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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Meeting about asphalt plants draws full house

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by Joseph Gresser IRASBURG — Around 80 people crowded the Irasburg Town Hall last Thursday evening to discuss what some described as an intolerable stench coming from the J. Hutchins asphalt plant just off Route 58 on the Orleans side of the village.  Louis Pi... More »

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Brownington cans it’s junk ordinance

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by Joseph Gresser BROWNINGTON — Voters here chose on Tuesday by a nearly three-to-one margin to rescind a proposed ordinance that would have barred junky yards.  Forty-six people voted to junk the ordinance while 19 cast ballots favoring the measure. It was th... More »

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New bridge on Eagle Point

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Two cranes lift an enormous concrete beam up over power lines on the Eagle Point Road in Derby Tuesday morning.  A permanent bridge is being installed, replacing the temporary bridge that replaced a culvert that failed in 2017.  Maneuvering the beams off the t... More »

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Fatal crash on Shattuck Hill in Derby

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On October 8, State Police responded to Shattuck Hill Road, Derby for a report of a two vehicle crash. The operator of vehicle #1 was traveling west on Shattuck Hill Road. The operator of vehicle #2 pulled out of the Derby Trailer Park and was turning east on ... More »

Obituaries 10.9.19

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Keith Conrad Stone Keith Conrad Stone, 75, of Waterbury Center died Saturday, October 5, 2019, at North Country Hospital in Newport.  He was born in Northfield October 17, 1943 the son of Arthur and Lenita Stygles Stone.  He was a 1961 graduate of Hardwick Aca... More »

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Vermont gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon

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(October 7, 2019) – Vermont gas prices have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.62/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 626 stations. Gas prices in Vermont are 3.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 28.2 cents... More »

Fatal crash in Brownington

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SUMMARY OF CRASH:               On 10/05/2019 at approximately 1457 hours, the Vermont State Police received a report of a two vehicle ATV crash with injury in the town of Brownington. Initial investigation revealed a Yamaha Rhino collided with a road grader w... More »

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A hot chili fest for a chilly day

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Holiday celebrations are easy to schedule, but foliage festivals depend on unpredictable factors, chief among them the weather. This year Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce chose a date that nicely coincided with the onset ... More »

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You know those bills that didn’t get paid?

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by Tena Starr If I owe you money and you don’t get paid this month, don’t think, at least not yet, that I’m a deadbeat.  You see, my goats ate September’s bills last week.  If eating bills actually made them go away, I’d probably thank the buggers (or eat some... More »

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Civil War drummer boy honored

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by Joseph Gresser DERBY — More than 70 people gathered before the Derby Civil War monument on a rainy Saturday to honor the memory of Willie Johnston, a drummer boy in the Union Army, who was and remains the youngest person to have earned the nation’s highest ... More »