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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Supreme court rejects appeal of Ray’s sentence.

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by Joseph Gresser The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected Jeffrey M. Ray’s appeal of his sentence.  Mr. Ray shot and killed Richard Vreeland, his ex-wife’s new husband, in 2015. …this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to acc... More »

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Blacksmith shop finds new home

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BARTON — Some time ago, Art LaPlante, who is on the Orleans County Fair Association Board, noticed three small, dilapidated buildings just inside the fairgrounds entrance, kind of tucked behind two barns.  …this story and more in the full edition of this week’... More »

Newport Man Sentenced to 90 Months in Jail

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PRESS RELEASE BURLINGTON, VERMONT August 5, 2019 Newport Man Sentenced to 90 Months in Jail For Pharmacy Burglary and Firearms Offenses The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that, on August 2, 2019, Daniel Greenwood, age 4... More »

Obituaries 08.07.19

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Janette Edna Patten Janette Edna Patten, 87, of Newport died suddenly on Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Newport.  She was born on August 22, 1931, in Greenfield, Massachusetts, to Glen and Alice (Kilburn) Rice.  She married Kenneth Patten, who predeceased her in 19... More »

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Derby Burglary

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Derby/Burglary VSP News Release-Incident STATE OF VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY VERMONT STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE CASE#: 19A503027 RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Tpr. Mikkola                             STATION: Derby                     CONTACT#: 802-334-8881 ... More »

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Combat veterans hold ceremony in Derby

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — All at American Legion Post #21 was quiet at 9:15 a.m. Saturday.  A few people stood outside among about 300 motorcycles parked in lines. Inside, members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) were conducting a busines... More »

Having trouble finding a doctor?

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by Elizabeth Cope NEWPORT — The population of Vermont is aging, including doctors, nurses, and allied health care providers of all kinds.  And though the state’s population is projected to break 650,000 in the year 2020, the number of people in Orleans, Essex,... More »