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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Albany Public Library Labor Day float

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Along with the fire trucks and other emergency vehicles a float created by the Albany Public Library drifts along the parade route encouraging everyone to read.  Photo by Matthew Wilson More photos of Albany’s celebration appear in this week’s paper! Subscribe... More »

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Albany Labor Day celebration

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Phillip Beaudry, a member of the Albany Select Board, tended to corn for the chicken dinners in his own wood-fired setup Monday.  The town used Labor Day to celebrate itself, even though some towns, including Sheffield, canceled their annual events due to conc... More »

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Bernie visits Newport

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator, Bernie Sanders, has spent most of his career in Washington as something of an outsider.  An Independent who describes himself as a democratic socialist, Senator Sanders hardly could be called mainstr... More »

Obituaries & Services 09.01.21

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Lisa D. Willson Lisa D. Willson, 62, of West Charleston , passed away on Friday August 13, 2021 at North Country Hospital in Newport. She was born on April 20, 1959 daughter of the late James and Jean Dasconio. Lisa was a very dedicated LNA who enjoyed helping... More »

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Landfill foes dissatisfied by ANR policy

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) would never pour oil even on troubled waters, but its secretary, Julia Moore, did try to calm tensions before a meeting held in Newport by announcing a three-year continuation of the m... More »

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VTrans helps monarchs

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge Ten sites along Interstate 91 between Orleans and Newport, and two other sites on I-91 north of Newport, are being monitored by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) for monarch butterfly conservation. Why should we care about the ... More »

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Newport’s new look

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  by Luke Vidic NEWPORT — New crosswalk indicators, streetlights, bump-outs, and a seating area will soon grace the intersection of Field Avenue and Main Street.  The additions are the first steps in the city’s expansive facelift, first laid out in 2018. Heavy... More »

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Hamilton, saved by veterinary skill

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Photo by Colin Nickerson Hamilton the donkey suffered a close brush with death only hours after being born July 9. Through mishap, the quivering bundle of flesh, bone and spirit slipped from his mother’s womb into a filthy puddle at Arnold’s Rescue Center in B... More »

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VSP report break-in at Evansville Trading Post

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On 08/28/2021 at approximately 6 a.m., Vermont State Police took a report of a break-in at the Evansville Trading post in Brownington. The investigation revealed at 5:30 a.m., an individual used an item to break a window before entering the store to take sever... More »