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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Lightning strikes Newport Center home

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Chris Larose with remains from his chimney, which was struck by lightning during Saturday afternoon’s thunderstorms. The strike caused a temporary power trip on both VELCO and Vermont Electric Cooperative lines. Mr. Larose’s home is on the #12 Road in Newport ... More »

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Lake Region FBLA honor first responders

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  Lake Region Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) normally launch an apple product fund-raiser in the fall.  This year, due to COVID restrictions, they could not fund-raise. So, the students decided to take their money and host a community service projec... More »

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Safe as Lightning — moving and tough to categorize

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    Safe as Lightning, Poems by Scudder H. Parker, with illustrations by Adelaide Tyrol.  Rootstock Publishing, 115 pages, $15.95 in paperback.   Reviewed by Chris Braithwaite Scudder Parker’s poems are as difficult to categorize as the man himself.  I’ve had ... More »

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District 7 bombarded with asphalt plant complaints

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  by Joseph Gresser In advance of a scheduled site visit to the J. Hutchins asphalt plant in Irasburg, neighbors bombarded the District Seven Environmental Commission with complaints about odors, smoke, and traffic from the facility. The commission scheduled a... More »

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Newport DMV office reopening

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  by Joseph Gresser There was some good news from Governor Phil Scott’s press briefings this week and some of the other sort as well. On the positive side those who want to transact business at the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Newport can again do so... More »

Obituaries 10.7.20

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Stephen Lapan   Stephen Lapan, 66, of Newport died on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at his home. He was born on January 6, 1954, in Burlington to Donald and Catherine (Coughlin) Lapan. Stephen was a United States Navy veteran having served in the Vietnam War. ... More »

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Change of location for general election in Barton

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The Town of Barton is unable to hold the 2020 General election at Lake Region Union High School as usual this year due to the pandemic.  School will be in session that day so the building is not available for our use.  Per the decision of the BCA at their meet... More »