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Tracy Davis Pierce

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We owe it to our kids

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  by Governor Phil Scott Earlier this summer, my team set a goal for our state:  If our positive health trends continue, let’s return to in-person instruction for our kids in the fall. Our core principle has been to help school districts safely provide every c... More »

Widespread concerns about school reopening

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  by Meghan Wayland Teachers and administrators shared their concerns with state legislators on the House Committee on Education Thursday during a discussion of reopening plans.  Staffing was top among them. There is widespread concern about a teaching shortag... More »

Jay nurse on the frontline of the pandemic

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by Meghan Wayland   North Country Hospital employee Hannah Johnson spent two months — mid-April to mid-June — as a COVID nurse in a hot spot.  In those weeks, out of hundreds of intensive care coronavirus patients admitted to the New Jersey hospital where she ... More »

Who’s running in the August 11 Primary?

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   This year offers plenty of choices for the state’s highest offices, if not always for local races. No fewer than four Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat Representative Peter Welch, the state’s lone delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. ... More »

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A farewell to Currier’s market

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Currier’s Quality Market in Glover closed on Friday, July 31.  Jim Currier bought the store 53 years ago and has operated it, along with family members, ever since.  The store has a buyer, and it will reopen but not for two or three months while renovations ar... More »

Obituaries 8.5.20

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Lois E. (Chaffee) Hahn   Lois E. (Chaffee) Hahn, 84, of Macedonia, Ohio, died on Friday, July 24, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. Born on January 8, 1936, on a family farm in Albany, Lois ventured to the Cleveland area as a young woman and completed trai... More »

Obituaries 7.29.20

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  Marc D. Rivard Marc D. Rivard, 50, of Derby died at his home on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, with his loving family at his side after a long battle with cancer. He was born on May 16, 1970, in Newport to David and Diane (Beaudin) Rivard. On September 22, 2007, he... More »