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Tracy Davis Pierce

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VSP report theft at Orleans RR facility

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SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 12/25/2021, at approximately 2015 hours there was approximately 1,500 – 2,000 pounds of railroad plates stolen from the VT Railroad System Facility in Orleans. The images attached show the vehicle that was seen in the area at this time.... More »

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Lone tree

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A solitary tree maintains a Christmas vigil by the side of Route 16.  Those who travel the road between Greensboro and Glover in December may have noticed the cheery reminder of the season in a lonely spot away from all signs of human habitation, an anonymous ... More »

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East Craftsbury library expands programs

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge EAST CRAFTSBURY — There has been a lot of activity at the John Woodruff Simpson Memorial Library in East Craftsbury since it reopened after being closed for about a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Historic photographs, documents, and 16... More »

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Knights errant seek combat in Vermont

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  by Matt Wilson Last November, a group of warriors who train for combat in the medieval way came to blows, with real steel weapons and in heavy plate mail armor.  The event, held at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex was the first of its kind to be held... More »

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Operation Santa delivers 

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by Luke Vidic DERBY — There was a spirited hustle and bustle at the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department Friday morning, as officers from multiple agencies gathered for their annual toy drop-off. While trying to bring all the troops together for a photo, Orlean... More »

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Lake Region board approves equity policy

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  by Joseph Gresser After months of discussion the Lake Region Union High School board voted Monday night to adopt the equity policy offered by the Vermont School Boards Association as written.  The margin was eight votes in favor to two opposed. By the same e... More »

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Big little village decorates Newport  

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  by Luke Vidic NEWPORT — Thimble-sized elves, reindeer, milkmen, fishermen, and townsfolk have taken over the North Country Chamber of Commerce’s visitor center.  Their little city full of festive lights, puff-ball snow, and an assortment of local industry — ... More »

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Sarah Mutrux comes home to lead arts collaborative

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by Leanne Harple GREENSBORO — The Rural ARTS Collaborative is marking its first year of existence, as the parent organization of three recently-merged community art programs. In the autumn of 2020, Hardwick’s Grass Roots Art and Community Effort, known locally... More »

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Little PFAS found in Mempremagog waters

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   by Sylvia C. Dodge The results of three rounds of testing for PFAS chemicals in the surface waters of Lake Memphremagog, conducted between July and October by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Watershed Management Division, show o... More »