’s been sending his gree... More »

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Memphremagog’s future

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Legislators and public officials from the U.S. and Canada filled the the meeting room of the Emory Hebard State Office Building here Monday to consider the future of one of many bodies of water they share — Lake Memphremagog. The me... More »

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West Glover couple at epicenter of earthquakes

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by Tena Starr When Howie and Stephan Cantor of West Glover flew to Puerto Rico just before Christmas, they were expecting to spend the holidays with friends and family at the waterfront house they bought in September.   Instead, they found themselves at the ce... More »

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Newport voters say yes to ATVs

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Voters went to the polls Tuesday and decided to allow ATV traffic in downtown Newport.  When ballots were tabulated their decision heavily favored having the new vehicles, and hopefully increased business, in the city. Those who wan... More »