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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Demo derbies threatened by tougher enforcement

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by Tena Starr Ramped up state enforcement of a Vermont Racing Commission rule could threaten the future of demolition derbies — often the most popular event at county fairs. The main issue is a setback requirement that says spectators must be 30 feet away from... More »

Obituaries 11.27.19

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Raymond O. Royer Jr. Raymond O. Royer Jr., 68, of Orleans died on Friday, November 15, 2019, in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was born on June 18, 1951, in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Raymond O. Royer Sr. and Theresa Gadbout.  On July 28, 1968, he married Sandra... More »

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Rifle found off I-91

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On 11/20/19 hours at approximately 1500 hours and concerned citizen found a rifle off of I 91 Southbound Mile Marker 161. If you have lost or know anything about the rifle, please contact the Derby Vermont State Police at 334-8881. More »

Obituaries 11.20.19

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Lee M. Richardson Lee M. Richardson, 85, of Troy died, due to failing health, on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Coos County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire, surrounded by his family.  He was born on October 8, 1934, in Nashua, New Hampshire... More »

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How to build a better community

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by Joseph Gresser EAST BURKE — Around 150 Northeast Kingdom residents crowded the halls of the Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center Thursday to discuss how local people can work together to improve their communities. The Northeast Kingdom Collaborative s... More »

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NCUHS students tackle mental health

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by David Dudley NEWPORT — The students who filed into North Country Union High School’s auditorium Thursday morning were rowdy, as one would expect.  But once they were all packed in, John Broderick, senior director of external affairs for Dartmouth-Hitchcock ... More »

Law enforcement discusses opioid crisis

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ST.  JOHNSBURY — Following last week’s push to get more drugs and more dealers off the streets, state, local and federal officials held a public forum here Monday to talk about developments in the opioid crisis, and how law enforcement, prosecutors’ offices, a... More »