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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Irasburg farm earns land trust award

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    by Trisha Ingalls IRASBURG — In the heart of the village of Irasburg — but virtually invisible from the road — is a thriving sustainable farm, Triple J Pastures.  One of its owners, first generation farmer Jennifer Rodriguez, recently won the 2022 Eric Roz... More »

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Cannabis pros prepare for opening day

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  by Matthew Wilson As September ends and the leaves begin to turn, the daylight hours fade early.  The air feels a bit cooler, a hint of coming frost indicating that the final harvests of the year are approaching. For cannabis cultivators, it’s the time of th... More »

Obituaries 9.21.22

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Zilpha Mae (Hilliard) Thompson   Zilpha Mae Thompson of Charleston, died on September 12, 2022, after a long illness, at home with her husband, George, and son Randy at her side. Zilpha was born May 19, 1943, in Bennington, to the late Kenneth and Dorothy Hill... More »

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VSP Derby request information on Jay break in.

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  SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:  On the 09/18/22 at 5:44 a.m., Vermont State Police were contacted by a homeowner in the area of Cross Road in the town of Jay, Vermont, reporting their home had been broken into. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Pictures of th... More »

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Over 80 cars participated in Demo Derby

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The Demolition Derby at the Orleans County Fair saw a massive turnout, with over 80 cars coming out to participate in the mayhem.   All sorts of machines, outfitted for bumper to bumper conflict, lined up tightly before the bouts began.  Photos by Matthew Wils... More »

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West Glover couple starts IV business

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  by Leanne Harple WEST GLOVER — Back in the day, prospectors in search of gold hoped to strike a vein of ore. Two Northeast Kingdom nurses have started a new business that is virtually guaranteed to strike a vein—a blood vein, that is—and, with it, a financia... More »

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Jay Peak sale all but done

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  by Matthew Wilson JAY – After over six years in receivership, Jay Peak Resort looks to have found new ownership after an auction held in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida September 7, saw the sale of the resort.  Pending the close of t... More »

Obituaries 9.14.22

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David R. Jardine David R. Jardine, 83, of Lyndonville, died peacefully at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital on September 4, 2022. On March 24, 1939, David was born in Providence, Rhode Island, to the late Dr. Ralph R. Jardine and Virginia (Walsh) Jardine.... More »

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Police say man helped woman carry off children

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — A Bellows Falls man wearing only shorts and a pistol allegedly helped a woman take off in a car with two youths who were under a court pick-up order. …the rest of this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subsc... More »

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Brighton man faces domestic terrorism charge

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by Joseph Gresser BRIGHTON—A man who allegedly set a gas can alight near the home of two women here was arrested after a bizarre confrontation with State Police troopers on August 29. According to an affidavit from Trooper Aaron Leonard, the two women told pol... More »