Writer

Tracy Davis Pierce

2158 posts
Bookmark?Remove?

Can you identify anyone?

 - 

“This photo was taken in 1940 in front of the Bray Wood Heel Company that was located on the Barton River in Orleans. My father, Stephen “Step” Malshuk, is the 4th “complete” person (the first person on the left is only 1/2 visible) to the right in the front r... More »

Obituaries 01.08.20

 - 

Keith Ryan Stone Keith Ryan Stone, 36, of Barton died suddenly on Monday, December 23, 2019. He was the beloved son of Terry and Rose Stone of Barton, and the older brother of Adam Stone of Essex Junction and Abigail Stone of Barton. Keith was born in St. John... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

Crews cleaning up leachate spill in Coventry

 - 

by Joseph Gresser COVENTRY — Crews continue cleanup work following a traffic accident that occurred in the early hours of December 27 and resulted in a spill of 8,000 gallons of leachate being transported from the Coventry landfill. According to the State Poli... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

Abominable snowman

 - 

A huge snowman, wearing an extra blanket of the white stuff after Monday’s storm, waves to passersby along the Newport-Derby Road.  Photo by Joseph Gresser More »

Newport to vote on ATV ordinance Jan. 14

 - 

by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Voters will have their say on whether Newport streets should be open to ATV traffic when they go to the polls on Tuesday, January 14, to vote on whether or not to overturn the ordinance allowing such traffic.  A recent comment by Sc... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

Sugarmakers urged to adapt to climate change

 - 

by Leanne Harple DERBY — There was bad news and good news at the Orleans County Maple Producers Association’s annual meeting at Paul’s Sugarhouse here Monday night. The bad news was that climate change is here and affecting the maple industry. The good news, t... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

A wish comes true for a Barton boy

 - 

By Tena Starr NEWPORT — Nine-year-old Jeffrey Como III at first looked confused when he walked into City Cinema with his family on a Monday morning and found a dinosaur at the door waiting to greet him.  That dinosaur was really Cole Royer, a City Cinema emplo... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

Is your Smart TV watching you?

 - 

If your TV is smart, very possibly. Let’s take a look at the way your smart TV records your viewing habits and very quietly makes money off them. ACR: Everything is connected  We wouldn’t have a properly dystopian situation on our hands without a nice little a... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

Roger Pion denies nine criminal charges

 - 

by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Roger A. Pion, 41, of Newport denied making death threats to members of his family and domestic assault during a hearing in Orleans Superior Court on December 19. He pled innocent to nine counts of criminal threatening and three of ... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

Barton students dig deep into family lore

 - 

by Meghan Wayland BARTON —Leah Wells discovered that her great-great-grandmother had been featured in Vermont Life magazine.  Bryson Poginy discovered that his pépé spent his childhood working with 11 siblings on the family farm in Barton.  Brooklynne Matten d... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

New machine at wastewater plant in Newport

 - 

by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Pedro Grondin and his team gave themselves and the city a slightly early Christmas present by cranking up Newport’s new dewatering system.  The machine will add to the capabilities of the city’s wastewater treatment facility by remo... More »

Bookmark?Remove?

Expanded trails open the winter world to all

 - 

by Meghan Wayland EAST CHARLESTON — “The big selling point of the trail is the view,” said Sam Perron, sustainable forestry coordinator at Northwoods Stewardship Center.  He was talking about the newly expanded Echo Lake Trail that opens on December 28 at Nort... More »