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Tracy Davis Pierce

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The man who created a community orchestra

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  by Joseph Gresser   DERBY — Ken Michelli bucked the usual flow of traffic when he and his wife retired from Georgia to Derby Line. “We wanted to be where it was cooler,” he said Saturday morning. When he got here, Mr. Michelli missed one of the features of s... More »

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Hemp farmers angered by thefts

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  by Tena Starr Vermont hemp growers are running across an unexpectedly serious problem — wide-scale theft.   Many have taken to employing extensive security measures, including carrying guns to ward off thieves who have stolen thousands of dollars of the mari... More »

October 3, 2018 Obituaries

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  Alan L. Patenaude Alan L. “Al” Patenaude, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, was called home to his heavenly Father on September 25, 2018. Alan was born on June 6, 1962, to Joseph and Lucille (Fontaine) Patenaude from Holland.  He came into this world w... More »

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Orleans-Caledonia candidates face off at forum

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by Tena Starr   BARTON — Two Republicans, two Democrats, and an independent running for the two Orleans-Essex House seats squared off at a candidate forum here Monday night, explaining why they want the job and where they stand on the issues. About 15 people s... More »

Sanders and Zuckerman stump at Troy barbecue

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    by Joseph Gresser TROY — Before walking to the microphone, Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman put his untouched pulled pork sandwich down near U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. “Don’t eat it,” he said. Senator Sanders looked up.  “You can’t trust a politician,... More »

Barton struggles to deal with the homeless

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by Tena Starr   BARTON — The presence of three or four homeless people in Barton, who have been panhandling, stealing, squatting in empty buildings, and harassing customers, particularly at the C&C Market, has prompted a sharp response from business owners and... More »