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Tracy Davis Pierce

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No motive found yet for Newport shootings

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  by Meghan Wayland NEWPORT CITY — Nicole Atkins, survivor of the School Street shooting in downtown Newport on May, spelled out her account of her husband’s death from a hospital bed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  Unable to speak due to a gunshot wou... More »

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Info sought on Greensboro Bend fire

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  by Joseph Gresser GREENSBORO BEND — Arson investigators have offered a $5,000 reward for information about the cause of the fire that gutted the old J.H. Pope Hardware building in Greensboro Bend Friday afternoon. Firefighters were toned ten minutes past noo... More »

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VSP seek information on break in at Barton business

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On 5/17/20, at approximately 0900 hours, VSP was notified Nick’s Snack Shack had been broken into overnight. Nick’s Snack Shack is located on Main St in the town of Barton. Investigation revealed entry was gained by forcible means. Several items were taken fro... More »

Time to rediscover an older food economy?

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  by Tena Starr Hank Parker believes the pandemic has presented the Northeast Kingdom with an opportunity to “drill down” on a different kind of food economy, one based not so much on a new model as an old one. People should be relying more on food produced cl... More »

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Out-of-staters seek “safe houses” in the NEK

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    by Meghan Wayland Out-of-state interest in Vermont properties has generally been on the rise in recent years, but real estate agents say they have seen a spike in calls, emails, and website hits as a result of COVID-19. It’s a tough time to buy, according ... More »

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PPP loans offer minimal support to restaurants

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  by Meghan Wayland Few sectors of the economy have been worse hit by COVID-19 than bars and restaurants, but federal aid to help small businesses weather the pandemic largely doesn’t work for them. In late April, the U.S. Small Business Administration topped ... More »

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Shortages increasing

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  by Meghan Wayland and Tena Starr As the pandemic drags on, Vermonters are having to get used to something as unusual as this virus itself:  Shortages. The first shortage was toilet paper. That was largely chalked up to hoarders, and they certainly played a r... More »

Obituaries 5.13.20

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  Bruce Charles Stoddard Bruce Charles Stoddard, originally of Orleans and Barton, died at his home in Pheonix, Arizona, with his family present. He was born on October 25, 1938, in Derby Line, to Charles M. Stoddard and Rose M. (Blair) Stoddard. He graduated ... More »