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Tracy Davis Pierce

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The stallion who walked across the country

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Editor’s note:  this story was published in May of 2000 after Ace and Johnny Maher, the West Glover man who owned him, returned from a walk across the country.  Ace died 21 years ago.  Mr. Maher died last week.  His obituary is on the obituary pages of this pa... More »

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An afternoon aboard the Northern Star

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by Luke Vidic NEWPORT — A dreary midweek gave way to sun on Friday as The Northern Star embarked on its sixth cruise of the season, and its sixth cruise under new management.  Regular travelers, joined by multiple board members of the nonprofit Memphremagog Co... More »

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Albany has a new store

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by Joseph Gresser ALBANY — Early on June 2, a banner hung over the front door of the new Albany store, formally known as The Genny.  It said the business would be open the following day. Under it, people put a last coat of paint on the front porch.  Inside, a ... More »

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Sun, sand — and a shot

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  by Emmett Avery WESTMORE — A shot.  That’s not what John Findlaw was looking for when he took his grandchildren for a Sunday drive, but after seeing a sign and making a short detour, that’s exactly what he found in the Glover EMS trailer at Lake Willoughby. ... More »

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Potty theft in Westmore

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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 6/8/21 the Vermont State Police took a report of a stolen portable toilet from a trail head near the south end of Lake Willoughby in Westmore.  The unit was believed to have been stolen sometime overnight between 6/7 and 6/8/21. The uni... More »

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Bluffside trail could open by mid-summer

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   by Sylvia C. Dodge NEWPORT — If all goes as planned, the new bike path and boardwalk that will connect downtown Newport to the Canadian border will soon be opened for public use.  Although the contractor has until October to finish the work, it’s expected t... More »

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Glover has a store again

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  by Tena Starr GLOVER — This town has a general store again.  Currier’s market here reopened Friday with a crush of customers and curious.  The store, formerly owned by Jim Currier, closed at the end of July last year when Mr. Currier, pushing 80, elected to ... More »

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Labor shortage frustrates businesses

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by Sylvia C. Dodge It’s a conundrum — despite the COVID-19 pandemic, or maybe because of it, your business has had a great year and you want to expand — but after advertising in various places, you can’t find new employees. Bekah Jordan, the personnel manager ... More »

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Fairs, demo derby to return with new dates

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by Sylvia C. Dodge The Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton was open over Memorial Day weekend for a wide range of festivities and events that have been absent since COVID-19 lockdown protocols were put into place last year. Although a Memorial Day celebration... More »

Obituaries & Services 06.02.21

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Donna Marie Cole Donna Marie Cole, age 75, of West Charleston died peacefully  on May 28, 2021, while at North Country Hospital with her family present.  Donna was admitted May 12 after suffering a severe stroke. We are very thankful and grateful to the hospit... More »

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Lake Region musicians come roaring back

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  by Joseph Gresser IRASBURG — After missing their chance to show off their stuff last year, Lake Region Union High School musicians came roaring back Sunday afternoon in a concert that featured seniors and a few members of the Class of 2020 performing in a wi... More »