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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Obituaries 1.25.2023

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Robert Taylor Walker   Robert Taylor Walker died on January 19, 2023, following a three-year decline in his health.  He was fortunate to be surrounded by his family and close friends in the days leading up to his passing. Bob was born on July 15, 1937, to Earl... More »

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Done loafing

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  Erin Sylvester, founder and former owner of Barton Baking Company, and her daughter Alice stand for a last time behind the counter of the bakery.  Ms. Sylvester has decided to allow new owners to enjoy the pleasure of supplying Barton with breads and pastrie... More »

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Former rec director sues city

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Andrew Cappello, a former head of the Newport Department of Parks and Recreation, has sued the city over a no trespass order barring him from Newport’s parks or other city property.  Mr. Cappello, with help from the ACLU Foundatio... More »

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Doors to the Dank Closet will open soon

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  by Trisha Ingalls BARTON — The former B & W Snack Bar on the Barton-Orleans Road is getting new life and a new purpose after being shuttered five years. Lifelong Newport resident John Carter has purchased the property and is in the process of building a bran... More »

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LRUEMSD — Middle school planning intensifies

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by Trisha Ingalls The Lake Region Union Elementary-Middle School District (LRUEMSD) board met Monday night and, in anticipation of a crowd, held its meeting at Lake Region Union High School.  About 25 people partially filled the rows of seats at the high schoo... More »

Obituary 1.18.2023

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Gaston Laurien Choiniere   Gaston Laurien Choiniere, 91, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, died peacefully at home on Friday, December 30, 2022. Gaston was born on May 17, 1931, to the late Conrad and Ida Choiniere. Conrad and Ida re-located their family from Farnh... More »

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Barton Select Board budget down, roads up

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  by Joseph Gresser BARTON—The Barton Select Board met on January 5 and approved budget requests that will be presented to voters on Town Meeting Day, March 7.  The select board budget will be about $89,000 less that that approved in 2022 — $723,014 as compare... More »

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Irasburg sugar house destroyed by fire

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by Trisha Ingalls IRASBURG — A fire engulfed a sugar house here on January 3.  The property, located in the woods off Route 58, was said by fire department officers to be owned by Rene Desmarais, although tax records show it was more recently owned by Ryan’s M... More »