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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Kempton bridge dispute resolved

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by Tena Starr   LOWELL — A back road bridge that has been the subject of a lawsuit against the town of Lowell, as well as several contentious meetings, has finally been replaced.  The lawsuit has been dropped. In the end the state chipped in $175,000.  Lowell ... More »

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Santas come out for Halo

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The annual Santa Run and Festival, to benefit the Halo Foundation drew dozens of Santas to Orleans Saturday.  The Halo Foundation provides financial support to Orleans County residents who are dealing with cancer. …this story and more in the full edition of th... More »

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VERMONT, THE NATION’S HEALTHIEST STATE ONCE AGAIN

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Montpelier, Vt – Vermont is once again the healthiest state in the nation, according to the United Health Foundation’s newly released America’s Heath Rankings annual report. The state moved up three steps to reclaim the top spot in the Foundation’s 30thyear do... More »

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Big racks reported in healthy rifle season

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by Tena Starr Reporting stations across Orleans County say it was a healthy rifle season, though a little odd.  Some hefty deer were killed, such as the 205-pound, eight-pointer that Butchie Stone brought in to Currier’s Quality Market in Glover.  Stations sai... More »

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A Scotsman remembers Vermont and Arnold Brown

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by Cameron Wyllie I first came to Vermont in 1983.  I was 26 and a schoolteacher in Edinburgh, Scotland.  I came because I was chaperoning a group of older high school students from the school I worked in, which was a private boys school, and its sister school... More »

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Annual Turkey Trot raises about $7,000

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by Meghan Wayland BARTON — Clutching her third cup of coffee, Heather Wright, organizer of the 2019 Turkey Trot here, stood near the end of the racecourse and congratulated runners as they approached the finish line. “I’m amazed by how many people give this mo... More »

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One woman’s week as a “food stamp tourist”

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by Meghan Wayland GLOVER — I was hungry, but not in the way I had expected.  In the seven days I documented my experience living on the average food stamps budget, I didn’t run out of food, but I was constantly worried about it.  I had to be so thoughtful and ... More »

Obituaries 12.4.19

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Virginia S. Robinson Virginia S. Robinson, 84, formerly of Newport and Ludlow, died peacefully Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Our Lady of the Meadows with her loving daughter Glenda Garrow and her husband, Brent, by her side. Ginny was born April 20, 1935, in W... More »

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Communities Care.. Holiday Giving

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One of the greatest rewards of living in a small community is that there is always an effort or event taking place to benefit others who are in need. The holiday season is the biggest time of year for such acts of kindness. As we learn of these events, we will... More »

Newport voters will have their say on ATVs

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Newport voters will have their say on whether ATVs will be welcome throughout the city.  Members of a newly organized citizens group calling itself Fight Back 05855 delivered a petition Tuesday calling for a townwide ballot on the q... More »