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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Obituaries 1.13.21

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Blanche L. Venuto Blanche L. Venuto, 88, of North Troy died on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at her home. She was born on August 14, 1932, in Brockton, Massachusetts, to the late John and Mildred (Pratt) Ballum. Blanche was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ ... More »

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VSP seek information on stolen Polaris side-by-side

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On 01-10-21 at approximately 6:13 p.m., the Vermont State Police received a report of a stolen UTV from a residence on Water Street in the Village of Orleans, Town of Barton, VT.  It is described as being a 2014 green Polaris side-by-side with a 6′ plow and tw... More »

Obituaries 1.6.21

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  Irene Rose St. Laurent Irene Rose St. Laurent, 91, of Green Cove Springs, Florida, and formerly of Newport, died on Monday, December 7, 2020, in Green Cove Springs. She was born on April 26, 1929, in St. Edwidge, Quebec, Canada, to the late Ephrem and Amelia... More »

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A reporter’s career as a vaccine Guinea pig

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  by Joseph Gresser ESSEX JUNCTION — A few days before Christmas I sat alone in a small examining room waiting to receive an injection of either an experimental vaccine against COVID-19 or a small amount of salt water. The shot started my career as a Guinea pi... More »

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Former employee sues NKHS

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  by Joseph Gresser In addition to the other difficulties that have rocked Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) over the past few weeks, including a damning evaluation from state regulators and the resignation of CEO Tomasz Jankowski, the mental health serv... More »

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Covid outbreak in Craftsbury, two dead

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  by Emmett Avery CRAFTSBURY — The Craftsbury Community Care Center (CCCC) is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, with 15 residents and 13 staff members testing positive for the virus.  Two residents have died. The care center received its first positive coronav... More »

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Ten-year tune-up

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by Chris Braithwaite SHEFFIELD — The blades on two towers of the Sheffield wind project have been removed for routine maintenance, a project spokesman said Monday.  The missing blades, which span the length of a football field in the air, and the crane that re... More »

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Burt Porter Obituary

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  Burt Porter Burt Porter of Glover died at the age of 83 on the morning of December 29, 2020, at the Greensboro Nursing Home.  He was comfortable and his usual cheerful, congenial self until the end. He loved his life as an entertainer, musician, poet, teache... More »

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Newport Police Respond to Fatal Fire

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  NEWPORT — Police Chief Travis Bingham reports that the Newport Police Department responded to a fatal fire late Friday. On Dec. 25 at 9:13 p.m. Newport Police and Fire responded to 58 Pleasant St. in Newport for a reported structure fire. The first arriving ... More »