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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Gho Falcons!

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This ghoulish scene was captured at Wendy’s in Newport before the Friday night football game between the North Country Union High School Falcons and the Lyndon Institute Vikings. Photo by David Dudley More »

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Benefit gymkhana event

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Three-year-old Sawyer Benoit of Albany has a rare heart condition — basically he was born with half a heart.  He’s scheduled to have surgery October 18 at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Here he is on his pony Chief in Saturday’s gymkhana at the fairgrounds in Ba... More »

Obituaries 9.25.19

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Maryann Souliere Maryann Souliere, 81, of Newport died on Sunday, September 1, 2019, with her children at her bedside. She was born on May 12, 1938, in Newport to Earl Edward Cheney and Lena Lucy Gerry. Maryann was a registered nurse at the old Newport Hospita... More »

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Disparaging children? A new low

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Last week we posted on our website a photo of the Glover climate change march, which was organized by elementary school students.   It was a lovely energetic march, shared by adults, but its enthusiasm came from children who are sincerely worried about their f... More »

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Students call for action

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by Tena Starr GLOVER — Ask seven-year-old Iso Bock why he marched through Glover Friday to express concern about climate change, and he has a quick answer:  “To save the earth.” Iso and his nine-year-old sister Fiona were among the students who organized Glove... More »

Irasburg asphalt plant draws complaints

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by Tena Starr IRASBURG — “It feels like Grand Central Station all night long.”  That’s how Odessa Sanville describes living near the Northeast Sand and Gravel asphalt plant here.  “If you look up there, you’d think it was a big city,” she said.  “I can’t sleep... More »

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Vermont gas prices have risen 0.5 cents per gallon

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(September 23, 2019) – Vermont gas prices have risen 0.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.63/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 626 stations. Gas prices in Vermont are 4.9 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 24.1 cen... More »

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Barton bear scales utility pole for honey

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This bear was a frequent visitor at Dustin Beauregard and Megan Zinnger’s home on May Pond Road in Barton this summer. According to Mr. Beauregard, there was a bee hive at top of the utility pole that provided a sweet treat for the bear. More »